Kanye West

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Chicago, IL, United States

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Grammy award winning rapper, producer, author, designer and singer.

He began making beats and rapping in the early 90s in Chicago, IL, United States when he formed the rap group Go Getters with Chicago natives GLC and Really Doe. He later gained nationwide popularity in New York when he began producing tracks for artists such as Jay-Z, Twista, Mase, Talib Kweli and Alicia Keys.

In 2004 (after being pushed aside by many record companies who felt he wasn’t a marketable hip hop artist), he managed to release his debut solo album, The College Dropout on Roc-a-Fella Records. The album received critical acclaim, defining the style for which West would become known: “wordplay” and heavy sampling of 70s and tracks. He is also known for his politically-charged rhymes and controversial behavior both inside and outside the realms of music.

He has since released four more albums, all of which have received numerous awards, high commercial success and critical acclaim. Late Registration (2005); Graduation (2007); 808s & Heartbreak (2008); and his current album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).

Personal life:
West was born in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was three years old (as mentioned in Hey Mama) his parents divorced, and he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.

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    2 hours ago Reply
  • d3lando

    what's a plebian idiot don't you mean plebeian

    4 hours ago Reply
  • gpthagenius

    plebians haha good one patricians BLESS YEESUS!

    6 hours ago Reply
  • bloodmaw

    i like how the "rock crowd" (aka your shitty ass music) comes in here occasionally to drop the gayfish joke as if it were ever insulting

    9 hours ago Reply
  • YeezusChrist666

    only plebicide pre-vehicular post-logic dandyfluffs think Yeezus is less than a 10.[2]

    11 hours ago Reply
  • KeirKnight

    only plebicide pre-vehicular post-logic dandyfluffs think Yeezus is less than a 10.

    Yesterday 8:23pm Reply
  • nikitenich

    GAY FISH!

    Yesterday 7:42pm Reply
  • KevinGondim

    Kanye West e God, parceria do ano <3

    Yesterday 5:13pm Reply
  • kenilla

    @HumbleGold can't you even see what Kanye was aiming for with this album?

    Yesterday 2:35pm Reply
  • lyle_catcliffe

    @eddytlaw it was inevitable Kanye was going to release a new album eventually... unless the artist confirms it himself, it's only speculation. Q-Tip told the public Jay-Z was gonna release his follow up to Blueprint 3 by Spring 2011, MCHG wasn't released for over another 2 years. So No ID announcing he was working on a new album in July 2012 meant shit until Kanye's tweet with the June Eighteenth release date.

    Yesterday 6:52am Reply
  • du_Surf

    yeezus is easily a 10/10 masterpiece, ignore all plebs who don't understand. [2]

    Yesterday 6:14am Reply
  • eddytlaw

    yea it wasn't 5 months it was july 2012 no id announced he was working on yeezy's new album,

    Yesterday 5:49am Reply
  • eddytlaw

    @humblegold well if you were following kanye you'd know he was making an album via no id a couple months back (maybe 5 months not sure).

    Yesterday 5:48am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    DO YOU FOOLS LISTEN TO MUSIC OR DO YOU JUST SKIM THROUGH IT?

    Yesterday 3:13am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    @kgullholmen: nice try, Death Grips, but this you should stop ripping off B L A C K I E' sound ... mainly because you hasn't got the creds to pull it off. Also, I didn't know MC Ride utilized auto-tune... Seems like we've been listening to completely different albums and artists, here.

    Yesterday 3:12am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    @nacht_vogel: you do realize saying kanye west doesn't care about his music is fundamentally saying daft punk, justin vernon, hudson mohawke, rick rubin and all the other extraordinary musicians who contributed to yeezus also don't care about their music is an absolutely asinine assumption to make.

    Yesterday 3:00am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    @kenilla: do you even know what experimental music is or do you only know where to buy kind bud?

    Yesterday 2:50am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    i don't know why you go into listening music expecting it to be experimental, kinda defeats the whole purpose, when you know after all, it's music by chance

    Yesterday 2:48am Reply
  • HumbleGold

    yeezus wasn't supposed to be anything, nobody even knew he was even releasing an album until a tweet a month before it was released

    Yesterday 2:46am Reply
  • AllanSwag

    Looooooooooooooove Kanye <3

    Yesterday 12:00am Reply
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