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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Pop-Rap, Midwest Rap
Brash, Humorous, Energetic, Confident, Party/Celebratory, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Confrontational, Fun, Snide, Reflective, Swaggering, Gleeful, Summery, Giddy, Carefree, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Playful, Passionate, Producer
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Producer
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Columbia College, Chicago State University
Full Name at Birth
Kanye Omari West
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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.
West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. His five albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. As of 2011, West has won a total of fourteen Grammy awards. All albums have been very commercially successful, with My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy becoming his fourth consecutive No.1 album in the U.S. upon release. West has had 5 songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of July 2011, with "Gold Digger" selling 3,086,000, "Stronger" selling 4,402,000, "Heartless" selling 3,742,000, "E.T." selling over 4,000,000 and "Love Lockdown" selling over 3,000,000 placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade . He has sold over 25 million digital songs in the United States placing him second for solo male artists on the list and sixth overall for best selling digital artists.
West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such as John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi. West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his five albums as well as various single covers and music videos. About.com ranked Kanye West No.8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list. On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year's No.1 "Hottest MC in the Game." On December 17, 2010, Kanye West was voted as the MTV Man of the Year by MTV. Billboard ranked Kanye West No. 3 on their list of Top 10 Producers of the decade.
Rapper, Fashion Designer
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Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, contributing to hit singles for artists including Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of styles on subsequent albums, including the polarizing but influential 808s & Heartbreak (2008). He released the critically acclaimed album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, and has since succeeded it with the abrasive and polarizing Yeezus (2013) and the fragmented and experimental The Life of Pablo (2016), as well as full-length collaborations with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi.
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North West (daughter)
Jay Z, Beyonce Knowles
Vocals, Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer
Very GOOD Beats, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Charlie Wilson, Child Rebel Soldier, Common, Go-Getters, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Mike Dean, Mos Def, No I.D., Talib Kweli
1996 - Present
Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
2 Chainz, Big Sean, Paul McCartney, Rihanna, The Game, Vic Mensa, Ludacris, Tyga, Drake
Saint West (son)
Keyboards, Sampler, Percussion, Synthesizer, Piano
Consequence, Glc, Jay Z, John Legend, Pusha T, Really Doe, Rhymefest
Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Bon Iver
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==Kanye Omari West== (born June 8, 1977), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for [[Roc-A-Fella Records]] in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as [[Jay Z]] and [[Alicia Keys]]. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album [[The College Dropout]] in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success. He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums including [[Late Registration]] (2005), [[Graduation]] (2007), and the polarizing [[808s & Heartbreak]] (2008). In 2010, he released his acclaimed fifth album [[My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy]], and the following year he collaborated with [[Jay Z]] on the joint LP [[Watch the Throne]] (2011). West released his abrasive sixth album, [[Yeezus]], to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, [[The Life of Pablo]], was released in 2016.
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Keyboard, Sampler, Drum Machine, Synthesizer, Piano
GOOD (2004-Present), Roc-A-Fella (2001-2013), Def Jam (2001-Present)
Desiigner, Frank Ocean, Glc, Justin Vernon, Raekwon, The World Famous Tony Williams, Travis Scott, Twista, Young Jeezy
Jamie Foxx, Daft Punk, Kids See Ghost
GOOD, Roc Nation
Kids See Ghosts, GLC, Beanie Sigel, Chief Keef, Jeezy, Lupe Fiasco, Ty Dolla Sign