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Kanye West

Kanye West

 

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Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnj/;[1] born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming 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, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and the following year he released the collaborative album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more scrutinized comments include his off-script denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's ventures as a fashion designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in the YEEZY collaboration with Adidas beginning in 2013. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA. His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage.

West is among the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century,[2][3][4] and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide.[5][6] He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time and the most Grammy-awarded artist to have debuted in the 21st century.[7] Three of his albums have been included and ranked on Rolling Stone's 2012 update of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. He has also been included in a number of Forbes annual lists.[8] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015.

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Kanye West
 
bornJune 8, 1977
Resides inHidden Hills, California
Graduation
 
Graduation is the third studio album by American rapper Kanye West.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
 
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released on November 22, 2010, by Roc-A-Fella Records.
Yeezus
 
Yeezus is the sixth studio album by American rapper Kanye West.

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Kanye West Can't Stop Smiling on a Family Trip to the Zoo with Kim Kardashian, North and Saint
  –  April 1, 2018
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoyed a family trip to the beloved KarJenner destination ... captioned one of the photos in her series that included a rare smiley picture of her rapper husband, 40, as he hugged their 2-year-old son Saint.
Kanye West Finally Drops Yeezy Season Apparel Everyone Can (Sorta) Afford
  –  March 30, 2018
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is giving fans a reason to want some slides instead of painted eggs this Easter Sunday. The hip-hop star has launched a new line of Yeezy Season slides. According to reports, the spring/summer-ready foot apparel is now ...
Kanye West Releases Yeezy Season 6 Slides
  –  March 30, 2018
In related Kanye West news, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper recently parted ways with his longtime manager Izvor Zivkovic. Stepping in to fill in the new management role for 'Ye's is none other than well-known music exec Scooter Braun.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Clock In KimYe Duties W/ Their Mini-Me’s On Epic Zoo Trip
  –  March 30, 2018
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are all about their kids. The duo have shared footage and pics of their outing to the San Diego Zoo. Kim K went to her Instagram Story last night with some unforgettable zoo moments.
Kanye West Splits With Longtime Manager Izzy Zivkovic: Exclusive
  –  March 30, 2018
Kanye West has parted ways with longtime manager Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic, Bilboard has learned. Zivkovic has been part of West's management team for a number of years and was considered a close confidant of the MC. In May 2016, the Life of Pablo rapper ...
Kim Kardashian and Rare Smiling Kanye West Take Family Trip to the Zoo (PHOTOS)
  –  March 30, 2018
Carrying on the Kardashian-Jenner's sacred tradition, Kim Kardashian and her hubby Kanye West took their little ones on a family ... below. The 40-year-old rapper also delighted in some fun at the terrarium, photoed with a rare and precious grin ...
Lorde Sings New Life Into Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” [WATCH]
  –  March 30, 2018
The songstress, known for her electronic-infused productions, covers Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” to perfection ... She also reportedly put her spin on another one of the rapper’s greatest tracks, “Runaway,” as she wove it into her own ballad ...
Kanye West Parts Ways With Longtime Manager Izzy Zivkovic
  –  March 29, 2018
Kanye West has split with longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic ... Billboard reports that Scooter Braun — who began working with West in 2016 — will stay on as part of the rapper’s management team. It’s expected Braun — who also ...
Kanye West Severs Ties With Longtime Manager Izzy Zivkovic
  –  March 29, 2018
Kanye West is making the circle around him even smaller ... Braun will now oversee all managerial duties for the “New Slaves” rapper alongside the CAA agency. Kanye has been tucked away in Wyoming recording a yet to be titled project.
Lorde Covers Kanye West's 'Love Lockdown' and 'Runaway' During Her Concert
  –  March 29, 2018
Lorde pays tribute to Kanye West in his hometown! The 21-year-old singer performed an a cappella version of the rapper's hits, "Love Lockdown" and "Runway," during her concert in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday. Dressed in a black skirt and matching long ...
Kanye West Deuces Out, Splits From Longtime Manager
  –  March 29, 2018
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is shaking things up this spring. The hip-hop veteran has reportedly split with his longtime manager. According to reports, Kanye has called it quits with industry vet Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic after nearly 10 years together.
Kanye West and Manager Izzy Zivkovic Split, Scooter Braun Steps Up
  –  March 29, 2018
Braun was brought onto the Yeezy management team in 2016. Zivkovic has yet to comment on the split. In related Kanye West news, The Life of Pablo rapper is currently in a legal battle with Chinese apparel Fujian Baby Network Techonlogy Co. after the ...
Kanye West Reportedly Parts Ways With Longtime Manager Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic
  –  March 29, 2018
It appears there’s been a big shakeup within the Kanye West team. According to Billboard ... The details of the split have not been revealed; however, Billboard reports the rapper will continue working with his other manager Scooter Braun, who also ...
Kanye West, Longtime Manager Izzy Zivkovic Split
  –  March 28, 2018
Kanye West and longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic have split ... the Croatian Zivkovic and the rapper go even further back. It’s unclear what prompted the split. Braun, who also handles Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, is expected to take ...
Kimye Going Broke!? Kim Kardashian Reportedly 'Freaking Out' Over Kanye West's Insane Spending Habits!
  –  March 28, 2018
Now we ain't sayin he a gold digger, but Kanye West is apparently spending his and Kim Kardashian ... that tension is building between the KUWTK star and her husband over the rapper's frivolous lifestyle, reportedly sending the family's finances down ...
Lorde Covers Kanye West’s ‘Love Lockdown’ At Chicago Tour Stop
  –  March 28, 2018
Lorde recently paid tribute to Kanye West during her show in Chicago ... After West agreed to remix "Yellow Flicker Beat," Lorde managed to hang out with the rapper in his studio in Malibu. Other artists featured in Melodrama are Grace Jones, Chemical ...
Kanye West Sent Adidas Sketches ‘Every Day’ for His Sneakers
  –  March 27, 2018
But most compelling were the stories of his relationship with rap star Kanye West. During his conversation with WWD style ... Aside from talking about the rapper-turned-designer, Galway mentioned what it would take for he and Adidas to collaborate with ...
Why Does Kanye West Dress Like a Construction Worker?
  –  March 27, 2018
KANYE WEST wears a lot of camo. Camo bucket hats, camo parkas, camo T-shirts, camo cargos. Over the years, the 40-year-old rapper has been seen in a barrack’s worth of camo. And now, Mr. West’s camo-obsession might bring him to a courtroom. Two weeks ...
Two Unreleased Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar Tracks Leak
  –  March 27, 2018
This time, two unreleased tracks from the rapper surfaced online... featuring Kanye West. The tracks, titled “Don’t Jump” and “Liberated,” surfaced just before the weekend and finds Kendrick rapping fiercely about his past. Kanye previoisly ...
Kanye West Fights to Prevent a Chinese Company From Trademarking “Yeezy”
  –  March 27, 2018
Since his days with Nike and his recent collaboration with Adidas, Kanye West has been using the Yeezy name for his ... open for other companies to stake their claim. The Life of Pablo rapper's company has now taken steps to prevent Fujian Baby Network ...

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