Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.
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- Kanye West - All Dayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vtt8v.jpg2015-06-28T14:56:00ZKanye West performs All Day at Glastonbury 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p02vthhwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Kanye West - All Day
- Kanye Mixhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vrk8m.jpg2015-06-27T01:21:00ZDJ Semtex spins an hour of Kanye West classics live in the mix, ahead of Yeezy's headline spot at Glastonbury this yearhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p02vq3zpSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 hour 5 mins
- Classic Kanye West Interviewhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vr12h.jpg2015-06-27T01:14:00ZDJ Semtex revisits a classic 2004 Kanye West interview from the archives. Hear Yeezy talk about his rise to fame, G.O.O.D Music and the impact of his car crash.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p02vq337Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 39 mins
Classic Kanye West Interview
- Kanye West - All Falls Down (Later Archive 2004)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vknqp.jpg2015-06-25T15:31:00ZKanye West performs All Falls Down with Syleena Johnson and John Legend, on Later... with Jools Holland in 2004.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p02vknrcSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Kanye West - All Falls Down (Later Archive 2004)
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 4.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hkndy.jpg2013-09-26T20:10:00ZZane Lowe chats to Kanye West in the 3rd part of a special 4 part interviewhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p01hknfrSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 18 mins
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 4.
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 3.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hh4rt.jpg2013-09-25T20:59:00ZZane Lowe chats to Kanye West in the 3rd part of a special 4 part interviewhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p01hh4t2Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 17 mins
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 3.
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 2http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hdj02.jpg2013-09-24T21:41:00ZZane Lowe chats to Kanye West in the 2nd of a special 4 part interviewhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p01hdqn3Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 13 mins
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 2
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h879s.jpg2013-09-23T20:00:00ZKanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1 of this amazing interview, part 2 tomorrowhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p01h9rr2Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 15 mins
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1
- History of Hip Hop 2007 by Jaguar Skillshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7jt3.jpg2011-02-18T00:00:00ZHip Hop anthems from 2007 in the mix from the likes of Eve, MIMS & Kanye West (pictured).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051?clipfocus=p00f5dlnSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
History of Hip Hop 2007 by Jaguar Skills
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