Kanye West Biography (Wikipedia)
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 explore a variety of different musical styles on subsequent albums that included the baroque-inflected Late Registration (2005), the arena-inspired Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his critically 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 sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. West's 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 and public scrutiny for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings. His more publicized comments include his unscripted denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of country music singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. West's efforts 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.
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Kanye West - All Falls Down (Later Archive 2004)
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Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 4.
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Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 3.
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 2http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hdj02.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hdj02.jpg2013-09-24T21:41:00.000ZZane Lowe chats to Kanye West in the 2nd of a special 4 part interviewhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01hdqn3
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 2
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h879s.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h879s.jpg2013-09-23T20:00:00.000ZKanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1 of this amazing interview, part 2 tomorrowhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01h9rr2
Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Part 1
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