Kanye West
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Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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 R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.

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All Falls Down (feat. Syleena Johnson)
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Homecoming (feat. Chris Martin)
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Big Sean
Blessings (feat. Drake & Kanye West)
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Mr Hudson
Supernova (feat. Kanye West)
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Kanye West & A. Levine
Heard 'Em Say
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All Of The Lights (feat. Rihanna)
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Heard 'Em Say (feat. Adam Levine)
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Mercy (feat. Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Pusha T)
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Touch The Sky (feat. Lupe Fiasco)
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Flashing Lights (feat. Dwele)
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Jesus Walks
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JAY Z
No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
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No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean) No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean) No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean) No Church In The Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
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Through The Wire
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2015 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2015 Glastonbury

26 June 2015

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BBC News - What would a Kanye West presidential campaign look like?
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?
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BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West, US President - could it really happen?
We look at whether Kanye West could seriously make it to the White House in 2020.
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BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West, US President - could it really happen?

1 September 2015
BBC News - Kanye West wants to run for president in 2020
Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for the US presidency in 2020, in a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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BBC News - Kanye West wants to run for president in 2020

31 August 2015
BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West tells MTV Video Music Awards he wants to 'run for president'
The rapper Kanye West picks up the MTV lifetime achievement award and promises to run for the White House in 2020.
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BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West tells MTV Video Music Awards he wants to 'run for president'

31 August 2015
BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West to get lifetime achievement award at MTV Video Music Awards
The rapper will get the MTV Video Music Award for his "continued impact on music, art, fashion and culture".
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BBC - Newsbeat - Kanye West to get lifetime achievement award at MTV Video Music Awards

26 August 2015
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Biography

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 R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.

West was raised in a middle-class household in Chicago, Illinois, and began rapping in the third grade, becoming involved in the city's hip hop scene. West attended art school for one semester before dropping out to pursue music entirely in the late 1990s. Although his real desire was to become a rapper, record executives did not take West seriously, viewing him as a producer first and foremost. After being signed to Roc-A-Fella in 2002, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to commercial and critical acclaim. The baroque-inspired Late Registration followed in 2005, and Graduation in 2007. West switched rapping for singing on his emotive 2008 effort 808's & Heartbreak, and embraced maximalism on 2010s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Following several collaborations, West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, in 2013.

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