Kanye West Biography (Wikipedia)
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial, and gospel. Over the course of his career, West has been responsible for cultural movements and progressions within mainstream hip hop and popular music at large.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for recording artists such as 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 critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to experiment with a variety of musical genres on subsequent acclaimed studio albums, including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and the polarizing but influential 808s & Heartbreak (2008). He released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010 to further rave reviews, and has since succeeded it with Yeezus (2013), The Life of Pablo (2016) and Ye (2018), as well as full-length collaborations Watch the Throne (2011) and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Jay-Z and Kid Cudi respectively.
- “I came over here and fell in love with it” - Kanye West’s European love affairhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0515xyg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0515xyg.jpg2017-04-26T13:06:00.000ZIn this 2007 interview Trevor Nelson asks Kanye about his connection with European music and culture.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0515xgh
“I came over here and fell in love with it” - Kanye West’s European love affair
- “Rap is just about overcoming hardships” - Kanye West in 2007https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqdy1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqdy1.jpg2017-04-25T11:43:00.000ZAt the Graduation album playback in 2007, Kanye talks about how it’s not where you come from that matters in music, it’s about where you are coming from.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0512q09
“Rap is just about overcoming hardships” - Kanye West in 2007
- ''Kanye - I cannot attribute it to any other person'' Chance the Rapper on the impact of Kanye West on his early careerhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t9mnv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04t9mnv.jpg2017-02-18T11:05:00.000ZDJ Semtex celebrates the greatness that is Chance the Rapper!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04t9mpx
''Kanye - I cannot attribute it to any other person'' Chance the Rapper on the impact of Kanye West on his early career
- Newsbeat Ents: Kanye West updateshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hh4rt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hh4rt.jpg2016-11-24T13:09:00.000ZNewsbeat Ents has all the latest updates on Kanye West's hospitalisation on Monday.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04hp503
Newsbeat Ents: Kanye West updates
- Kanye West rushed to hospital with exhaustionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hcl6g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hcl6g.jpg2016-11-22T14:13:00.000ZThe rapper has cancelled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04hcld7
Kanye West rushed to hospital with exhaustion
- Kanye has 4 minutes to do what he wants at the MTV VMAshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045xg53.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045xg53.jpg2016-08-26T07:44:00.000ZHow will he surprise us this time?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045xg5t
Kanye has 4 minutes to do what he wants at the MTV VMAs
- Kanye West Speaks To Annie Machttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0438kq7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0438kq7.jpg2016-08-02T09:46:00.000Z“You don't know what to expect but would you want anything else?"https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043bf6s
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