Kanye West Biography (Wikipedia)
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is one of the most popular rappers in the world, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. West's contributions to music and fashion, along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing and co-producing hit singles for 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 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 the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and followed with the collaborative album Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z. West released his abrasive sixth album Yeezus to further critical praise in 2013, and his seventh album The Life of Pablo in 2016, noted for its fragmented musical style. West's eighth studio album, the introspective ye, was released in 2018, followed by his collaborative effort with Kid Cudi eponymously titled Kids See Ghosts.
- Kanye West Graduation Album Anniversaryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051fp78.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p051fp78.jpg2017-04-28T17:52:00.000ZKanye Wests 'Graduation' is Yasmin Evans Classic Album Of The Week to celebrate its ten year anniversaryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p051fmtc
Kanye West Graduation Album Anniversary
- “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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