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Kanye West

Born: June 8, 1977 (age 41) in Atlanta

Kanye West

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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer.

West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, 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.

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.

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Kim Kardashian West says Kanye West can't be 'suppressed'

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Kanye West Gets Skateboard Lesson on How to Do an Ollie

Kanye West definitely ain't no Lil' Skateboard P -- aka Pharrell Williams, if you'll recall -- but it looks like he's interested in picking up some tricks of the trade ... like ollieing.  Ye was down..
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Grammy Nominations Snubs and Shockers The 2019 nominations were announced on Friday. Here are five shockers everyone's talking about. Beyonce and Jay-Z Their collaborative effort, Everything is..

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In our BUILD Weekend Listen panels music aficionados discuss the latest singles, albums and trends in the massive industry that is music.

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These music stories were hard to ignore. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 WTF Moments in Music in 2018.

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Looking back at 2018, it might just take the cake for celebrity verbal faux-pas. Here is a round-up of the wildest things celebrities said this year.

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Taking Over Kris Jenner's Annual Christmas Eve Party [Video]Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Taking Over Kris Jenner's Annual Christmas Eve Party  00:33

Kris Jenner will be throwing her highly anticipated Annual Christmas Eve Party, but this year she's switchin' it up! Kim Kardashian announced that her and hubby Kanye West will be taking over the..

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Kevin Hart Steps Down From Oscars, Issues Apology For Homophobic Tweets

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Kanye West surprises crowd at tribute event for late rapper XXXTentacion

Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song that features West and the rapper who was gunned down in..
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Cardi B, Kanye West, Princess Eugenie spotted during Miami's Art Basel

Celebrities including Cardi B, Kanye West, Leonardo DiCaprio and royal newlywed Princess Eugenie all made appearances during Miami's Art Basel.
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Kanye West and Lil Wayne Chill Together in Miami Nightclub

And, we have a winner -- Lil Wayne and Kanye West snatched the prize for dopest nightclub appearance in a weekend filled with celeb appearances in Miami.   The hip-hop legends came together..
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Kanye West surprises XXXTentacion fans, performs at tribute honoring late rapper

Kanye West surprised fans at a tribute honoring the late rapper XXXTentacion during Art Basel, jumping onstage to perform a brand new song. Kanye West gives surprise performance to honor late rapper..
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Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art Basel parties toasting the..
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Video: Kanye West Performs XXXTENTACION Collaboration While Playing Surprise Performance

Besides performing his newly-released collaboration, the Yeezy founder also performs several of his classic songs at 'Skins' release party.
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Watch: Kanye West & XXXTENTACION’s Controversial “One Minute” Lyrics Decoded

watch: kanye west & xxxtentacion’s controversial “one minute” lyrics decoded
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has a strong presence on late musician XXXTENTACION‘S SKINS album. Ye is the only feature on the project with “One Minute” and now there’s a full decoding of..
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XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins is released

xxxtentacion's posthumous album skins is released
Symbol copyright Getty Photographs Symbol caption XXXTentacion’s final album has long past platinum in america since his demise A posthumous XXXTentacion album has been launched, virtually six months..
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Kanye West condemned for 'victim-blaming' lyrics in collaboration with XXXTentacion

The lyrics of "One Minute", the featuring between West and XXXTentacion, includes the line "The defendant is guilty, no one blames the plaintiff"
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Kanye West Performs at XXXTentacion's 'Skins' Album Release Party in Miami

Kanye West made a special surprise appearance at the Skins album release party honoring the life of XXXTentacion, who passed away at...
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Trump Says He’ll Nominate Former ‘Fox & Friends’ Host as New UN Ambassador (Video)

trump says he’ll nominate former ‘fox & friends’ host as new un ambassador (video)
President Trump said on Friday that he would move to nominate Heather Nauert to serve as the United States’ next ambassador to the United Nations. Nauert, a former host of Trump’s favorite..
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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile Lead as Major Categories Expand

2019 grammy nominations: kendrick lamar, drake and brandi carlile lead as major categories expand
The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced Friday morning, after a brief delay, with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile and producer Boi-1da leading the pack this year with seven nods..
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Kanye West Blasts Haters on XXXTENTACION's Posthumous Collaboration 'One Minute'

The collaboration is included on the late rapper's newly-released posthumous album 'Skins', which marks his third album.
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