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Kanye West

Born: June 8, 1977 (age 40) 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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What to expect from Kanye West's new architecture venture Yeezy Home

The rapper has had a lifelong love affair with architecture and counts Brutalism pioneer Le Corbusier among his heroes. Now, he has announced plans for his own firm, Yeezy Home

Kobe Bryant on Kanye West's slavery comments: 'What the hell are you talking about?'

Add Kobe Bryant to the lengthy list of people who have publicly criticized Kanye West for his recent comments that slavery was a choice. Also reported by •

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Kathy Griffin tells ET Canada’s Roz Weston she’s not holding anything back on her sold-out “Laugh Your Head Off” standup comedy tour, including Donald Trump, former friends Anderson Cooper and..
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News video: Kim Kardashian's Perfume Sells Out

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Whether you like or hate Kim Kardashian West's naked fragrance bottle, modeled after her own body, it still sold out. The reality star and marketing machine posted a "strategically-covered nude" photo..
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News video: Kobe Bryant SPEAKS OUT Against Kanye West Slavery Comments!

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Kobe Bryant Speaks Out on Kanye’s Slavery Comments! Kanye is known for making headlines and stirring up controversy with his outspoken voice, and it came as no surprise that his “slavery”..
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News video: Kim Kardashian & Selena Gomez Join ‘March For Our Lives’: Which Other Celebs Were There?

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This weekend the Stars rallied in support of the March For Our Lives Rally, organized against gun violence. Kim Kardashian was there with Kanye West and Selena Gomez was seen holding a banner. Watch..
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News video: Kylie Jenner Shows Off Post Baby Body In STEAMY Hot Tub Pics

Kylie Jenner Shows Off Post Baby Body In STEAMY Hot Tub Pics 02:07

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are in Wyoming as Travis is set to collab with Kanye West on his upcoming album. So while Travis is away in the studio, Kylie Jenner wasted no time in regaining her throne..
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Rick Ross Shares Pre-2004 Kanye West Pic: “That Was Facts My N*gga”

Maybach Music Group’s Rick Ross has been in the rap game way longer than people realize. The hip-hop veteran has shared an epic throwback pic of himself and rap star Kanye West. This week, Yung..

Kanye West’s Executive Produced Pusha T “King Push” Album Drops Tomorrow – Officially

G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T‘s new album is arriving in the coming hours whether you’re ready for it or not. New reports claim the Kanye West executive produced project is indeed still dropping..

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Rapper spoke in a recent interview about spending time in Berlin with Kanye West, and how his new album is like 'the manifestation of drugs... without being so vocal about it'

Kanye West Wants Everyone To Reconsider Their Biggest Addiction: “We’re Addicted To Our Phones”

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is giving an interesting perspective to the usage of phones. Yeezy has hit up social media to share commentary on people’s obsessions with their powerful gadgets...

Kim & Kourtney Kardashian Take Disneyland!

They don't call it the "Happiest Place on Earth" for nothing! On Tuesday, as seen on Snapchat, Kim Kardashian — along with kids Saint and North West — had a lovely day at Disneyland in Anaheim,..
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Kobe told high schoolers what he thinks of Kanye’s slavery comments

Kobe Bryant said his reaction to Kanye West was, "What the hell are you talking about?"

Kobe Bryant Talks About 'Completely' Disagreeing With Kanye West's Slavery Comments

The dust has yet to settle around Kanye West's recent remarks on slavery, and Kobe Bryant has some thoughts in response. Last month,...

Kobe Bryant on Kanye West's controversial slavery comments: 'Completely disagree'

The retired NBA legend answers a high school reporter's question about Kanye suggesting slavery was a choice
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Kobe Bryant To Kanye West: “The Hell Are You Talking About?”

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is bouncing away from Kanye West‘s slavery stance. The NBA icon has responded to Yeezy recently suggesting slaves had a choice. During a We Rise LA high school..
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Kim Kardashian Backs Up Kanye West's Twitter Again — With The SWEETEST Pic Of Saint Embracing Little Sister Chicago! Look!

The West family is all about hugs these days. On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West took to Instagram to share a sweet pic of Saint embracing little Chicago. Ummm, we're not sure who makes cuter babies,..
Perez Hilton

Amber Rose Thinks Trump Is Kanye West In A White Man's Body

"I really felt like they have the same personality, like completely the same personality."

Kobe Bryant Gives Honest Reaction To Kanye West's "Slavery Is A Choice" Comments

"The hell are you talking about?" asked the basketball great.

Amber Rose: Trump ‘is Kanye in a White Man’s Body…They Have the Same Personality’

*Kanye West*'s ex-girlfriend *Amber Ross* says the rapper's love of *President Trump* stems from the fact that they are basically the same person.

Kanye West tweets about Amritanandamayi Devi, says, “Sometimes we all need hugs” – view pics

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is a popular Indian figure, a spiritual guru, lovingly known as 'the hugging saint.'
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‘Fox & Friends’ Mocks ‘Unemployed’ Jemele Hill Over Former ESPN Anchor’s Journalism Award

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“Fox & Friends” mocked former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill on Tuesday as being an “unemployed” “activist” who didn’t deserve the Journalist of the Year award she recently received from the..
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Kanye West tweets about 'Amma Mata' and power of hugs, unloads on obsession with smartphones

Kanye West's latest tweet-spree is also his most interesting.

Sony is paying $2.3 billion for Kanye West music publisher EMI

Sony has struck a deal to take control of EMI Music Publishing, which owns the rights to songs by artists like Kanye West and Alicia Keys.

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