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Kanye West

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Chicago, IL, United States

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Grammy award winning rapper, producer, author, designer and singer.

He began making beats and rapping in the early 90s in Chicago, IL, United States when he formed the rap group Go Getters with Chicago natives GLC and Really Doe. He later gained nationwide popularity in New York when he began producing tracks for artists such as Jay-Z, Twista, Mase, Talib Kweli and Alicia Keys.

In 2004 (after being pushed aside by many record companies who felt he wasn’t a marketable hip hop artist), he managed to release his debut solo album, The College Dropout on Roc-a-Fella Records. The album received critical acclaim, defining the style for which West would become known: “wordplay” and heavy sampling of 70s and tracks. He is also known for his politically-charged rhymes and controversial behavior both inside and outside the realms of music.

He has since released five more albums, all of which have received numerous awards, high commercial success and critical acclaim. Late Registration (2005); Graduation (2007); 808s & Heartbreak (2008); My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013).

Personal life:
West was born in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was three years old (as mentioned in Hey Mama) his parents divorced, and he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois.

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  • trap-music

    https://www.youtube.com/user/prodkarkz vote might like

    2 hours ago Reply
  • g_junior

    modern day michelangelo

    22 Apr 2:59am Reply
  • coopcosmogirl

    "Kanye doesn’t make good music in spite of the fact he’s an asshole; Kanye makes good music because he’s an asshole."

    21 Apr 5:45pm Reply
  • omarrrrrr

    i dont get kanye

    21 Apr 4:34pm Reply
  • JustAKayee

    tl;dr [2]

    21 Apr 3:42pm Reply
  • killapersi

    BLOOD ON THE LEAVES

    20 Apr 4:16pm Reply
  • henrihkurty

    he is the king, don't you think?

    19 Apr 1:05pm Reply
  • Baby_Baboon

    shit, gomno

    19 Apr 10:28am Reply
  • pablisksakiller

    Jackass.

    18 Apr 11:54pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    breezy listening to yeezus

    18 Apr 9:10pm Reply
  • sashka27rus

    :3

    18 Apr 5:08pm Reply
  • ixab_

    tl;dr

    18 Apr 2:58pm Reply
  • wtfiseder

    objectively better than the beatles, stones and tenacious d combined [6]

    18 Apr 8:44am Reply
  • paradoxutku

    objectively better than the beatles, stones and tenacious d combined [5]

    18 Apr 7:57am Reply
  • DickBigems

    stole his whole image from al jolson [2]

    18 Apr 6:10am Reply
  • epicmeme

    (...) I'm saying its ability to project outwardly from itself and work in a space so self-aware (yet somehow sometimes simultaneously ham-handedly solipsistic) that it shatters any post-post-modern dichotomy between affectation and sincerity sets it apart from other works of art. The whole album skips back and forth over the "is this dude serious?" line, only for Bound 2 to answer with a resounding "we have no fucking clue." Where the recent metamodernists have decided that continual sinusoidal oscillation between critical points of intense sincerity and irony is a valid solution to the nihilism inherent in extreme postmodernity, Kanye instead manipulates for the oscillation of the listener's perception rather than affecting a self-defeatingly earnest oscillation of himself. In this way, Yeezus can be seen as a work of meta-metamodernism. To call the album "ahead of its time" would be a vast understatement.

    18 Apr 2:45am Reply
  • epicmeme

    Jesus, you are dense for someone into literature. You're thinking on the surface level. You're thinking, "If Kanye says something that comes across as clever or insightful, it's deep." But that's such a pre-modern way to look at art. The way he interacts with the listener, building and subverting metamusical expectations, commenting on multiple metamusical, sociopolitical and personal subjects with single lines is brilliant. What work has played jump rope with the line between irony and sincerity as effectively as Yeezus? From the opening seconds of On Sight, to the chorus of I Am A God, to the final spoken sample of Bound 2, no other work of any medium has worked with such an ambiguity of awareness of its context. I'm not saying Yeezus is brilliant because it showcases great technical compositional proficiency or especially novel aesthetic innovations (though autotuned Chief Keef, Justin Vernon, '80s guitars and trap beats have never been fused so artfully), (...)

    18 Apr 2:45am Reply
  • Seeyou-inhell

    good music, bad personality [4]

    17 Apr 1:39pm Reply
  • zimek7

    objectively better than the beatles [4]

    16 Apr 5:42pm Reply
  • sevendeadlywins

    kanye is all i need

    16 Apr 4:42am Reply
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