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.
Kanye West has a new bromance brewing. The "I Love It" rapper took to Twitter Wednesday to share a karaoke session with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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· *Kanye West tweeted a photo on Wednesday night that appears to show him singing karaoke with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as an entourage. *
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Lorde accuses Kanye West of stealing her live show ideas The singer accused the rapper of "stealing" her production ideas for his and Kid Cudi's Kids See Ghosts live show. She has commented on part of..
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An afternoon after his efficiency with Child Cudi at Camp Flog Gnaw, Kanye West has not on time the discharge of his imminent “Yandhi” album once more, from Nov. 23 to an unspecified long run.. Credit: The News Articles - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.com
Kanye West‘s album release date has been changed again. The 41-year-old entertainer tweeted about the news, writing, “It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi,” about.. Credit: Just Jared - Published
Lorde accused Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing her set design when the rappers appeared in a floating glass box during their performance at a Los Angeles festival over the weekend. Credit: FOXNews.com - Published
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got in some family time amid the California wildfires. The couple met up with Kim‘s sisters Kourtney and Khloe for dinner on Monday night (November 13) at The Henry.. Credit: Just Jared - Published