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Kanye West

Kanye West
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" ab... Show more »
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" about two weeks after the accident with his jaws wired shut. It was featured on his debut album, "College Dropout," released in February 2004, on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. The Grammy-nominated album sold more than 3 million copies. In August 2005, West released his highly-anticipated follow up "Late Registration," which sold more than 860,000 in its first week. In September 2007 he released "Graduation," which sold more than 950,000 copies in its first week. « Show less

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  • BET Experience 2013: Music trumps ego at great Staples showcase

    BET Experience 2013: Music trumps ego at great Staples showcase
    Staples Center held a hell of a hip-hop concert Saturday night, one that through nearly four hours delivered some of Southern California’s most accomplished rappers both young and older, as well as a singer on the cusp of superstardom. The concert...
  • BET Awards 2013: Complete list of winners

    BET Awards 2013: Complete list of winners
    The BET Experience focused its attention on the awards portion of the weekend's festivities after numerous performances, high temperatures and well-attended seminars. Rapper Drake led with the most nominations as the awards were handed out at L.A.'s Nokia...
  • Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart

    Kanye West's 'Yeezus' lands at No. 1 on Billboard chart
    Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts. West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
  • Kris Jenner explains 'North,' but won't give up her baby pics

    Kris Jenner explains 'North,' but won't give up her baby pics
    Don't mess with grandma! Kris Jenner has been making the rounds in advance of her new talk show, which debuts next month, and along the way she's defended Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby name, and laughingly threatened Matt Lauer as he prodded her...
  • Drake posts new songs, announces Sept. 17 album release

    Not one to risk being overshadowed by Kanye West, Jay-Z and J. Cole -- all of whom have dominated music news this week -- Drake took to the Web early Saturday to release a batch of new songs and reveal the release date of his upcoming album. The...
  • Review: Hollywood Bowl opens with Patti Austin, John Legend, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

    Review: Hollywood Bowl opens with Patti Austin, John Legend, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
    You could credit the so-called super moon rising, the fireworks, the perfect weather or some combination thereof, but an unexplainable event occurred on Saturday during the annual "Opening Night at the Bowl" at the Hollywood Bowl. Steven Tyler and Joe...
  • Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, tweets vigorous defense

    Chris Brown charged with hit-and-run, tweets vigorous defense
    Chris Brown was charged Tuesday with hit-and-run and driving without a valid license, both misdemeanors stemming from a May fender bender — and he promptly hit Twitter to proclaim his innocence. "It's not a hit and run if u get out the car,...
  • Mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian is due for a rediscovery

     Mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian is due for a rediscovery
    "Berberian Sound Studio" — the creepily offbeat new British independent film in which Toby Jones plays a timorous sound-effects specialist working on a '70s Italian horror flick — takes its title and inspiration from the late American mezzo-...
  • Kashing in with the Kardashians

    Kashing in with the Kardashians
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West not only became parents last week, they also provided a new storyline for the reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Now, for many TV seasons to come, America can watch a child grow up immersed in the world of high-...
  • Essential tracks: Kanye West's 'Yeezus' chopped and screwed

    Essential tracks: Kanye West's 'Yeezus' chopped and screwed
    As sure as the sun rises in the east, a chopped-and-screwed version of Kanye West’s new album “Yeezus” was inevitable, and DJ AudiTory can lay claim to the first best version.  As happens these days with most pop and hip-hop album of...
  • Logic: From Gaithersburg to Def Jam and Hollywood

    Logic: From Gaithersburg to Def Jam and Hollywood
    When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue — the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success — there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a...
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  • 2013 year in review

    Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
  • Republicans in denial over the debt ceiling

    There are as many different opinions as there are men and women on the planet. Still, it's hard to believe what some people believe. There are those who still believe that we never landed a man on the moon, that George Bush personally ordered planes to...
  • Rising Student Loan Costs A Bad Deal For The Nation

    For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education. Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
  • Student loan bill a symptom of our education malaise

    For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education. Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education -- be it...
  • Towson leaders lack direction, will or incentive to preserve open space [Letter]

    I am sure all our elected officials work very hard to develop the Towson community. The excavation, construction and announcements of future plans attest to their efforts. I appreciate Councilman Marks effort's at downzoning, saving parks and recreation...
  • County treasurer targets contributions to school bond campaigns

    Financial underwriters who want to do business with the County of Los Angeles must agree not to give political donations to school bond campaigns under new rules adopted this month by government finance officials. Because Los Angeles County is by far...
  • U.S. sues BofA over mortgage-backed securities

    In twin securities-fraud lawsuits against Bank of America Corp., the federal government is accusing the nation's second-largest lender of lying to investors about supposedly prime loans that more closely resembled subprime "liar loans." The civil suits,...
  • Do Bank of America victims think they got taken?

    The Justice Department accused Bank of America Corp. this week of defrauding Wachovia Corp. and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in a 2008 mortgage-bond deal. Here's the funny part: Neither one has claimed it was defrauded by Bank of America in...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...
  • Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff

    Investors wary and weary, but not panicked over debt ceiling standoff
    After plunging early in the week over fears that the United States might default on its debts, stocks rallied Thursday and Friday after House Republicans showed a willingness to temporarily extend the debt ceiling for six weeks. Investors clearly were...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...