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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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  • Cat Power Not Tipping Her Hand About Next Album

    Cat Power Not Tipping Her Hand About Next Album
    The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall, who performs under the name of Cat Power, has a lot on her mind. She'll talk about injustice, about big corporations, about American economic policy, about the short-sightedness of Western medicine, about independent thinking. But she's staying mum about her next record. Marshall, whose album Sun — a slight departure into the realm of synthesizers, loops and beats — came out last year, says she's been misled, turned around and generally had her mojo messed with by prematurely sharing the details of her upcoming material in the past. That's why she's not tipping her hand.
  • Hopes and dreams for Lakers collide with realities in season opener

    Hopes and dreams for Lakers collide with realities in season opener
    A Lakers opener that began slowly and soberly ended, in awfully appropriate fashion, with sadness. Midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday, the best young Lakers hope in a season already devoid of much hope fell to the Staples Center floor with a loud...

    Katt Williams, Suge Knight Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing Camera

    Comedian Katt Williams and former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a photographer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. According to authorities, the men are...

    Kanye gives Kim Kardashian a custom purse; did she want a BlackBerry?

    Kanye gives Kim Kardashian a custom purse; did she want a BlackBerry?
    Kim Kardashian seems to have a penchant for custom purses and BlackBerry smartphones. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star revealed her proclivity to each item at various events this week just after celebrating her 34th birthday. Speaking with...

    Kanye West, Chemical Brothers lead Lorde's 'Hunger Games' soundtrack

    Kanye West, Chemical Brothers lead Lorde's 'Hunger Games' soundtrack
    The contestants have been declared in Lorde's tournament of experimental pop music on her soundtrack for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1." The New Zealand electro-pop artist, who just played a well-received stand at the Greek Theatre, had...