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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.
  • After a five-year absence, La Roux returns with 'Trouble in Paradise'

     After a five-year absence, La Roux returns with 'Trouble in Paradise'
    "I'd rather never sell any records again and do what feels right than to not be true. There's too much of that already," La Roux's Elly Jackson says. Jackson is lounging poolside at her mid-city hotel the day after closing a teaser summer tour with a...

    Pitchfork day 3: Kendrick Lamar brings fest to a close

    Pitchfork day 3: Kendrick Lamar brings fest to a close
    Reports from Sunday, day three at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 1:09 p.m.: College rock, circa 1990, lives on in the form of Speedy Ortiz. Unfortunately, the co-ed Massachusetts quartet is...

    Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo wed in Mexico

    Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo wed in Mexico
    Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and "The Voice" married model Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday. The bride wore a Marchesa gown and model Coco Rocha was one of her bridesmaids. [Newsday] After four years, Hermes women's wear  director...

    Kanye West to release new album this fall; details new single

    With his most recent album and firstborn daughter both over a year old, Kanye West revealed the arrival of another creation. The rapper noted in a recent interview with GQ magazine that the follow up to the cutthroat “Yeezus” is planned...