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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...
  • 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

     
    Kanye West may be disappointed to learn that the return of the stratospherically expensive luxury brand name Maybach won't be accompanied by that old-school opulence on the window sticker. Instead, he???ll have to settle for an extended-length 2016...
  • 'I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along,' says ... Anna Wintour?

    'I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along,' says ... Anna Wintour?
    While many are screaming, "Enough Kim Kardashian!," Anna Wintour just said practically the opposite. "I hope another Kim Kardashian comes along this year!," the Vogue editor said (via Fashionista) at a talk with fashion journalist Alina Cho at the...
  • 'Hunger Games' soundtrack leaves listeners sated

    'Hunger Games' soundtrack leaves listeners sated
    Recorded as if in a humid forest just after midnight, the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" is an immersive experience, one overwrought enough to darken candlelit teenage bedrooms but deep enough to reward more advanced exploration....
  • Friday essential tracks from Captain Beefheart, Lorde, more

    Friday essential tracks from Captain Beefheart, Lorde, more
    A country kiss-off, a throw-back curio, a Midwest protest, a grim remix and some minimal hypnotism: Below, five new songs of note you may have missed this week. Maddie & Tae, “Your Side of Town.” One of the most promising pop songs of the...
  • Why sports teams, apparel companies and universities opt to crowdsource design

    The Dallas Mavericks' newest jersey design came from a former marketing executive with no graphic design experience who dreamed up the concept in high school. Geoff Case, now 32, has always been a big fan of the National Basketball Association team owned...
  • Azealia Banks' 'Broke With Expensive Taste' worth the lengthy wait

    Azealia Banks' 'Broke With Expensive Taste' worth the lengthy wait
    There are many ways one could greet the arrival of rapper-singer Azealia Banks' long-gestating debut album, "Broke With Expensive Taste." It's tempting to be wry, to note the long wait, the overblown expectations that have accompanied the pending...
  • Listen to a Kanye West remix of the Lorde song from 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1'

    Listen to a Kanye West remix of the Lorde song from  'Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1'
    The soundtrack for the latest movie in the "Hunger Games" franchise is curated by Lorde and today, the first single, her "Yellow Flicker Beat" gets a retooling by none other than Kanye West himself. The song doesn't feature any vocals from West but...
  • Made in America music festival may cost L.A. taxpayers about $170,000

     Made in America music festival may cost L.A. taxpayers about $170,000
    Taxpayers may wind up paying about $170,000 to cover expenses associated with Made in America, the two-day music festival promoted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and held outside City Hall. Garcetti aides expect the city's tab for the commercial...
  • MTV EMAs 2014: Full Winners List

    It was a good night for Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, One Direction and more of the big winners at MTV's 2014 Europe Music Awards, which took place on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. See below the full list of winners: Best Video Katy Perry - "Dark Horse ft....
  • Watch: Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' video from 'Mockingjay — Part 1'

    Watch: Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat' video from 'Mockingjay — Part 1'
    Here’s the kind of birthday present most teens only dream about: On the day New Zealand pop phenom Lorde turns 18, she has released her latest video for “Yellow Flicker Beat,” one of the key songs from the soundtrack to “The Hunger...