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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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  • Listen to a snippet of Kanye West's 'All Day'

    Listen to a snippet of Kanye West's 'All Day'
    Earlier today, cable network Revolt liberated what is rumored to be a snippet of the new Kanye West song. Titled "All Day," the two-minute preview is a glimpse into what post-Yeezus Kanye sounds like. Bass! Smack talk! I'm already over the moon for it. ...
  • Kim Kardashian's newest project: a selfie book

    Kim Kardashian's newest project: a selfie book
    Leave it to Kim Kardashian to release a photo book titled "Selfish." Cue the smirks. Now cue them in reverse, because this entrepreneur is simply embarking on her next make-me-money-honey venture. The 352-page hardcover book, made up entirely of Kimmy K...
  • X returns to 'Los Angeles' at the Roxy

    X returns to 'Los Angeles' at the Roxy
    The best punk is a mix of power and restraint. The staple L.A punk band X had plenty of power on Thursday night at the Roxy, where it kicked off a four-night stand performing its best albums front-to-back.  Thursday’s set focused on 1980’s...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'A Capitol Fourth' on PBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'A Capitol Fourth' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SPECIALS The 4th of July Parade Live from...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Time Scanners In the series' finale, a trip...
  • Kanye West booed for latest onstage rant

    Kanye West has never been one to mince words. For better or worse (worse if you’re a president, pop star or a fashion house), you can count on West to speak his mind -- even if you just want to hear him plow through his catalog of hits. In what&...
  • Gisele Bundchen, Carles Puyol deliver World Cup trophy

    Gisele Bundchen, Carles Puyol deliver World Cup trophy
    Brazilian super model Gisele Bundchen and former player Carles Puyol of Spain delivered the FIFA World Cup trophy to the pitch on Sunday before Germany's win over Argentina. The cup had traveled in style, in a custom Louis Vuitton trunk. Bundchen wore...
  • Kanye West, Iggy Azalea added to L.A.'s Made in America festival

    Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the West Coast lineup of the Budweiser Made in America festival slated to take place Aug. 30-31 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Live Nation unveiled on Wednesday. West will topline the final night...
  • Kanye West and Iggy Azalea Join Made in America Festival L.A. Lineup

    Kanye West and Iggy Azalea will join the lineup of this year's Budweiser Made in America Music Festival in Los Angeles, held Aug. 30-31, the weekend before Labor Day. The Budweiser Made in America Festival is a two-day event held in Los Angeles' Grand...
  • Beyonce leads 2014 MTV Video Music Award nominations

    Beyonce leads 2014 MTV Video Music Award nominations
    Beyoncé leads all nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight, the network unveiled Thursday morning. Nods were spread among numerous hits from the pop diva's provocative, self-titled visual album, which she released without warning late...
  • 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...