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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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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sad face: Kris Jenner of 'Kardashians' files for divorce from Bruce Jenner

    Sad face: Kris Jenner of 'Kardashians' files for divorce from Bruce Jenner
    Kardashian momager Kris Jenner filed for divorce from Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner on Monday.  The couple separated last fall. Their large his-hers-and-ours brood (many of them reality-TV staples) includes their daughters, Kylie and model Kendall;...
  • Colbie Caillat Up-Sizes to Hidden Hills

    BUYER: Colbie Calliat LOCATION: Hidden Hills, CA PRICE: $6,100,000 SIZE: 8,400 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Earlier this month singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat sold her residence in Westlake Village, CA, for $1....
  • Oxygen Orders 5 Series, Promotes Rod Aissa to Head Original Programming

    Oxygen has ordered five new unscripted series as part of its overhaul of the cabler to target a younger, multicultural female audience. The NBCUniversal outlet has also promoted Rod Aissa to exec VP of original programming and development. The exec,...
  • 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...
  • Beyonce confirms new album, 4 CD set to include new music

    Beyonce confirms new album, 4 CD set to include new music
    After weeks of internet speculation, Pitchfork confirmed yesterday that representatives from Beyonce's label have confirmed the release of "Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set", a four-disc project set for release on November 24. The new project will...
  • Beyonce announces box set edition of 2013 surprise album

    Beyonce announces box set edition of 2013 surprise album
    Turns out the rumor mill was half correct. Beyoncé will indeed release an expanded version of her self-titled surprise album in just a few weeks. The bad news: It’s not as amazing as the Internet hoped it would be. After days of online...
  • Kanye West tweets about voting and meeting President Obama

    Kanye West tweets about voting and meeting President Obama
    The 2014 midterm elections have seen a fair share of celebrities encouraging people to get out the vote. You can now add Kanye West's name to that list. Late Tuesday afternoon, West took to Twitter to alert his 10+ million followers about the democratic...
  • North West fits in at Balenciaga, sits front row with Kim, Kanye

    North West fits in at Balenciaga, sits front row with Kim, Kanye
    Fashion's front row just got even more youthful: North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, joined her parents at the Balenciaga show in Paris on Wednesday. The 15-month-old daughter of the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star and the...