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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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  • Weird and wonderful NY Fashion Week moments

    Here's the thing about holding Fashion Week in February: No one really talks about the clothes — they're too busy talking about the weather. This year, it was even colder than usual, which meant even more painful moments slip-sliding along icy...
  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
  • Kanye West disses ex Amber Rose over her feud with Kardashian-Jenner clan

    Kanye West disses ex Amber Rose over her feud with Kardashian-Jenner clan
    A week after Amber Rose picked a fight with the Kardashian-Jenner clan with pointed remarks on a radio show, Kanye West seriously dissed his ex in that very same venue. "She’s just soaking in the moment ... ," West said on Power 105.1's "Breakfast...
  • At New York Fashion Week, menswear designers keep it loose

    At New York Fashion Week, menswear designers keep it loose
    Not only have menswear designers embraced the fact that, given the choice, most of us would wear sweatpants 24/7, but during the fall men's shows at New York Fashion Week, it appeared that the race was on to create the ideal comfy equivalent for the upper...
  • Kanye West takes notes at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show

    Kanye West takes notes at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show
    Kanye West made a front-row appearance at Ralph Lauren's New York Fashion Week show on Thursday, where he appeared to be taking notes. And he was joined by some notables from the world of politics. Chirlane McCray, wife of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,...
  • Black Violin's goal is to surprise you

    Black Violin's goal is to surprise you
    Staying in the wrong class turned out to be the right decision. When a security guard at his high school told Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste how he used to make money playing the saxophone on weekends — a conversation prompted by Baptiste beating on...
  • The ever-evolving album release plans of Kanye West and Drake

    The ever-evolving album release plans of Kanye West and Drake
    A little more information has come to light about two of the young year's most anticipated (or already bestselling) hip-hop LPs. Drake and Kanye West seem to have had an evolving plan for surprise releases on their respective 2015 records. In a new...
  • NY Fashion Week: Swanlike creatures at Marc Jacobs

    The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runways to celebrities as eight days of fall previews come to a close Thursday. ____ MARC JACOBS: CLOSING FASHION WEEK WITH A BANG — AND A BOOM Marc Jacobs is known for starting his...
  • New York Fashion Week: End of an era

    NEW YORK Another New York Fashion Week sashayed into history Thursday as the eight-day affair featuring trends for fall-winter 2015 came to a close. Uptown at Lincoln Center, the day also marked an end of an era, as it was the last time fashion shows...
  • White Gzus racing clock to make splash in rap

    White Gzus racing clock to make splash in rap
    White Gzus wants to be your new favorite rap group, but can the duo do it in time? On New Year's Day, 28-year-old Gerik Raglin was arrested after a traffic stop in Perrysburg, Ohio. Police reportedly found 103 grams of heroin in his car, with a street...
  • NY Fashion Week: Jeremy Scott channels the nursery

    The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing: ___ JEREMY SCOTT TAKES US BACK TO THE NURSERY It's too bad that Kanye West didn't bring young...