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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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  • Indie game ‘Paparazzi’ has fun with the celebrity hunt

     
    THE PLAYER Mike Longley's first commercially released game started with an old Matthew McConaughey comment. “Cameras aren't guns,” the actor […]...
  • E! denies report of $100-million Kardashian deal

    E! denies report of $100-million Kardashian deal
    Like it or not, the Kardashians mayoutlast us all. Page Six is reportingthat the clan has signed a deal thatwill bring the reality TV family back to the cable network for four more years for a cool $100million -- supposedlya record for a reality TV...
  • 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...
  • Paul McCartney named Firefly Music Festival headliner

    Paul McCartney named Firefly Music Festival headliner
    When the Firefly Music Festival released its 2015 lineup earlier this month, the first name was mysteriously blurred out, likely in an attempt to drum up some needed intrigue. Today the final headliner's name was released: Paul McCartney. The Dover,...
  • Don't be a Kanye at work

    Don't be a Kanye at work
    There are so many important things we can learn from famous people. For example, the key to being called "brave" is allowing yourself to be photographed without makeup. And better health is easily obtained by eating foods no one has ever heard of prepared...
  • Oscar 2015 -- the Lady Gaga show!

    "I'VE switched over to watching 'My 600-lb Life!'" That's an e-mail I received at the almost half-way point of Sunday night's (as usual) interminable Oscar telecast. WHAT IS there to legitimately critique every year, when a whole lot of privileged...
  • Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome

    Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome
    How do you summarize an Oscar ceremony in which normally appealing host Neil Patrick Harris let smarminess make weak jokes even less funny, where several important issues (race relations, wage inequality, suicide, Alzheimer's, ALS) were addressed...
  • Sneakerheads get their kicks at shoe exchange

    Sneakerheads get their kicks at shoe exchange
    Foot traffic was heavy Feb. 21 at the Evanston Township High School for the second Sneaker Exchange presented by the school's Club Exito/Success Club, to buy, trade, sell or check out the many sneakers, many worth hundreds of dollars. Trendy music...
  • '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 (3 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...