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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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  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    A photo caption accompanying a story in Tuesday's A+E section about the Tidal streaming service misidentified Kanye West as Jay Z. In Sunday's Business section, a news graphic detailing development along Michigan Avenue misstated the 2013 purchase...
  • Kanye West to headline Powerhouse 2015

    Kanye West to headline Powerhouse 2015
    Kanye West will headline Power 106’s annual summer hip-hop concert, Powerhouse, the L.A. radio station announced Monday.  West leads a bill that also includes Ludacris, B.O.B. and Tech N9ne as mainstage draws. The polarizing superstar has slowly...
  • Beyonce releases surprise single on Tidal: 'Die With You'

    Beyonce releases surprise single on Tidal: 'Die With You'
    Beyonce surprised her fans and the Internet on Saturday when she released a video online of a new ballad titled "Die With You." The announcement appeared on the singer's Facebook page early Saturday afternoon. The highly informal video features the...
  • Lost in Tidal's splash: Music streaming doesn't pay off for most artists

    Lost in Tidal's splash: Music streaming doesn't pay off for most artists
    The buzzwords were many, issued from the stage throughout last week's curiously memorable and well-covered media event announcing the new Tidal music-streaming service: notions of revolution, of changing the status quo and upending the system. As...
  • Fashionable toddler North West baptized in Jerusalem

    Fashionable toddler North West baptized in Jerusalem
    Fashionable toddler North West -- she who sits front row at Paris fashion shows with  rapper/fashion designer dad Kanye West and reality star mom Kim Kardashian -- was baptized in a 12th century  Armenian church in Jerusalem on Monday. She wore white, and...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West have daughter North baptized in Jerusalem

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West have daughter North baptized in Jerusalem
    North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, was baptized Monday afternoon at a 12th century Armenian church in Jerusalem. The 30-minute ceremony welcoming the 22-month-old into the Armenian Apostolic Church took place at the Cathedral of St....
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye have baby baptized in Jerusalem

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye have baby baptized in Jerusalem
    Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West visited a centuries-old Armenian church in Jerusalem on Monday for the baptism of their daughter, North West. The Kardashians fended off swooning fans as they entered the Saint James Cathedral in Jerusalem's Old...
  • Bonnaroo Announcing 2015 Lineup A Month Early, With A Twist

    Bonnaroo Announcing 2015 Lineup A Month Early, With A Twist
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bonnaroo is announcing the music fest's lineup for this year's event a month earlier than usual, but there's a twist. The Tennessean says the 2015 Bonnaroo performers will be announced Tuesday, one at a time in a sort of...
  • Kanye West's 'Only One' featuring Paul McCartney: His worst-ever track?

    Kanye West's 'Only One' featuring Paul McCartney: His worst-ever track?
    It hits at the two-minute mark, the realization that “Only One" featuring Paul McCartney isn’t headed into that glorious West-ian stratosphere that we’ve come to expect over the past decade. At the three-minute mark, all hope is lost....
  • Rapper Logic At The Webster

    Rapper Logic At The Webster
    The internet is truly the great equalizer. In 2012, the video for "All I Do," a single from Maryland rapper Logic's first "Young Sinatra" mixtape, topped a million views on YouTube; before long, Logic signed with Def Jam Recordings and started working...
  • School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate

    School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate
    Kanye West has a complicated history with higher education. He studied painting for a hot minute at the American Academy of Art on Michigan Avenue; then English at Chicago State University, where his mother, Donda, was chair of the English department....