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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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  • TICKET BOX: All American Rejects at Musikfest, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Philadelphia's Wells Faro Center, Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall series among more than 40 new shows

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. All American Rejects at Bethlehem's Musikfest Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Philadelphia'sWells Fargo Center and the new season for Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall are among 40...
  • Hyde Park artist urges Kanye West to run for mayor

    Hyde Park artist urges Kanye West to run for mayor
    When Hyde Park artist Ben Shepard looks at the problems besetting Chicago, the only solution he sees is a provocateur at the controls. He imagines someone with a high enough profile to turn up the volume on the debate over the city's future and a big...
  • St. Frances' Smith is 'average Joe' with above-average talent

    St. Frances' Smith is 'average Joe' with above-average talent
    At first glance, it's probably hard to see Rahshaun Smith and say he's an underdog. He stands 6 feet 3, weighs 230 pounds and has a deep, booming voice. His nickname is Shaq — and it was given to him at age 12. On the football field, Smith...
  • Kim Kardashian-Kanye West wedding: Festivities underway in Paris

    Kim Kardashian-Kanye West wedding: Festivities underway in Paris
    Kim Kardashian's wedding celebration is well underway, with a bachelorette outing and a high-fashion brunch already notched on her ever-so-cinched belt.  The last we saw Kimmy and Kanye West, they were leaving a Paris residence together on their way...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West marry in Florence after Versailles party

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West marry in Florence after Versailles party
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gotten married at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, according to reports out Saturday.  Rich Wilkerson Jr., a pastor from Trinity Church in Miami, performed the ceremony after Bruce Jenner walked Kim down...
  • Why I am supposed to care about Kanye West?

    With all the things going on in Chicago that are truly newsworthy, can someone please explain the editorial justification for running the story about the effort by a local artist to initiate a “draft Kanye West for mayor of Chicago" campaign? With...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the coming Week: 1. WILLIE NELSON/ALISON KRAUSS Numbers alone could tell why the double bill of Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss is the top concert of the week. Nelson has released more than......
  • Amazon launches Prime Music, an ad-free music streaming service

    Amazon launches Prime Music, an ad-free music streaming service
    Amazon is joining the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service.  Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership program that includes free two-day shipping, a...
  • Report: Pastor who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is from Miami Gardens church

    Report: Pastor who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is from Miami Gardens church
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially married, reports People.com The couple tied the knot Saturday afternoon at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. According to People, Bruce Jenner walked Kimmy down the aisle. The couple were married...
  • Kanye West debuts new song 'God Level' in Adidas commercial

    Kanye West debuts new song 'God Level' in Adidas commercial
    Kanye West debuted a new song "God Level" via a commercial that aired Saturday during the UEFA Champions League final.  The commercial—and new song—kicked off Adidas' "The Dream: All In Or Nothing" Wolrd Cup ad campaign. Now that Kanye West ...
  • Kim, Kanye wear Givenchy to wed; now they're on Ireland honeymoon

    Kim, Kanye wear Givenchy to wed; now they're on Ireland honeymoon
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West both wore Givenchy for their wedding Saturday in Italy. Kardashian was in a white lace Givenchy Haute Couture gown, high-necked but with cut-outs at the waist and back, and a very long flowing veil. West wore a tux. [E!] It...