Kanye Omari West born June 8, is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. He has been influential in the 21st-century development of mainstream hip hop and popular music in general. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West was first known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early s, producing singles for several mainstream artists. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in to critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism, respectively, West's fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and sixth album Yeezus were also critical successes. Sign in or Register.
West, the child of a photographer and former Black Panther father and a college professor mother, grew up in Chicago and attended Chicago State University for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in music. Abetted by his flamboyant personality, West quickly rose to stardom. George W. In West released s and Heartbreak , an album that dwelled on feelings of personal loss and regret. Its sound differed radically from his previous releases, as West chose to sing with the assistance of a vocal production tool called Auto-Tune rather than rap his lyrics. West spent much of late rehabilitating his image.
The Life Of Pablo. Watch The Throne Deluxe. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Late Orchestration. Late Registration. Kendrick Lamar. Lil Wayne. Kid Cudi.
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