Kanye West

Real Name:
Kanye Omari West
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Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music.

West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to commercial and critical acclaim and followed up with number of successful albums. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 21 million albums and 66 million digital downloads. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all-time.
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none Kanye West - Get Well Soon... album art Kanye West Get Well Soon... Roc-A-Fella Records, The Heavy Hitters, Hustle. none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Kanye West - I'm Good... album art Kanye West I'm Good... Roc-A-Fella Records, The Heavy Hitters, Hustle. none US 2003 Sell This Version
B000203002, B0002030-02 Kanye West - The College Dropout album art Kanye West The College Dropout (Album, Comp) Roc-A-Fella Records, Hip Hop Since 1978 B000203002, B0002030-02 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
UICD 9014 Kanye West - Late Registration album art Kanye West Late Registration (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records UICD 9014 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WK-802 Kanye West - Bet Awards 05 album art DJ Whoo Kid, Steven Hill (11), Kanye West DJ Whoo Kid, Steven Hill (11), Kanye West - Bet Awards 05(CD, Mixtape) Shadyville, Hustle Music (2) WK-802 US 2005 Sell This Version
CSCDST1 Kanye West - Smashtime Radio Vol. 1 album art Clinton Sparks Starring Kanye West Clinton Sparks Starring Kanye West - Smashtime Radio Vol. 1 (Comp) The Mix Unit CSCDST1 US 2006 Sell This Version
60251741220 Kanye West - Graduation album art kanYeWest* Graduation (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 60251741220 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
STARCD 7307 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak album art Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records STARCD 7307 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
MODCD150812 Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night (Dawn) album art Kanye West & Malik Yusef Kanye West & Malik Yusef - G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night (Dawn) (Album) Module, Getting Out Our Dreams MODCD150812 US 2009 Sell This Version
MODCD150832 Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night (Dusk) album art Kanye West & Malik Yusef Kanye West & Malik Yusef - G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night (Dusk)(CD, Album) Module, Getting Out Our Dreams MODCD150832 US 2009 Sell This Version
0602527294988 Kanye West - VH1 Storytellers album art Kanye West VH1 Storytellers (Comp) Roc-A-Fella Records 0602527294988 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
602527544618 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album art Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 602527544618 Indonesia 2010 Sell This Version
B0015426-02 Kanye West - Watch The Throne album art JAY Z* & Kanye West JAY Z* & Kanye West - Watch The Throne (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0015426-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
BEM069 Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Ass album art Perajok, Kanye West Perajok, Kanye West - G.O.O.D. Ass(CD, Mixtape) Getting Out Our Dreams BEM069 US 2011 Sell This Version
3717316 Kanye West - Cruel Summer album art Kanye West Presents GOOD Music Kanye West Presents GOOD Music - Cruel Summer (Album) Def Jam Recordings, G.O.O.D. MUSIC 3717316 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
602537432134 Kanye West - Yeezus album art Kanye West Yeezus (Album) Def Jam Recordings 602537432134 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo album art Kanye West The Life Of Pablo (Album) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none 2016
none Kanye West - Ye album art Kanye West Ye (Album) Def Jam Recordings none 2018 Sell This Version
none Kanye West - Jesus Is King album art Kanye West Jesus Is King (Album) Def Jam Recordings none 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Kanye West - Slow Jamz album art Twista Feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx Twista Feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz (Single) Atlantic none UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Kanye West - Through The Wire album art Kanye West Through The Wire (Single) Roc-A-Fella Records none 2002 Sell This Version
ROC 1058 Kanye West - Keep The Receipt album art Kanye West Keep The Receipt(12") Roc-A-Fella Records ROC 1058 US 2003 Sell This Version
CDCLDJ 854 Kanye West - This Way album art Dilated Peoples Featuring Kanye West Dilated Peoples Featuring Kanye West - This Way (Single) Capitol Records CDCLDJ 854 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
LFD-64450-1 Kanye West - Confessions Part II (Remix) album art Usher Featuring Shyne, Kanye West & Twista Usher Featuring Shyne, Kanye West & Twista - Confessions Part II (Remix) (Single) LaFace Records LFD-64450-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
DPRO 7087 6 18385 2 7 Kanye West - Selfish album art Slum Village Featuring Kanye West & John Legend Slum Village Featuring Kanye West & John Legend - Selfish (Maxi, Single) Capitol Records, Barak Records, EMI DPRO 7087 6 18385 2 7 US 2004 Sell This Version

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ischivezon

ischivezon

November 14, 2015
his haters want to think of him as a pop artist, but if pop were more like him then i think the world would be a much better place. he is one of the few dudes in the mainstream who manages to be insanely experimental and bring influences from a large range of places and still be making head nodding bangers that manage to hit the charts. an okay rapper, good lyricist, great producer and manages to bring that all together to make some of the most game changing albums in pop-rap.
tsarvs

tsarvs

September 2, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
Say all you want about Kanye's ego, but he is a great artist. Look at how far he's come! He's been able to transform himself from a pop act to experimental hip hop. Remember "Stronger"? Yeah, I do too. But if you were to listen to Yeezus in 2004, you wouldn't believe your ears. This metamorphosis is something that a lot of legendary artists did sometime in their career: the Beatles, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, etc. Is he "the best?" I don't know about that, but he's a damn good artist, and it's a shame that people rate his performance based on how he acts off the stage.
DotChannel

DotChannel

May 5, 2010
Kanye West has always been someone that I have has mixed feelings about. But all I know, is one thing about him is that he is a brilliant producer. His productions to his work are phenomenal. Click on the little play button on the video to the right of you and listen to it. "Late" is a perfect example of what I have to say about him. Is that not a beautifully crafted piece of production work. Let's be honest; it's brilliant! It is filled with loads of emotion that tear you from the inside. That's what I call good production. But you see, this song also proves my other point; his lyrical flow is as whack as no one's business. I actually don't blame Roc-A-Fella for wanting him to JUST be a producer. Because he is a horrible rapper; but his production is one thing I have to say about him. Another problem of Kanye West, is how many whack artists he collaborates with. Just to name a few: Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Paul Wall, etc.

So basically, if you can get past Kanye West's horrible singing and rapping, then he is a great artist. But if you just can't, he pretty much sucks and he's a sellout. Let's put it at that.
gldndragon77

gldndragon77

October 14, 2007
In a short span of time, Kanye West went from hitmaking producer to just plain hitmaker, as his stellar production work earned him a solo record deal and soon his beats were accompanied by his own witty raps on a number of critically and commercially successful releases. His flamboyant personality also made a mark. West showcased a dapper fashion sense that set him apart from most of his rap peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistic, albeit amusingly. This flamboyance, of course, made for good press, something West enjoyed plenty of during his sudden rise to celebrity status. He was a media darling, appearing and performing at practically every major awards show (and winning at them, too), delivering theatrical videos to MTV that were events in themselves, and mouthing off about whatever happened to cross his mind. For instance, he once spoke out against the rampant homophobia evident in much rap music, and he also posed for the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus Christ. He seemed to court controversy. West's steady presence in the celebrity limelight, on the other hand, could sometimes eclipse his considerable musical talent. His production ability seemed boundless during his initial surge of activity, as he not only racked up impressive hits for himself like "Jesus Walks" and "Gold Digger," but also graced such fellow rap stars as Jay-Z and Ludacris with smashes. In addition to these many accomplishments, it's worth noting how West shattered certain stereotypes about rappers. Whether it was his appearance or his rhetoric, or even just his music, this young man became a superstar on his own terms, and his singularity no doubt is part of his appeal to a great many people, especially those who don't generally consider themselves rap listeners.
Mr.Creative

Mr.Creative

May 6, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
Known for his explosive drums, sped-up samples, and his great fashion sense. This producer has crafted classics, ranging from the great lyricist, Jay-Z, to reviving Common back into the rap game. Being through a near-death experience in a car crash, Kanye West has proven himself that not even fate can stop him from taking the rap game by storm. This soul infused producer has been throwing punches that has helped him climb the charts after two album releases. Let it be known that, Kanye West is here to stay, and to lift the hip-hop game even higher.

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