Kanye West

Kanye West

Real Name:
Kanye Omari West
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Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, 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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Kanye West Discography

Albums

none DJ LRM Presents Kanye West DJ LRM Presents Kanye West - College Dropout The Mixtape Not On Label none Europe 2003 Sell This Version
986 2061 Kanye West The College Dropout (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 986 2061 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0003944-00 Kanye West The College Dropout Video Anthology Roc-A-Fella Records B0003944-00 US 2005 Sell This Version
9889052 Kanye West Late Registration (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 9889052 France 2005 Sell This Version
K-038 Kanye West Graduation (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records K-038 Thailand 2007 Sell This Version
STARCD 7307 Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records STARCD 7307 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
none 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 none US 2009 Sell This Version
MODCD150812 Kanye West & Malik Yusef Kanye West & Malik Yusef - G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night (Dawn)(CD, Album) Module, Getting Out Our Dreams MODCD150812 US 2009 Sell This Version
2754461 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records 2754461 Australasia 2010 Sell This Version
B0015426-02 JAY Z* & Kanye West JAY Z* & Kanye West - Watch The Throne (Album) Roc-A-Fella Records B0015426-02 US 2011 Sell This Version
GOODMUSICLP001 Kanye West Presents GOOD Music Kanye West Presents GOOD Music - Cruel Summer (Album) Def Jam Recordings, G.O.O.D. MUSIC GOODMUSICLP001 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
B001865302ST1, B001865302ST2, B001865302ST3 Kanye West Yeezus (Album) Def Jam Recordings B001865302ST1, B001865302ST2, B001865302ST3 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo (Album) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none US 2016

Singles & EPs

PR 301348 Twista Featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx Twista Featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz / Badunkadunk(12", Promo) Atlantic PR 301348 US 2003 Sell This Version
DEFR 15925-1, DEFR15925-1 Kanye West Through The Wire (Single) Roc-A-Fella Records DEFR 15925-1, DEFR15925-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
9863962 Kanye West Jesus Walks (Single, Maxi) Roc-A-Fella Records 9863962 UK 2004 Sell This Version
KANYECDP2 Kanye West All Falls Down (Single, Maxi) Roc-A-Fella Records KANYECDP2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The New Workout Plan (Single) Roc-A-Fella Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
CDCLDJ 854 Dilated Peoples Featuring Kanye West Dilated Peoples Featuring Kanye West - This Way (Single) Capitol Records CDCLDJ 854 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
PR04968 Brandy (2) Feat. Kanye West Brandy (2) Feat. Kanye West - Talk About Our Love (Single, Maxi) Atlantic PR04968 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
none Twista Feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx Twista Feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic none UK 2004 Sell This Version
WMCSTY 40334 Cassius Henry Featuring Freeway & Kanye West Cassius Henry Featuring Freeway & Kanye West - The One(12", Promo, 3/4) Universal WMCSTY 40334 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LFD-64450-1 Usher Featuring Shyne, Kanye West & Twista Usher Featuring Shyne, Kanye West & Twista - Confessions Part II (Remix) LaFace Records LFD-64450-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Rell Feat. Kanye West & Consequence (2) Rell Feat. Kanye West & Consequence (2) - Real Love(CDr, Single, Promo) Roc-A-Fella Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
KYJ-001 Janet* Featuring Kayne West* Janet* Featuring Kayne West* - My Baby(12", Promo) Not On Label KYJ-001 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 11 months 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.
REENO

REENO

August 11, 2015
An absolute TRAVESTY as both an artist and a human being. He is completely pathetic on any (and every) level. Such a shame that so much money and time goes into promoting this waste of oxygen.
hinterkaifeck97

hinterkaifeck97

May 11, 2015
edited 9 months ago
Oh wow, and here I thought the members of discogs were above whining about award shows. Kanye's a really talented producer and listenable rapper, whom no matter how much people wish wasn't true, happens to be one of the biggest creative forces of the 21st century. Think I'm over selling it? Well to bad, I think he's awesome and could care less about his media portrayal.

EDIT: When I say most creative, I mean popularity wise. He's been able to do all sorts of stuff and still be "Mainstream". Just look at Yeezus, industrial rap was not the style of rap I thought I'd here on the radio, pretty impressive
Jarren

Jarren

March 17, 2015
This man would be wise to learn what "respect" truly means before bandying the word about in such a frivolous manner.
JonteJH

JonteJH

June 30, 2014
Quite possibly the best artist out there today.
Irreversible90

Irreversible90

June 23, 2014
Quite possibly the worst artist (if you even want to call him that) out there today. Talentless waste of space. He also has a terrible voice and his so called rapping is just plain horrendous.
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.

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