Kanye West

Birth Name: 
Kanye Omari West
hip hop, rap
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

Interrupting Taylor Swift as she accepted an award at the MTV VMAs and nearly Beck at Grammy awards
Marrying Kim Kardashian
Saying Pres. W Bush "doesn't like black people" during Katrina TV fundraiser.

Short bio: 

Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West 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's background and style, from his debut album, deviated from the then-dominant "gangsta" persona in hip hop, and he would later alter the genre stylistically as rappers adopted his alternative aesthetic. An outspoken and controversial celebrity, West has often been the source of incidents at award shows. His interest in fashion has also attracted media attention and differentiates West from other artists. West runs his own record label GOOD Music and has directed several short films.


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Submitted by diane (not verified) on

not a fan of rap in general but a HUGE fan of you for your stance!! Keep it up and give hope to others.

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Submitted by Shad (not verified) on

Dear Kanye, I just wanted to thank you for standing up for freedom of thought. It seems we are living in a time where if you dont walk in lockstep with the liberal minions that you will be branded a racist, biggot, homophobe...or even mentally impared. It is all designed to silence free thought and speech. I thank God Donald Trump was elected because he too Has the courage to do whats right in the face incredible odds and opposition. I have never really listened to rap much but Because of everything i have been listening to your music and you are a talented man. God Bless.

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Submitted by Melody (not verified) on

Just listened to a couple of interviews and I'm a new fan! Stand strong against liberal bullies! You are enlightened ! What you say resonates !! You are the only one, so far, that is enlightened in Hollywood. Not even Ophra in all her spiritual groping through the years is even close!!

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