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Kanye West

Kanye West


Date of Birth:
Jun 8, 1977

Place of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Kim Kardashian (m. 2014)


Hidden Hills, California, United States

Home town:
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Years active:

Hip hop

Net worth:
US$145 million (2018)

GOOD, Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, Def Jam

Vocals, sampler

Kanye West - Summary Details

Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is one of the most popular rappers in the world, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. West's contributions to music and fashion, along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing and co-producing hit singles for artists such as Jay-Z, Ludacris and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and followed with the collaborative album Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z. West released his abrasive sixth album Yeezus to further critical praise in 2013, and his seventh album The Life of Pablo in 2016, noted for its fragmented musical style. West's eighth studio album, the introspective ye, was released in 2018, followed by his collaborative effort with Kid Cudi eponymously titled Kids See Ghosts.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant mainstream attention. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings, as well as his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, and race. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A.P.C. on both clothing and footwear, and have most prominently resulted in...

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