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Kanye West

Rapper + Record Producer
Male
Born Jun 8, 1977

Kanye Omari West is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1977 Birth Kanye Omari West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. … Read More

TEENAGE

1996 19 Years Old …  His first official production credits came at the age of nineteen when he produced eight tracks on Down to Earth, the 1996 debut album of a Chicago rapper named Grav. For a time, West acted as a ghost producer for Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie. … Read More

TWENTIES

2000 - 2001 2 More Events
Months later, West and fiancée Alexis Phifer ended their engagement and their long-term intermittent relationship, which had begun in 2002.
2003 26 Years Old West's perfectionism led The College Dropout to have its release postponed three times from its initial date in August 2003.
…  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. … Read More
…  His more publicized comments include his off-script denunciation of President George W. Bush during a live 2005 television broadcast for Hurricane Katrina relief and his interruption of singer Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. … Read More

THIRTIES

Upon their September 2007 releases, Graduation outsold Curtis by a large margin, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and selling 957,000 copies in its first week. … Read More
The events profoundly affected West, who set off for his 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour shortly thereafter. … Read More
2009 - 2012 9 More Events
Sessions for West's sixth solo effort begin to take shape in early 2013 in his own personal loft's living room at a Paris hotel. … Read More
His 2014 marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian has also been subject to widespread media coverage. … Read More
In February 2015, West premiered his clothing collaboration with Adidas, entitled Yeezy Season 1, to generally positive reviews. … Read More
His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.
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