Kanye West

1977-Present Day

Biography

Kanye Omari West was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised with his mother on the South-side of Chicago. He went to college, but later dropped out to pursue his musical career. Once he moved to New York, Jay-Z hired him to help produce, The Blue Print. After that he signed with Jay-Z's label, Roc-A-Fella Records. He released his 1st album in 2004 called, The College Dropout. That sold 2.6 million copies. From there, he released 5 other albums. Two years ago he got married to Kim Kardashian and had a kid named North West.

Training/Education

Kanye attended Polaris High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Kanye Omari West dropped out of college to pursue his career. He moved to New York and was mentored by Jay-Z.

When and how did they get into the Performing Arts field?

Kanye West got involved in the field in 2001 with Jay-Z. He produced an album with him. In 2002, Kanye signed a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records. He later produced his first album in 2004. He continues to look up to Jesus, Jay-Z, and his wife.

Major Roles held in their craft.

Albums:

The College Dropout, 2004

Late Registration, 2005

Graduation, 2007

808s & Heartbreak, 2008

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 2010

Watch the Throne, 2011

Yeezus, 2013


Other things:

Kanye Omari West owns his own clothing line and has many partnerships with Adidas and Nike.

Awards

Kanye West has won 89 awards out of 352.

That includes 21 Grammy awards.

Other notable awards:

2004 BET Award for New Artist

2015 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award

Interesting Facts

  • He sold his first beat to a local rapper for $8,000.
  • His net worth is $120 Million.
  • He made shoes called Yeezys. (Yeezy 1 & 2 with Nike and Yeezy 3 with Adidas.)
  • The name "Kanye" means, "The Only One", in Swahili.

Quotes

"Nothing in life is promised except death" -Kanye West

"I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice"

-Kanye West

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FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney

Rihanna And Kanye West And Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds

Only One by Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney

Kanye West - Only One ft. Paul McCartney

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