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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) 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. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, and classical music. West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West released a collaborative album, Watch the Throne with Jay-Z in 2011, which is the duo's first collaborative album. His five solo albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.

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Kanye West, Taylor Swift -- Each Accuses the Other ... You're a Liar!!!

Kanye West, Taylor Swift
Each Accuses the Other You're a Liar

Kanye West and Taylor Swift are now at war over one of his new songs, in which he raps, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous." Taylor came out swinging… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- I Gave Ray J a Heads Up ... I Rapped About Him Hitting Kim First

Kanye West
I Gave Ray J a Heads Up I Rapped About Him Hitting Kim First

Kanye West mocked Ray J during his album release concert Thursday -- about both of them having sex with Kim Kardashian -- but we've learned Kanye called Ray ahead of time to squash any beef. In… READ MORE >

- 6 hours ago
Kanye West -- Taylor Swift Had Heads Up on 'Sex' Lyric

Kanye West
Taylor Swift Had Heads Up on Sex Lyric

Kanye West personally called Taylor Swift late last month to tell her about a lyric in his song ... "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous." Sources directly… READ MORE >

- 11 hours ago
Kanye to Lamar Odom -- Let Me Show You to Your Seat!!! (VIDEO)

Kanye to Lamar
Let Me Show You to Your Seat

Lamar Odom had a high-priced usher escort him to his front and center seat Thursday at Madison Square Garden -- that would be the headliner, Kanye West. As we reported Lamar flew from L.A.… READ MORE >

- 17 hours ago
Lamar Odom -- I've Got Kanye West's Back ... His Music Saved Me (PHOTO)

Lamar Odom
I've Got Kanye's Back ... His Music Saved Me

Lamar Odom couldn't have gotten on a cross-country flight without Kanye West's help, which is why Lamar was determined to get on a flight to NYC ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Lamar… READ MORE >

- 20 hours ago
Kanye West -- Congrats On Guessing My Album Name ... Now, Don't Screw It Up!! (PHOTOS)

Kanye West
Congrats On Guessing My Album Name ... Don't Screw It Up!!

Kanye West is adamant ... anyone who figured out what T.L.O.P. stands for will get free tickets and more, but if they talk about it ... they're S.O.L. 'Ye promised a pair of Yeezys and tickets to… READ MORE >

- 23 hours ago
Kanye West Album -- T.L.O.P. Stands for ...

Kanye West Album
So That's What T.L.O.P. Means

Forget "Swish" and "Waves" ... Kanye West just revealed the new title of his album, and it appears to be a shout out to the biggest drug lord in history. West tweeted the answer to the… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Kanye West -- I'm Gonna Help Fathers Feed Their Kids (VIDEO)

Kanye West
I'm Gonna Help Dads Feed Their Kids

Kanye West is raging and ranting -- when he's on Twitter -- but in the real world the guy's acting like he's on a campaign to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Kind Kanye's latest beneficiaries were… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Kanye West -- Get Off Bill Cosby's Back ... He's NO Rapist!

Kanye West
Get Off Cosby's Back ... He's NO Rapist!

Kanye West thinks Bill Cosby is getting railroaded ... if Kanye's Twitter feed can be trusted, that is. Honestly, Kanye's been on one over the last few hours -- ranting about a bunch of things,… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Kanye West -- Fresh for Less ... The New Yeezy Motto (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Fresh for Less ... The New Yeezy Motto

Kanye West is all over the place on picking a name for his new album, but he's nailed down his future plans for his fashion biz ... and it's awesome for you. We got Kanye in NYC where he's… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago

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