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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 -- Creative Studio Burglarized ... Smells Like An Inside Job

Kanye West
Creative Studio Burglarized ... Smells Like An Inside Job

Kanye West fell victim to a thief who made off with a bunch of gear from his creative studio ... and we're told the culprit could be someone 'Ye knows. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they got a… READ MORE >

Kim & Kanye's Ex-Bodyguard -- I'll Shut Up When You Fork Over My Pay! (VIDEO)

Kim & Kanye's Ex-Bodyguard
I'll Shut Up When You Fork Over My Pay!

Kim Kardashian's ex-bodyguard ... whose big mouth might have already cost him $30 million, is blabbling again -- this time claiming he'll gladly stop talking for the right price. As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Kim and Kanye -- Threaten Blabbing Bodyguard with $30 Mil Lawsuit

Kim and Kanye
Threaten Blabbing Bodyguard with $30 Mil Lawsuit

7:57 AM PT -- A rep for Kim and Kanye tells us the money won't be enough ... they also want a full retraction of everything he said in the interviews. Kim and Kanye have threatened… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Kim Kardashian -- Boobs Al Fresco (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian
Boobs Al Fresco

Kim Kardashian narrowly avoided a huge wardrobe malfunction while out to dinner and the opera Sunday night with Kanye in Rome. The two are in Italy celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary, which… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Kanye West -- 'Pablo' Temp Store Hits L.A.

Kanye West
'Pablo' Pop-Up Shop Hits L.A.

Kanye West just left his mark on Fairfax Ave ... attracting hundreds to a surprise store for his "The Life of Pablo" collection. The L.A. shop features everything from Pablo tees to jackets and… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Kanye West -- Sued For Ripping 'New Slaves' (AUDIO)

Kanye West
Sued For Ripping 'New Slaves'

Kanye West isn't the musical genius he thinks he is -- according to a composer who says the rapper jacked his song and didn't pay him enough ... so now he's suing. Gabor Presser, a big shot… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Kanye West -- Kim's Gonna Kill Me ... O.J. Simpson Style! (AUDIO)

Kanye West
Kim's Gonna Kill Me ... O.J. Style!

Kanye West got really personal with his latest verse -- comparing his wife to a killer ... her ole Uncle O.J. Simpson. Kanye's on ScHoolboy Q's new track, "THat Part" and raps about hitting a… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- You Can Fly With Us for $10k (PHOTO)

Kim & Kanye
You Can Fly With Us ... For $10,000

Kanye West is a chatterbox on flights, and Kim Kardashian ... not so much -- which you would know if you'd scored a seat next to them on a private jet, like one non-celeb did this… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Kanye West -- So Cheerful Until His Maybach Goes South (VIDEO)

Kanye West
So Cheerful Until His Maybach Goes South

Kanye West was grinning from ear-to-ear until his stupidly expensive whip wiped it right off his face.  It all unfolded Wednesday as Yeezy left a meeting at his Calabasas office. Check… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian -- Throw Cuban Dance Party ... Kids Steal the Show (PHOTOS)

Kanye & Kim
Throw Dance Party ... Kids Steal the Show

Kim Kardashian brought out her cleavage 'A' game for one of her last nights in Cuba -- but she got upstaged by her own daughter's dance moves. Kim and Kanye West and the rest of the krew packed in… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago

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