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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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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- We Never 'Fired' That Bodyguard ... He Was Only a Temp

Kim and Kanye
We Never 'Fired' That Bodyguard ... He Was Only a Temp

Kanye West has no issue with bodyguards talking to Kim Kardashian, and absolutely did NOT fire one for doing so. Sources close to the Wests tell TMZ ... Steve Stanulis was hired by the guy… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- My Record Is So Fresh & Clean ... Judge Erases Paparazzi Case

Kanye West
My Record Is So Fresh & Clean ... Judge Erases Pap Case

Kanye West is a blank slate, criminally speaking -- a judge signed off on erasing his conviction for that paparazzi beatdown at LAX. According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge approved… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Kanye West -- 'Imma Let You Finish' Speech Interrupts Friend's Wedding (VIDEO)

Kanye West
'Imma Let You Finish' Speech Interrupts Friend's Wedding

Kanye was back to his old Taylor Swift-interrupting self Saturday night ... but this time, it was all in good fun. 'Ye was at nightclub guru Dave Grutman's Miami wedding at Wynwood Walls to… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Kim Kardashian -- Bustin' Out In Miami Beach (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian
Bustin' Out In Miami Beach

Kim Kardashian is soaking up as much sun as possible during her stay in Miami Beach. Kim was joined by Kourtney, Kanye and Larsa Pippen Saturday on a shopping trip ... we're guessing they're all… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
DJ Quik to Kanye West -- Make Better Music, Bro! He's Just a Kardashian Now (VIDEO)

DJ Quik to Kanye West
Make Better Music! He's Just a Kardashian Now

DJ Quik challenged Kanye West to get his head out of Kim Kardashian's vagina and start making better music. Quik's rant happened on Noah Ayala's radio show -- he unloaded on Kanye's 'Life of… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Kanye West -- The LIES of Pablo ... Sued Over Tidal Promise

Kanye West
The LIES of Pablo ... Sued Over Tidal Promise

Kanye West pulled a fast one on his fans by backing out on a promise that Tidal would be the ONLY place to get his new album ... at least that's how one pissed off fan sees it, and he's suing.… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Desiigner -- My Show is SICK! Rapper Pukes Onstage (VIDEO)

Desiigner
My Show is SICK! Rapper Pukes Onstage

Kanye West's new artist is making a serious splash in the biz -- by throwing up his guts in the middle of a show, and acting like it never happened. Desiigner, who 'Ye signed to his label earlier… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Kanye West -- Silenced at Coachella

Kanye West
Silenced At Coachella

It was Kanye West's worst nightmare ... taking the stage in front of thousands ... not being able to rant or even rap. A$AP Rocky brought Kanye up on stage Friday night as the big surprise, but… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Kanye West -- I'm Grudgingly Team Rob (VIDEO)

Kanye West
I'm Grudgingly Team Rob

Kanye West is clearly conflicted over Rob Kardashian's engagement to Blac Chyna, but he's stickin' by him because he's family. 'Ye touched down at LAX Friday sporting his famous grin ... and when… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian -- This Squad's Got Culture (PHOTO)

Kim & Kanye
This Squad Has Culture

North West was rolling deep with her crew for a day at an L.A. museum. Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Kendall, Kourtney and Penelope hit up LACMA ... with almost everyone holding hands (Quit texting… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago

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