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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 -- Surfaces After Breakdown ... at Art Installation (PHOTO)

Kanye West
Surfaces After Breakdown ... At Art Installation

Kanye West is back in the public eye -- surfacing exactly where you'd expect him to Thursday in Los Angeles. The 'Life of Pablo' rapper was spotted at an art installation at the Pacific Design… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- Recovery in Progress, Creating New Music

Kanye West
Recovery in Progress ... Creating New Music

Kanye West's bounce back from the mental breakdown could come sooner than expected -- the recovery process has his creativity flowing again, and a new album could be in the offing. Sources close… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West -- No Divorce in the Works

Kim & Kanye
There's No Divorce in the Works

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going through intense emotional struggles -- dealing with the robbery and his breakdown -- but none of it adds up to divorce. Sources close to the couple tell… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Andy Cohen -- I'd Bang Bieber ... But No Kimye Threesome For Me (AUDIO)

Andy Cohen
I'd Bang Bieber ... But No Kimye Threesome For Me

Andy Cohen didn't hesitate when asked if he'd hook up with Justin Bieber -- it was a resounding yes -- but he's a lot less turned on by the thought of sleeping with Kim and Kanye. Andy was on… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Kanye West -- Meds Are the Issue

Kanye West
Meds Are the Issue

Kanye West is out of the hospital but not out of the woods, and it all stems from the rapper's erratic pattern of taking his meds ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ. Our sources say… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian -- Christmas As Usual Around the House (PHOTOS)

Kanye & Kim
Christmas As Usual Around the House

Kanye West will be recovering in the yuletide spirit -- it's full steam ahead on Kardashian-sized holiday decorations at his house, days after leaving UCLA Medical Center.    It… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
50 Cent -- I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming (VIDEO)

50 Cent
I Saw Kanye's Breakdown Coming

Kanye West dropped hints he was in a bad place before his emotional and mental meltdown ... at least according to 50 Cent. 50 came to 'Ye's defense on "Watch What Happens Live" Thursday night… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Kanye West 911 Call -- Keep Any Weapons Away From Him (AUDIO)

Kanye West 911 Call
Keep Any Weapons Away From Him

Kanye West's behavior was so erratic when his doctor dialed 911 ... the dispatcher was worried he might hurt himself or others around him.  TMZ obtained the 911 call and once dispatch got… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Kanye West -- Concerts On Hold ... Indefinitely

Kanye West
Concerts On Hold ... Indefinitely

Kanye West is not committing to any concerts after the first of the year, and there is no date set for when he'll return to the stage ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with Kanye tell us he… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Kanye West Checks Out of Hospital -- Back at Home

Kanye West
Checks Out of Hospital Back at Home

Kanye West is out of UCLA Medical Center after more than a week of treatment for his mental breakdown. TMZ has confirmed Kanye is at home with Kim Kardashian and their kids. We're told he left the… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago

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