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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 -- High Marks for Community Service, Anger Management

Kanye West
High Marks for Community Service, Anger Management

Kanye West just got glowing reviews from the judge in his battery case ... after completing a chunk of his community service at an L.A. fashion school.Kanye's lawyer was in court ... telling the… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- I Did a Reality Show BEFORE Kim [VIDEO]

Kanye West
I Did a Reality Show BEFORE Kim [VIDEO]

Kanye West is NOT a reluctant member of reality television ... quite the opposite, he was actively involved in reality TV even before he hooked up with Kim Kardashian.TMZ got hold of a failed… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Flipping Houses -- Ellen's Got Nothing On Us!

Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us We're Flipping Houses Too!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Kanye West -- Community Service at Fashion School

Kanye West
Community Service at Fashion School

Kanye West won't be picking up trash on the side of the road any time soon ... because we've learned he's kicking off his community service in fashionable form -- teaching at a fashion… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
North West's Birthday Party -- Kidchella-Themed First B-Day Bash (VIDEO)

North West
1st Birthday Bash KIDCHELLA!

North West celebrated her 1st birthday with a pint-sized Coachella bash ... complete with multiple stages for various performers, glow sticks and moccasins ... you get the references, right?The… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
North West -- No Parents Required ... Ballin' Out Solo in First Class & Porsches

North West
No Parents Required ... Ballin' Out Solo in First Class

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's little girl flew first class from NYC to LA and got chauffeur driven in in a Maserati AND a Porsche -- and she did it all by herself. It's official, North is… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
North West Rolls First Class With Entourage

North West
Rolls First Class With Entourage

Kim Kardashian's 1-year-old baby is a full-on baller, flying 1st class from NYC to L.A. with nannies, an assistant, Kanye's aunt, a nurse and a security guard ... then whisked off the plane by… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Annie Leibovitz -- Hey Kanye, No Problemo You Trashed Me!

Annie Leibovitz
Hey Kanye, No Problemo You Trashed Me!

Annie Leibovitz has decided to address Kanye West's attack on her ... problem is, she wussed out.You'll recall Kanye trashed Annie for bailing on shooting their wedding right before the… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Kanye West Trashes Annie Leibovitz Over Wedding Wall Photo

Kanye
TRASHES Leibovitz Over Wedding Photo

Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically RUINED his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian ... because they had to spend days fixing the now-famous floral wall wedding pic.Annie was… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
Gary Clark Jr. -- I Can Take Kanye West in a Walk Off

Gary Clark Jr.
I Can Take Kanye ... In a Walk Off!!

Gary Clark Jr. thinks he's Hansel and Kanye West is Derek Zoolander ... because he told us he could make runway-kill out of Yeezy in a model walk off. Our photog ran into the guitar great at… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago

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