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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.

Kim, Kanye, North Enjoy a Nutcracker Christmas

Kim, Kanye, North
We're Having a Nutcrackin' Christmas!!!

Kim, Kanye, and North West put some culture in their Christmas Friday, with a real nutcracker. The West crew made a stealth entrance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center ... slinking… READ MORE >

Kanye West Takes in a Movie, Seriously Bummed (PHOTO)

Kanye West
I Give This Movie ... No Smiles Up

Kanye West dodged all the holiday shopping madness, and opted for the peace and quiet of a movie theater ... but it didn't help his mood. 'Ye slipped into something comfy for movie night in… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Kanye West's European Tour Cancelled (UPDATE)

Kanye West
European Tour Cancelled

The second leg of Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour has not just been put on hold ... it's been outright cancelled ... TMZ has learned. As we reported, Kanye's psych hospitalization put the 2017… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
UCLA Med Center on the Hunt for Massive Kanye Breach

Kanye West
UCLA Med Center on the Hunt for Kanye Breach

Kanye West's stay at UCLA Med Center had some staffers hunting for medical info, according to multiple people at the facility ... who tell TMZ a slew of people couldn't resist attempting to look… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
John Legend Can't Decide if it's OK to Meet with Donald Trump (VIDEO)

John Legend
Waffles on Kanye Meeting Trump

John Legend seems to be walking back his criticism of Kanye West meeting with Donald Trump. We caught up with the singer Monday at LAX where our photog asks if he'd take a… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's First Night Out Together Since Breakdown (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kim & Kanye
We're Ready for Our Close-Up

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made their first public outing together in several months, and they were obviously on a mission. Kimye did dinner Sunday night at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. We… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
RZA Says Kanye's a Forward Thinker By Meeting With Trump (VIDEO)

Kanye's Got the Right Idea Meeting with Trump

Kanye is helping the black community by meeting with Donald Trump ... so says RZA. The Wu-Tang rapper/producer says he can't knock Kanye's sit-down with Trump because it's better than the… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Common Is Agreeing to Disagree with Kanye West's Trump Strategy (VIDEO)

Kanye's My Brother But When It Comes to Trump ...

Kanye's tete-a-tete with the Prez-elect doesn't change a thing between him and Common, even though the two friends don't seem to be on the same page. Common was leaving Equinox in West Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
John Salley Says Kanye West Is Brilliant For Meeting With Donald Trump (VIDEO)

John Salley
Kanye West Is Brilliant ... For Meeting With Donald Trump

John Salley says people pissed Kanye West met with Donald Trump are DEAD WRONG ... telling TMZ Sports the meeting was a BRILLIANT move by 'Ye to get the ear of the Prez on social issues. Salley… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Kanye West's Endgame in Trump Meeting

Kanye West
Here's My Endgame with Trump ... Stop Violence in Chicago

Kanye West had a long-term plan when he asked to meet with Donald Trump ... talk about life during the first meeting, and death on the streets during the next one. Sources close to… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago

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