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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 -- Adidas Deal Has Billion Dollar Potential ... Look Out Nike!

Kanye West
Adidas Deal Has Billion Dollar Potential ... Look Out Nike!

Kanye West's new partnership with Adidas could make him A BILLION DOLLARS ... TMZ has learned.  Adidas announced Wednesday they've signed Kanye to a contract that will have a seismic… READ MORE >

Kanye West -- 'Famous' Naked Celebs Get Mini-Mized (PHOTO + VIDEO)

Kanye West
'Famous' Naked Celebs Get Mini-Mized

Kanye West's naked homage just got weirder, courtesy of showman Jeff Beacher ... who re-shot the image from the "Famous" music video -- complete with himself as Kim Kardashian! Never one to… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Ray J's Manager's PISSED at Kanye West ... Watch Your F****** Mouth! (VIDEO)

Ray J
Manager's PISSED at Kanye 'Watch Your F****** Mouth!'

If Kanye West wanted to get under people's skin with his "Famous" music video ... it worked, and now he's got Ray J's manager on his ass ... making serious threats. Ray was in downtown L.A. when… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
George W Bush ... Kanye Picked a Punk to Play Me

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Kanye Picked a Punk to Play Me

George W. Bush isn't upset about Kanye trying to find a look-alike to portray him in his new music video, but he's somewhat indignant the faux Bush lacks muscle. In case there was any… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Kanye West -- Mum on Nude Celebs (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Mum on Nude Celebs

Kanye West is the Harry Houdini of the rap world ... refusing to reveal cast secrets in his new music video. Yeezy strolled out of a movie theatre with Kim and North in Calabasas Saturday, and… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Kanye West -- OK, He Will Break the Internet ... Claims Nude Celebs in Music Video are Real

Kanye West
OK, He Will Break the Internet Claims Nude Celebs in Music Video are Real

Kanye West just blew the minds of thousands of people at The Forum in Inglewood, and he's about to blow yours with these images of naked people in the same bed ... and he insists it's the real… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Kylie Jenner and Tyga -- No Doubt ... Back Together (PHOTOS)

Kylie and Tyga
No Doubt ... Back Together

Kylie and Tyga made Kanye's music video roll-out their coming out as they showed up Friday night at The Forum for the big event. This is probably not sitting well with some of her brood, but Kylie… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Wiz Khalifa -- I'm Not Buying Kanye West's Apology ... He Ain't Keeping it Real (VIDEO)

Wiz Khalifa
I'm Not Buying Kanye's Apology ... He Ain't Keeping it Real

Wiz Khalifa's blood feud with Kanye West is far from over even though Kanye apologized. Wiz was on "The Breakfast Club" Friday morning when he revealed he and 'Ye aren't exactly on speaking terms… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
North West, Penelope Disick -- Casual Mermaid Attire Required For Our Birthdays (PHOTOS)

North West, Penelope Disick
Casual Mermaid Attire Required For Our Birthdays

North West's 3rd birthday train rolled on Saturday in fancy Bel Air ... and she definitely made a splash with cousin Penelope Disick who's also celebrating a birthday soon. Kim and Kanye… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Kanye West -- Gets Street Rapper Cameron Grey in Studio to Cut His Dream Album (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Gets Street Rapper in Studio To Cut His Dream Album

That random dude, who ran up to Kanye West and freestyled for him, no longer has to spit bars on the street -- he's recorded his first album. Oh, and Kanye produced it! NBD. You remember Cameron… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago

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