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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 82 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 >

- 87 days ago
Kanye West -- April Fools!! That's Not My IKEA Line (PHOTOS)

Kanye West
April Fools!! That's Not My IKEA Line

Kanye West is a man of many talents -- but he hasn't yet mastered furniture design -- despite the rumblings on the Internet. Mixmag, a UK based culture magazine, posted a story and photos Friday… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Kanye West -- Scooter Braun's My New Lucky Charm

Kanye West
Scooter Braun's My New Lucky Charm

Kanye West wants some of what Justin Bieber's got -- he's hiring his manager Scooter Braun to take the reins of his music and fashion empire. Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Kim and Kanye -- We're Fresh in Bel-Air ... Finally Out Of Kris Jenner's Pad

Kim and Kanye
Fresh in Bel-Air Finally Out Of Kris' Pad

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are no longer living under Kris Jenner's roof ... they've moved into the Bel-Air fixer upper even though they're already planning to sell it. TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West -- Mo' Money No Problems ... Drop Stacks On New Ride (PHOTO)

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Mo' Money, No Problems ... Drop Stacks On New Ride

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West added some shiny new wheels to their fleet, but their luxury ride is missing one important option. Kimye splurged on a white Maybach, which they drove Monday to an… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Kanye West -- Hey Justin, I'll Tell You What I Mean (VIDEO)

Kanye West
Hey Justin, I'll Tell You What I Mean

Kanye West was a dancing fool Monday night at Justin Bieber's concert. Kanye rocked out to "What Do You Mean?" but then gave Kim his trademarked "I'm not impressed" mug. Just 2 fans in the crowd. READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Kanye West -- I'm Gonna Wipe My Record Clean

Kanye West
I'm Gonna Wipe My Record Clean

Kanye West is asking a judge to erase his paparazzi beatdown conviction from his record ... TMZ has learned. Kanye copped a plea in 2014 for attacking a photog the year before at LAX. He pled no… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Hallelujah!!!  Pastor to the Stars Rich Wilkerson Jr. Hits the Beach (PHOTO)

Hallelujah!!!
Pastor to the Stars Hits the Beach

Pastor to the stars Rich Wilkerson, Jr. and his wife did what the Bible says ... strip it down to the essentials. Rich and Dawn hit up Miami Beach Friday.  As you know, Wilkerson preaches to… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago

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