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Kanye West

In the span of three short years, Kanye West went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, as his stellar production work for Jay-Z led to a major-label recording contract and, ultimately, a wildly successful solo career. West paired his beats with tongue-twisting raps and a self-assured, flamboyant personality. His dapper fashion sense set him apart from many of his rap peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistical, albeit amusingly so. This flamboyance, of course, made for good press, something that West enjoyed in spades during his sudden rise to celebrity status. He was a media darling, appearing and performing at countless awards shows (and winning at them, too), delivering theatrical videos to MTV, and mouthing off about whatever happened to cross his mind. He frequently spoke out against the rampant homophobia evident in much rap music, posed for the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus Christ, and even claimed during a televised Hurricane Katrina fundraiser that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." West courted controversy, no question about it, but his steady presence in the celebrity limelight couldn't eclipse his musical talent. His production abilities seemed boundless during his initial surge of activity, as he not only racked up impressive hits for himself (including "Jesus Walks" and "Gold Digger"), but also collaborated on smash hits with the likes of Jay-Z and Ludacris. As his career progressed throughout the early 21st century, West shattered certain stereotypes about rappers, becoming a superstar on his own terms without adapting his appearance, his rhetoric, or his music to fit any one musical mold.

Coming out of left field (i.e., Chicago, a city rarely praised for its hip-hop exports), West was an unlikely sensation and more than once defied adversity. Like so many others who were initially inspired by Run-D.M.C., he began as just another aspiring rapper with a boundless passion for hip-hop, albeit a rapper with a Midas touch when it came to beatmaking. Indeed, it was his beatmaking prowess that got his foot in the industry door. Though he did quite a bit of noteworthy production work during the late '90s (Jermaine Dupri, Foxy Brown, Mase, Goodie Mob), it was West's work for Roc-a-Fella at the dawn of the new millennium that took his career to the next level. Alongside fellow fresh talent Just Blaze, West became one of the Roc's go-to producers, consistently delivering hot tracks to album after album. His star turn came on Jay-Z's classic Blueprint (2001) with album standouts "Takeover" and "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)." Both songs showcased West's signature beatmaking style of the time, which was largely sample-based; in these cases, the former track appropriated snippets of the Doors' "Five to One," while the latter sampled the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back."

More high-profile productions followed, and before long word spread that West was going to release an album of his own, on which he planned to rap as well as produce. Unfortunately, that album was a long time coming, pushed back and then pushed back again. It didn't help that West was in a tragic car accident in October 2002 that almost cost him his life. He capitalized on the traumatic experience by using it as the inspiration for "Through the Wire" (and its corresponding video), which would later become the lead single for his debut album, 2004's The College Dropout. As the album was continually delayed, West continued to churn out big hits for the likes of Talib Kweli ("Get By"), Ludacris ("Stand Up"), Jay-Z ("'03 Bonnie & Clyde"), and Alicia Keys ("You Don't Know My Name"). Then, just as "Through the Wire" was breaking big-time at the tail end of 2003, another West song caught fire, a collaboration with Twista and comedian/actor Jamie Foxx called "Slow Jamz," which gave the rapper/producer two simultaneously ubiquitous singles and a much-anticipated debut album. As with so many of West's songs, the singles were driven by somewhat recognizable sample-based hooks: Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire" in the case of "Through the Wire," and Luther Vandross' "A House Is Not a Home" in the case of "Slow Jamz."

In the wake of his breakout success, West earned a whopping ten nominations at the 47th annual Grammy Awards, held in early 2005. The College Dropout won the Best Rap Album award, "Jesus Walks" won Best Rap Song, and a songwriting credit on "You Don't Know My Name" for Best R&B Song award was shared with Alicia Keys and Harold Lilly. Later that year, West released his second solo album, Late Registration, which spawned a series of hit singles ("Diamonds in Sierra Leone," "Gold Digger," "Heard 'Em Say," "Touch the Sky"). The album topped the charts, as did the "Gold Digger" single, and Late Registration eventually won a Grammy for Rap Album of the Year. West's production work continued more or less unabated during this time; particularly noteworthy were hits for Twista ("Overnight Celebrity"), Janet Jackson ("I Want You"), Brandy ("Talk About Our Love"), the Game ("Dreams"), Common ("Go!"), and Keyshia Cole ("I Changed My Mind"). West also founded his own label, GOOD Music (i.e., "Getting Out Our Dreams"), in conjunction with Sony BMG. The label's inaugural release was John Legend's Get Lifted (2004), followed one year later by Common's Be. In addition to all of his studio work, West also toured internationally in support of Late Registration and released Late Orchestration: Live at Abbey Road Studios (2006) in commemoration.

After retreating from the spotlight for some time, West returned to the forefront of the music world in 2007 with a series of album releases. Consequence's Don't Quit Your Day Job and Common's Finding Forever, both released by GOOD, were chiefly produced by West; the latter proved to be particularly popular, topping the album chart upon its release in July. And then there was West's third solo album, Graduation, which was promoted well in advance of its September 11 release (a memorable date that pitted Kanye against 50 Cent, who in one interview swore he would quit music if his own album, Curtis, wasn't the top-seller). A pair of singles -- "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Stronger," the latter an interpolation of Daft Punk's 2001 single "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" -- led the promotional push. It became his third consecutive chart-topping album, and its success culminated in eight Grammy nominations. West was the victor in four of the categories, and he performed two songs during the ceremony, including Late Registration's "Hey Mama," chosen in honor of his recently deceased mother. That loss, compounded by a breakup with his fiancée, informed 2008's 808s & Heartbreak, a major change of pace that saw West singing most of his emotionally pained lyrics with the assistance of Auto-Tune. As polarizing as it was, it went platinum.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, most of which was recorded in Hawaii and involved guest vocal spots from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, and the RZA, was released in November 2010. It was preceded by the bombastic, King Crimson-sampling single "Power." A sprawling and audacious album, MBDTF debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and also went platinum. While the album was still hot, West recorded the aggressive and boast-heavy Watch the Throne with Jay-Z and numerous producers and songwriters. Billed as a set by the Throne, it was released in August 2011 and entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at number one. In September 2012, he released the GOOD Music collaboration album Cruel Summer, which featured artists such as Big Sean, Pusha T, and Lifted. Four singles ("Mercy," "Cold," "New Flow," and "Clique") were released as promotion for the record. Toward the end of 2012 there were rumblings from acclaimed producers that a new album would emerge soon. These murmurs were soon confirmed when West himself announced that he was working on his sixth album with the likes of Daft Punk, King L., Justin Vernon, Rick Rubin, Chief Keef, and many more contributing. As one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2013, Yeezus was released to rapturous reviews from critics. West touched upon controversial and sensitive topics and delivered an astonishing and bold record, described as his most confrontational and bravest album to date. Despite leaking four days early upon its release, Yeezus sold almost 327,000 copies during its first week and the album's first single, "Black Skinhead," was certified gold by mid-October. The year 2013 also proved to be a personal milestone for West, as he became a father for the first time, with partner Kim Kardashian giving birth to a baby girl in June of that year. ~ Jason Birchmeier & Andy Kellman, Rovi
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This is not spam. It is artists trying to get their music heard and seen. We are born and raised Kentucky boyz ya dig fanly.

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Don't read this cause it actually works. You will kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However, if you do not post his you will die in 2days. Now, you have started reading you can't stop! This is so scary. Post this at least on five songs in the next 143 minutes. When you are done press f6 and you lovers name will come up on the screen. This is so scary because it works
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You are cool
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Great artist! Horrible person!
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I'm having a early throwback Thursday and I love your song heartless
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The Graduation album's songs are so good. Loved them since I heard them on the radio when it came out
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dogtrax
Once you heard one you heard them all he's got potential
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Relative* haha you thought you was gonna limit me?
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kanye sold himself to his own devils to achieve success, glad he did to be honest. Black, white. It's all a game of chess in his mind, only the weak get wrapped up in delusions. And this guy really is a big deal, there isn't a single problem with him.. He's just like the dopest marketing exec, straight hamm bossed the entire social media hivemind. Some tribe in the amazon has heard of kanye cuz he made it so, wish i was lying. You can't lie his work is pretty brilliant, highs and lows it's all r
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You are good at rapping... Just very narcissistic . But it's whatever I guess.
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I Love Your songs and north is a cutee
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He is busy thats what and whatever kills me makes me stronger guys I just multiple.
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Wha happened on Kanye these days��
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F u c k Kanye he's an a s s hole c u n t
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jpietro82
You're a *******
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jpietro82
凸^-^凸
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KANYE WEST
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follow me ???????????? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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love lockdown
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happy_stun
Not Made in China. ��
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Yo no man shood have all dat powah....... . f o l l o w for follow?
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https://db.t t / o u h x m G M 2

This is our album Henn & Goo$e.. check us out coach city boyz on you tube.!!!

Please post it to your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You will be a believer after you listen to the album!
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awesome
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MR. WEST HOLD THE BROTHERS DOWN........ . . . THANX MARRING BABE
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Why u marry Kim kardashion and have a baby but u and Kim and north are cute tell Kim she is so BEAUTIFUL :)(:
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He is good at raping
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How could you be so heartless ��
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jrgillis63
KANYE HOW DARE YOU! BECK IS PROBABLY MORE TALENTED THEN YOU WILL EVER BE! AND ALL BEYONCE CAN DO IS DANCE IN HER UNDERWEAR! NO WONDER KANYE LOVES HER! YOU HAVE 21 GRAMMYS KANYE AND BECK NOW HAS 5 I THINK YOU AHOULD BACK OFF AND LET OTHER ARTISTS HAVE A SHOT AT IT! AND FACE IT NOW THAT YOU HAD TO STAND UP MORE PEOPLE ARE SIDING WITH BECK! AND ALSO WHEN YOU PLAYED AT SNL 40 ALL YOU WERE TO ME AND OTHER FELLOW BECK FANS, WAS A SOUND CHECK! REAL MUSIC IS BETTER THAN DANCE SHÏT.
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I find dis song to be funny listing to it in 2015 because kanye is with a gold digger. Lol...think about dat
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Queen retired... And my spirits... S..b....Musi c inside me..music and me....
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Spring love come back to me
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Dont read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will be insured (but you won't die) in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes, when your done press ft and your lovers name will appear on the scree in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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all of the lights and heartless is my fav songs
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Vic
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will be insured (but you won't die)in two days .now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes, when your done press ft and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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#Kimkardashi a n
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Follow for a follow ; )
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he loves fishsticks.. . . loves to put them in his mouth.....
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https://db.t t / o u h x m G M 2 check us out coach city boyz on you tube.!!!
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I'm glad this biography isn't biased or one sided
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You are a great rapper
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U da best
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Best beat ��creative artist in our generation ����
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Sound like a tron song
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Let's get lost tonight
You could be my black Kate Moss tonight
Play secretary, I'm the boss tonight
And you don't give a f**k what they all say, right?
Awesome, the Christian in Christian Dior
Damn, they don't make 'em like this anymore
I ask, cause I'm not sure
Do anybody make real s**t anymore?
Bow in the presence of greatness
Cause right now thou hast forsaken us
You should be honored by my lateness
That I would even show up to this fake s**t
So go ahead, go nuts, go apeshit
'Specially in my
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