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Kanye West

West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth name Kanye Omari West
Born June 8, 1977 (1977-06-08) (age 32)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Occupations Producer, rapper, musician, singer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, sampler, percussion, synthesizer
Years active 2001–present
Labels GOOD Music, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Associated acts Go Getters
Child Rebel Soldier
Website kanyeuniversecity.com
.Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977)[1] is an American rapper, singer, and record producer.^ Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Grammy award winning rapper .
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^ Kanye & Fiancee Split Kanye & Fiancee Split Rapper Kanye West and his fiancee have split.
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^ Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/ ; born June 8, 1977) 1 is an American rapper , record producer , author, and singer .

.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.^ West gained fame by producing 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 .

^ After hearing his work on The Blueprint , RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occured between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.

^ He later gained fame by producing hit singles for major hip hop/R&B artists, including Jay-Z , Talib Kweli , Cam'ron , Paul Wall , Common , Mobb Deep , Jermaine Dupri , Scarface , The Game , Alicia Keys , Janet Jackson , John Legend among others.

.His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments.^ His style of production originally utilized pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments.

^ West accompanied by an eleven-piece chamber orchestra While his use of sampling has lessened overtime, West's production continues to feature distinctive and intricate string arrangements .

^ West helping produce The 1 Second Film collaboration in February 2009 At the start of his career, Kanye West's production style often utilized pitched-up vocal samples, usually from soul songs, 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, synth-pop, and classical music.^ However, subsequent albums saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences ranging from '70s R&B , to synth-pop , and classical music .

^ West has stated on several occasions that outside of work, he favours listening to rock music over hip-hop.

^ Kanye was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist .

[2]
.West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008. His four albums have received numerous awards, including a cumulative twelve Grammys,[3][4][5] and critical acclaim.^ He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008.

^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
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^ This song appears on West's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak .

[6] .All have been very commercially successful, with 808s & Heartbreak becoming his third consecutive #1 album in the U.S. upon release.^ All have been very commercially successful, with 808s & Heartbreak becoming his third consecutive #1 album in the U.S. upon release.

^ He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008.

^ In April 2009, Kanye West recorded a song called "Hurricane" with 30 Seconds to Mars , and it will release on the third album of the band This Is War .

.West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi.^ Tags: common , kanye west , kid cudi Comments (0) 0630.
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^ Kid Cudi & Common) 10.
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^ Kid CuDi & Common) 07.
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[7] .West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his four albums as well as various single covers and music videos.^ West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear costume which has appeared on the covers of three of his four albums as well as various single covers and music videos.

^ Appears in Hoobastank 's "Same Direction" music video.
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^ Hip hop icon Kanye West has shocked fans by invading the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards last ....
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[8]
.About.com ranked Kanye West #8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list.^ Kanye West transcends well beyond just hip-hop.
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^ Take hip hop artist Kanye West, for example.
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^ Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers ".

[9] On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year's #1 "Hottest MC in the Game."[10]

Contents

Life and career

.Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia,[11] where he lived with his parents.^ Kanye West & Ne-Yo) 11.
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^ Long live Kanye West.
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^ Kanye West is a rapper (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia).
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.When he was three years old, his parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.^ When he was three years old, his parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Chicago , Illinois .

^ At the age of three, he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois where he grew up and later attended Chicago State University.
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[12] .His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther who was one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and is now a Christian counselor.^ His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther who was one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , and is now a Christian counselor.

^ Now granted it all happened pretty quickly but not one black male stood up to shout down Kanye.
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^ For proof, see KRS-One, Lyrics Born, Jurassic Five and others who see potential in not only the black race, but the human race in general.
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[12] West's mother, Dr. Donda West, was a Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as West's manager. .He was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School[13] in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago.^ He was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School 12 in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago .

[14] .West credits his feminine nature to being raised by his mother.^ Donda West was the inspiration for Kanye's song "Hey Mama" and wrote Raising Kanye: Life Lessions From The Mother Of A Hip-Hop Superstar .

.When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, "I got A's and B's.^ At one point, he asked West what he thought his late mother would say about his behavior.

^ It is focused on helping Latino and African American children stay in school and to get a proper education through grade school , high school , and college .

And I'm not even frontin'".[15]
.West attended art classes at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and also enrolled at Chicago State University, but dropped out to focus on his music career.^ West took some art classes at the American Academy of Art , a Chicago art school, and also enrolled at Chicago State University , but dropped out due to poor grades and a primary interest in working on his music career.

^ He was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School 12 in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago .

^ West's mother, Dr. Donda West, was a Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University , and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as West's manager.

[16] .While attending school, West produced for local artists.^ While attending school, West produced for local artists.

^ Kanye West brought soul back to hip-hop in the 2000s both as a solo artist and producing works for other artists.
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^ Main Artists Common Produced By Kanye West Featuring DJ Premier on scratches Samples Common - The Corner O.C. - Half Good, Half Sinner Seyfou Yohannes - Tezeta .
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.He later gained fame by producing hit singles for major hip hop/R&B artists, including Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Cam'ron, Paul Wall, Common, Mobb Deep, Jermaine Dupri, Scarface, The Game, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, John Legend among others.^ But he is a tortured and maelevolent individual.He has committed himself to something deep same a s RiRi and all the other artists not just hip-hop r&b notice how dark the videos and lyrics are all the time.There is a distinct lack of colour.Research people don’t just dismiss as joke.
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^ BTW, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys was awesome, but what was Lil Mama doing up on stage at the end?
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^ Kanye West, hailing from Chicago and born June 8, 1977, spent several years in the background of rap music helping out with producing tracks for other rappers before hitting big as a solo rap artist.

He also "ghost-produced" for his mentor Deric Angelettie, according to his song "Last Call" and the credits of Nas' "Poppa Was a Playa".[16]

Early career

.West’s sound is featured heavily on Jay-Z's critically acclaimed album The Blueprint, released on September 11, 2001.[17] His work was featured on the lead single "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)," "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" and a diss track against Nas and Mobb Deep named "Takeover"; West has worked with Mobb Deep and Nas since the track's release.^ His work was featured on the lead single " Izzo (H.O.V.A.) ," "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" and a diss track against Nas and Mobb Deep named " Takeover "; West has worked with Mobb Deep and Nas since the track's release.

^ West’s sound is featured heavily on Jay-Z 's critically acclaimed album The Blueprint , released on September 11, 2001.

^ It eventually culminated with the release of the lead single, " Love Lockdown ", from West's fourth album 808s & Heartbreak .

[17] .West soon became a major name in hip hop production following the release of the album, but struggled to find a way to get a record deal.^ West soon became a major name in hip hop production following the release of the album, but struggled to find a way to get a record deal.

^ Rolling Stone awarded the album the highest position on their end of the year record list and hailed it as a "sweepingly generous, absurdly virtuosic hip-hop classic."

^ Reply report notify me Review by gldndragon77 Oct 14, 2007 In a short span of time, Kanye West went from hitmaking producer to just plain hitmaker, as his stellar production work earned him a solo record deal and soon his beats were accompanied by his own witty raps on a number of critically and commercially successful releases.
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.Jay-Z admitted that Roc-A-Fella was initially reluctant to support West as a rapper, claiming that he saw him as a producer first and foremost.^ Jay-Z admitted that Roc-A-Fella was initially reluctant to support West as a rapper, claiming that he saw him as a producer first and foremost.

^ (May 2009) Says he saw the funny side of South Park portraying him as a gay fish, but admitted the episode did hurt his feelings.
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^ After hearing his work on The Blueprint , RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occured between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.

[18] .Multiple record companies felt he was not as marketable as rappers who portray the "street image" prominent in hip hop culture.^ Companies felt he was not as marketable as rappers who portray the "street image" prominent in hip hop culture.

^ Rolling Stone awarded the album the highest position on their end of the year record list and hailed it as a "sweepingly generous, absurdly virtuosic hip-hop classic."

^ Multiple record companies pushed him aside because he was not the stereotypical hip hop artist.

[19]

The College Dropout (2002–04)

.On October 23, 2002, West was involved in a near fatal car crash while driving home from the recording studio.^ On October 23, 2002, West was involved in a near fatal car crash while driving home from the recording studio.

^ West was arrested again on November 14, 2008 at a hotel near Gateshead after another scuffle involving a photographer outside a nightclub in Newcastle Upon Tyne .

^ Being through a near-death experience in a car crash, Kanye West has proven himself that not even fate can stop him from taking the rap game by storm.
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.The crash provided inspiration for West's first single, "Through the Wire".[20] West's faith is apparent in many of his songs, such as "Jesus Walks", which became a staple at his benefit performances, such as the Live 8 concert.^ Kanye West - Jesus Walks (instrumental) .
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^ The crash provided inspiration for West's first single, " Through the Wire ".

^ The single "Jesus Walks" was certified gold.

.These songs were featured on West's debut album, The College Dropout, which was released on Roc-A-Fella Records in February 2004, and went on to receive critical acclaim.^ These songs were featured on West's debut album, The College Dropout , which was released on Roc-A-Fella Records in February 2004, and went on to receive critical acclaim.

^ Following the critical and commercial success of his debut The College Dropout , West went on to experiment with his production style for subsequent albums.

^ Kanye released his debut LP The College Dropout .

.The album also defined the style for which West would become known, including wordplay and sampling.^ The album also defined the style for which West would become known, including wordplay and sampling .

^ Following the critical and commercial success of his debut The College Dropout , West went on to experiment with his production style for subsequent albums.

[20] .The album was eventually certified triple platinum.^ The album is certified triple platinum.

^ The album was eventually certified triple platinum.

^ The album has been certified double platinum.

.Guest appearances included Jay-Z, Ludacris, GLC, Consequence, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common, and Syleena Johnson.^ Featuring Common Q-Tip Rhymefest Talib Kweli Notes/Trivia ◦ additionally found on Japan, UK, and Australian tour edition versions of "Late Registration."
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^ Guest appearances included Jay-Z , Ludacris , GLC , Consequence , Talib Kweli , Mos Def , Common , and Syleena Johnson .

^ He later gained fame by producing hit singles for major hip hop/R&B artists, including Jay-Z , Talib Kweli , Cam'ron , Paul Wall , Common , Mobb Deep , Jermaine Dupri , Scarface , The Game , Alicia Keys , Janet Jackson , John Legend among others.

.The album also featured the singles, "All Falls Down" and "The New Workout Plan", as well as Twista's number one single, "Slow Jamz".[21] During 2003 West also co-produced songs for British singer Javine Hylton, even appearing in the music video to Real Things playing the love interest of Javine.^ The single " All Falls Down " was certified gold.

^ All Falls Down dir.
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^ Music video by Kanye West performing Love Lockdown.
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.West was involved in a financial dispute over Royce Da 5'9"'s song "Heartbeat", produced by West and released on Build & Destroy: The Lost Sessions.^ West was involved in a financial dispute over Royce Da 5'9" 's song "Heartbeat", produced by West and released on Build & Destroy: The Lost Sessions .

^ Build & Destroy - Lost Sessions Part 1 (2xCD) .
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^ West maintains that Royce never paid for the beat, but recorded to it and released it; hearing him on the beat, the original customers decided not to buy it from West.

.West maintains that Royce never paid for the beat, but recorded to it and released it; hearing him on the beat, the original customers decided not to buy it from West.^ West maintains that Royce never paid for the beat, but recorded to it and released it; hearing him on the beat, the original customers decided not to buy it from West.

^ West was involved in a financial dispute over Royce Da 5'9" 's song "Heartbeat", produced by West and released on Build & Destroy: The Lost Sessions .

^ After hearing his work on The Blueprint , RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occured between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.

.After the disagreement, West vowed to never work with Royce again.^ After the disagreement, West vowed to never work with Royce again.

^ West maintains that Royce never paid for the beat, but recorded to it and released it; hearing him on the beat, the original customers decided not to buy it from West.

[22] .Other Kanye West-produced hit singles during the period The College Dropout was released included "I Changed My Mind" by Keyshia Cole, "Overnight Celebrity" by Twista and "Talk About Our Love" by Brandy.^ Kanye West - Heartless(my Remix) .
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^ Kanye West - Love Lockdown (my Remix) .
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^ Kanye West - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases .
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[20]

Late Registration (2005)

.Taking a more eclectic route, West collaborated with American film score composer Jon Brion to construct his second album, Late Registration, which was released on August 30, 2005.[23] Like its predecessor, the sophomore effort garnered universal acclaim from music critics.^ West and Jamie Foxx performing " Gold Digger " at the Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado Taking a more eclectic route, West collaborated with American film score composer Jon Brion to construct his second album, Late Registration , which was released on August 30, 2005.

^ Like its predecessor, the sophomore effort garnered universal acclaim from music critics.

^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
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[24] .Late Registration topped countless critic polls and was revered as the best album of the year by numerous publications, including USA Today, Spin, and Time.^ Late Registration topped countless critic polls and was revered as the best album of the year by numerous publications, including USA Today , Spin , and Time .

^ He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008.

^ The record earned the number one spot on the Village Voice ' s Pazz & Jop critics' poll of 2005 for the second consecutive year.

[25][26] .Rolling Stone awarded the album the highest position on their end of the year record list and hailed it as a "sweepingly generous, absurdly virtuosic hip-hop classic."^ Rolling Stone awarded the album the highest position on their end of the year record list and hailed it as a "sweepingly generous, absurdly virtuosic hip-hop classic."

^ Post Review or Comment Review by nickdawg Jun 07, 2009 I remember a time many years ago when hip hop wasn't just music, it was a movement.
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^ Shawty's a Rider Hip Hop/Rap, Sep 2009 Listen in iTunes Def Jam Recordings 25, Vol.
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[27] .The record earned the number one spot on the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics' poll of 2005 for the second consecutive year.^ The record earned the number one spot on the Village Voice ' s Pazz & Jop critics' poll of 2005 for the second consecutive year.

^ When he walked away empty-handed after receiving five nominations, he reportedly yelled: "That's two years in a row, man … I'm trying hard, man, I have the number one record, man."
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^ The sophomore album earned eight Grammy Award nominations including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the song "Gold Digger".

[28] .Late Registration was also a commercial success, selling over 860,000 copies in its first week alone and topping the Billboard 200.^ Late Registration was also a commercial success, selling over 860,000 copies in its first week alone and topping the Billboard 200 .

^ BUY IT, BURN IT, OR DOWNLOAD IT?| 808s & HEARTBREAK/ KANYE IN NEW ZEALAND www.quickscatchup.com – Billboard is predicting a slower-than-normal first sales week [420,000-450,000] for Kanye's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.
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^ Late Registration topped countless critic polls and was revered as the best album of the year by numerous publications, including USA Today , Spin , and Time .

[29] .Grossing over 2.3 million units sold in the United States alone by year's end, Late Registration was considered by industry observers as the sole majorly successful album release of the fall of 2005, a season that was plagued by steadily declining CD sales.^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
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^ Grossing over 2.3 million units sold in the United States alone by year's end, Late Registration was considered by industry observers as the sole majorly successful album release of the fall of 2005, a season that was plagued by steadily declining CD sales.

^ Her debut album, The Fame, released in August 2008, has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
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[30] .The sophomore album earned eight Grammy Award nominations including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the song "Gold Digger".[31] The album is certified triple platinum.^ The album was eventually certified triple platinum.

^ The album has been certified double platinum.

^ The album is certified triple platinum.

[32]
.On August 22, 2005, the MTV special All Eyes On Kanye West aired, in which West spoke out against homophobia in hip-hop.^ Kanye West at MTV awards..
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^ Kanye West transcends well beyond just hip-hop.
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^ On August 22, 2005, the MTV special All Eyes On Kanye West aired, in which West spoke out against homophobia in hip-hop.

He claimed that hip-hop has always been about "speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people."[33] He then reflected on a personal experience. .He said that he had a "turning point" when he realized one of his cousins was gay.^ He said that he had a "turning point" when he realized one of his cousins was gay.

^ No one really cared and thats the freakin' point Kanye was trying to make.
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^ With that said, I think we’ve all wanted ‘at least one of Russell’s neices’ at some point.
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.He said regarding this experience: "This is my cousin.^ He said regarding this experience: "This is my cousin.

.I love him and I've been discriminating against gays."^ I love him and I've been discriminating against gays."

^ He claimed that hip-hop has always been about "speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people ."

.He drew comparison between African Americans' struggle for civil rights and today's gay rights movement.^ He drew comparison between African Americans' struggle for civil rights and today's gay rights movement.

.The following year, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, West further expounded his experiences with and views on the relationship between the black and gay communities.^ The following year, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly , West further expounded his experiences with and views on the relationship between the black and gay communities.

^ Kanye West Disses Black Community diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com – Kanye West is on the cover of Complex Magazine.
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^ Following the critical and commercial success of his debut The College Dropout , West went on to experiment with his production style for subsequent albums.

[34]
In September 2005, West announced that he would release his Pastelle Clothing line in spring 2006:[35] "Now that I have a Grammy under my belt and Late Registration is finished, I am ready to launch my clothing line next spring." The current status of this project is unknown. .In that year, West produced the hit singles "Go" by Common and "Dreams" by The Game.^ In that year, West produced the hit singles " Go " by Common and " Dreams " by The Game .

^ He later gained fame by producing hit singles for major hip hop/R&B artists, including Jay-Z , Talib Kweli , Cam'ron , Paul Wall , Common , Mobb Deep , Jermaine Dupri , Scarface , The Game , Alicia Keys , Janet Jackson , John Legend among others.

^ Other Kanye West-produced hit singles during the period The College Dropout was released included " I Changed My Mind " by Keyshia Cole , " Overnight Celebrity " by Twista and " Talk About Our Love " by Brandy .

[36]

Graduation (2007)

.In 2007, it was announced that West would be starring in a series directed by Larry Charles.^ Billy Dec with West In 2007, it was announced that West would be starring in a series directed by Larry Charles .

^ Kanye pulled the race card when it was announced that Britney Spears would be hosting the 2007 Video Music Awards.
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^ The first single, “Through the Wire” was inspired by a near fatal car crash and established West as a serious rapper, and according to many, a true rock star.
  • Kanye West - Young Hollywood - Celebrities: Find Out Latest Celebrity News, Videos, Photos, Interviews and more... 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC www.younghollywood.com [Source type: General]

.He has been working on the pilot episode for the past two years with Larry Charles and Rick Rubin.^ He has been working on the pilot episode for the past two years with Larry Charles and Rick Rubin .

^ The state medical board is investigating whether Adams' license should be revoked or suspended after two alcohol-related arrests in the past four years.
  • Entertainment | Donda West Likely Died of Heart Disease | Seattle Times Newspaper 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

.He also had this to say on January 14: "I wouldn't do something as cliché as a reality show.^ He also had this to say on January 14: "I wouldn't do something as cliché as a reality show.

^ The songstress says she was at Stella McCartney s Paris fashion show in January alongside West, the vice-president of PETA, and Paul McCartney, when...
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^ I think what he really ment to say was "George Bush hates poor people" ..but it wouldn't have been as controverial so he went with black instead.
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.At least give me the credit for being more creative than that.^ DOB were upset about a black man being more successful than he is, wouldn’t he start with, i don’t know, perhaps the president of the united states?
  • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's a situational half-hour comedy.^ It's a situational half-hour comedy.

.It's fictional, and loosely based on my life.^ It's fictional, and loosely based on my life.

[37] " West also collaborated with Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz to produce the single "I Still Love H.E.R.," a reference to Common's 1994 single "I Used to Love H.E.R.". Further to this, during a radio appearance in early 2007, West, like many of his peers, recorded an impromptu freestyle to the popular song "Throw Some D's." West's version became extremely popular because of the different stance he took..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The song that to all other rappers was about automobile rims, was used by West to comically refer to D-cup breasts.^ Eminem made the other rappers in this song look like children, not even close to his level of skill and lyricism.
  • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HA! If Kanye West is the voice of our generation, then we should all be seriously worried about the future and the idiots whose hands it will be in.
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^ Aspiring rapper , Dope track, but what about the Michelle’s husband line … didn’t get that reference there.
  • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Because of the unexpected success of the song, West went on to make a video for the freestyle, in which he is seen playing his 'Old Ass Cousin'.[38]
West with Billy Dec
West was also featured in a new song called "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been)". It was believed to be a single for, Graduation, because he is featured on the track, but Nike quickly explained that it was for the Nike Air Force 1's anniversary. It was meant only to be an exclusive track for the company.[39]
.On March 25, 2007, he and his father Ray West supported World Water Day by having a "Walk for Water" rally.^ On March 25, 2007, he and his father Ray West supported World Water Day by having a "Walk for Water" rally.

^ His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther who was one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , and is now a Christian counselor.

^ Kanye and Ray West Walk For Water ".

[40] .After a two-year break, West has returned to being a fashion columnist in lifestyle magazine Complex.^ After a two-year break, West has returned to being a fashion columnist in lifestyle magazine Complex .

^ Kanye West Disses Black Community diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com – Kanye West is on the cover of Complex Magazine.
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^ MANDOM - Online Urban Lifestyle Magazine - HHO x 88 Keys x J Dilla x Kanye West mandommag.com – See the video!
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[41] .On July 7, 2007, West performed with The Police and John Mayer at the American leg of Live Earth.^ Have you ever seen Kanye West perform live?
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^ Sounds like someone needs to set up their own award ceremony, where Kanye West wins every award, and all the live performances are from Kanye West.
  • Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed! | Music | guardian.co.uk 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Himself Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate Crisis (2007) (TV) ....
  • Kanye West 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[42] .West hosted the August 17 edition of British comedy- variety show The Friday Night Project.^ West hosted the August 17 edition of British comedy - variety show The Friday Night Project .

^ On August 24, 2007, West hosted the inaugural benefit concert to launch the foundation's partnership with Strong American Schools.

^ Himself "The Friday Night Project" ....
  • Kanye West 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[43]
.In July 2007, West changed the release date of Graduation, his third album, from September 18, 2007, to the same release date as 50 Cent's album Curtis, September 11, 2007.[44] 50 Cent later claimed that if Graduation were to sell more records than Curtis, he would stop releasing solo albums.^ Cent later claimed that if Graduation were to sell more records than Curtis, he would stop releasing solo albums.

^ In July 2007, West changed the release date of Graduation , his third album, from September 18, 2007, to the same release date as 50 Cent's album Curtis , September 11, 2007.

^ September 14th, 2009 at 11:18 .
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.However, 50 Cent would later dispel his comments.^ However, 50 Cent would later dispel his comments.

^ Cent later claimed that if Graduation were to sell more records than Curtis, he would stop releasing solo albums.

[45] The album has been certified double platinum. .Guest appearances included T-Pain, Mos Def, and Lil Wayne.^ Appears on: Lil' Pain [ T-Wayne ] .
  • Albums by Kanye West - Rate Your Music 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Kanye West, Lil Wayne & T-pain) .
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^ Guest appearances included T-Pain , Mos Def , & Lil Wayne .

[46]
When I heard that thing about the debate, I thought that was the stupidest thing. .When my albums drops and 50's album drops, you're gonna get a lot of good music at the same time.^ While your argument has no logical flaws it is inherently flawed in the face that you’re a fucking moron and Kanye can’t write music for shit.
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^ If you want to hear great music the same holds true — except for some choice samples.
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^ My friend use to tell me that you can be cool as fuck with some white people but as soon as you piss them off you’re a ni**er..Sad but true.
  • Necole Bitchie.com: RIP Kanye West? Amber Rose Reacts.. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[47]
.On August 26, 2007, West appeared as himself on the HBO television show Entourage which he used as a platform to premier his new single "Good Life" during the end credits.^ Kanye West - Good Life (feat.
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^ Kanye West - Good Life (ft.
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^ This flamboyance, of course, made for good press, something West enjoyed plenty of during his sudden rise to celebrity status.
  • Kanye West Discography at Discogs 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.On September 9, 2007, West performed at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, losing in every category he was nominated for; he gave an angry speech immediately afterward.^ Kanye West at MTV awards..
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^ VIDEO music awards.
  • Taylor Swift Vs. Kanye West -- What Do You Think?! - J-14 Magazine 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.j-14.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kanye pulled the race card when it was announced that Britney Spears would be hosting the 2007 Video Music Awards.
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(see "Controversies" section)
.Following the MTV stint, West was nominated in eight Grammy Award categories for the 50th annual Grammy Awards.^ Kanye West at MTV awards..
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^ Anger over West's disruption at MTV awards ".

^ Following the MTV stint, West was nominated in 8 Grammy Award categories for the 50th annual Grammy Awards .

[48] .He won four of them,[5] including Best Rap Album for Graduation and Best Rap Solo Performance for "Stronger" from Graduation.^ Kanye West earned eight nominations Thursday, including album of the year and rap album of the year for his "Graduation," leading the competition for the 50th annual Grammy Awards.
  • Kanye West: News & Videos about Kanye West - CNN.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ All 3 of his rap albums were Grammy nominated for Album of the Year All 3 have won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album He’s won multiple Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo performance awards at the Grammys.
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.During the four-hour televised Grammy Awards ceremony, West also performed two songs: "Stronger" (with Daft Punk) and "Hey Mama" (in honor of his recently deceased mother).^ Kanye West - Hey Mama (grammy Remix) .
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^ During the four-hour televised Grammy Awards ceremony, West also performed two songs: "Stronger" (with Daft Punk ) and "Hey Mama" (in honor of his recently deceased mother).

^ Sounds like someone needs to set up their own award ceremony, where Kanye West wins every award, and all the live performances are from Kanye West.
  • Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed! | Music | guardian.co.uk 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[49]

Glow in the Dark Tour, 808s & Heartbreak & A Good Ass Job (2008–present)

West performing at the United Center in Chicago
West performing in 2008
.West kicked off the Glow In The Dark Tour in Seattle at the Key Arena on April 16. The tour was originally scheduled to end in June in Cincinnati but was extended into August.^ Lanier Says: August 20th, 2009 at 12:16 am Interesting vid…can’t remember the last time jay-z put this much effort into a video .
  • Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town (Full) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kanye West - Kanye West - Bittersweet - Download Free Mp3 Ringtone - Concerts Tickets, Live Shows, Tour Schedule, Cell Phone Ring Tones At Thetones360 .
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.Over the course of the tour West was joined by a varying group of opening acts, including Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, N.E.R.D., DJ Craze, and Gnarls Barkley.^ Over the course of the tour West was joined by a varying group of opening acts, including Lupe Fiasco , Rihanna , N.E.R.D. , DJ Craze , and Gnarls Barkley .

^ Lupe Fiasco F. Kanye West, Pharrell - Us Placers .
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.On June 15, West was scheduled to perform a late night set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.^ On June 15, West was scheduled to perform a late night set at the Bonnaroo Music Festival .

^ West later wrote an outraged entry on his blog, blaming the festival organizers as well as Pearl Jam 's preceding set, which ran longer than expected.

^ Kanye West Wireless Music Festival In London eartodastreetz.com – Kanye West puts on an amazing show this weekend in London at the Wireless Music Festival.
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His performance started almost two hours late and ran for half of its alloted time, angering many fans in the audience. .West later wrote an outraged entry on his blog, blaming the festival organizers as well as Pearl Jam's preceding set, which ran longer than expected.^ West later wrote an outraged entry on his blog, blaming the festival organizers as well as Pearl Jam 's preceding set, which ran longer than expected.

^ The new album was expected to be released on December 16, but West announced on his blog on September 24, 2008, that he had finished the album and would be releasing it sometime in November, earlier than previously scheduled.

^ If Kanye West is retarded, it means that he wrote two albums attacking college because he gets frustrated with complex numbers and words that are a) longer than three syllables and b) not written in all caps.
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.On September 7, West debuted a new song "Love Lockdown" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.^ Kanye West - Love Lockdown (electro Remix) 2008 .
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^ Anger over West's disruption at MTV awards ".

^ On September 7, West debuted a new song " Love Lockdown " at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards .

."Love Lockdown" features no rapping and only singing using an auto-tune device.^ Love Lockdown (featured) Buy - Dedicate - Video iLike .
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^ Kanye used an Auto-Tune Vocal Processor on all his songs.
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.This song appears on West's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.^ This song appears on West's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak .

^ BUY IT, BURN IT, OR DOWNLOAD IT?| 808s & HEARTBREAK/ KANYE IN NEW ZEALAND www.quickscatchup.com – Billboard is predicting a slower-than-normal first sales week [420,000-450,000] for Kanye's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.
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^ He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008.

.The new album was expected to be released on December 16, but West announced on his blog on September 24, 2008, that he had finished the album and would be releasing it sometime in November, earlier than previously scheduled.^ The new album was expected to be released on December 16, but West announced on his blog on September 24, 2008, that he had finished the album and would be releasing it sometime in November, earlier than previously scheduled.

^ West later wrote an outraged entry on his blog, blaming the festival organizers as well as Pearl Jam 's preceding set, which ran longer than expected.

^ Next Previous Blog home Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed!
  • Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed! | Music | guardian.co.uk 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In early October, West made a surprise appearance at a T.I. concert in Los Angeles, where he stated that 808s & Heartbreak was scheduled to be released on November 25, though it was actually released on the 24th, and that the second single is "Heartless". The album was another number one album for West, even though the first week numbers fell well short of Graduation with 450,145 sold.^ But even this fell a little short of expectations.
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^ It eventually culminated with the release of the lead single, " Love Lockdown ", from West's fourth album 808s & Heartbreak .

^ This song appears on West's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak .

[50]
.Along with Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, and others, West performed at the American Music Awards ceremony on November 23.[51] That same night he won two AMA awards, including Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Graduation and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist.^ My favorite Kanye West album.
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^ Especially what he did to Taylor swift at the MTV music award.
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^ At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift won the award for Best Female Video.
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.West performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August 2008, along with Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. in support of Barack Obama.^ Kanye West Interrupts Barack Obama – F-Listed .

^ HOTT OR NOT?: KANYE WESTs 2008 AMA PERFORMANCE .
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^ I will even go as far as to say his vocal support for Barack Obama in last years election is an insult to the Democratic party in the United States.
  • Kanye West Discography at Discogs 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.On January 20, 2009, Kanye West performed at the Youth Inaugural Ball hosted by MTV for Obama's inauguration.^ Not claiming that Obama conspired with Kanye West.
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^ Sep 20, 2009 at 12:38AM UTC , Vapor54 wrote: Yea yea yea MTV had it originated…but this really originated from teh vesti on ign, the thread is so pimp .
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^ On October 21, 2009 @ 12:26 pm @MWNY: “On Amber while she got so much to say now she should have blocked Kanye at the MTV Awards.” .
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.On February 17, 2009, West was named one of Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America by GQ.^ On February 17, 2009, West was named one of Top 10 Most Stylish Men in America by GQ Magazine.

^ WowWhatAGuy Says: June 5th, 2009 at 10:20 am What if RandyP is Kanye West??
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^ The next day, February 18, 2009, West won International Male Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2009 .

[52] .The next day, February 18, 2009, West won International Male Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2009.^ The next day, February 18, 2009, West won International Male Solo Artist at The Brit Awards 2009 .

^ Says: June 12th, 2009 at 9:32 pm Kanye west is a music artist and not a college professor for a reason.
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^ September 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm Kanye West Is a racist AND a Jack@ss.
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.West was not in attendance but accepted his award with a video speech, saying "Barack is the 'Best Interracial Male' but I'm proud to be the Best International Male in the world.^ In case you needed further confirmation that Kanye West is a jackass, here goes: The outspoken rapper interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards to declare that Beyonce’s popular “Single Ladies” music video should have received the award instead.
  • Kanye West Taylor Swift VMAs 2009 Outburst (VIDEO) 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC hiphop.popcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ K.West Says: December 10th, 2009 at 4:01 pm Hold on DOB, I’m real proud of you and I’m a let you finish but Micheal Swaim is one of the best writers of all time!
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^ Says: August 20th, 2009 at 12:14 am Great song from what will b the best album of the year but the video wasnt all that.
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[53]
.In April 2009, Kanye West recorded a song called "Hurricane" with 30 Seconds to Mars to appear on their album This Is War, but was not released due to legal issues with both record companies.^ Kanye West's album due in November now!
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^ Obama calls Kanye West a jackass ".

^ In April 2009, Kanye West recorded a song called "Hurricane" with 30 Seconds to Mars , and it will release on the third album of the band This Is War .

.30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has said that it will be released at some point.^ In April 2009, Kanye West recorded a song called "Hurricane" with 30 Seconds to Mars , and it will release on the third album of the band This Is War .

^ Mar 23, 2009 at 12:30 am kanyes a f u c k i n moron lmao stupid b i t c h go make some more ugly a s s shoes u stupid porch monkey lmao .
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^ With that said, I think we’ve all wanted ‘at least one of Russell’s neices’ at some point.
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[54][55][56]
.In 2010, West is set to make his very first animated television guest appearance, on Fox's new animated television series, The Cleveland Show (a spin-off of Family Guy).^ West gets animated alongside Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson in an episode of The Cleveland Show .
  • Kanye West: News & Videos about Kanye West - CNN.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ An interview with Rolling Stone stokes more controversy and Fox News get to run the immortal headline "Kanye West poses as Jesus, says he's addicted to porn."
  • Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed! | Music | guardian.co.uk 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Signing this petition would show that you agree that the music of Kanye West is taken off the radio waves and commercials, deny him access to clubs to promote himself or his music, and to deny his performance to venues or as a promotional guest.
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.West is set to voice "Kenny West", a rival of Cleveland Brown's son.^ West is set to voice "Kenny West", a rival of Cleveland Brown 's son.

[57] .The producers stated working with West was a very good experience and a reason they chose him was because they knew he was a fan of Family Guy.^ The producers stated working with West was a very good experience and a reason they chose him was because they knew he was a fan of Family Guy .

^ After hearing his work on The Blueprint , RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occured between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.

^ Bulgarian on August 29th, 2009 4:48 am Very good job with this site, keep up the good work!
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[58]
.Recently, West has reportedly been in Hawaii, working on his new album.^ Mikey McFly: Jamie Foxx "Digital Girl" www.mikeymcfly.com – New Jamie Foxx song featuring Kanye West from his upcoming album, Intuition ...
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^ Kanye West Working With 30 Seconds To Mars On New Album ".

.Drake and G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean, both frequent collaborators, have confirmed it is in progress, implying that they are working on the project[59]; Big Sean confirmed that the album's working title is A Good Ass Job[60], which West had previously claimed would be his fourth album, before the release of 808's & Heartbreak.^ Also 808 was a pretty good album sorry!!!
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^ Kanye leaks with Weezy and Jeezy 2hood4hollywood.blogspot.com – As the current trend of popular artist continues, Kanye's 808's & Heartbreak has been leaking song by song.
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^ So either Kanye West and Louis Vuitton are marketing to the Hip Hop community or they are marketing to 60 year old white men, either way, nobody is coping them.
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.West has cited Maya Angelou, Gil Scott-Heron and Nina Simone as his musical inspirations for this album.^ West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear costume which has appeared on the covers of three of his four albums as well as various single covers and music videos.

Further, rumors have surfaced that producer Pete Rock is in Hawaii working on the project as well; it is also possible that DJ Premier is involved.[61]

Musical style and influence

West working in the studio with his former mentor No I.D. (left)
.At the start of his career, Kanye West's production style often used pitched-up vocal samples, usually from soul songs, with his own drums and instruments.^ Kanye West blogs up a storm.
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^ Kanye used an Auto-Tune Vocal Processor on all his songs.
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^ West helping produce The 1 Second Film collaboration in February 2009 At the start of his career, Kanye West's production style often utilized pitched-up vocal samples, usually from soul songs, with his own drums and instruments.

[17] .The first major label song he produced was The Truth by Beanie Sigel, and his first major release featuring his trademark vocal sampling style was "This Can't Be Life", a track from Jay-Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.^ And while Kanye isnt the best example of a true hip hop artist, he’s helped keep the game remain slightly afloat by producing songs for John Legend, Common, Slum Village, Nas, Beanie Sigel, Jay, Cam’ron, The Game, Alicia Keys…I could go on.
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^ Bittersweet, Good Life, I Wonder, Maybach Music… all good tracks by Kanye NOT on the first album.
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^ Hell ye should get bonus points for standing out on jay songs and producing the beats then if yall want to make that a fair argument on points .
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West said he sped up the drum beat of Dr. Dre's "Xxplosive" to use as a replacement for his drums on "This Can't Be Life".[19]
.West has said that Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA influenced him in his style,[14][62] and has said on numerous occasions that Wu-Tang rappers Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty Bastard were some of his all-time favorites.^ And for all of those who argue about whether Wu Tang or someone else is the greatest, you are all philistines.
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^ He has the talent to be the greatest douche of all time; we should give him that!
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^ This is for the people who said Kanye West is racist you guys can go kick rocks for all I care.
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Said by Kanye West:
Wu-Tang? .Me and my friends talk about this all the time...^ I’m telling all my friends!
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^ Kanye is talking to jay leno , but kanye interrupts kanye telling him’ that another guy had the best apology of all time, OF ALL TIME :P .
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^ A bunch of my friends were bitching about him and I didn’t know much about him other than thet he’s a rapper… or something and a gay fish.
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.We think Wu-Tang had one of the biggest impacts as far as a movement.^ We think Wu-Tang had one of the biggest impacts as far as a movement.

^ For people to say Wu-Tang inspire Kanye, Kanye is one of the biggest artists in the world.

.From slang to style of dress, skits, the samples.^ From slang to style of dress, skits, the samples.

.Similar to the [production] style I use, RZA has been doing that.^ Similar to the [production] style I use, RZA has been doing that.

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RZA himself has spoken quite positively of the comparisons:
All good. .I got super respect for Kanye.^ I got super respect for Kanye.

He came up to me about a year or two ago. He gave me mad praising and blessings... .For people to say Wu-Tang inspire Kanye, Kanye is one of the biggest artists in the world.^ Don’t insult retarded people by saying Kanye is one of them.
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^ For people to say Wu-Tang inspire Kanye, Kanye is one of the biggest artists in the world.

^ We think Wu-Tang had one of the biggest impacts as far as a movement.

.That goes back to what we say: 'Wu-Tang is forever.'^ That goes back to what we say: 'Wu-Tang is forever.'

^ For people to say Wu-Tang inspire Kanye, Kanye is one of the biggest artists in the world.

.Kanye is going to inspire people to be like him."^ People like Kanye will do anything for attention.
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^ As great as some of Kanye's records might be, the gulf in their attitudes isn't going to endear him to many.
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^ Mar 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm I don’t even like Kanye like that but I just gotta stick up for him here.
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.After hearing his work on The Blueprint, RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occurred between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.^ After hearing his work on The Blueprint , RZA claimed that a torch-passing had occured between him and West, saying, "The shoes gotta be filled.

^ Jay-Z admitted that Roc-A-Fella was initially reluctant to support West as a rapper, claiming that he saw him as a producer first and foremost.

^ Brother Says: July 27th, 2009 at 3:12 pm I really hated Kanye West before reading this, but now i think i just pity him.
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.If you ain't gonna do it, somebody else is gonna do it.^ If you ain't gonna do it, somebody else is gonna do it.

.That's how I feel about rap today."^ That's how I feel about rap today."

^ Apparently so, for this is precisely how black men and black culture feels about women.
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^ HOW CAN HE RAP ABOUT JESUS AND ALL THE HATERS HE DEALS WITH WHEN HE HIMSELF IS HATING ON OTHERS!!
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[64]
.Following the critical and commercial success of his debut The College Dropout, West went on to experiment with his production style for subsequent albums.^ Reply report notify me Review by gldndragon77 Oct 14, 2007 In a short span of time, Kanye West went from hitmaking producer to just plain hitmaker, as his stellar production work earned him a solo record deal and soon his beats were accompanied by his own witty raps on a number of critically and commercially successful releases.
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^ And from the guy whos album is named college dropout he's not really portraying a very intelligent image.
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^ A great artist, the last album 808’s and heartbreak was sketchy, but college dropout, late registration, and graduation were all great albums, in those three he went from skits and a mix-up, to funny and good hooks, to an all around great sound in the last album.
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.Late Registration — during which he collaborated with film composer Jon Brion — saw West take on a more "cinematic" approach to hip-hop sound, combining his signature sampling style with horn riffs, piano loops, string arrangements, and various other orchestra to produce rich, multi-layered instrumentation.^ In fact, the hip-hop star's been making a nuisance of himself since 2004 Blog: Was the Kanye West stunt staged?
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^ Kanye West transcends well beyond just hip-hop.
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^ So either Kanye West and Louis Vuitton are marketing to the Hip Hop community or they are marketing to 60 year old white men, either way, nobody is coping them.
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.His style evolved even further during the conception of Graduation, for which he made heavy use of synth-based beats and futuristic sound effects while distancing himself from soul samples, opting for a more eclectic variety of interpolations lifted from artists ranging from Elton John and Michael Jackson to Daft Punk and Public Enemy.^ Daft Punk sample: a) what does that have to do with the article?
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^ His style evolved even further during the conception of Graduation , for which he made heavy use of synth -based beats and futuristic sound effects while distancing himself from soul samples, opting for a more eclectic variety of interpolations lifted from artists ranging from Elton John and Michael Jackson to Daft Punk and Public Enemy .

^ His style of production originally utilized pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments.

.Alongside his pursuit as a producer and later a rapper, West has additionally displayed an escalating interest in singing over the course of his career.^ Kanye & Alexis Engaged www.people.com – Rapper and producer Kanye West is engaged, several sources have confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively.
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^ Kanye West: Gets digital with Complex Rapper/producer Kanye West covers the April/May (09) issue of Complex magazine.
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.The first signs could be found within The College Dropout, which retained "Spaceship", a track that featured a chorus delivered by West in a melodic, half-rapped, half-sung style — a manner not too different from and occasionally used by his favorite rappers Ghostface and ODB. In mid-2008, while guest starring on multiple other artists' singles, West first began singing verses both with the auto-tune effect on Young Jeezy's "Put On" and without on Fonzworth Bentley's "Everybody". It eventually culminated with the release of the lead single, "Love Lockdown", from West's fourth album 808s & Heartbreak.^ Kanye West - Love Lockdown (electro Remix) 2008 .
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^ Kanye West - Amazing (featuring Young Jeezy) .
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^ BUY IT, BURN IT, OR DOWNLOAD IT?| 808s & HEARTBREAK/ KANYE IN NEW ZEALAND www.quickscatchup.com – Billboard is predicting a slower-than-normal first sales week [420,000-450,000] for Kanye's fourth studio album, 808s & Heartbreak.
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.The song stands as the first solo single by West to feature virtually no rapping whatsoever, instead sang entirely using the auto-tune effect.^ The song stands as the first solo single by West to feature virtually no rapping whatsoever, instead sang entirely using the auto-tune effect.

^ Kanye used an Auto-Tune Vocal Processor on all his songs.
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^ "Love Lockdown" features no rapping and only singing using an auto-tune device.

West accompanied by an eleven-piece chamber orchestra
.While his use of sampling has lessened over time, West's production continues to feature distinctive and intricate string arrangements.^ West accompanied by an eleven-piece chamber orchestra While his use of sampling has lessened overtime, West's production continues to feature distinctive and intricate string arrangements .

^ The song stands as the first solo single by West to feature virtually no rapping whatsoever, instead sang entirely using the auto-tune effect.

^ Musicvideo-production is an artform of our time and using a milion dollars and Pam Andersson (??!
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.This characteristic arose from him listening to the English trip hop group Portishead, whose 1998 live album Roseland NYC Live, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra inspired him to incorporate string sections into his hip hop production.^ Do you listen to hip hop?
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^ I don’t listen to hip hop stations, so if I ever heard a kanye song I wouldn’t know it was him.
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^ One reason I won't let my kids listen to rap or hip hop music.
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[2] .Though he was unable to afford live instruments beyond violin riffs provided by Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari around the time of his debut album, its subsequent commercial success allowed him to hire his very own eleven-piece string orchestra.^ Me being a fan of his didn’t last though, because something happened in between his 2 albums… I had finally discovered METAL. After that happened I completely lost interest in him and rap in general for a long time.
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.For a time, West stood as the sole current pop star to tour with a string section.^ For a time, West stood as the sole current pop star to tour with a string section.

^ Less than 24 hours after the sudden but not entirely unexpected cancellation of her co-headlining trek with Kanye West, pop-star-meets-fashion-oddity Lady Gaga has stated that she will stage a solo tour this winter.
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^ According to a friend, the couple's relationship had been straining, significantly influenced by the sheer amount of time and attention West was dedicating to his current concert tour.

[2]
.West has stated on several occasions that outside of work, he favours listening to rock music over hip-hop.^ West has stated on several occasions that outside of work, he favours listening to rock music over hip-hop.

^ Do you listen to hip hop?
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^ Kanye West transcends well beyond just hip-hop.
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.He cites Franz Ferdinand, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Killers as some of his most favorite musical groups.^ He cites Franz Ferdinand , Red Hot Chili Peppers , and The Killers as some of his most favorite musical groups.

Additionally, on Graduation, West drew inspiration from arena rock bands such as U2, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin for melody and chord progression.[65] .Both a fan and supporter of indie culture, West uses his official website to promote obscure indie rock bands, posting up music videos and mp3s on a daily basis.^ Kanye West (Music blog) Culture .
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^ Both a fan and supporter of indie culture , West uses his official website to promote obscure indie rock bands, posting up music videos and mp3s on a daily basis.

^ I’m a kanye fan & supports his music but Hov got this 7-3.
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[66] .This musical affinity is mutual, as West has collaborated with indie artists such as Santigold, Peter Bjorn and John and Lykke Li while his songs have gone on to be covered countless times by myriad rock bands.^ Says: June 12th, 2009 at 9:32 pm Kanye west is a music artist and not a college professor for a reason.
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^ Such as when he lost the Best New Artist award to, as he called her, “Redneck Woman” Gretchen Wilson, and stormed out of the American Music Awards in protest?
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^ Additional Information may be requested for specific Promotions, such as a user's preferences regarding goods or services, choices of music or artists, or other similar survey information.
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[67]

Business ventures

.In August 2008, West revealed plans to open 10 Fatburger restaurants in the Chicago area; the first was set to open in September 2008 in Orland Park.^ KanYe West Headlines Lalapalooza; Talks 'Glow In The Dark' Tour - STREETZ SOCIETY streetzsociety.streetzmagazine.com – Kanye West is among the performers slated to headline this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which takes place August 1-3 at Chicago‘s Grant Park.
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^ Entrepre-Kanye « Media Outrage mediaoutrage.com – Kanye West is opening up a 74-seat Fatburger restaurant next month in a suburb of his home city Chicago.
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 Meta .
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The second followed in January 2009, while a third location is yet to be revealed, although the process is being finalized. His company, KW Foods LLC, bought the rights to the chain in Chicago.[68] .Additionally, West planned to launch his fashion career, and applied for internships with major European fashion houses.^ West is planning to launch his fashion career, applying for internships with major European fashion houses.

^ Alongside his pursuit as a producer and later a rapper, West has additionally displayed an escalating interest in singing over the course of his career.

[69] He is due to release his own clothing line called Past Tell in 2009. He also collaborated with Nike to release his own shoe, Air Yeezys.
.On January 22, 2009, during Paris Fashion Week, West introduced his first shoe line designed for Louis Vuitton.^ On January 22, 2009, during Paris Fashion Week , Kanye West introduced his first shoe line designed for Louis Vuitton .

^ Click here to see how much the Kanye West for Louis Vuitton collection will set you back when they release in June.
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^ So either Kanye West and Louis Vuitton are marketing to the Hip Hop community or they are marketing to 60 year old white men, either way, nobody is coping them.
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The line was released in summer 2009.

Philanthropy

.West started the "Kanye West Foundation" in Chicago in 2003. On August 24, 2007, West hosted the inaugural benefit concert to launch the foundation's partnership with Strong American Schools.^ On August 24, 2007, West hosted the inaugural benefit concert to launch the foundation's partnership with Strong American Schools.

^ Kanye West - Flight School (kanye Verse) .
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^ Kanye West started the "Kanye West Foundation" in Chicago, IL in 2003.

.It is focused on helping Latino and African American children stay in school and to get a proper education through grade school, high school, and college.^ The foundation also helps children to stay in high school by finding a path through music.

^ It is focused on helping Latino and African American children stay in school and to get a proper education through grade school , high school , and college .

^ Then he goes and portrays himself as the "intelligent" rapper, just cause he dropped out of college, when most drop out of high school.
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The foundation also helps children to stay in high school by finding a path through music. .West has contributed over $500,000 to his foundation.^ West has contributed over 500,000 dollars to his foundation.

The foundation has also been called the "Donda West Foundation".
Kanye West has appeared and participated in many fundraisers, benefit concerts, and has done community work for Hurricane Katrina relief, the Kanye West Foundation, the Millions More Movement, 100 Black Men of America, a Live Earth concert benefit, World Water Day rally and march, Nike runs, and a MTV special helping young Iraq War veterans who struggle through debt and PTSD a second chance after returning home.[70]
.In February 2009, West contributed $2 to become a producer of The 1 Second Film, a non-profit collaborative art project, alongside over 11,000 fellow producers worldwide.^ D5 Says: May 29th, 2009 at 11:27 pm Kanye west is himself the most racist, loudmouthed ignorant man alive.
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^ Sav G Says: June 4th, 2009 at 11:20 pm SAV says “What if Kanye West is Retarded?” What if Kanye is retardedly gay?
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^ Bobbiwib Says: May 29th, 2009 at 11:29 am KANYE WEST IS A GAY FISH .
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Personal life

Relationships

.In May 2007, West split from long-time model girlfriend Alexis Rainey.^ In May 2007, West split from long-time model girlfriend Alexis Rainey.

^ Amanda Says: May 30th, 2009 at 6:22 am The funniest article I’ve read on cracked in a long long time!
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^ Whatever he may be, kanye is one of the best things to happen to popular rap music in a long time..
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[71] .Kanye West and designer Alexis Phifer ended their 18-month engagement in 2008. The couple had been dating on and off since 2002, with West eventually proposing in August 2006. According to a friend, the couple's relationship had been straining, significantly influenced by the sheer amount of time and attention West was dedicating to his current concert tour.^ According to a friend, the couple's relationship had been straining, significantly influenced by the sheer amount of time and attention West was dedicating to his current concert tour.

^ The couple had been dating on and off since 2002, with West eventually proposing in August 2006.

^ STREET LIGHTS - KANYE WEST 18.
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."It's always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends," Phifer told People.^ KANYE IS A RACIST – PERIOD! It’s always OK for whites to be SLAMMED in this country – here it is people – like it or not!
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^ Here, we like to make stupid comments about stupid people who think they're the greatest thing to ever grace the earth.
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^ Watching things like this makes me sad and in this case I am wanting to check out Taylor Swift’s music to celebrate her win.
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[72]

Mother's death

Donda West in August 2007
.On November 10, 2007, West's mother, Donda West, died of complications from cosmetic surgery involving abdominoplasty and breast augmentation.^ Donda West in August 2007 On November 10, 2007, West's mother, Donda West, died of complications from cosmetic surgery involving abdominoplasty and breast augmentation .

^ Also that she died of complications related to cosmetic surgery.
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^ TMZ reported that Beverly Hills physician Andre Aboolian had advised Donda West not to have surgery because of a health condition that placed her at risk for a heart attack .

[73] .TMZ reported that Beverly Hills physician Andre Aboolian had advised Donda West not to have surgery because of a health condition that placed her at risk for a heart attack.^ TMZ reported that Beverly Hills physician Andre Aboolian had advised Donda West not to have surgery because of a health condition that placed her at risk for a heart attack .

^ Donda West in August 2007 On November 10, 2007, West's mother, Donda West, died of complications from cosmetic surgery involving abdominoplasty and breast augmentation .

^ Jan Adams sent condolences to Donda West's family but declined to publicly discuss the procedure because of confidentiality.

[73] .Aboolian referred her to another internist.^ Aboolian referred her to another internist.

[73] .Donda never met with the doctor recommended by Aboolian and had the procedures performed by a third doctor, Jan Adams.^ Donda never met with the doctor recommended by Aboolian and had the procedures performed by a third doctor, Jan Adams .

^ Jan Adams sent condolences to Donda West's family but declined to publicly discuss the procedure because of confidentiality.

[73]
.Adams sent condolences to Donda West's family but declined to publicly discuss the procedure because of confidentiality.^ Jan Adams sent condolences to Donda West's family but declined to publicly discuss the procedure because of confidentiality.

^ TMZ reported that Beverly Hills physician Andre Aboolian had advised Donda West not to have surgery because of a health condition that placed her at risk for a heart attack .

^ Donda never met with the doctor recommended by Aboolian and had the procedures performed by a third doctor, Jan Adams .

[74] He had previously been under scrutiny by the medical board.[75][76][77] .Adams appeared on Larry King Live on November 20, 2007 but left before speaking.^ Adams appeared on Larry King Live on November 20, 2007 but left before speaking.

^ Knievel eventually settled the suit in November 2007, just days before his death.

^ The funeral and burial for West's mother, Donda West, was held in Oklahoma City on November 20, 2007.

.Two days later, he appeared again, with his attorney, stating he was there to "defend himself."^ Two days later, he appeared again, with his attorney, stating he was there to "defend himself."

^ After Swift appeared on The View two days after the outburst, partly to discuss the matter, West called her to apologize personally.

He said that the recently released autopsy results "spoke for themselves".[78] The final coroner's report January 10, 2008 concluded that Donda West died of "coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors due to or as a consequence of liposuction and mammoplasty."[79]
.The funeral and burial for Donda West was held in Oklahoma City on November 20, 2007.[80] West held his first concert following the funeral at The O2 in London on November 22. He dedicated a performance of "Hey Mama", as well as a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", to his mother, and did so on all other dates of his Glow in the Dark tour.^ November 24th, 2008 at 22:20 .
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^ Find tickets for the latest Kanye West tour and LiveNation.com, your source for Kanye West tickets, tour dates and concert reviews.
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^ Too bad Taylor Swift's father, brother, uncle or some other chivalrous man did not come on stage and give West the beat down he deserved.
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[81]
.At a December 2008 press conference in New Zealand, West spoke about his mother's death for the first time.^ Last time I checked he “sang” about getting drunk, doing drugs, abusing women (including his mother) and appologising about doing those things.
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^ After a year of grieving and healing, so soon after the anniversary of his mothers death, Kanye West is going through yet another emotional roller c ...
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^ Datzhott www.datzhott.com – Kanye West performs in New Zealand - and rocks the house.
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."It was like losing an arm and a leg and trying to walk through that," he told reporters.^ "It was like losing an arm and a leg and trying to walk through that," he told reporters.

[82]
.In honor of her death, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger passed the "Donda West Law," a legislation which makes it mandatory for patients to provide medical clearance for elective cosmetic surgery.^ California Assemblywoman Sponsors “Donda West Law” www.xxlmag.com – California assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter on Friday (February 22) proposed the “Donda West Law,” a measure that would require prospective plastic ...
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[83]

Legal troubles

In December 2006, Robert "Evel" Knievel sued West for trademark infringement in West's video for "Touch the Sky." Knievel took issue with a "sexually-charged video" in which West takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and attempts flying a rocket over a canyon. The suit filed in federal court claims infringement on his trademarked name and likeness. .Knievel also claims the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damage his reputation.^ Knievel also claims the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damage his reputation.

.The suit seeks damages and to stop distribution of the video.^ The suit seeks damages and to stop distribution of the video.

[84] Knievel eventually settled the suit in November 2007, just days before his death.
.On September 11, 2008, West and his road manager/bodyguard Don Crowley were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and booked on charges of felony vandalism after an altercation with the paparazzi in which West and Crowley broke the photographers' cameras.^ On September 11, 2008, West and his road manager/bodyguard Don Crowley were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport and booked on charges of felony vandalism after an altercation with the paparazzi in which West and Crowley broke the photographers' cameras.

^ Instead the case file was forwarded to the city attorney's office, which charged West with one count of misdemeanor vandalism , one count of grand theft and one count of battery and his manager with three counts of each on March 18, 2009.

^ West was later released from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station in Culver City on $20,000 bail bond .

[85][86] .West was later released from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station in Culver City on $20,000 bail bond.^ West was later released from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station in Culver City on $20,000 bail bond .

^ The funeral and burial for West's mother, Donda West, was held in Oklahoma City on November 20, 2007.

^ He was later released "with no further action", according to a police spokesperson.

On September 26, 2008 the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said it would not file felony counts against West over the incident. .Instead the case file was forwarded to the city attorney's office, which charged West with one count of misdemeanor vandalism, one count of grand theft and one count of battery and his manager with three counts of each on March 18, 2009.[87] West's and Crowley's arraignment was delayed from an original date of April 14, 2009.[88] West was arrested again on November 14, 2008 at a hotel near Gateshead after another scuffle involving a photographer outside a nightclub in Newcastle Upon Tyne.^ March 2, 2009 4:14 PM .
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^ Rechiel - March 2, 2009 8:18 PM .
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^ Sheila - March 2, 2009 1:14 PM .
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.He was later released "with no further action", according to a police spokesperson.^ He was later released "with no further action", according to a police spokesperson.

^ West was later released from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division station in Culver City on $20,000 bail bond .

[89]

Controversies

West has had several controversies throughout his career. .On September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, West was a featured speaker.^ On September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, A Concert for Hurricane Relief , West was a featured speaker.

^ West goes off-script live on NBC during a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert to tell America "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
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^ Filed under: Kanye West He may be a social pariah everywhere else -- but when Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Common's benefit concert .

.Controversy arose when West was presenting, as he deviated from the prepared script.^ Controversy arose when West was presenting, as he deviated from the prepared script.

^ The actor Mike Myers, with whom West was paired to present, spoke next and continued to read the script.

.Actor Mike Myers, with whom West was paired to present, spoke next and continued to read the script.^ Star: Kanye West Star: Mike Myers ( less ) Tags: black people • bush • kanye west • katrina • new orleans • political Extras .
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Once it was West's turn to speak again, he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people." At this point, telethon producer Rick Kaplan cut off the microphone and then cut away to Chris Tucker, who was unaware of the cut for a few seconds. .Still, West's comment reached much of the United States.^ Still, West's comment reached much of the United States.

[90]
.In January 2006, West again sparked controversy when he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in the image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.^ An interview with Rolling Stone stokes more controversy and Fox News get to run the immortal headline "Kanye West poses as Jesus, says he's addicted to porn."
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^ For instance, he once spoke out against the rampant homophobia evident in much rap music, and he also posed for the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus Christ.
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^ He deserves to wear a thorn crown like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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[91]
.Later in 2006, West had his first of a number of incidents involving music award events.^ Later in 2006, West had his first of a number of incidents involving music award events.

^ West was performing at the event; that night, he lost all 5 awards that he was nominated for, including Best Male Artist and Video of the Year.

^ Along with Alicia Keys , Rihanna , Taylor Swift , Leona Lewis , and others, West performed at the American Music Awards ceremony on November 23.

.After the 2006 Grammy nominations were released, West said he would "really have a problem" if he did not win the Album of the Year, saying, "I don't care what I do, I don't care how much I stunt — you can never take away from the amount of work I put into it.^ How much more arrogant can you get?
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^ You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?"
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^ After the 2006 Grammy nominations were released, West said he would "really have a problem" if he did not win the Album of the Year, saying, "I don't care what I do, I don't care how much I stunt — you can never take away from the amount of work I put into it.

I don't want to hear all of that politically correct stuff."[92] On November 2, 2006, when his "Touch the Sky" failed to win Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards, West went onto the stage as the award was being presented to Justice and Simian for "We Are Your Friends" and argued that he should have won the award instead.[93][94] .Hundreds of news outlets worldwide criticized the outburst.^ Hundreds of news outlets worldwide criticized the outburst.

.On November 7, 2006, West apologized for this outburst publicly during his performance as support act for U2 for their Vertigo concert in Brisbane.^ On November 7, 2006, West apologized for this outburst publicly during his performance as support act for U2 for their Vertigo concert in Brisbane, Australia.

^ Kanye West, Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver to support the presidential nomination o ...
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^ Along with Alicia Keys , Rihanna , Taylor Swift , Leona Lewis , and others, West performed at the American Music Awards ceremony on November 23.

[95] He later spoofed the incident in the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. On September 9, 2007, West suggested that his race had to do with his being overlooked for opening the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in favor of Britney Spears; he claimed, "Maybe my skin’s not right."[96] West was performing at the event; that night, he lost all 5 awards that he was nominated for, including Best Male Artist and Video of the Year. .After the show, he was visibly upset that he had lost at the VMAs two years in a row, stating that he would not come back to MTV ever again.^ After the show, he was visibly upset that he had lost at the VMAs 2 years in a row, stating that he would not come back to MTV ever again.

^ When he walked away empty-handed after receiving five nominations, he reportedly yelled: "That's two years in a row, man … I'm trying hard, man, I have the number one record, man."
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^ MTV VMA BEHIND THE SCENES COVERAGE W/ JAY-Z, SOLANGE, WALE, & MORE www.quickscatchup.com – The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the best awards shows of this year.
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.He also appeared on several radio stations saying that when he made the song "Stronger" that it was his dream to open the VMAs with it.^ He also appeared on several radio stations saying that when he made the song "Stronger" that it was his dream to open the VMAs with it.

^ He got mad because britt opened a vma, said he’d never come back, then he’s been back since, several times.
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He has also stated that Spears hasn't had a hit in a long period of time and that MTV exploited her for ratings.[97]
.On September 13, 2009, during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards while Taylor Swift was accepting her award for Best Female Video, West went on stage and grabbed the microphone to proclaim that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time". He was subsequently removed from the remainder of the show for his actions.^ On September 7, West debuted a new song " Love Lockdown " at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards .

^ Kanye West spoils the show at MTV awards ".

^ We shouldn't all have the same one.
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[98][99][100] .When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.^ When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.

^ In case you needed further confirmation that Kanye West is a jackass, here goes: The outspoken rapper interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards to declare that Beyonce’s popular “Single Ladies” music video should have received the award instead.
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^ On November 2, 2006, when his "Touch the Sky" failed to win Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards, West went onto the stage as the award was being presented to Justice and Simian for "We Are Your Friends" and argued that he should have won the award instead.

[98] .West was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst,[99][101][102][103][104] and by President Barack Obama, who called West a "jackass" in an off the record comment.^ And 99.99% of the post are people who don't read or know nothing about mainstream media and stunts that celebrities are paid to demonstrate strictly for rating.
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^ Sep 15, 2009 at 08:55PM UTC , > > DoB < < wrote: Audio of Obama calling Kanye a jackass .
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^ The Huffington Post reports that President Obama called Kanye a “jackass” in an off-the-record portion of an interview yesterday with CNC .
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[105][106][107][108][109] .In addition, West's VMA disruption originated a large influx of Internet photo memes with blogs, forums and Twitter.com "tweets" with the "Let you finish" photo-jokes.^ Imma Let you finish.
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^ Sep 15, 2009 at 11:33PM UTC , MetalLlama wrote: I’mma let you finish but fsjal is the best meme of all time.
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^ Kanye West and Andre 3000 www.flyguychronicles.com – Had to step out of the love advice realm for a sec to share with you today’s hotness.
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[110] .He posted two apologies for the outburst on his personal blog; one on the night of the incident and the other the same day he appeared on The Jay Leno Show, on September 14, 2009, where he apologized again.^ Posted on September 27, 2009, 9:53 am .

^ Posted on September 28, 2009, 9:57 am .

^ Posted on September 25, 2009, 6:03 am .

[102][111] .After Swift appeared on The View two days after the outburst, partly to discuss the matter, West called her to apologize personally.^ Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed!
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^ Next Previous Blog home Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed!
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^ Close Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed!
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.Swift said she accepted his apology.^ Swift said she accepted his apology.

^ Taylor Swift visits 'The View,' accepts Kanye apology ".

^ Taylor Swift Accepts Kanye’s Apology .
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[112][113][114] .In an interview with Shave Magazine, Sky Blu of electro-hop group LMFAO revealed that West was drunk during the Taylor Swift MTV VMA incident.^ Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift's VMAs moment: What was he thinking?

^ TV , pop culture , celebrity , Taylor Swift , Kanye West , MTV , VMAs , hiphop , rap , media frenzy , image macros , 4pane .
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^ Tags: DJ SouthanBred , kanye west , Taylor Swift Comments (3) 0820.
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West "had a whole bottle of Hennessy and was just havin' a good time".[115]

Discography

Studio albums

Awards and nominations

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Kanye West in 2007
.Kanye Omari West (pronounced "KAHN-yay") (born June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American record producer and hip-hop artist based in Chicago, Illinois.^ Kanye West transcends well beyond just hip-hop.
  • Video: Kanye West Mini Movie, �We Were Once A Fairytale� 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Biography Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Chicago, Illinois with his family when he was three years old.

^ Home > Hip Hop Artists Posted on 06.9.2002 35 comment(s) Kanye West Birthday : June 8th, 1977 Hometown : Atlanta, Georgia .

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  • I hate the way they portray us in the media.^ West also targeted the media: "I hate the way they portray us in the media.

    ^ When he was presenting, he deviated from the prepared script saying: I hate the way they portray us in the media.
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Controversy arose when West was presenting, as he deviated from the prepared script: I hate the way they portray us in the media.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    .You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.'^ You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.'
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You see a white family, it says, 'they're looking for food'.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.'
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.'^ You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.'
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.'
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ If you see a black family, it says they're looting.

    .And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black.^ (I know some of you were waiting.
    • eVIPlist / Search results for kanye west 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.eviplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ BLACK rocks if you know it.
    • The Superficial - Kanye West's girlfriend: I don't get it 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch.^ And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV, because it's too hard to watch.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch.
    • RapCentral - KANYE WEST Biography, Kanye West hip hop lyrics, wallpapers 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ It was broadcast on NBC-TV four days after the storm, when the country was still watching terrifying news footage of evacuees stranded and even dying in downtown New Orleans.

    .I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there.^ Her glove is giving me LIFE right now!

    ^ I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what's, what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was, if I was down there, and those are, those are my people down there.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You were aware there were two possible explanations to this lack of care you’ve imagined: Explanation 1: social class Explanation 2: skin color But despite knowing social class could be the right explanation, you chose to discard it and go for explanation number 2 and assume all white people are racist.
    • I’m Gonna Let You Finish/Kanye West Contest « Celebrity Pictures, Lol Celebs and Funny Actor and Actress Photos – ROFLrazzi 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC roflrazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible.^ "George Bush doesn't care about black people," he charged, according to the Associated Press, adding that the country is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."

    ^ Time for poor black people?
    • Kanye West Attacks Bush! | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help with the set up, the way America is set up to help, the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    .I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can.^ I mean, this is, the Red Cross is doing everything they can.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    .We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!^ He could've killed people?
    • kanye west - Gawker 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC gawker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ PLEASE, help me think another way.
    • Kanye West Attacks Bush! | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    [...] .George Bush doesn't care about black people.^ Man Kanye West doesn’t care about white people.
    • Kanye West Taylor Swift VMAs 2009 Outburst (VIDEO) 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC hiphop.popcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ RonaldWR - September 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.“ .
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Kanye West Doesn’t Care About White People 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Once it was West's turn to speak again, he told the audience: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC
  • I still think I am the greatest.^ On September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, A Concert for Hurricane Relief , West was a featured speaker.

    ^ On September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, West was a featured speaker.
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kanye West's Torrent of Criticism, Live on NBC NBC's levee broke and Kanye West flooded through with a tear about the federal response in New Orleans during the network's live concert fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina last night.

    .
    • accepting the Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Year
  • Ya'll might as well get the music ready 'cause this is gonna take a while.^ West caused controversy earlier this year when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to say that Beyoncé should have won.

    ^ Taylor Swift has sold over 4 million copies of her sophomore album "Fearless," is nominated for 6 Grammys and was declared the winner of the AMAs' Artist of the Year award.

    ^ After accepting her award from Billboard as its "Woman of the Year," Beyonce sat down to chit chat, talking about the surprise success of "Single Ladies," her Sasha Fierce alter ego and the Kanye/Taylor swift mic snatch.

    .When I had my accident, I found out at that moment, nothing in life is promised except death.^ Yes it's a shame but she knew the risks, in my opinion it's like diving out of an airplane, a selfish act that may take your life.
    • Kanye West's mother suddenly dies... [Archive] - DVD Talk Forum 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life, so I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment."
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's nice to break out the string section for shows, but it's not life-or-death if shit happens.
    • Kanye West (And His Caps Lock Key) Are Ready To Let You Know What Happened At Bonnaroo « Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC idolator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If you have the opportunity to play this game called life, you have to appreciate every moment.^ Rawsee says: August 3, '09 at 4:23 am First of all, I really don’t appreciate how you played Kweli.
    • Sibling Rivalry: Jay-Z & Kanye West | The Smoking Section 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When you get mad west go to God and ask hiim to help you because money is not every thing its nices to have but it can end you life.
    • Kanye West outbursts: Taylor Swift isn't the first person to get dissed! | Music | guardian.co.uk 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Chiel on July 24th, 2009 6:01 pm ”Life a game and but its not fair,” Life’s a game but its not fair , Guess you could see this as a typing error.
    • Jay-Z ft Kanye West, Rihanna – Run This Town Lyrics : KillerHipHop.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A lot of people don't appreciate their moment until it's passed.^ Sadly, the people who don't understand or appreciate this probably doesn't explore the arts outside music videos.
    • Video: Kanye West Mini Movie, �We Were Once A Fairytale� 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.worldstarhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Honest people scare the beejesus out of people who don't have the balls to be honest -- hide behind sarcasm and a lot of verbal popcorn.
    • Kanye West thinks he's Jesus - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I know a lot of people hate Kanye, but I don't think a thread about the death of his mother is the appropriate forum to further bash him.
    • Kanye West's mother suddenly dies... [Archive] - DVD Talk Forum 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC forum.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    And then you got to tell those Al Bundy stories: 'You remember when I...' .Right now, it's my time and my moment, thanks to the fans, thanks to the accident, thanks to God, thanks to Roc-A-Fella, Jay-Z, Dame Dash, G, my mother, Rhymefest, everyone that's helped me.^ It was always known that former co-CEO of Roc-a-Fella Records and Roc-A-Wear Clothing, Damon Dash, loved the spotlight.
    • Kanye West: Music: UGO 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC musicblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now I’m no fan of Taylor (or the MTV video awards for that matter) but really – let the girl have her moment in the spotlight.
    • Kanye West Is An Idiot! | Mindy Lansdale Rants 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC mindylansdale.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Favorite Flag as abusive Posted 07:02 PM on 09/17/2009 - + Elsongs I'm a Fan of Elsongs I'm a fan of this user permalink My favorite moment was when he started to cry.
    • Kanye West On Jay Leno: Apologizes To Taylor Swift (VIDEO) 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    .And I plan to celebrate and scream and pop champagne every chance I get, 'cause I'm at the Grammy's baby!^ With every ounce of fame the celeb gossip magnate garners, the more his own celebrity goes to his head and the more damage he does to his own causes.

    .I know everybody asked me the question, they wanted to know, 'What, Kan, I know he's gonna wile out, I know he's gonna do something crazy.'^ It’s: “They pull their cameras out and God damn he snapped, I used to want this thing forever y’all can have it back” .
    • Drake – Forever Lyrics (Feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem) : KillerHipHop.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.killerhiphop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mar 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm “everybody feel a way about ye but @ least they feel something.” .
    • Kanye West for Louis Vuitton Pricing Details | NiceKicks.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC nicekicks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They give attention not to people who deserve it, but to the people who make idiots out of themselves in front of everybody for it.
    • I’m Gonna Let You Finish/Kanye West Contest « Celebrity Pictures, Lol Celebs and Funny Actor and Actress Photos – ROFLrazzi 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC roflrazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Everybody wanted to know what I would do, if I didn't win... .I guess we'll never know!^ I guess we'll never know."
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I bet you’ll never guess what’s on fire right now?
    • Kanye West Is Mad As Hell At Twitter — And He’s Not Going To Take This Anymore! 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • 2005 Grammy acceptance speech
  • Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!^ One of the best videos of all time!"
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ima let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.
    • Kanye West Taylor Swift 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One of the best videos of all time!^ One of the best videos of all time!"
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ima let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.
    • Kanye West Taylor Swift 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Know your worth! .People always act like they're doing more for you than you're doing for them.^ Second, people like you are ignorant.
    • Kanye West thinks he's Jesus - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please keep doing what you’re doing.
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Go back to the drawing board just like you keep doing with pastelle and you might come up with something worth a damn .
    • Kanye West for Louis Vuitton Sneaker | Hypebeast 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC hypebeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Ask yourself this question, "Why would they do that?"^ My only question would be, why just a one-bed?
    • Dezeen » Blog Archive » Sneak preview: Kanye West’s apartment 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.dezeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When King asked Adams if he would ever answer questions regarding the West case, he said, "I will talk with them," meaning her family.
    • Donda West's plastic surgeon walks off 'Larry King Live' - CNN.com 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Of course, when someone is relaxing, cutting himself or herself out of the world, why would he or she tweet about the beach they’re lying on?
    • Kanye West Is Mad As Hell At Twitter — And He’s Not Going To Take This Anymore! 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.techcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Obviously, you bring something to the table for them to even do business with you
    • Thank You And You're Welcome: page 3-4
  • Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?^ Kanye West ’s KW Foods LLC is expected to open ten Fatburger Thank you and your welcome!, an entertaining volume of " Kanye -isms.
    • KANYE WEST OFFICIAL WEBSITE 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC suas.ie [Source type: General]

    ^ He's really not even that good of a rapper while he thinks he's a god or something, he ain't nobody special, one day he'll lose everything.
    • Sorry, MTV VMA queen Taylor Swift: Kanye West is king of award-show tantrums | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Why would you leave your name on the voicemail?/ He changed the game I suppose/ It's nothing — who would've thought he was putting 18 hoes."
    • Search results for \"kanye west\" » MTV Newsroom 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC newsroom.mtv.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Thank You And You're Welcome: page 19
  • I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me.^ Kanye West ’s KW Foods LLC is expected to open ten Fatburger Thank you and your welcome!, an entertaining volume of " Kanye -isms.
    • KANYE WEST OFFICIAL WEBSITE 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC suas.ie [Source type: General]

    ^ I mean seriously, people can tell when you don’t really know the words you’re using, or who you refer to.
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You are all crazy and I think you need to spend more time with yourselves and less time hating on other people, get a hobby or something, maybe a job?
    • The Superficial - Kanye West's girlfriend: I don't get it 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    As if there's a "one size fits all" standard for happiness
    • Thank You And You're Welcome: page 22

Lyrics

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  • " Excuse me but, this verse has not been Russell Simmons approved uh-uh / you wont see it on Run's House"
    • "Buy U A Drank",Buy U A Drank Remix
  • "If I fall in love a girl goin to live on Rodeo / Until that day though she take the monorail / And I dont want no girl thats say n's to the eyo / make it more harder make me put some work in / you gets to flirtin / play it just perfect / fuck a drink imma buy the bar if your worth it'
    • "Buy U A Drank",Buy U A Drank Remix
  • "Aint nobody expect kanye to end up on top / they expected that college drop out to drop in and flop / then maybe he stop savin all the good beats for himself / Rockefellers only niggas that helped"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Now is Kanye the most overlooked, yes sir / now is Kanye the most overbooked, yes sir / the fans want the feeling of A Tribe Called Quest / But all they got left is this guy called West"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Im the GAP like Banana Republic and Old Navy / and ooh it come out sweeter than old sadie"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "And I was almost famous / Everybody loves Kanye / Im almost Raymond"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Now I can let these dream killers kill my selfesttem / or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams / I use it as my gas so they say that im gassed / but without it id be last so I ought to laugh / So i dont listen to the suits behind the desks no more / you niggas wear suits cause you cant dress no more / you cant say shit to Kanye West no more / I rock twenty thousand people i was just on tour nigga"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "I Kan a Louis Vouiton don / Bought my mom purse now she Louis Vuiton mom / I didnt play the hand I was dealt I changed my cards / I prayed to the skies and I changed my starts / I went to the malls and I balled too hard / Oh My God is that a Black card / I turned around and replied why yes but I prefer the term African American Express"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Brains, power and muscle like Dame Puffy and Russel / Your boy back on the sussel you know what Ive been up to / killing y'all niggas on tha lyrical shit / Mayonnaise, Color Benz, I push Miracle Whips"
    • "Last Call", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Man, I promise I'm so self conscious/Thats why you always see me with at least one of my watches"
    • "All Falls Down", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "And I can't even go to the grocery store without some ones that's clean and a shirt with a team/It seems we living the American dream but people highest up got the lowest self esteem/The prettiest people do the ugliest things for the road to riches and diamond rings."^ You don’t know it yet but I’m crashing at your house within the next 2 years.

    ^ I realize this is not true, but people like Kanye make me feel that way.
    • Kanye West, Beyonce & Taylor Swift – Single, Heartless & Wild at Pretty Much Amazing! 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC prettymuchamazing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kanye West is fucking retarded .
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "All Falls Down", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "We'll buy a lot of clothes when we don't really need 'em/Things we buy to cover up what's inside/Cause they make us hate our-self and love they wealth."^ They invented the "down low" after all.
    • The Superficial - Kanye West's girlfriend: I don't get it 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All Falls Down May 11, 2004 $0.99 .
    • Amazon.com: Kanye West: MP3 Downloads 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I love all the hate for this fucking racist.
    • The Superficial - Kanye West's girlfriend: I don't get it 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • "All Falls Down", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "I get down for my Grandfather who took my momma/Made her sit in that seat where white folks ain't wanna us to eat/At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit-ins/And with that in my blood I was born to be different/Now niggas can't make it to the ballots to choose leadership/But we can make it to Jacob and to the dealership/That's why I hear new music and I just don't be feelin' it/Racism still alive they just be concealin' it/But I know they don't want me in the damn club/They even make me show ID to get inside of Sam's Club/I done did dirt and went to Church to get my hands scrubbed/Swear I been baptized at least three or four times/But in a land where niggas praise Yukon's and gettin' paid/It's gonna take a lot more than coupons to get us saved/Like it take a lot more than du-rags to get you waves/Nothing as sad as that day my girl's father passed away/So I promise to Mr. Rainey I'm going to marry your daughter/And you know I gotta thank you for the way that she was brought up"
    • "Never Let Me Down", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "My freshman year I was goin through hell, a problem/Still I, built up the nerve to drop my ass up outta collllllll-ege/My teacher said I’se a loser, I told her why don’t you kill me/I give a fuck if you fail me, I’m gonna folllllllllll-ow/My heart, and if you follow the charts, to the plaques or the stacks/You ain’t gotta guess who’s back"
    • "Get Em High", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Told 'em I finished school, and I started my own business/They say, 'Oh you graduated?'/No, I decided I was finished/ Chasin' y'all dreams and what you've got planned/Now I spit it so hot you got tanned"
    • "School Spirit", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "Roc-A-Fella chain, yeah that's my rapper style/Rosary piece, yeah that's my Catholic style/Red and white One's, yeah that's my Kappa style/And I ain't even pledge/Crack my head on the steering wheel and I ain't even dead/If I could go through all that and still be breathing/Bitch bend over, I'm here for a reason"
    • "School Spirit", The College Dropout, 2004
  • "That's why I spit it in my songs so sweet/ Like a photo of your granny's picture/ Now that you're gone it hit us/ Super hard on Thankgiving and Christmas, this can't be right"
    • "Family Business", "The College Dropout", 2004
  • "I woke up early this mornin' with a new state of mind/ A creative way to rhyme without usin' knives and guns"
    • "Family Business", "The College Dropout", 2004
  • "And I'm a big tipper, I don't even be trippin'. This my first real Rolex, it don't even be tickin'. This my first pair of earings I can can wear in the shower, without 'em clouding up in a half an hour!" .
    • "My Baby", Damita Jo, 2004
  • "You don't remember when you was my sweetest?^ First, two songs he produced hit number one: "Stand Up" by Ludacris and "You Don't Know My Name" by Alicia Keys.
    • Kanye West Biography 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC www.musicianguide.com [Source type: General]
    • Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Kanye West 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.gale.cengage.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Says: May 28th, 2007 at 7:08 pm my god, most of you people don’t know anything about architecture.
    • Dezeen » Blog Archive » Sneak preview: Kanye West’s apartment 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.dezeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You Don't Know My Name (12") .
    • Kanye West Discography at Discogs 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    .You don't remember I called you Reese's Pieces?^ September 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm You do know that some parts of Pennsylvania are called Alabama North, don't you?
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Kanye West Doesn’t Care About White People 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm sorry but I don't remember being on my knees having my hair pulled; you're probably just remembering being molested by a priest.
    • Kanye West thinks he's Jesus - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .'Cause there's no wrong way to do you know what!"^ You know how I know there is no god?
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No I don’t know him personally but got friends in his camp, more I know the pain of losing a mom suddenly, its hard to describe but it works on you, you need to deal with it.
    • Necole Bitchie.com: RIP Kanye West? Amber Rose Reacts.. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC necolebitchie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kanye, Jay asked Kanye when did you know you were wrong for what you did to Taylor?
    • Kanye West Taylor Swift VMAs 2009 Outburst (VIDEO) 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC hiphop.popcrunch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Talk About Our Love", Afrodisiac, 2004
  • "Make black history every day, I don't need a month."^ Talk About Our Love (12") .
    • Kanye West Discography at Discogs 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Kanye West (2004) “Talk About Our Love” by Brandy feat.
    • Kanye West Producer Profile Bio 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC www.jeejuh.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It probably says something about our culture that we don’t even care to think beyond the shallowest levels in anything that we do.
    • Kanye West Is An Idiot! | Mindy Lansdale Rants 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC mindylansdale.com [Source type: General]

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    • "Brand New", 2005
  • "Ralph Lauren was borin' before I worn him"
    • "Brand New", 2005
  • "I know it's past visitin hours, but can I please give her these flowers?"^ These Bad News lyrics are performed by Kanye WestDidn't you know I was waiting on you?
    • KANYE NEWS 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC focalmedia.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Billy Dee was doing that ages ago and I know there were probably some before him.
    • » FASHION PICKS: SCARF SWAG // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Why would Rhymefest write the hottest verse on his own song (Brand New) and give it to Yeezy?
    • Sibling Rivalry: Jay-Z & Kanye West | The Smoking Section 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "Roses", Late Registration, 2005
  • "You know the best medicine go to people thats payed/If Magic Johnson got a cure for AIDS and all the broke motherfuckers passed away/ You tellin me if my grandma's in the NBA, right now she would be ok?/ But since she was just a secretary workin' for the church for thirty-five years/things supposed to stop right here?"^ In the song "Roses", West raps about his grandmother's struggle against AIDS and expresses his outrage at the availability of treatment: "If Magic Johnson got a cure for AIDS / And all the broke mothafuckas passed away / You telling me if my grandma was in the NBA / Right now she would be okay?".
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And I know you're not into all that.
    • ESTELLE FEAT. KANYE WEST Lyrics, AMERICAN BOY (v.2) 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC www.mp3lyrics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kanye is b*tchin again you know y'all supposed to respect him!
    • eVIPlist / Search results for kanye west 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.eviplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Roses", Late Registration, 2005
  • "Jay's favorite line, 'Dog, in due time.'^ Other recording artists who collaborated with West on Late Registration include Jay-Z, Maroon 5's Adam Levine (1979–), and Brandy (1979–).
    • Kanye West Biography - life, family, children, parents, name, history, school, mother, young 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008.

    ^ She was the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye West's 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Donda West, RIP (mother of Kanye) - BrooklynVegan 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.brooklynvegan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now he look at me like, 'Damn, dog, you're where I am,' a hip-hop legend.^ Now, movie Bling: Consequences and Repercussions looks to further educate the hip hop generation about the murder and carnage caused by the world’s greed for diamonds.
    • The Passion of Kanye West? 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.clarkyboy.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You are the reason good hip hop is overlooked because of stupid shit like this.
    • Sibling Rivalry: Jay-Z & Kanye West | The Smoking Section 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Re: WTF at peoples attitude to hip hop on this forum Nice.
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I think I died in that accident, 'cause this must be heaven." .
    • "Touch the Sky", Late Registration, 2005
  • "It don't have to be mother's day or your birthday, for me to just call and say, hey mama."^ She was the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye West's 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Donda West, RIP (mother of Kanye) - BrooklynVegan 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.brooklynvegan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Entertainment | Donda West Likely Died of Heart Disease | Seattle Times Newspaper 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

    ^ His second album, Late Registration, was released in 2005, his third, Graduation, was released in 2007 and his current album, 808s & Heartbreak, was released in 2008.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/kanye_west 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Hey Mama" , Late Registration, 2005
  • "Who gave Saddam anthrax, George Bush's got an answer/How to stop the Black Panthers, Ronald Regan cooked up an answer..."^ She was the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye West's 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Donda West, RIP (mother of Kanye) - BrooklynVegan 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.brooklynvegan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He followed up that debut success with Late Registration in 2005.
    • Amazon.com: Kanye West: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Entertainment | Donda West Likely Died of Heart Disease | Seattle Times Newspaper 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

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    • "Crack Music", Late Registration, 2005
  • "Over here is the drug trade we die for drugs/ Over there they die from what we buy from drugs"
    • "Dimonds From Sierra Leone [Remix]"
  • "Little is know of Sierra Lione/And how it connects to the diamonds we own/When I speak of diamonds in this song I ain't about the ones that be glowin'/I'm talkin' bout Roc-a-Fella my home..."^ She was the inspiration for the song "Hey Mama" on his 2005 album "Late Registration."
    • Entertainment | Donda West Likely Died of Heart Disease | Seattle Times Newspaper 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Over there, they die from what we buy from drugs .
    • Kanye West Biography - life, family, children, parents, name, history, school, mother, young 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Diamonds from Sierra Leone 17.

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    • "Diamonds From Sierra Leone [Remix]"
  • "And the weather so breezy/Man why can't life always be this easy?"^ West's first single from the album, "Diamonds from Sierra Leone," received high marks from music critics.
    • Kanye West Biography - life, family, children, parents, name, history, school, mother, young 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.notablebiographies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ March 25, 2006 Click to Buy Click to Play Singles Diamonds From Sierra Leone Kanye West 2005-08-06 379 true 43 .
    • Kanye West Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Diamonds From Sierra Leone (104|14|122) .
    • Kanye West @ Top40-Charts.com - 40 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 25 Countries 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC top40-charts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • "Flashing Lights", Graduation, 2007
  • "Last night I saw you in my dreams/Now I can't wait to go to sleep/And this life is all a dream/So my real life starts when I go to sleep."^ What I really wanted to do last night was this.
    • Kanye West - News, photos, topics, and quotes 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You are not going to be comfortable at all.
    • Dezeen » Blog Archive » Sneak preview: Kanye West’s apartment 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.dezeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Find out what your dreams are trying to tell you about your love life, your job, your friends, your body image, your everything.
    • Search Results: glamour.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.glamour.com [Source type: General]

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    • "Hey Mama", Live Grammy Performance, February 2008
  • "You spoiled little LA girl/you just an LA girl..."^ Kanye West - Hey Mama (live 2008 Grammys) High Quality .
    • Free Kanye West Ringtones on Pisamba. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.pisamba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On February 10, 2008, at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, Kanye West won four Grammy awards, During the four-hour televised Grammy Awards ceremony, West also performed two songs: "Stronger" (with Daft Punk) and "Hey Mama" (in honor of his recently deceased mother).
    • Kanye West - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Two days later at The O2 in London, Kanye performed "Hey Mama" and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" in honor of his mother.
    • Donda West's home - house pictures, facts and information about Donda West's home in Playa Del Rey, California 17 September 2009 4:15 UTC www.celebritydetective.com [Source type: General]

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    • "Robocop", 808s & Heartbreak, 2008
  • "I'd give all the Grammy plaques just to have my Granny back/You know she had that bad hip like a fanny pack."^ And I know you're not into all that.
    • ESTELLE FEAT. KANYE WEST Lyrics, AMERICAN BOY (v.2) 20 November 2009 7:58 UTC www.mp3lyrics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just like my ex-boyfriend.

    ^ I don’t know about you, but I like it.

    • "Forever", Music from 'More Than A Game', 2009
  • "I had dreams of the game/Someday I'd play Kobe/I'd walk up to Puff and he don't really know me"
    • "Ego", Above and Beyonce: Dance Mixes, 2009

Bible References

"I walk through the valley of the Chi where death is,
Top floor, the view alone will leave ya breathless."
- "Jesus Walks," "The College Dropout"
."Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me."^ Badu isn’t delivering your mainstream “smooth grooves,” and instead opts to take you on an extraterrestrial journey through the inner self.

^ Well, they had the singer walk them through her thought process in those fateful moments after her Best Female Video VMA win was announced.

^ From all the staff at Emely Robbinson : Perhaps you can tell me where the source of your post is from?

--Psalms 23:4
"We still, pull up in Spreewells,
The ice sends me chills, like Gold Member, I love gold,
but what's the point to gain the world if ya lose ya soul?"
- "Fly Away", off Miri Ben-Ari's "The Hip Hop Violinist"
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? .If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with angels."^ My son always idolized Kayne West, however, I showed this to him and as Taylor and Beyonce, he was utterly shocked.
  • Kanye Being Kanye: Rapper Interrupts Taylor Swift's VMAs Win | PopEater.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If i was taylor swift i woulda asked him if he was ready to record "through the wire 2" as i wound up with my moon man trophy...
  • After Kanye West Steals Taylor Swift's Moment, Beyonce Steps Up - Gothamist 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A guy like Kanye West would have have had his ego beaten out of him by his older brothers or father in any previous generation.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Kanye West Doesn’t Care About White People 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

--Mark 8:35-37

"I wanna fly, I wanna fly
I said I want my chariot to pick me up
And take me brother for a ride"
- "Spaceship," off "The College Dropout"
."And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them.^ When I saw them as a two piece they seem to have amazing fire and energy in them, but their set as a four (5?

^ As for it being the wrong time, maybe, however, everyone is still talking aobut it aren't they?
  • Kanye West Attacks Bush! | SPIKE 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven." --2 Kings 2:11

About West

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  • "With Kanye, the arrogant thing always comes up, but think about what that does for your ability to make art.^ Kanye,what are you thinking about.
    • Dezeen » Blog Archive » Sneak preview: Kanye West’s apartment 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.dezeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Charts News New Releases Live Please make sure javascript is enabled in your browser artist Kanye West Album & Song Chart History .
    • Kanye West Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ DidKanyeInterruptTaylorSwift.com IsKanyeWestADouchebag.com Kanye West Apology Generator Exploitables – Make Your Own Kanye .
    • Kanye Interrupts / Imma Let You Finish | Know Your Meme 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC knowyourmeme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He doesn't even question himself as to whether he can do it or not. .He does it fast and good, and he doesn't stop on the side of the road to wonder if he can do it."^ He doesn’t even do pop….he does rap and it’s not even that good anyway.
    • The Top 10 Reasons Why Kanye West is a Douche | The Best Article Every day 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.bspcn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - John Mayer (From MTV.com)
  • "The one thing I fear for [Kanye] the most is if you keep talking about being the greatest, people eventually are going to want to watch you fail." - John Mayer (From MTV.com)
  • "It’s alright to say ‘bitch’ and ‘motherfucker' on the corner, but when you start operating on a different level you can’t talk like that. .Fine, you’re trying to get some street acceptance.^ You're so going to wear kitchen gloves this weekend at some gay bar.
    • Kanye West Out-Douches Himself | Dlisted 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you were trying to make some point you definitely missed your mark.
    • Kanye West ruins Taylor Swift's MTV VMA victory | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I presume you’re just trying to present yourself as some kind of free-spirit social rebel for no real reason other than to be different?
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Now that you got that, get back to your roots.^ I see you found a spoon big enough to scrape it from the back of your throat.
    • Kanye West thinks he's Jesus - The Superficial - www.thesuperficial.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Lanier Says: August 20th, 2009 at 12:12 am # 19 2 Pac… ummmmmm… Im sorry to inform you but your dead so your opinion doesnt matter so just go back to your cotch wherever u at now.
    • Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town (Full) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now here is a round piece of paper and a safety pencil for you to write down your adorable little rhymes.
    • What if Kanye West is Retarded? | Cracked.com 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You know that’s not where you came from. .You know that’s not how you were raised."^ Now you know how we feel .
    • Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town (Full) | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now you know how we feel…” .
    • Sibling Rivalry: Jay-Z & Kanye West | The Smoking Section 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know how I know you're gay...
    • The Superficial - Kanye West's girlfriend: I don't get it 8 January 2010 1:50 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    - Ray West (Kanye's father) on Rolling Stone magazine
  • "He's a jackass" - Barack Obama commenting privately on West interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (From the Associated Press)

Simple English

Kanye West
File:Kanye
Background information
Birth name Kanye Omari West
Born June 8, 1977 (1977-06-08) (age 33)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Occupations Producer, rapper
Instruments Vocals, percussion, piano
Years active 2000-now
Labels GOOD Music, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Associated acts Jay-Z, Common, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Consequence, T-Pain, Lupe Fiasco, Child Rebel Soldier
Website www.kanyewest.com

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977[1]) is an American record producer and rapper. He rose to fame in the mid 2000s. His first two albums, The College Dropout and Late Registration, received many awards (including six Grammys),[2][3] critical acclaim,[4] and commercial success. West also runs his own record label called GOOD Music.[5] West's mascot and trademark is a teddy bear. A teddy bear has appeared on the covers of his first three albums as well as the single cover for his song "Stronger". In 2008, he released his fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak.

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