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Kanye West

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Tags: rap, hiphop

Kanye Omari West, born June 8, 1977) is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, film director, entrepreneur and fashion designer from Chicago, Illinois. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z’s The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.

His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music

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  • hiphopdx

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    Kanye West "All Day" more at hiphopdx.com

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    Kanye West "God Level [Full Version]" more at hiphopdx.com

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    about 1 year ago

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  • Buzz Bands LA

    Buzz Bands LA on Kanye West

    about 1 year ago

    Here's where to find your fun tonight: â–º At Staples Center, it's the two coolest "K" people outside of Kobe: Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar . What's the show like ? â–º Dress to kill ... y'know? It's time for the annual KCRW Masquerade, featuring Glasser, Har Mar Superstar, the Lions, Grizfolk, plus DJ sets by Dave Sitek, Rob Garza and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., at the Park Plaza. â–º See above ... The LACMA Muse Costume Ball features Australian soul stirrers Clairy Browne and more here

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    Buzz Bands LA on Kanye West

    about 1 year ago

    Last Monday of the month, leading into a fright-filled week .... â–º Oft-imitated girl-group trailblazer Ronnie Spector does the first of two nights at the El Rey Theatre; it's the 70-year-old singer's "Behind the Beehive" Tour. â–º It's another night of the Kanye West's Yeezus Tour at Staples Center, with Kendrick Lamar joining the fun. â–º Metal legends Slayer are back for a second night at the Hollywood Palladium. â–º Portland electro-pop duo the Blow visits the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, more here

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    over 1 year ago

    Kanye West "Taylor Swift, Pink And Racism Rant" more at hiphopdx.com

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    CMJ Best Albums of 2013 on Kanye West

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    Kanye West – Yeezus (Def Jam) Kanye. Ye. Yeezy. Yeezus. How did we arrive here? To listen to Kanye West is to follow his evolution as an artist and a human, and the line between those two entities has never been more dangerously blurred than on his latest record, the harsh, visceral Yeezus...read more here

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    over 1 year ago

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  • Pitchfork Best Albums

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    over 1 year ago

    Album "Yeezus" scored 9.5

    Kanye's bracing and provactive sixth solo album marks a blunt break with the filigreed maximalism he so thoroughly nailed on  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy . Each fluorescent strike of noise, i...

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