He initially gained fame in the early 2000s as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, producing singles for several artists and developing the “chipmunk soul” sampling style. In Kanye solo career as a rapper, he released his debut studio album, The College Dropout, in 2004, to commercial success. Later that year, he founded the record label GOOD Music.
Kanye explored various musical elements, including synthesizers, orchestras, and autotune. Kanye released several discographies, including the full-length collaborative albums, Watch the Throne with Jay-Z and Kids See Ghosts with Kid Cudi.
As a fashion designer, Kanye has collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Nike, The Gap, and A.P.C. on footwear and clothing, which leads the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas. Kanye is also head of the creative content and the founder of the company Donda.
One of the world’s best-selling music artists, with more than 160M records sold, Kanye has received 24 Grammy Awards, the joint-most Grammy awards of any rapper, and the joint tenth-most of all time. Further, his other awards are a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist, the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Kanye also holds the joint record with Bob Dylan for most albums and has the 5th most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 with around 133 entries. In 2005 and 2015, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Kanye West Wear T-Shirt With ‘White Lives Matter’
Kanye West created a stir by wearing a t-shirt with the slogan ‘White Lives Matter’ (a controversial one) Recently at his Yeezy fashion show at Paris Fashion Week. The front of the t-shirt featured a photo of Pope John Paul II. Additionally, it was not just him but also the models on the ramp who wore similar shirts, apart from Candace Owens, an American conservative activist and influencer.
In a now-deleted Instagram story, Kanye also discredited the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement as a ‘scam’ and wrote that everyone knows about Black Lives Matter was a scam. Now it’s over, and you are welcome.
In particular, The Anti-Defamation League’s phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ has been classified as a “white supremacist phrase.” Upon seeing the shirt on-ramp, several attendees, like Jaden Smith, walked out of the show along with Gabriella-Karefa Johnson (Vogue editor), saying the design was deeply offensive, dangerous, and violent.
After the incident, in a new interview with Tucker Carlson, Kanye defended his t-shirt by saying why he wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on the shirt “They do. It’s an obvious thing.”
When asked about his creative choice, he said that he does certain things from a feeling when he feels it’s right; he also added that when he asked his father, he replied that it’s funny because a black man stated it.
Kanye West is also in the news for his new allegations against his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. He recently claimed that the Kardashian family members are liars; Kanye has threatened legal action against Kim Kardashian, stating that the custody battle over their children is far from over.
Kanye West Early Life:
Kanye Omari West came into this world on 8th June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was three, his parents divorced, and he moved to Chicago with his mother. He was raised in a middle-class environment. At age 10, Kanye moved with his mother to Nanjing, China.
When he was five, Kanye began writing poetry and his mother once stated that she first noticed Kanye’s passion for drawing and music in the third grade. Further, in seventh grade, he began making musical compositions and sold them to other artists.
At age thirteen, Kanye wrote a rap song called “Green Eggs and Ham,” and he crossed paths with producer/D.J. No I.D. Kanye quickly formed a friendship with him, and No I.D. became his mentor. It was from him that Kanye learned how to sample and program beats; his first sampler was at age 15.
Kanye currently resides at his new house in Hidden Hills, California.
Kanye West Family Background:
Kanye’s father, Ray West, was a former Black Panther and the first black photojournalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and later became a Christian counselor. Further, in 2006, he opened the Good Water Store and Café in Maryland, with startup capital from his son.
Kanye’s mother, Dr. Donda C. West (née Williams), was a professor at Clark Atlanta University and Nanjing University; she was also the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. On 10th November 2007, Kanye’s mother died at age 58, and the death cause was because by coronary artery disease and several post-operative factors of liposuction and mammoplasty.
Kanye West Education:
Kanye attended Polaris School in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois. Later in 1997, after completing his graduating from high school, he received a scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art and began taking painting classes. Further, in a short time, Kanye transferred to Chicago State University to study English.
Soon he realized that his busy class schedule was affecting his musical work, and at 20, Kanye dropped out of university to pursue his musical dreams.
Kanye West Physical stats:
Kanye stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. He has naturally black hair and amazing dark brown eyes. Kanye Distinctive Features include his Chin Shape, which makes his facial features more attractive and his personality bold.
Kanye West Birth Signs:
Kanye was born on Wednesday and is 45 years old. His sun and star sign are Gemini, and his birth flower is Rose or Honeysuckle. Further, his birth duality sign is Assertive, and the opposite sign is Sagittarius. Kanye’s birth sign modality and element is Mutable Air.
Kanye West Net worth:
According to Forbes, Kanye’s estimated net worth is around $2 billion, making him the world’s wealthiest musician.
Kanye West Relationship Status:
Kanye began dating reality television star Kim Kardashian in April 2012, who was already his long-time friend. The couple engaged in October 2013 and married on 24th May 2014, at Fort di Belvedere in Florence.
Kanye and Kim have four children: North West (born June 2013), Saint West (born December 2015), Chicago West (born January 2018), and Psalm West (born May 2019)
The couple’s respective careers and high-profile status have resulted in their relationship becoming subject to media coverage; The New York Times once referred to their marriage as “a historic blizzard of celebrity.”
In January 2021, CNN reported that the couple was planning a divorce, and a month later, Kim officially filed for divorce. Later in April, Kanye and Kim stated “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of divorce. They agreed to joint custody of all three children and also decided to no spousal support from each other.
Earlier to Kim, Kanye had an on-and-off relationship with designer Alexis Phifer in 2002, and later, he dated model Amber Rose from 2008 until 2010.
Kanye West Career:
Kanye came to fame as a music producer in Chicago after his dropping out of college. Later, as he relocated to New York City, Kanye made a name for himself in the production landscape, and the credit goes to his involvement in rapper Jay-Z’s album Blueprint in 2001.
Kanye innovative and skilled approach to music production made him in demand. However, he struggled to compose his music and recordings. Further, in 2004, he finally released his first solo album titled The College Dropout and gained massive success. One of the songs, “Jesus Walks,” won a Grammy Award for best rap song in 2005.
After Kanye first release, he rapidly rose to stardom. In 2005, he released his second album, Late Registration, which was also successful as the first one. He received three Grammy Awards for his work.
While Kanye career took off, he got a chance to work with renowned artists, including Beyoncè and Mariah Carey. Later they founded the record label GOOD Music.
In 2007, his third album, Graduation, was released, and in 2008, his fourth, 808s and Heartbreak, was released. 808s and Heartbreak differed significantly from the two previous albums’ styles and sounds.
Further, in 2011, his sixth album, Watch the Throne released. Later, in 2012, Cruel Summer, an album featuring Kanye, was released along with a few of the artists he had signed to GOOD Music.
In 2016, he released his long-awaited seventh album, The Life of Pablo, followed by the eighth album Ye in 2018.
Kanye’s music career took an unexpected turn in 2019 after the release of his Ninth album, Jesus is King.
In 2021, Kanye released his tenth studio album Donda, in honor of his mother, featuring collaborations with several artists. Its successor, Donda 2, the next album on his career list, was released in early 2022.
Apart from singing, Kanye has been in many other sectors. In 2020 it was announced that he was running for president, and he also did minimal campaigning and generated 0.04% of the national vote.
In 2022, Netflix released a three-part documentary titled “Jeen-yuhs.” The story is about Kanye journey from middle-class childhood to a superstar and about life and career, which was filmed over two decades.
As a fashion designer, Kanye launched his first YEEZYs with Nike, which was a big success. He also designed a footwear line for Louis Vuitton and presented it at Paris Fashion Week.
Apart from this, he has appeared in multiple albums and singles and is also a member of the Sunday Service Choir and The Hitmen.
Kanye West Social Appearance:
Kanye has more than 18M and 31M followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively. His posts are not much, but they have a massive fan following. Further, he has around 8.65M subscribers on Youtube and mainly uploads his album, singles, and music videos here.
Kanye West, in his career, has proved that determination, resilience, grit, and passion help you to achieve your aim. Our warm wishes are always with him.