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Kanye West

Kanye WestBirth name   Kanye Omari West
Born   June 8, 1977
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Origin   Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres   Alternative hip hop
Occupations   Producer, rapper, musician, singer
Instruments   Vocals, keyboards, sampler, percussion, synthesizer
Years active   1998–present
Labels   GOOD Music, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Associated acts   Child Rebel Soldier, Common, Go Getters, Jay-Z, John Legend,
Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Mos Def, Q-Tip

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music. Read more...