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Kanye West is a multifaceted American artist, encompassing roles as a rapper, songwriter, singer, record producer, businessperson and fashion designer. In the mid-1990s, West embarked on his musical journey, crafting beats for artists in his hometown. In the year 2000, he experienced a substantial breakthrough when he inked a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records, launching his career as a music producer for notable figures.
Kanye West Age
The rapper was born on June 8, 1977. As of today he is 46 years old.
Kanye West Nationality
West is a Black American
Kanye West Parents
West was born to Ray West and Donda West. His father, Ray West, was a photojournalist who later became a Christian counselor, and his mother, Donda West, was an English professor at Chicago State University and later became his manager. Sadly, Donda West passed away in 2007 due to complications after cosmetic surgery.
Kanye west Donda
Donda, Kanye West’s 10th studio album, pays tribute to his late mother, Dr. Donda C. West. The album took shape through three listening events held in two of the country’s largest stadiums. Thousands attended in person, and millions more tuned in online to hear songs that touched on themes like God, family, divorce, and even a reference to “throat coat for the throat GOATs.”
Throughout these events, Kanye, wearing a mask, engaged in activities like push-ups and shared the stage with controversial figures like DaBaby, known for recent homophobic remarks, and Marilyn Manson, who faces multiple sexual assault lawsuits.
These events felt like a fusion of market testing and performance art, and were perceived as less satisfying than both the 2016 Life of Pablo event at Madison Square Garden and his infamous gathering in Jackson Hole for the “ye” album.
As with many albums released on streaming services without the artist’s full approval, Donda arrived in an unfinished state, laden with various issues. Its 1 hour and 48-minute runtime consists of moments of brilliance separated by disjointed tracks, creating an uneven listening experience.
Kanye West Changes his Name
Kanye West has successfully altered his legal name to “Ye.” This formal name change process was initiated by the rapper back in August. Born as Kanye Omari West, he filed the request for this change on August 24th in Los Angeles, citing “personal reasons” for the alteration.
Interestingly, he had hinted at his intention to change his name in a tweet from 2018, where he declared, “Formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.” Now, according to court documents obtained by TMZ, the name change has received official approval from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams.
Kanye West Wife I Kanye West New Wife
West was married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian from 2014 until 2021, when they filed for divorce. Together, they have four children. Lately, Kanye West, the controversial musician, was seen in Los Angeles in June heading to church with his new wife, Bianca Censori. The couple’s outfits caused quite a stir, with some people finding them questionable.
Kanye Music Career
From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Kanye West was engaged in modest music production endeavors. He crafted music for local artists, even working as a ghost producer for Deric ‘D-Dot’ Angelettie. The pivotal moment arrived in 2000 when West secured a significant opportunity to serve as a producer for artists affiliated with Roc-A-Fella Records. He went on to produce hit singles for renowned performers such as Common, Ludacris, Cam’Ron, and more.
In 2001, the globally acclaimed rapper and entertainment magnate, Jay-Z, entrusted West with the task of producing numerous tracks for his highly successful album, ‘The Blueprint.’ During this period, West continued to contribute his production skills to artists like Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and others.
Despite his accomplishments as a producer, West’s true aspiration was to establish himself as a rapper. Breaking into the rap scene and securing a record deal proved to be a formidable challenge for him.
Kanye west Albums
- The College Dropout (2004)
- Late Registration (2005)
- Graduation (2007)
- 808s & Heartbreak (2008)
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
- Watch the Throne (with Jay-Z, 2011)
- Yeezus (2013)
- The Life of Pablo (2016)
- Ye (2018)
- Jesus is King (2019)
Kanye’s popular songs
- “Jesus Walks”
- “Gold Digger”
- “All of the Lights”
- “Black Skinhead”
- “Ultralight Beam”
- “Closed on Sunday”
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Kanye West Net worth
Thw rapper has an estimated net worth of around $4 million USD.