Kanye West

Kanye West


Ye is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several artists and developing the "chipmunk soul" sampling style.

Full Name
Jun 8, 1977
5' 8"
Net Worth


Kanye Omari West was born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His zodiac sign is Gemini and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Ray West, a former Black Panther and Donda West, a college professor. Kanye has two siblings, an older sister named Donnie and a younger brother named Stephen.

Kanye began his music career in 1996 as a producer for rappers such as Jay-Z, Ludacris, and Alicia Keys. In the early 2000s he released his debut album “The College Dropout” which was well received by critics and fans alike. He has gone on to release seven more solo albums with the most recent being “Ye” in 2018.

In addition to his musical career, Kanye has also become heavily involved in fashion design having launched several clothing lines such as Yeezy Season 1 (2015), Yeezy Season 2 (2016), Yeezy Season 3 (2017) and Yeezy Season 4 (2018). He has also collaborated with major companies such as Adidas and Nike to create specific sneaker models like the Air Yeezys or the YEEZY Boosts. 

Kanye has been highly involved in politics since the 2016 United States Presidential Election when he declared his support for Donald Trump's candidacy. Since then he has met with President Trump multiple times at the White House to discuss issues such as criminal justice reform and job opportunities for African Americans.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1977</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kanye West is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 8, 1977, Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">West releases his debut album The College Dropout, which goes on to become a critical and commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Rap Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for his second studio album Late Registration.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released 808s & Heartbreak</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases 808s & Heartbreak, which sees West experimenting with Auto-Tune and features a darker sound than his previous albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Partners with Adidas</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">West partners with Adidas and launches his own fashion line, Yeezy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Life of Pablo Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases The Life of Pablo, his seventh studio album and the first to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Jesus Is King</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases Jesus Is King, an album featuring religious themes and gospel influences.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kanye West is an innovator and a creative genius, constantly pushing the boundaries of hip hop music and culture. His production and lyricism have changed the landscape of rap music, inspiring countless artists to push themselves further with their own craft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Cares About Social Issues</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kanye West is very outspoken about social issues and uses his platform to bring attention to important matters. He has been vocal about police brutality, racial injustice, mental health awareness and many other causes that he cares deeply about.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kanye West is not afraid to take risks in order to make great art. Whether it's experimenting with different sounds in his music or speaking out against public figures and institutions, Kanye always follows his own path—no matter what the consequences may be.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Self-Taught Producer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kanye West is a self-taught producer, learning how to produce music by himself through trial and error.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Designed Nike Yeezy Sneakers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kanye West collaborated with Nike in 2009 to design the Yeezy sneaker line. The shoes have become a highly sought after fashion statement.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Black Man to Win Album of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2005, Kanye West became the first black man to win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards for his album "The College Dropout".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Over 800k Followers on Twitter</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">As of 2020, Kanye West has over 8 million followers on Twitter, making him one of the most followed people on the platform.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Married Kim Kardashian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Kanye West married reality TV star Kim Kardashian. They have four children together - North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.</p></div>


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