62 Facts About Kanye


Kanye is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop musicians of all time, as well as one of the greatest musicians of the 21st century.

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Kanye founded the record label GOOD Music later that year.

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Kanye released its sequel, Donda 2, a few months later, exclusively through his tie-in audio speaker service.

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Kanye has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct on social media and at awards shows and public settings, as well as his comments on the music and fashion industries, U S politics, race, and slavery.

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Kanye is the founder and head of the creative content company Donda.

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Kanye's father, Ray West, is a former Black Panther and was one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Kanye's mother recalled that she first took notice of West's passion for drawing and music when he was in the third grade.

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Kanye soon realized that his busy class schedule was detrimental to his musical work, and at 20 he dropped out of college to pursue his musical dreams.

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Kanye's later commented, "It was drummed into my head that college is the ticket to a good life.

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For Kanye to make an album called College Dropout it was more about having the guts to embrace who you are, rather than following the path society has carved out for you.

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Kanye West began his early production career in the mid-1990s, creating beats primarily for burgeoning local artists around his area, eventually developing a style that involved speeding up vocal samples from classic soul records.

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Kanye's group was managed by John Monopoly, Don Crowley, and Happy Lewis under the management firm Hustle Period.

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Kanye crafted hit songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson.

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Kanye was withdrawn from the remainder of the show for his actions.

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In September 2013, Kanye West announced he would be headlining his first solo tour in five years, to support Yeezus, with fellow American rapper Kendrick Lamar accompanying him as a supporting act.

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Kanye released the album exclusively on Tidal on February 14, 2016, following a performance on SNL.

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Kanye was later admitted for psychiatric observation at UCLA Medical Center.

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Kanye stayed hospitalized over the Thanksgiving weekend because of a temporary psychosis stemming from sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration.

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Kanye collaborated with Vanessa Beecroft on two operas, Nebuchadnezzar and Mary.

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Kanye announced that Kid Cudi would not be on the album due to his friendship with "you know who" and saying "we all speak in Billie language now" referencing an apparent jab made by Billie Eilish against Travis Scott.

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Kanye has introduced new musical elements and unconventional reference points into his sonic palette with each album.

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Kanye's productions are akin to musical compositions, bearing an ornate style with more depth typical of hip hop artists while making use of an ear for hooks.

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Kanye stated that Dead Prez in particular helped him discover a style of making "raps with a message sound cool".

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Kanye's rhymes have been described as funny, provocative and articulate, capable of seamlessly segueing from shrewd commentary to comical braggadocio to introspective sensitivity.

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Kanye stated, "Me and my friends talk about this all the time.

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Kanye recalled, "I used to love people like Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie, and Nas—people that sold records.

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Kanye would take cues from the traditional sounds of early 1990s New York City hip hop, with an emphasis on infectious looped samples and dense drums or percussion, and channel the aesthetic through contemporary record production while polishing it to a pop sheen.

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Kanye became more adept at syncing his phrases up with beats instead of merely coasting over them to deliver punch lines.

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Kanye incorporated layers of distorted synth-chords, house beats, electro-disco rhythms, and a wide array of modulated electronic noises and digital audio-effects into his hip-hop production.

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Kanye drew musical inspiration from European Britpop and Euro-disco, American alternative and indie-rock, and his native Chicago house.

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Kanye largely abandoned rapping over hip-hop beats in favor of emotive, melodic singing within a stark synth-driven electropop soundscape.

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Kanye became the first non-athlete to be given a shoe deal with Nike.

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On October 1, 2011, Kanye West premiered his women's fashion label, DW Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week.

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Kanye received support from DSquared2 duo Dean and Dan Caten, Olivier Theyskens, Jeremy Scott, Azzedine Alaia, and the Olsen twins, who were in attendance during his show.

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Kanye followed with Season2 later that year at New York Fashion Week.

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In 2022, Kanye made a cameo at the end of McDonald's 30 second TV ad during Super Bowl LVI, an event with over 200 million viewers, which he publicly attended.

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Kanye donated $15, 000 to the Democratic National Committee in October 2014.

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Kanye later implied on Twitter that he intends to run for president in 2024 due to Donald Trump's win in the 2016 elections.

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Kanye's platform advocated for the creation of a culture of life, endorsing environmental stewardship, supporting the arts, buttressing faith-based organizations, restoring school prayer, providing for a strong national defense, and "America First" diplomacy.

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Kanye received 66, 365 votes in the 12 states he had ballot access in, receiving an average of 0.

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West's representatives stated, "Kanye West has not decided whether to become a candidate for president in the 2024 election, and the activity of the Kanye 2020 committee that prompted this RFAI is strictly exploratory.

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Kanye later spoofed the incident on the 33rd-season premiere of Saturday Night Live in September 2007.

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Kanye has stated that Spears has not had a hit in a long period of time and that MTV exploited her for ratings.

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Kanye was removed from the remainder of the show for his actions.

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Kanye chose to debut his new music video for "Fade", but first, delivered a speech in which he discussed recent shootings in Chicago, why he included Ray J and Donald Trump in his "Famous" video, the Taylor Swift situation, his love of Beyonce and Steve Jobs amongst others.

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Kanye made the comment and acknowledged the possibility of Kardashian ending their marriage because of it.

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Kanye wrote that the Kardashian family was attempting "to lock [him] up".

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Kanye's later claimed that she dated West purely to "give people something to talk about" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kim Kardashian described West's Christian born-again experience in September 2019: "Kanye started this to really heal himself and it was a really personal thing, and it was just friends and family.

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Kanye has had an amazing evolution of being born again and being saved by Christ.

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Kanye was reportedly paranoid and depressed throughout the hospitalization, but remained formally undiagnosed.

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Kanye has spent most of his career in additive mode, figuring out how to make music that's majestic and thought-provoking and grand-scaled.

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Kanye was the kid who went to school, his mom was a college professor.

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Kanye definitely challenged some of the authenticity that had to be there at the moment.

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Kanye has won the Brit Award for Best International Male Solo Artist a joint-record three times, in addition to being one of three artists to have won the award in consecutive years.

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Kanye has been the most nominated act at five ceremonies, and won the most Grammys by a male artist, and fourth most overall in the 2000s decade.

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Kanye is the 7th highest certified artist in the US by digital singles.

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Kanye had the most RIAA digital song certifications by a male artist in the 2000s, and was the fourth best-selling digital songs artist of the 2000s in the US.

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Kanye has the third-most top-ten singles in the UK by a rapper, and the joint-second most platinum singles in the UK by a rapper (eight).

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Kanye made the most appearance on Complex's "Best Producers of every year since 1979" list.

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In 2021, Kanye won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at 2021 Grammys.

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Kanye was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2021 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards.

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