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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 June 1977Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameKanye Omari West
Nicknames Ye
The Louis Vuitton Don
Konman
Yeezy
Gay Fish
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kanye Omari West. He has been married to Kim Kardashian West since May 24, 2014. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Kim Kardashian West (24 May 2014 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Uses alliteration in his rhymes
Extreme narcissism
Megalomania

Trivia (36)

Has a metal plate in his chin from near fatal car accident in which he was involved in around 3 pm on October 23, 2002. He was driving home from a studio session and fell asleep behind the steering wheel and crashed into another car.
Has produced numerous songs for many artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jay Z, DMX, Alicia Keys, Common, Yasiin Bey, and many others.
He is signed to Roc A Fella Records.
His debut album, "College Drop Out", sold over 400,000 copies in its first week.
When Kanye was 3 years old, his parents Ray West and Donda West divorced. She moved to Chicago and was an English professor at Chicago State University, and retired to be Kanye's manager. She appeared on FOX News' "The Big Story with John Gibson" on May 18, 2007, to talk about her son, which led to her being dubbed a "hip hop mama".
His debut album CD booklet contains 'yearbook-style' photos of the entire "College Dropout" album staff, along with high school superlatives underneath them. His was "most unlikely to succeed".
Made his European television debut performing his song "Through the Wire" on Raymann is laat (2001).
Nominated for 10 Grammies in 2005. He ended up winning 3.
Moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old.
His mother is a former English professor at Chicago State University.
Attended Chicago State University / Columbia College, Chicago. He dropped out to pursue music, hence the name of his 2004 debut album "The College Droput".
Lived in China for a year with his mother when he was 10 years old.
Has his own record label with the acronym G.O.O.D which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams, a subsidiary of Geffen.
Rapper Common signed to G.O.O.D.
Sophomore album "Late Registration" moved over 860,000 units in its opening week, landing it at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a career first for the rapper.
His name is pronounced like "Con-yay".
CD: "Graduation", 2006.
His favourite band is Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand.
Is an only child.
Mother, Donda West, died on November 10, 2007 from complications of surgery.
Kanye and his fiancée, clothing designer Alexis Phifer, have ended their engagement [April 21, 2008].
Blogged that Scarlett Johansson was his "favorite white girl".
At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he jumped up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after she had won Best Female video saying that Beyoncé Knowles had the best female video.
Kanye broke down at a concert in Paris, a week after the passing of his mother, Dr. Donda West, as he tried to sing the verses of "Hey Mama", a song he had written earlier on in his career in dedication to her.
Part-owner of a chain of Fatburger restaurants.
Has stated that producer RZA has been a great influence. The two have collaborated a few times.
Father of his 1st child with Kim Kardashian West a daughter, North West, was born on June 15, 2013, weighing 4 pounds and 15 ounces.
Engaged to Kim Kardashian West [October 22, 2013].
Released collaborative album, with Jay Z, titled "Watch the Throne". [August 2011]
Working on 3rd Album called: Graduaton [December 2005]
Released his newest album "808's and Heartbreak". [November 2008]
Released 5th studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. [November 2011]
Performs, alongside Jay Z, on the "Watch the Throne" tour (US). [October 2011]
Planning to tour with Lady Gaga throughout the United States. [August 2009]
Pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery stemming from a July 2013 incident in which he assaulted photographer Danny Ramos in Los Angeles International Airport and attempted to steal his camera. In return for his plea, he received 24 months of informal probation plus 250 hours of community service and must attend 24 anger management sessions. He also has to pay for any damage done to Ramos' camera equipment as well as any medical bills incurred on behalf of the victim. He will also have to stay 100 yards away from the alleged victim in this case, Danny Ramos. In addition to the misdemeanor battery charge he also faced felony attempted grand larceny charges. As part of the plea deal the latter charge was dropped, thus allowing him to avoid prison time. [March 2014].
Performed "Lost In The World" at the funeral of fellow musician Gil Scott-Heron (The Riverside Church New York).

Personal Quotes (12)

[on living in Asia for a year.] Most of the kids had never seen a black person before, so they'd come over to me and touch my face, thinkin' it was paint or something.
No one at Def Jam or Roc-A-Fella believed in "Through the Wire." So I shot a video using my own money.
I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.
Nothing is promised in life except for death.
I can always tell if a band have a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.
If I don't win Album of the Year, I'm gonna have a problem with that... I said I was the face of the Grammys last year. [This year] I'm 10 times that!
I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food. And you know that it's been five days because most of the people are black and even for me to complain about - I would be a hypocrite because I've tried turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation and so I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give. And just to imagine if I was down there, those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything to help with the set up, the way that America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible. I mean, Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now fighting another way and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us... George Bush doesn't care about black people. - about the response to Hurricane Katrina on A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005).
It's the beginning of me rattling the cage, of making some people nervous. And people are strategically trying to do things to mute my voice.
[Interrupting Taylor Swift's award presentation] I'm-a goin' let you finish.
I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.
[on fending off a "fan" and his video camera] I appreciate that, but here's the thing. Don't talk to me. Don't talk to people that know me. Don't even talk to yourself.
I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.

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