Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for ... More »Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; 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, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music. West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West released a collaborative album, Watch the Throne,... [ Wikipedia ]

Future finds himself at the center of the hip-hop universe on ‘Honest’

“Honest” isn’t merely a compelling sophomore album, it’s a coronation, so extravagantly overstuffed with features from Future predecessors such as Drake (Rapper of the Moment 2010), Khalifa, Lil Wayne (2005), and Kanye West (ROTM Emeritus), it’s the rapper equivalent of a clown car. In ...

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly wanted Seth Rogen and James Franco to stage a parody performance of Kanye's song "Bound 2" at their wedding, because Kimye wants these nuptuals to be super classy, obviously. Actress Olivia Wilde and "SNL" funnyman Jason Sudekis welcomed a ...

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) “Honest” features two of Future’s clearest forebears on back-to-back songs — Kanye West on “I Won,” a duet in which both men rapturously celebrate their better halves, and which has faint echoes of Drake’s maladjusted lonely cretin anthem “Marvins Room,” followed by a pro forma Drake ...

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It’s the title song of her album - also named Sheezus in a play on Kanye West’s Yeezus - so we all had high hopes for it. Especially because it follows her latest single Hard Out Here which was simultaneously the best feminist pop anthem I’ve heard in ages, and a direct rebuttal to ...

Slick Rick Signs Administration Deal With Missing Link Music by Mi2npr

His songs have gone on to be covered and/or sampled by icons such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige, among many others. We are honored to have Slick Rick as a part of the Missing Link Music Family. Missing Link Music, LLC is a full service rights management ...

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