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Kanye West

Kanye West
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" ab... Show more »
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" about two weeks after the accident with his jaws wired shut. It was featured on his debut album, "College Dropout," released in February 2004, on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. The Grammy-nominated album sold more than 3 million copies. In August 2005, West released his highly-anticipated follow up "Late Registration," which sold more than 860,000 in its first week. In September 2007 he released "Graduation," which sold more than 950,000 copies in its first week. « Show less

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  • Meet the Band: King Tutt

    Hometown Baltimore Members Steven Tutt Founded 1995 Style Baltimore Club Influenced by Scottie B., Sean Caesar, Rod Lee, Kanye West, Timbaland Notable Tutt helped put out two EPs this year - The Evolution and Money Lotion Volume 5: At the Controls...
  • Summer festival guide

    Summer festival guide
    Hairdos that mirror beehives, cars that drip with unfamiliar ornaments and books that came off the shelves years ago. It's time for Baltimoreans to tuck away their winter clothes and welcome the warm weather, and there's no better way to celebrate the...
  • Kanye West's VMA outburst for Beyonce

    Kanye West's VMA outburst for Beyonce
  • '80s superduo Hall & Oates not so out of touch

    '80s superduo Hall & Oates not so out of touch
    In the 1980s, the era of Pac Man, hair bands and Flashdance, seemingly anything synthetic and hyper-stylized ruled pop culture. If you were around then, you couldn't escape the sounds of Hall & Oates, the superduo of blond, clean-shaven Daryl Hall and...
  • Making it on their own

    The Irish rock band U2 cemented its position atop the music universe last night as the band swept the 48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, winning five awards, including album of the year and song of the year. "This is really a big, big night for...
  • Stream Future's 'Honest' now

    Stream Future's 'Honest' now
    Thank you, MTV, for streaming rapper Future's new sophomore release "Honest." The project features many top artists, including Kanye West, Drake and Andre 3000. Future debuted "Benz Friends" during the Outkast Coachella reunion last weekend. The...
  • A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges

    A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges
    INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition,...
  • Sigma top UK music chart top spot with Kanye West reworking

    LONDON (Reuters) - London-based dance music duo Sigma entered the British single charts in first place on Sunday with "Nobody To Love", outselling "Last Night" by the boy band The Vamps to claim their first number one single, the Official Charts Company...
  • Coachella 2014: Five things we learned from Day One

    Coachella 2014: Five things we learned from Day One
    Opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is history, so all of those second-weekend pass holders know what to expect -- and can plan accordingly.   With acts like Muse, Skrillex, MGMT, Lorde and Pharrell Williams among some of...
  • Billy Corgan to release pricey experimental LP

    Billy Corgan to release pricey experimental LP
    Completist collectors of Billy Corgan's ouvre are about to take a sizable hit in the wallet. The Smashing Pumpkins singer announced a very limited run of a new double LP, "AEGEA," that compiles a set of ambient and experimental music he recorded in...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning celebrate Marie Claire cover

    Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara, Elle Fanning celebrate Marie Claire cover
    Lupita Nyong'o, Kate Mara and Elle Fanning were honored in West Hollywood on Tuesday night at an event celebrating their separate May covers for Marie Claire. (Two other May cover girls, Emilia Clarke of "Game of Thrones" and Elizabeth Olsen, didn't...
  • Kanye West, Tom Petty, the Killers top Outside Lands lineup

    Kanye West, Tom Petty, the Killers top Outside Lands lineup
    After Coachella, the deluge. Organizers of San Francisco's Outside Lands announced the music festival's 2014 lineup early Tuesday, mere days before Coachella will informally open the crowded summer festival season on Friday in Indio. Top acts set to...