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Ye ( YAY; born Kanye Omari West; June 8, 1977), commonly known by his birth name Kanye West ( KAHN-yay), is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He 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 his generation. 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. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he released his debut studio album, The College Dropout (2004), to critical and commercial success and subsequently founded the record label GOOD Music.

West explored diverse musical elements such as orchestral arrangements, synthesizers, and autotune on the albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism respectively, his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) and sixth album Yeezus (2013) were also released to critical and commercial success. West further diversified his musical styles on The Life of Pablo (2016) and Ye (2018), and explored Christian and gospel music on Jesus Is King (2019). After a series of delays, his highly anticipated tenth album Donda (2021) was released to continued commercial success, but to mixed critical reception. He released its sequel, Donda 2 (2022), a few months later, exclusively through his tie-in audio speaker service. West's discography also includes the full-length collaborative albums Watch the Throne (2011) with Jay-Z and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Kid Cudi.

West's outspoken views and life outside of music have received significant media coverage. He has been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct on social media, award shows, and public settings; as well as his comments on the music and fashion industries, U.S. politics, race, and slavery. His Christian faith, estranged marriage to Kim Kardashian, and mental health have also been sources of further media attention. As a fashion designer, he has collaborated with Nike, Louis Vuitton, The Gap, and A.P.C. on clothing and footwear, and leads the Yeezy collaboration with Adidas. He is also the founder and head of the creative content company Donda. In 2020, West launched an unsuccessful independent presidential campaign that primarily advocated for a consistent life ethic.One of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 160 million records sold, West has won 24 Grammy Awards, the joint tenth-most of all time, and the joint-most Grammy awards of any rapper along with Jay-Z. He is frequently lauded as one of hip hop's greatest artists, with his music among the most acclaimed. Among his other awards are the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, a joint-record three Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Six of West's albums were included on Rolling Stone's 2020 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list with the same publication naming him one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He holds the joint record (with Bob Dylan) for most albums (4) topping the annual Pazz & Jop critic poll, and has the 5th most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 (133 entries). Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth at $2 billion as of 2022.

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May 19, 2022

Watch Kanye West Take His Kids to School in a Fire Truck

A wholesome highlight from Hulu's 'The Kardashians' saw Kanye West giving North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm a ride to school in a fire truck.

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May 18, 2022

Kanye West's Donda Academy Plans to Hold Gospel Choir Auditions on Behalf of Sunday Service

The faith-based school, located in Southern California, is inviting second- to 12th-grade students to audition for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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May 18, 2022

Kanye West Drops His Kids at School in a Fire Truck in Adorable ‘Kardashians’ Scene

"Everybody wants to be a cool dad, and sometimes you just gotta wear a fire hat," Ye says.

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May 16, 2022

Denzel Curry Shares His Thoughts on Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' and Kanye's 'Donda,' Calls Album Art 'Booty'

Denzel Curry divided stans and sparked a bunch of debate after sharing his opinions on Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ and Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy.’

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May 16, 2022

Pusha T Talks Kanye West & Kid Cudi Feud: “I Would Love to See Them Work Together Again” | BBMAs 2022

Pusha T spoke with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly on the red carpet of the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

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May 13, 2022

Kendrick Lamar was “confused” by Kanye West and Drake’s reconciliation

Lamar briefly references the pair's past beef on 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' The post Kendrick Lamar was “confused” by Kanye West and Drake’s reconciliation appeared first on NME.

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May 13, 2022

Listen to ‘Complex Sneakers Podcast’ Ep. 122: Christopher Bevans

For episode 122 of the Complex Sneakers Podcast, the guys are joined by Christopher Bevans who has helped Kanye West make his first pair of Nike sneakers.

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May 12, 2022

Kanye West Told Kim Kardashian Her “Career’s Over” After ‘Marge Simpson’ Outfit | Billboard News

Kim Kardashian revealed on the latest episode of ‘The Kardashians’ that she felt insecure about her outfits following her split from Kanye West.

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May 12, 2022

Does Kendrick Lamar Run Afoul of Copyright Law by Using Deepfakes in ‘The Heart Part 5’ Video?

The rapper morphs into various celebrities from Will Smith to Kanye West in his newest music video. The use of deepfakes likely don't violate copyright law — for now.

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May 12, 2022

Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West ‘Told Me My Career’s Over’ After Styling Herself for Innovator Awards

Kim's remarks arrive via a new episode of Hulu's 'The Kardashians,' which has seen the family continue their reality TV journey post-'KUWTK.'

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May 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song ‘The Heart Part 5’ | Billboard News

The music video has Kendrick Lamar’s face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.

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May 9, 2022

Watch Kanye West’s new video for ‘Life Of The Party’ in honour of Mother’s Day

The video doesn't include the André 3000 verse that appears on 'DONDA (Deluxe)' The post Watch Kanye West’s new video for ‘Life Of The Party’ in honour of Mother’s Day appeared first on NME.

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May 9, 2022

Kanye West’s ‘Life of the Party’ Video Is Here: Watch

Ye, aka Kanye West, dropped the new video on Mother's Day,

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May 9, 2022

Kanye West Shares New Video for “Life of the Party”: Watch

The Donda (Deluxe) visual includes photos from West’s childhood, and arrives in conjunction with his Yeezy Gap collaboration with Balenciaga

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May 9, 2022

Kanye West Shares New Video for “Life of the Party” f/ Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Pieces

The widely acclaimed 'Donda' deluxe track received an official video featuring the incorporation of Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga pieces.

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May 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song ‘The Heart Part 5’: Watch the Video

The music video has Kendrick Lamar's face morphing into the likes of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Nipsey Hussle.

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May 8, 2022

Here Are the First Week Numbers for Future's Chart-Topping Album 'I Never Liked You'

Future's eighth studio album,'I Never Liked You,' had a huge first week on the charts. It features Drake, Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, and more.

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May 8, 2022

Kanye West to Drop ‘Life of the Party’ Music Video on Mother’s Day

The new visual will also be featured in the first television commercial for Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga.

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May 7, 2022

Watch Pete Davidson joke about Kanye West “pulling a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’”

Netflix have shared footage from Davidson’s comedy special The post Watch Pete Davidson joke about Kanye West “pulling a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’” appeared first on NME.

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May 6, 2022

Watch Pete Davidson Joke That He ‘Secretly’ Hopes Kanye West ‘Pulls a Mrs. Doubtfire’

Pete Davidson headlined two stand-up shows for the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, where he made a few jokes about Kanye West.

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May 6, 2022

Pete Davidson Spills What It’s Like Dealing with Kanye West’s Bullsh-t

"The guy who made College Dropout thinks I have AIDS," Davidson said

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May 6, 2022

Kanye West wanted Nintendo to make his ‘Only One’ video game

"You played as Kanye's late mother flying to heaven, set to a soundtrack conducted by Kanye himself" The post Kanye West wanted Nintendo to make his ‘Only One’ video game appeared first on NME.

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May 6, 2022

Watch Pete Davidson Joke About Kanye West Drama at Netflix Comedy Festival

Netflix has dropped a preview of Pete Davidson's set at the 'Netflix Is A Joke' festival. The clip sees the 'SNL' comedian joking about Kanye West.

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May 5, 2022

Pusha T Credits Kanye West for This ‘Genius’ Decision on ‘It’s Almost Dry’ Lead Single ‘Diet Coke’

"Whenever he’s in the moment musically and his instincts click in, you’re definitely going to get a gem.”

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May 5, 2022

Kim Kardashian Claims Kanye West Walked Out on Her ‘Saturday Night Live’ Monologue When She Said This

"I made fun of myself, my mom and of everything that is personal to me. It is all fun and games and apparently, it wasn’t to him," Kardashian said.

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May 5, 2022

One True God Releases Dark Electronic Cover of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”

One True God has been quietly producing since back in 2018, but he first appeared on the scene as a singer on the single “Come To Me,” released on mau5trap, where he captivated listeners with his powerful vocal talents. Now he’s showing them off alongside his own adept production. The Canadian songwriter continues to flex... Read More ▸ The post One True God Releases Dark Electronic Cover of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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May 5, 2022

Kanye West walked out on Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ monologue after she called him “rapper”

"He said, ‘I’m so much more than a rapper, I can’t believe you said rapper’" The post Kanye West walked out on Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ monologue after she called him “rapper” appeared first on NME.

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May 4, 2022

Kanye West Faces Lawsuit After Sampling Sermon in ‘Come to Life’

Bishop David P. Moten sues Ye and UMG after a portion of a 2011 sermon featured on "20 percent" of the Donda track

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May 4, 2022

Kanye West Sued By Texas Pastor Over Sermon Sample In ‘Donda’ Track

At the start of Ye's song "Come to Life," a pastor says "Hallelujah." Now he's saying "copyright infringement."

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May 4, 2022

Watch Dave play Kanye West’s ‘Homecoming’ on piano during Chicago show

Dave is currently on the North American leg of his 'We’re All Alone In This Together' tour The post Watch Dave play Kanye West’s ‘Homecoming’ on piano during Chicago show appeared first on NME.

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