Kanye West - a famous American rapper, who managed just a few years to release six successful albums, as well as to gather a rich harvest of just fourteen statuettes of "Grammy". Such successes are worthy of respect. But more interesting things can be found in the life of this vibrant and definitely talented artist? Follow the various stages of the life and music of the outstanding American rapper we will try today.
EARLY YEARS, CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY of Kanye West
Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, located in the central part of Georgia. His parents divorced when our hero today was only three years. After that, the boy stayed with his mother, with whom soon moved to Chicago. Despite this relationship with his father and Kanye has always supported.
On the topic of musician parents, we note that both were classic middle-class US. Father of the rap artist - Ray West - photojournalist worked and made very good progress in this capacity. Mother musician - Donda West - all his life gave pedagogy and learning English. Over the years, he worked as a professor of philology, and later served as dean at the State University of Chicago. It is thanks to the influence of his mother, Kanye West was able to get a good education. He studied at the prestigious high school Polaris High School, then enrolled at the State University of Chicago, where his mother worked. However, the study had no luck here. At some point, a long-standing passion for music was stronger than in today's hero interest in learning, but because Kanye West left the university and is fully focused on his music career.
At first, the young musician wrote compositions for the Chicago-known artists. Over the years, his songs have appeared in the repertoire of stars like Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, Cam'ron, Talib Kweli, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Janet Jackson and many others. It should be noted that writing songs for a variety of American artists Kanye West is engaged to this day.
The first song and great success
Having a well-deserved reputation as a music composer, our today's hero started his solo career. At this stage, and support the artist had his musician friends - Nas, Deric Angelettie and others. With their support, Kanye West already in the year 2004 managed to record their debut album «The College Dropout», which soon became very popular.
Just a year later, on the shelves of US stores it appeared as a musician and a second album «Late Registration». After this album, and new singles of today's heroes were literally go one by one. So, in 2007, he saw the light of the album «Graduation», a year later - the disc «808s & Heartbreak», and two years later - the disc «My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy». Last at the moment album musician appeared on the shelves in 2013, the year. For half a year the disc «Yeezus» has sold three million copies.
Kanye West TODAY
Currently, Kanye West is one of the most famous and popular artists in the genre. His concerts are always sold out, and the geography of tours includes a lot of different cities of the planet. In mid-2013 the artist went to a large-scale tour of US cities. It is reported that in the coming months Kanye West may also occur in the Old World. According to some sources, one of the main "chip" of the new tour program is to participate in the representation of a man dressed as Jesus. This fact has caused a lot of accolades among fans of the musician, but has not been welcomed by representatives traditionally conservative Christian church.
Closing theme musician concert performances, note that Kanye West is actively working with various charitable organizations, as well as a frequent speaker for free. Over the years, our today's hero is working closely with the World Wide Fund for protection of water resources, as well as participate in the program the organization Live Earth and actively supported the victims of the devastating hurricane, "Painting," which in 2005 he caused serious damage to the Louisiana city. In addition, Kanye West is the founder and undisputed leader of his own charitable foundation «Kanye West Foundation», which has been supporting a variety of charitable programs. However, in the life of our today's hero, there are some controversial points. In particular in 2008, the musician and his bodyguard took part in a brawl with the media. As a result, in relation to Kanye West was nearly prosecuted.
PERSONAL LIFE of Kanye West
In 2012, the Kanye West started dating a famous model Kim Kardashian. Their relationship had different stages. At one point the couple almost left because of the scandalous pornographic video, the main character of which is Kim and her then-boyfriend Ray J. Despite the fact that a few years ago, Kardashian has posted the video for a million dollars, all-video scandal still hit the Internet. The episode has long been a stumbling block in relations Kanye West with his lover. However, in the end, young people are still unable to find a common language. At the end of October 2013. couple officially announced their engagement. All social events Kim Kardashian appears with a huge diamond ring in 15-carat. To decide on such an important step in love couple helped by the fact the birth of their child in common - the daughter of the North West. According to our today's hero of the press, perhaps in the near future a little girl, which is not even a year, go with him on a tour of the cities of the United States of America.
Kanye Omari West (/ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread critical and commercial success, and founded the record label GOOD Music. He went on to pursue a variety of styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and 808s & Heartbreak (2008). In 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to rave reviews from critics, and the following year he released the collaborative album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z. West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013. His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.