Kanye West Biography

Kanye West is an American hip hop superstar from the city of Chicago Illinois. Kanye is well know and globally respected for his work as a producer, fashion designer, and rapper. Since 2001, Kanye has become a global superstar of the highest degree. He is also known for his frequently followed and covered media outbursts. Constantly referring to himself as a genius (which on many levels is probably true), Kanye is often engaged in disputes with other celebrities and media outlets. Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Kanye is a true artist.

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Born in Atlanta Georgia on June 8, 1977 – Kanye West was actually raised in Chicago by by his mother, who was a college English professor at Chicago State University. Despite his parents divorcing when he was very young, Kanye also was able to have a relationship with his gather who was a respect artist and photographer. Although he doesn’t talk much about his childhood, it is known that Kanye was exposed to great literature, poetry, and music by his parents.

Kanye ended up graduating from Polaris High School in Chicago and went to college briefly, but dropped out. In many of Kanye’s albums he makes frequent references to the fact that he didn’t graduate from college. Kanye’s College Dropout, his first record is widely considered to be one of the best hip hop record ever recorded. There is little footage of Kanye’s early rapping, but a video recently surface of Kanye rapping when he was a 19 year old teenager that showcases his talent for rapping at a young age.

Here is brief video biography of Kanye West.

Looking back at Kanye’s history, it is clear to see that he made on decision that would ultimately set him on a course to becoming a global celebrity and rap superstar - in 2001 Kanye moved to New York to chase his dream of being a superstar producer and raper. After arriving in New York Kanye met the locally known Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z, who was so impressed by West that he hired him to help with his now legendary record The Blueprint, which include many successful songs. The album, as well as Jay-Z and Kanye became massive stars. Kanye’s music producing services were suddenly in high demand and he went on to produce many more global musical hits. In the last decade Kanye has recorded many incredible albums under his own name and is a world famous hit maker.

Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in a lavish ceremony in Florence Italy in May 2014. Kim and Kanye started dating in February 2012, but they had previously been friends for a few years before that. It is reported that Kanye has always had an infatuation with Kim Kardashian and that she is his dream girl. In many of his new songs, Kanye is frequently referring to Kim as his trophy and his prize. One thing is certain, Kim and Kanye are a couple deeply in love and in it for the long haul. Even though they are the most popular couple in the world – it is widely accepted that Kim and Kanye are deeply committed to their relationship and their baby daughter North West, who was born June 15 2013.

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