Kanye West

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 09:49 pm

Kanye West

Kanye West

Ye, commonly known by his birth name Kanye West, is an American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, he 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, to critical and commercial success and subsequently founded the record label GOOD Music. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of all time.

West explored diverse musical elements such as orchestral arrangements, synthesizers, and autotune on the albums Late Registration, Graduation, and 808s & Heartbreak. Drawing inspiration from maximalism and minimalism respectively, his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and sixth album Yeezus were also released to critical and commercial success.

West further diversified his musical styles on The Life of Pablo and Ye, and explored Christian and gospel music on Jesus Is King. After a series of delays, his highly anticipated tenth album Donda was released to mixed critical reception.