Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Chicago, on the playground is where he spent most of his younger days;
Chillin out maxing and relaxing all cool and all shooting some b-ball outside of the school...
So, flash forward from West's youth, to the year 2000. It's the dawn of the Nu-Millennium, and the new beginning of an endless age of shitty mass-produced pop music. Kanye West begins "producing" music/recordings for musicians on the rap label Roc-A-Fella Records; notably Jay-Z and Ludacris.
West next decides he wants to start making his OWN music, and goes to work on his first official studio album (technically it's called an LP, guiis!!). "The College Dropout" is released in 2004 and followed by his "Late Registration" and "Graduation" albums. Forming a trilogy, These 3 pop-hip-hop albums, feature some of West's most accessible music, as well as singles "Jesus Walks" and "Gold Digger". "808s and Heartbreaks" is released in 2008 and is notable for being the only KAnye West album to feature no explicit lyrics whatsoever, and for its EXTENSIVE usage of Autotune. (Though to be fair, West used Autotune on the songs because his jaw was broken during the recording sessions for the album.)
And then - it all goes downhill... West goes on MTV's VMA, and tells Taylor Swift, to her face, that she shouldn't have won her award. He follows this up with random twitter beefs between him and "South Park" creators after being outed as an aficionado of "fishsticks" on said show.) West even got called out by then-President Obama, who called West a "jackass". West, however, not to be discouraged from "PRODUCING ART", locked himself up in a cabin in Hawaii, secluded himself from the outside world, and came back with the ideas for his much-praised 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".
This album was followed up with 2013's "Yeezus" album, an industrial-style hip-hop album. The album cover for "Yeezus" was literally a coverless audio CD case with some red tape on the right side of the case. No, seriously, that was the "ART" that the self-proclaimed "Closest Thing To Einstein" came up with for his album. The "cover art" for "Yeezus" quickly became a meme, with many a custom cover artwork made based on it.
Kanye and Politics
—West at the 2015 MTV VMAs, announcing his plans for a political career
Kanye West has long been "outspoken", and politics is no exception. West however, has gone from letting folks know "George Bush doesn't care about black people" in 2004, to pursuing the Presidency of the USA in
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South Park trolls Kanye
These are the other articles we currently have regarding the 'rapper' and 2024 Presidential Candidate known as Kanye West:
- BECAUSE MY CAPS LOCK KEY IS LOUD
- George Bush doesn't care about black people
- Hunter Fyffe
- Imma Let You Finish
- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
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