Kanye West Short Bio
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. He is Gemini, was born in Atlanta, Georgia as the son of Ray West, a former Black Panther and Dr. Donda C. (Williams) West, was a Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University. After his parents’ divorce, he moved to Chicago, Illinois with his mother and raised in a middle-class background. He then moved again to Oak Lawn, Illinois and there he attending Polaris High School. Since age five, he show interest in acts and started to rapping at the three grade. He then continued study to Chicago’s American Academy of Art in 1997 with scholarship. He then transferred to Chicago State University to major in English but decide to drop out from school at the age of 20 due to pursue his musical dreams.
Kanye West Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||June 8, 1977|
|Age||37 years old|
|Biceps Size||16 Inches|
|Chest size||42 Inches|
|Waist in Inches||32 Inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||5 Feet 9 Inches|
|Weight||154 lbs or 70 kg|
Kanye West Career
Began his career, Kanye West worked on albums by Talib Kweli, DMX, Ludacris, Scarface, Monica, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Twista, Brandy, Jay-Z, Mos Def, T-Pain, Dilated Peoples, Mariah Carey, Miri Ben-Ari, John Legend, Common, Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, JWA (Lord.E, MICH and K.Sleep) and even The Acapella Boyz (Jeedee and Mike SZ).He then decide to released his own album The College Dropout.
The College Dropout out in stores in early 2004. The album contains such Slow Jamz with Twista and Jamie Foxx, which pays homage to the soul of Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross and Never Let Me Down, in collaboration between Jay -Z and Saul Williams.Nominated for ten Grammy Awards, The College Dropout in three wins. The album is sacred record of the year by The New York Times and Time magazine, which ranks Kanye West among the “100 most influential people in the world” and in December 2009 by Entertainment Weekly.On 11 September 2007, he released Graduation representing the best selling albums in the United States since 50 Cent’s The Massacre (1.14 million albums sold in one week) in 2005.In 2008, Kanye West takes part in the anniversary reissue of Thriller, the album of Michael Jackson. He remixed one of the tubes of Jackson, Billie Jean. He also made an appearance on the song Beat Goes On Madonna, produced by Pharrell Williams.May 28, 2010, he reveals the first single, Power, of his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (formerly called Good Ass Job), whose output is scheduled for 22 November 2010.
In 2011, he released Watch the Throne, a joint album with Jay-Z, originally planned as a single EP. The first single, HAM, is presented on the Internet January 11, 2011. On June 21, 2013 released in France’s sixth album, Yeezus. It contains ten tracks including many collaborations with KiD CuDi, Frank Ocean, Assassin, Bon Iver, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams, Chief Keef and Justin Vernon.
Kanye West Controversy
Kanye West was sued by Robert “Evel” Knievel in December 2006 for trademark infringement in West’s video for “Touch the Sky.” He and his bodyguard was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on September 11, 2008,after an altercation with the paparazzi. And after that he also involved with several case mainly with paparazzi .
Kanye West Dating
Kanye West was involved in ON OFF relationship since 2002 to 2006 to designer Alexis Phifer. In 2008 to 2010, he was dated model and actress Amber Rose. Latter West dating her long time friend and reality star Kim Kardashian and they decide to engaged in October 2013. The couple then blessed with daughter named North “Nori” West, who was born in Los Angeles on June 15, 2013.The couple then decide to married on May 24, 2014 at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.
Kanye West Networth
Kanye West also known as the good entrepreneur too that give him more money beside his job as the singer and rapper. In September 2005, Kanye West announced plans to create its own line of street wear clothing, called Pastelle Clothing for Spring 2006.In July 2009, Louis Vuitton sneakers out in collaboration with Kanye West. The same year he released in collaboration with Nike, model “Air Yeezy”.With those collaborations and another job make his net worth reached the amount of $130 million.