Kanye West was born in 1977 in Atlanta. But when he was a child his family moved to Chicago. In the childhood he liked different kinds of music: soul, jazz and of course hip-hop.
Nowadays he has already became a well known person. He is supposed to be an infant prodigy of beat maker. “Time" entered him in the list of 100 the most influential people on our planet. And it really means very much. You can like his music or hate, but no one can be indifferent. That was his beats, that made nostalgic mood of Jay-Z's album “Blueprint". And it is he that stands behind the Beanie Sigel's super hit “The Truth". He is the author of club trek “Stand Up" Ludacris. And again the song that suggests a deep reflection “Get By" (by Talib Kweli) is his work. It's impossible not to recognize his talent. With his beats he as none else emphasizes, supplements and intensify the mood of song.
On October 23, 2002 Kanye West had a car accident. As a result he got a serious jaw trauma. There was even a real threat he could not speak any more. But he managed to do it.
And moreover on February 2004 he released his debut solo album “College Dropout". And the first single “Through The Wire" has drawn a very big attention. This year he also was a producer of debut Twist's album “Kamikaze". Twist is the owner of the fastest reading. He was even entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Kanye also worked on Alicia Keys’ single “You Don't Know My Name". As a result he has been nominated on Grammy more than 10 times. He won such nominations as The best rap album of the year “College Dropout", The best rap song “Jesus Walks" and his song “You Don't Know My Name" performed by Alicia Keys won the nomination The best R&B song.
In 2005 he worked on the most long-awaited release of the year Common's album “Be". He also released scandalous single “Diamonds From Sierra Leone" that awake conscience of those people who wear diamond jewelry. You see in Africa people die while searching these gems. And it's only for a star of show business to wear them on one of those parties. Next Kanye West's album will be called “Late Registration" and it is going to be released at the end of August. They say disk will be extremely socio provocative.
Kanye West in Great Britain. Kanye West made public the details of tour on UK's stadiums in 2006. Recently has been known that the world star of hip-hop has planned to perform next year on February in London on the stage of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In addition confirmed dates of the tour through the country were declared.
On February 2006 Kanye West will be on the next UK stages:
16th of February Manchester MEN
17 Glasgow SECC
19 London Hammersmith Apollo
22 Cardiff Arena
26 London Theatre Royal
28 Birmingham NEC
Meantime next week on the 5th of December the release of the single “Heard'Em Say" from West's album “Late Registration" will take place.
Kanye West. He makes beats grand.
That's who pretend to be a year discovery. As the producer from Chicago he brought much money and honor to the label Roc-A-Fella with the help of his beats. And this time he has appeared as MC with an album “College Dropout". The debut turned to be extremely successful. Platinum chain and medallion Roc were put on his neck. And this meant he was accepted in the ranks of great.
Today he has no need to appear for a moment in other's clips as Neptunes do. He has his own clips. Kanye West's trek is not a tribute to fashion now. It is a basic necessity for every slightest ambitious musician. Journal “Hip-Hop Connection" grubs out all cherished secrets of Chicago hit maker. The followers of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond turned out to be devilishly quick so today we can introduce you the secret Kanye West's files.
Kanye is a man of fashion. RocaWear closing doesn't satisfy his ideas of style. Kanye prefers polo-neck shirts and sweaters, copying style of 90s. Favorite brands of Mister-Stylish-Guy are well known. They are polo Lacoste, perfume Jean Paul Gaultier and of course bags Louis Vuitton; recall “I`m Kon The Louis Vuitton Don. " He shows good taste, doesn't he?
Did they have rap in Chicago before Kanye?
Certainly! Chi-Town is famous by some outstanding characters simultaneously. At first we should mention a rapper Common Sence that had to reduce his stage-name up to just Common because of claims of corporation, that has released flakes of the same name. A venerable producer No ID is also known with underground-hip-hop circles. Moreover Kanye think him to be one of his teachers. At the middle 90s Chi-Town has been shaken of Do Or Die group's hits. It was they who held the banner and held it high. Twista has helped them. Rapper that entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for his fast reading and he took part in the most famous hit of Do Or Die “Po Pimp". Nowadays Twista is on the same level as Kanye. He is one of a loved Chicago pupil. It's thanks to the successes of his last album “Kamikaze". Could it be possible without Kanye's participation? Certainly not!
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