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Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, megastar Kanye West adopted the city of Chicago as his childhood home, referencing the windy city often in his songs. Kanye first made the national stage with his breakthrough album College Dropout in 2004, but he was well... ... read more

Kanye West Videos

Mercy (Explicit)
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Mercy (Explicit) 16,299,065 views
Kanye West - Clique ft. Big Sean & Jay-Z (Explicit) 3,304,421 views
Kanye West - "All Of The Lights" ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi 25,510,518 views
Kanye West - Runaway (Video Version) ft. Pusha T 10,748,544 views
Kanye West - "Stronger" 49,423,756 views
Katy Perry - E.T. ft. Kanye West 18,170,656 views
Kanye West - POWER 23,819,208 views
Kanye West - "Good Life" ft. T-Pain 22,387,195 views
Kanye West - "Heartless" 49,775,746 views
Kanye West, Jay-Z - H*A*M (VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music) 1,428,441 views
Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Clean) 8,900,015 views
Kanye West - "Gold Digger" ft. Jamie Foxx 21,875,146 views
Kanye West - "Love Lockdown" 8,715,181 views
Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi 7,143,445 views
Kanye West - "Through The Wire" 8,198,053 views
Dark Fantasy (VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music) 488,706 views
Kanye West - Good Morning 4,270,728 views
Kanye West - Homecoming 23,080,032 views
Kanye West - Amazing ft. Young Jeezy 16,050,671 views
Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone 5,361,792 views

Kanye West Bio

Kanye West

Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, megastar Kanye West adopted the city of Chicago as his childhood home, referencing the windy city often in his songs. Kanye first made the national stage with his breakthrough album College Dropout in 2004, but he was well known in the industry since 2000 for his work as a producer. Aside from his musical success, Kanye has become famous for his uncut public appearances, the heartbreaking loss of his mother, and relationship with reality show star Kim Kardashian.

After releasing College Dropout, which made it to #2 on the billboard charts, Kanye West released five consecutive albums that made it to #1 on the charts with one of those being Watch The Throne, a collaborative album with Jay-Z. In addition to his outstanding track record with albums, Kanye released two singles “Gold Digger” and “Stronger” that made it to #1 on the charts. Also, Kanye was a featured artist on two #1 songs, “Slow Jamz” by Twista and “E.T.” by Katy Perry. Kanye West shows are major productions and features tons of dancesr, lights, video effects, and normally the latest in hip-hop fashion. Tickets to Kanye West shows are generally fairly expensive and not easy to come across unless bought far in advance.

Kanye West User Comments

Laura L. May 19, 2013
He's at it again. With the release of his new song, New Slaves. He promoted his new song by playing it on 66 buildings worldwide with his face singing along to the powerful lyrics. He has shown that he is a powerful force to be reckoned with and has some very strong opinions. I believe his new album will show more of Kanye's depth as a person and what he believes in. I will be excited to listen to his new album and see what he does next.
Christopher W. Dec 3, 2012
KAN Yeezy!! Yeah this man has an ego but like many people say, a genius in music. At times I don't get the hype but the amount of swag Yeezy brings is unparalled. His charisma sells just as much as his records and that's what I think is what makes him great. Speaking of style, this man has some of the most aggressive sounding music I have ever heard. I always recommend having a couple of his songs when you go to the gym. Some of my favorite songs: “Stronger”, “Mercy”, and “Gold-digger”.
Jaime W. Nov 28, 2012
I LOVE KANYE WEST!!!! "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is amazing to listen through. It's one of those albums that you can listen all the way through like a record and hear the narrative of the tracks. Definitely his best album thus far. "Cruel Summer" is also great but not as good as his previous work.
Lamar S. Oct 12, 2012
GOOD Music gives us great music with this "Cruel Summer" compilation. Nowadays, it's rare that an album drops that we can consider a classic from it's release date. Then again, when aren't Kanye West produced albums considered a classic? Let's skip the commercial tracks that we've been hearing lately including "Clique" and "Mercy." Not that those songs aren't hits but most of us already know them word for word. "Cruel Summer" includes a bunch of features that we would never expect including: Mase, R Kelly, Ghostface Killer, and Raekwon. This album definitely reminds me of an old Wu-tang album with multiple hot artists competing on the same track over raw ass beats. I bet only 1 out of 10 of you would even recognize the Ghostface Killer sample from the track "New God Flow." As a hip hop head, I'll spill the beans and you can thank me later. Ye samples the track "Saturday Night Uptown" off of Ghosts classic album "Supreme Clientele." I feel like I should personally dap him up for that Tony Starks feature. Shortly, you'll see what I'm saying. Playful tracks like "The Morning" features many big artists and is part of the formula for a classic album. Raekwon initiates the track with a killer sample. Versus falso come from Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, and D'Banj. Then comes "The Cold" formerly known as ("Theraflu" before the backlash) featuring DJ Khaled. With a beat hard enough to have you with the nasty face. For some reason, I'm stuck on that 1 liner about Kris Humphries "lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team." That line is so ill to me because it could have been a reality. On the next track "Higher" we hear traces of good ol' Murda Mase with a melodic hook where hit maker The Dream sings "We're high than a mother f*****." Mase even take a subtle shot at Loon stating "you know I ain't muslim my nigga, I'm about my bacon." I don't know how I feel about hearing Mase saying the ungodly "N word," (again) but I'm sure every blog will pick it up, ensuring fans to press rewind and converse about it. Mission accomplished Mase. Personally, I think Cyhi the Prynce killed the next track "Sin City" which also features John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Travis Scott, Ye himself, and Malik Yusef. I must admit the vibe of this track had me hit playback twice in a row. For some reason this song feels more like a movement or an anthem. The song "The One" has that uplifting feeling with Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Kanye and the very talented singer Marsha Ambrosius. Next on the tracklist is "Creepers" featuring Kid Cudi. Where he switches up the mood of the album totally. Though he kills it melodically, this is probably the only song that I didn't connect with from this project. The John Legend and Teyana Taylor duet "Bliss" is definitely one to mess up your back track button. With a sound not like any other on the album and sort of a rock and roll feeling to it. Both of them display their range enough that you can even feel the vibe from the studio session. Last but certainly not least, Ye remixes the Chief Keef hit track " I Don't Like." Grabbing Pusha-T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss. Overall this compilation album is a good move for GOOD Music.
Lamar S. Oct 12, 2012
GOOD MUSIC'S "CRUEL SUMMER" ALBUM REVIEW GOOD Music gives us great music with this "Cruel Summer" compilation. Nowadays, it's rare that an album drops that we can consider a classic from it's release date. Then again, when aren't Kanye West produced albums considered a classic? Let's skip the commercial tracks that we've been hearing lately including "Clique" and "Mercy." Not that those songs aren't hits but most of us already know them word for word. "Cruel Summer" includes a bunch of features that we would never expect including: Mase, R Kelly, Ghostface Killer, and Raekwon. This album definitely reminds me of an old Wu-tang album with multiple hot artists competing on the same track over raw ass beats. I bet only 1 out of 10 of you would even recognize the Ghostface Killer sample from the track "New God Flow." As a hip hop head, I'll spill the beans and you can thank me later. Ye samples the track "Saturday Night Uptown" off of Ghosts classic album "Supreme Clientele." I feel like I should personally dap him up for that Tony Starks feature. Shortly, you'll see what I'm saying. Playful tracks like "The Morning" features many big artists and is part of the formula for a classic album. Raekwon initiates the track with a killer sample. Versus falso come from Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, and D'Banj. Then comes "The Cold" formerly known as ("Theraflu" before the backlash) featuring DJ Khaled. With a beat hard enough to have you with the nasty face. For some reason, I'm stuck on that 1 liner about Kris Humphries "lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team." That line is so ill to me because it could have been a reality. On the next track "Higher" we hear traces of good ol' Murda Mase with a melodic hook where hit maker The Dream sings "We're high than a mother f*****." Mase even take a subtle shot at Loon stating "you know I ain't muslim my nigga, I'm about my bacon." I don't know how I feel about hearing Mase saying the ungodly "N word," (again) but I'm sure every blog will pick it up, ensuring fans to press rewind and converse about it. Mission accomplished Mase. Personally, I think Cyhi the Prynce killed the next track "Sin City" which also features John Legend, Teyana Taylor, Travis Scott, Ye himself, and Malik Yusef. I must admit the vibe of this track had me hit playback twice in a row. For some reason this song feels more like a movement or an anthem. The song "The One" has that uplifting feeling with Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Kanye and the very talented singer Marsha Ambrosius. Next on the tracklist is "Creepers" featuring Kid Cudi. Where he switches up the mood of the album totally. Though he kills it melodically, this is probably the only song that I didn't connect with from this project. The John Legend and Teyana Taylor duet "Bliss" is definitely one to mess up your back track button. With a sound not like any other on the album and sort of a rock and roll feeling to it. Both of them display their range enough that you can even feel the vibe from the studio session. Last but certainly not least, Ye remixes the Chief Keef hit track " I Don't Like." Grabbing Pusha-T, Big Sean, and Jadakiss. Overall this compilation album is a good move for GOOD Music.
Monica D. Oct 5, 2012
YEAH YEAH HE GETS DOWN ON SOME SONGS U CAN SAY IM SOME WHAT OF A FAN, BUT MAYBE ITS THE WAY HE HAS PRESENTED HIMSELF IN THE PAST, RUDE COCKY DOUCHE BAG BUT OTHER THAN THAT HE CAN SING.HE KNOW HOW TO GIVE HIS FANS A SHOW.PRETTY SURE HIS CONCERTS ARE THE SHIT BUT IF I HAD TO CHOOSE TO SEE SOMEONE LIVE FOR FREE, HE WOULD NOT BE THE ONE I CHOOSE. I JUST DONT LIKE THE WAY HE PRESENTS HIMSELF, AND KNOW WITH KK ON HIS SIDE HE REALLY THINK HE LOOKS GOOD...NOT!! WELL MAYBE YES, I JUST DONT LIKE HIM BUT I LOVE KIM KARDASHIAN. ANYWAYS CAUSE THIS ISNT ABOUT HER ITS ABOUT KANYE, HIS PERFORMANCE 10, HIS MUSIC 9, HIS LOOKS 2, HIS ATTITUDE -3, SO FOR ME KANYE SUCKS!!!!
Rohith H. Sep 29, 2012
Kanye west is seriously a good rapper The way he make beats for his music are damn awesome Welcome o Heartbreak is one of the few songs that has good theme and beats Stronger is all about style and techno His song Hey Mama is definetly a heart touching song sung for his mother I am huge fan of him as i have downloaded all his albums up to date
Natalie M. Sep 16, 2012
Kanye can obviously be a big d-bag sometimes, and while i liked his music, I wasn't a huge fan of him overall til I saw him at Coachella 2011. Undeniably amazing. The theatrics were ridiculously cool; he was brought in at the top of a crane in front of a MASSIVE stone relief, before which stood at least 50 ballerinas, and needless to say they were fully utilized throughout the show. The best part of seeing him live was the sheer number of songs he performed, and my subsequent realization that he is incredibly prolific and talented. Not only did he do all the same vocal inflections as he does in songs (didn't yell) but he played ALL the songs I know by him, which is way more than you think but you probably know them all too. No joke, like maybe 50 songs!! I kept thinking, well, show's over, he's played all his songs, but he has an extremely lengthy catalog and was able to bring out SO many hits I couldn't believe it. Every single song got me jumping around yelling the lyrics/chorus, and there were so many that I had forgotten about. His music is really a staple of my generation, no denying it.
Gabe L. Aug 13, 2012
Say what you want about this man, but Kanye West is awesome. I saw him in concert for his Glow in the Dark tour in 2007. It was right after he came out with Graduation, which is one of his best albums. After his opening acts finished, we all had to wait an hour before he came on stage. His band was situated below the stage and he spent the whole concert alone on top. After a 15 minute rendition of "The Good Life," an alien figure drops down onto the stage. Kanye asks who it is and it responds, "That does not matter. I know who you are though. You are Kanye West, the biggest star in the universe." Yes his ego is massive, but he put on one hell of a show. Also many of his songs really are fantastic. Some of his greatest hits to me are "Gold Digger" (CLASSIC) "Stronger," "The New Workout Plan" and of course my all-time favorite "Monster." All his albums are awesome except 808s and Heartbreaks, that album was a mistake. This man has a good way with words and makes sick beats. I would definitely recommend seeing him live and checking out his CDs!

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