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Kanye Omari West (born June 8. 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper, singer and record producer. He grew up in the district of South Shore of Chicago, Illinois.
Kanye West’s career began with music productions for the rapper Jay-Z, to its successful album The Blueprint he participated decisively. Even with rappers Common and Consequence and singer John Legend, standing at his record label GOOD Music under contract, West collaborated closely. Since late 2003, he also released his own singles and albums on which he as a rapper and producer occurs equally in appearance.
West is one of the most influential musicians of the hip-hop and pop music of the 2000s. Characteristic especially often be based on samples production style of electronic and acoustic music is combined. Influenced among others, soul, classical and electronica, West was involved with his music vital in the development of hip-hop subgenres Chipmunk Soul and hipster hop. His rap texts are mostly self-centered, but contain frequently political and socio-critical allusions.
Sold over twelve million solo albums and fourteen Grammy Awards and an annual income of up to thirty million dollars belongs Kanye West’s most successful hip-hop artists. According to the Time he scored 2005 on the one hundred most influential people in the world. Besides music West is known for his often controversial statements and appearances, which met with a great public resonance.
Kanye West grew alone with his mother Donda, but had regular contact with his father. Donda West was Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University. After she had separated from her husband Ray, a former Black Panther, and moved to Chicago, she was chairman of the English Studies-Department at Chicago State University. About the education of her son, she wrote in 2007 the book Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar. Through its traditional origins West differs from many other rappers. He described this later succinctly: “While others depended on the street, I was in the Mall.”
In the third grade Kanye West began to rap. He was influenced mainly by Run-D.m.c. and Public Enemy, later of The Pharcyde and the Wu-Tang Clan. From the seventh grade he also worked as a music producer. He used his first films for video games, which he developed as a hobby itself. At 14, he met the Chicago producer No I.D. know who was working at that time with the rapper Common. No I.D. marked an early mentor to him.
After his high school graduation in 1995, Kanye West attended the American Academy of Art and the Chicago State University; at the urging of his mother, he should make at least one degree, while West instead strove for a music career. The US education system he later criticized publicly and made it become a real part of his rap lyrics. His first money as a producer earned West in 1996 with the work on the album Down to Earth the Chicago rapper Grav; on the contained thereon piece Line for Line he rapped already own. In the same year he broke his college education from, to devote himself full time to the music.
Career start and accident
Wests career in the music industry began in the late 1990s; among other things, he produced pieces of commercially successful albums of rapper Jermaine Dupri and Foxy Brown. Through his contact with Beanie Sigel he met Jay-Z know since collaborates regularly with the West. Getting It became famous musician in 2001 by his work on several songs on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, including the top-ten single Izzo (H.O.V.A.). The Blueprint was three weeks at number one on the US charts; Critics praised mainly influenced by classic soul music production.
The following year produced Kanye West among others Get By Talib Kweli and 03 Bonny & Clyde Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles. He used parts of the piece Sinner Man by Nina Simone, for the latter the song Me and My Girlfriend by 2Pacs album The Don Killuminati for the former song: The 7 Day Theory. His “Beats” he sold for about 90,000 dollars. West was planning at this time to release an album. A target recording contract with Capitol Records, but did not materialize, since West was more than regarded as a producer as a rapper; its commercial success was therefore judged low. Shortly afterwards, the then CEO Damon Dash took him by Roc-A-Fella Records under contract.
In October 2002, West suffered a car accident, after he had previously worked late into the night in a California studio. He came with a triple jaw fracture in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. West said later that the accident had changed his life, and in terms of his work as a producer, with whom he was not satisfied at the time; since he spends every day as if it could be his last.
The College Dropout and Late Registration
2003 produced the West Hits Stand Up for Ludacris (number one in the Billboard Hot 100) and You Do not Know My Name Alicia Keys (third place). He also published several mixtapes. In September of his first solo single Through the Wire, on which he had been rapping processed his experiences three weeks after his accident with a wired jaw appeared. For the cost of the music video, he came to himself. Through the Wire was ranked 15 in the US charts. End of the year appeared Slow Jamz, a tribute to classic slow jams, in collaboration with Twista and Jamie Foxx. Officially Twista single, the song reached the top spot on the Billboard charts in February of 2004. For all three artists, it was the first number-one hit. The German producer Melbeatz Kanye West worked in early 2004 on a piece for her album Rapper’s Delight and in collaboration with the singer Brandy was the single Talk About Our Love.
Because of an already pre-down circulated bootlegs West took much of his debut album The College Dropout, which he thematically processed his school leaving, scratch. The work was published in February 2004, after the publication several times had been postponed. Guest contributors were from Jay-Z, Mos Def and Syleena Johnson. The College Dropout debuted at number two in the Billboard 200th At the Grammy Awards 2005 won in the category Best Rap Album and was also nominated for Album of the Year. All four singles and You Do not Know My Name were also nominated and bestowed West two more Grammys in a total of ten nominations. In 2004 he received a World Music Award for World’s Best New Male Artist. In addition, the music video Jesus Walks received several awards. The piece, in the West itself deals with his faith, described the German hip hop magazine Juice as the “defining [n] for the moment Kanye West as a mainstream artist.”
From August 2004 Kanye West went as the opening act on tour with Usher. In the same year he founded the record label GOOD Music; GOOD is a Apronym for Getting Out Our Dreams. Among others are the musician John Legend, Common, Consequence and Fonzworth Bentley and since 2008 Kid Cudi and Mr Hudson under contract. The first releases of the label were Legends successful debut album Get Lifted and Be by Common. West was involved in the production of both albums, for Be he produced nine of the eleven songs.
At the same time he was working on his second album Late Registration, the end of August 2005 was published and placed immediately topped the Billboard 200th West wrote the music of several pieces together with the multi-instrumentalist and producer Jon Brion, who had previously entered alongside artists such as Aimee Mann and Fiona Apple in appearance. After the first single Diamonds from Sierra Leone the song Gold Digger yet appeared before the album. Jamie Foxx, who had at that time received great recognition especially for his role as Ray Charles in the movie Ray, interpreted for Charles’ vocals and the text whose piece I Got a Woman. Golddigger held ten weeks at the top chart in the US and has received several awards. The produced by Just Blaze Single Touch the Sky album contained the first time a non-produced by West piece. In accompanying music video West plays a the stuntman Evel Knievel modeled figure. This sued the musicians, because the “vulgar and offensive” video his reputation pity. Knievel days before death, the two agreed out of court.
For the film Mission: Impossible III Kanye West took along with Twista and singer Keyshia Cole on the song Impossible, which can be heard during the credits of the film. The end of 2005 he went on his first solo tour called Touch the Sky Tour, which was opened by Cole and the American Idol winner Fantasia; Moreover Common occurred at some concerts. 2006 West collaborated among others with Diddy, Nas and The Game. In June 2007 he founded with Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams, the supergroup Child Rebel Soldier. Together they published the based on a Radiohead song Sample Us Placers, which was chosen by the US music magazine Rolling Stone as one of the best songs of 2007. The plans to release an album together called The God Unwilling that group was not to; besides Us Placers a remix for N.E.R.D single Everyone Nose was only released under the band name. End of July appeared Commons album Finding Forever, which was again largely produced by Kanye West.
On the occasion of World Water Day West took in March 2007 with his father on a charitable Walk for Water in Maryland part. Early July 2007, joined the rapper to perform at the charity events Concert for Diana and Live Earth; In 2005, he had already participated in Live. 8
Graduation and 808s & Heartbreak
In September 2007 appeared Wests third album Graduation. As 50 Cents album Curtis came on the same day to the market, the media wrote about a “hip-hop showdown”. This was reinforced by a cover story of Rolling Stone, posed for the two rappers, and 50 cents announcement that he will finish his solo career, West should sell more albums than he. The statement he took them returned again. With 957,000 units sold Wests Album increased significantly before Curtis at number one on the Billboard charts. Judging by the first week was the Graduation fifteenth successful album since the introduction of the Nielsen SoundScan in 1991st
Preliminary singles Can not Tell Me Nothing and Stronger had been published. Stronger, based on a sample of Daft Punk, reached world top rankings and received three platinum records. The song is as much as Homecoming with Chris Martin (on Graduation) to Wests most successful singles in Germany. 2008 Rapper received four Grammys, including the third time in a row for Best Rap Album, while he – also the third consecutive time – lost in the category Album of the Year. Besides Stronger were the third single Good Life with T-Pain and the associated, of Justice ‘D.A.N.C.E. Video influenced artistic achievements. Its premiere the song in an episode of the HBO television series Entourage, in the Kanye West also appeared himself.
For November 2007, the rapper was planning her own fashion collection called Pastelle posting; this idea was in October 2009, but finally discarded. In April 2008, he left after several years of relationship between the fashion designer Alexis Phifer. In the same month his continued until the end of 2008 world tour called Glow in the Dark Tour began that brought him in November to Oberhausen and Hamburg. Supporting acts were in North America Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N.E.R.D., in Europe, among other Santigold, Kid Cudi, Melanie Fiona and Mr Hudson. The stage show consisted of an elaborate “balance of performance, musical and concert”, during “the story of an astronaut tells [was], who was stranded on an alien planet and tries to return to his home planet.”
The following year, West published a mainly composed of photographs book about the tour. shortly before he had given the book Thank You and You’re Welcome His literary debut, which contains philosophical anecdotes, based on West’s experiences. The third book release Through the Wire is about his rap lyrics and contains matching illustrations by Bill Plympton, who in 2005 had already turned an animated video to Wests Single Heard ‘Em Say.
During the tour the musicians Michael Jackson produced the remix Billie Jean 2008 25th anniversary of the release of Thriller. For the piece Beat Goes On Madonna’s album Hard Candy Kanye West took on a guest part and next Estelle he sang in the extremely successful song American Boy. In July 2008, a show called Chose or Lose & Kanye West Present was in the US edition of MTV: Homecoming broadcast, in which the rapper visited three returned from the Iraq war soldiers, and presented. In September 2008, he founded Limited Liability Company KW Foods opened a Fatburger operating near Chicago. Overall, the company has ten Fatburger outlets in and around Chicago in planning.
At the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards West presented the song Love Lockdown ago as the first single from the published in November 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. For the first time he had heard in the piece as a singer. Love Lockdown held seventeen weeks add to Media Control Charts, with eighth place as West’s hitherto highest chart position in Germany. The worldwide sales of 808s & Heartbreak however underperformed those of previous works. Musically and content, the album was influenced by West’s isolation of Phifer and death of his mother Donda in November 2007 as a result of plastic surgery. At the Grammy awards in February 2008. Kanye West sang in her honor the song Hey Mama; the last song on 808s & Heartbreak, Coldest Winter is dedicated to her.
Also in 2008, West played himself in Mike Myers’ comedy The Love Guru. For the first time he had been seen in 2006 in the musical documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party at the cinema.
From 2009 to 2010 Kanye West had a relationship with model Amber Rose. In December 2008, the rapper had announced that he is, for the time being would turn more as an intern, the fashion design and drag it to London; in February 2009, was the talk of Paris. So he designed about sneakers for Nike and Louis Vuitton.
Partly with NO I.D. produced Western half of the tracks on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3, including the winning two Grammys piece Run This Town, in which he can be heard in addition to Jay-Z and Rihanna itself. For Jay-Z Young Forever Single samplete West Alphaville song Forever Young. End of the year he took a hiatus to think as a result of an incident at the MTV Video Music Awards on his behavior and his life. Even a planned tour in collaboration with Lady Gaga was canceled, reasons were not disclosed. After the earthquake in Haiti 2010 West participated in the charity project Artists for Haiti.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and future projects
In November 2010 Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy appeared My and placed itself as West’s fourth album in a row topped the US charts. Under the working title Good Ass Job, it had been planned to complete a conceptual loose tetralogy since 2003 that Kanye West had interrupted with 808s & Heartbreak. During the recordings he worked with a number of prestigious producers, including Pete Rock, Q-Tip, RZA and DJ Premier; as guest musicians factors included Raekwon, Bon Iver and Elton John with. Like his previous album took West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy partly on Hawaii. According VladTV.com the work had cost the label Def Jam over three million US dollars on the album. After the first single Power was leaked to a King Crimson sample and song of Dwele early West presented the song Runaway in September 2010 at the MTV Video Music Awards. The following month, he published an eponymous lasting 35 minutes short film, which was shot under his direction and contains almost all the pieces of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The musician falls therein in a fallen from heaven phoenix – played by model Selita Ebanks – which is not accepted by the society because of its otherness.
With Jay-Z West is also working on a joint album.
Style and Development
Kanye West staged his music consciously as artwork, which he wants to make claims to in a number of music legends like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones or the Beatles. In his concerts, his music videos, the design of its albums and its trendy aligned appearance this claim reflects.
Wests music style influenced hip-hop and pop 2000s decisively. This style has evolved continuously since the beginning of his career, as “theme” but prefers the use of excerpts mostly older songs in the form of samples through his work. As Sampler West used the models ASR-10 Ensoniq and MPC 2000XL from Akai. Contrary to the typical hip-hop in focusing on “beats and rhymes” sees West in the melodies the most important element of his plays.
Since the early 2000s, his productions are characterized by the continuous looping older Soul pieces and the voices of Soul singers, complemented by mostly also sampled drum beats, handclaps or snaps (snap fingers). Therefore, the musical based on a usually melodic and rhythmic ostinato. The idea of the soul genre to use, comes from West’s former mentor No I.D. Production-oriented West initially to RZA’s music for the Wu-Tang Clan, but he corrected the pitch of the sampled voices up (pitch shifting), which makes them sound similar to those of the Chipmunks. West took advantage of the “Chipmunk Soul” music style called prominently on his debut album The College Dropout, but later renewed. In addition to the samples can be heard in many pieces violinist Miri Ben-Ari, sometimes the musicians sat also Chorgesänge a. In addition to the Soul music used West in his early productions occasionally also pieces from other genres such as rock (The Doors), reggae (Max Romeo) and hip-hop (Tupac Shakur).
After the commercial success of The College Dropout Kanye West began to experiment with other styles. So found on Late Registration many classical and orchestral elements. Live instruments have been increasingly used, many of them rather unusual; for example, can be heard a bianzhong and a berimbau in Outro Heard ‘Em Say. Pieces like Hey Mom and Major We included extended codas, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, Gone and Drive Slow, which ends with a Screw-Passage exhibit changes in dynamics. As inspiration for the musical direction of Late Registration Fiona Apple and Portishead served, while the sound of the first album had oriented to Lauryn Hill. Henceforth integrated West also in many concerts a string orchestra.
Also for his following books West worked with strings. On Graduation also considered influences of electronic dance music and rock collection. So alternate as in the piece Flashing Lights orchestral legato with electronic staccato passages from. Overall, the music was deliberately designed to match fitness, Suitable originated the samples of famous and successful artists like Elton John, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan and Can.
808s & Heartbreak was against it musically and lyrically clearly introverted. In the most part composed in minor Tongeschlecht songs West exploited throughout the stimmenverzerrende and tonkorrigierende technique popularized by T-Pain Auto-Tune program that allowed him to primarily occur as a singer in appearance. This he did at the time also in plays by Young Jeezy, DJ Khaled and Mr Hudson. In addition, the use of the Roland TR-808 by 808s & Heartbreak moved. West called the conscious aesthetic, but also commercial style of the album “Pop Art”, by the same art direction. It marked according to Rolling Stone, the final departure from the “sweeping Soul samples of his early tracks [toward the] spooky synth funk of his recent work [end of 2009].”
combined on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy West the styles of his previous albums and created opulent songs with complex structures and arrangements.
As inspiration West is next to hip-hop and soul, especially rock music. He stated, among other things, like System of a Down, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers to hear; he also collaborated with Fall Out Boy and 30 Seconds to Mars. Nevertheless, if his productions “nothing to do with rock.” During the recordings to 808s & Heartbreak West was mainly inspired by the pop music of the 80s. The singer and rapper Kid Cudi is said to have taken effect on the sound of 808s & Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy considerably.
The American hip-hop magazine XXL defined in 2010 five “key elements” (German: “Key elements”) that make up Kanye West lyric together put, namely vulnerability, humor, puns, arrogance and social criticism. The renowned music journalist Robert Christgau praised in a review to Late Registration the rhyme work of the rapper. His rhymes are mostly assonant, often polysyllabic. Frequently West used a pictorial language with metaphors and comparisons, which he supplemented by alliteration. This language has a strong African-American dialect, so often omitted as in his rape the -s ending in the 3rd person singular (example: “[…] tell him you like how he rap” from the song Last Call). The meter designs his rape of musicians partially before the lyrics. Especially at the beginning of his career he worked with overdubs (complementary sound recording over an existing recording), in order not to take up its canola in one take must.
The lyrics of rapper are often about in mainstream hip hop rather unusual topics such as racial conflicts, self-doubt and criticism of the consumer society. So is about his verse in the remix for the track Diamonds from Sierra Leone by the Sierra Leonean blood diamonds and his ambivalent attitude towards them. Early in his career he was characterized more as “Conscious rapper” or conditionally as “Backpack Rapper” lane, although he refused to such categorization: “I see myself not only as a voice of myself or the voice of the people. . Jay-Z is the voice of himself, Talib Kwali [sic] is the voice of the people and I am a bit of both, “In order to avoid the usual clichés in Hip Hop, West ironically his lyrics often; he rapped in Through the Wire “. Thank God I is not too cool for the safe belt” (German: “Thank God I’m not too cool for the seat belt.”)
On the following albums his themes focused mainly on one’s own person and their perception by the public. The texts he shortened it consciously, to make the audience understand and thereby reinforcing the effect on them. however was on Graduation loudly Süddeutsche Zeitung “the urgency of his previous works” largely given way to the “name dropping by trendy Sneakers- or Jeans Brand”. On 808s & Heartbreak and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, he worked contrast to earlier relationships, his mother’s loss and hostilities in consequence of the Video Music Awards of 2009.
Due to numerous high-handed statements Kanye West is often perceived as snobbish arrogant to. Also contributes to his bad relationship with the media. On West’s egocentrism and alleged overconfidence result leakage plays me in the rods of the 13th season of South Park, thus provoking a statement from West, in which he affirmed to have changed. According to the Juice bring his haughty attitude rapper but also “an aura of the Legendary” which is underlined by generally very positive response to his musical works.
Music and lyrics
End of 2009 wrote the German music magazine Rolling Stone that had been “influenced more pop in the last decade” of anyone of the Kanye West; Moreover, West had defined “the sound of the US HipHop new”. According to the online edition of the time he mastered the “border crossing between art and commerce” and bowing while at the same time before the 20th century music. In a list of the fifty best hip-hop producer Kanye West was chosen by About.com eighth.
The College Dropout was almost invariably criticized positively and found himself on numerous leaderboards again about tenth place of certain of the Rolling Stone hundred best albums of the decade, or at number one of the ten best albums of the decade, elected by the Entertainment Weekly. Wests subsequent albums were also rezipiert benevolent, albeit with slightly sloping trend. So 808s & Heartbreak was due to its heavily modified “sound aesthetics” received more mixed and criticized lack of singing talent for its alleged lack of substance and Wests. It was also his first album, which received no Grammy for Best Rap Album. Late Registration, which connect, according to the time familiar sounds with ultramodern was, on the other hand by the author Matthew Gasteier – cited as an example of the musical innovation of the hip-hop genre – next Aquemini of OutKast and Phrenology by Roots. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also been very well received, several publications called it Wests “magnum opus”.
Especially at the beginning of his career Kanye West has been viewed in terms of both his lyrics and his public relations as “deeply contradictory figure”, as “wise and stupid, arrogant and insecure, oft in the same breath.” (German: “example . and stupid, arrogant and insecure, often in the same breath “) The Rolling Stone saw in his texts a mixture of” bragging, uncertainty and wit “and took this with an extract from Wests first album:”. Always Said if I rapped, I’d say somethin ‘siginificant / But now I’m rappin’ ’bout hoes, money and rims again “(German:”. Have I always said when I rap, I’m talking about’ what significant / But now I rap again about hookers, money and wheels. “) it is this authentic acting contradictions enabled the masses to identify with the content of his plays.
Wests texts further certify that they were breaking with the spread in the mainstream hip-hop conventions by transported a message. The West German newspaper appreciated his music as “highly critical of society”; West geißele “consumption, wickedness, war – and the school”. Spiegel Online praised the rapper for “not be caught in the ghetto myths of hip-hop” to stay and instead raise “the connection between personal confessions with socially critical topics to a fine art.” The texts are however often applied superficially.
Success and impact
Kanye West’s success as a musician manifests itself concretely in the number of awards that he received so far, and in the sales of his singles and albums. With a total of fourteen awards he won as many Grammys than any other artist in the 2000s. He also received awards including two American Music Awards and three BRIT. The RIAA drew his works to date (May 2010) with eighteen platinum records out. According to a Yahoo statistics from July 2009 West has sold in the United States nearly ten million albums, making him the nine tenth most successful artist of the 2000s. Already his debut album sold worldwide over four million copies.
Already after The College Dropout was released, West was one of the most influential artists in the music industry. The Time took him 2005 their list of one hundred most influential people of the world; as so far the only rapper he was seen in the same year on the cover of the magazine. According to an estimate by the Forbes Magazine West earned 2008 thirty million US dollars between June 2007 and June. The following year, West was 25 million dollars, the third most-earning hip-hop musician behind Jay-Z and Sean Combs. Besides the albums sales had been very profitable especially the Glow in the Dark Tour. Since 2006 the portal AskMen.com lists him constant among most influential men of the year; In 2010 he finished fifth.
Although West’s skills were as a rapper at the beginning of his career still doubted, he was a constant presence in the list of selected MTV.com since 2007 the “Hottest MCs in the Game”. After a fifth place in 2007, he was elected in 2008 topped; In 2009 he finished fourth, in 2010 the third place. The XXL Magazine elected him in 2010 at number one of the best rappers who started her career as a hip-hop producer.