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Kanye West

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An amazing lyricist in today's age of hip-hop.

  • Jun 10, 2008
I have been listening to Kanye West ever since I noticed his quick verse on Jay-Z's album, The Blueprint 2, on the song, The Bounce. My first impression of Kanye was that he was a a protege to Jay-Z since he was at the time an up and coming artist on Rocafella Records, Jay-Z's record label.  I later found out that this man has had a long history with the legend, Jay-Z and was first noticed for his ability to create great beats for rap songs and artists.  Since then, I listened to Kanye as he released his first single, Through the Wire, and ever since then - every single he has released has become a regular hit on the radio, and every album he has recorded has been a frequently played disc in my car, at the club, and with friends.

His music has been getting deeper and better each album he releases.  Graduation has been the best yet.  Some may say that Kanye West has a case of some immaturity found in him, as his cockiness has shown through concerts, award shows, and interviews - but his character as an artist and as a performer is truly one of a kind.
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Quick Tip by . November 22, 2011
posted in Music Matters
There's absolutely nothing I like about Kanye West, whether it be his music or his personality. Kanye is nothing more than a pompous ass with an ego bigger than the Goodyear blimp, and his music is some of the most bland hip-pop (NOT real hip-hop, just pop music disguised as hip-hop) I've ever heard.     Do your part and ignore this attention-seeking prick, then go listen to the prime works of Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Erik B & Rakim, and Tribe Called Quest just …
Quick Tip by . July 08, 2011
While I'm not a huge fan of rap or hip-hop, I must say that West has put out quite a few songs that I really like. However, is ego is bigger than Texas, and he comes off as an all around jerk.
Quick Tip by . November 04, 2010
Perhaps someone could tell me why I should care that on-line pictures of a penis are really his! What a low life.
review by . November 03, 2009
I cant review someone i dont like.
   I dont like kanye west. I do have to give it to him cause he does make good music but his music is over shadowed by his bad manners. You could be the smartest or prettiest person in the world but if you act like a jerk it doesnt matter. no one has the right to make you feel less then what you are. Someone needs to humble Kanye West boy one day that cloud is gonna slip from under you. Great music<acting like a jerk so no one really care about the great music. hmm
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
i liked him when he frist came out but now his music is to much with todays music
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
posted in Music Matters
It's worth your time to hear his music, despite what a social screw-up and embarrassment he is to his genre of musicians and to himself. Regardless, his poetry and flow are pretty epic and ground breaking... not to mention really fun to dance to ; )
review by . December 01, 2009
No Fear, No Filter, No Middle Ground
The best thing about Kanye West is also the worst thing about him: he has no filter. What Kanye thinks comes out of his mouth, or on the stage of an awards show or benefit concert, or best of all, into his music. This is what makes his lyrics so fascinating: what other hip-hop star would write so earnestly about his relationship with another rapper as Kanye did with Jay-Z on "Big Brother"? Or discuss so openly how sick about awards he was, like on "Diamonds"?      …
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
he is a very good singer
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
Like his music, hate his personal life.
review by . December 14, 2008
I first noticed him on some of Jay-Z's albums, and first saw him at a Jay-Z concert in Chicago, where Kanye was announced the newest member of Rocafella. First concert I saw him perform in, however, was about a year later - yet well before he "blew up". I saw him at a fairly small venue, and I remember being able to visibly see the passion this man had for his music, his performance- he was damn near crying on stage as he performed. As cheesy as it sounds, the level of passion Kanye put …
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Kanye West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, record producer and singer, from Chicago, Illinois. He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008. His first three albums have received numerous awards, and critical acclaim.  All have been highly commercially successful, with 808s & Heartbreak making his third consecutive #1 album in the U.S.. West also runs his own record label GOOD Music. Kanye West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his four albums as well as various single covers and music videos.
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TV Appearances: Saturday Night Live
Nationality: American
Instruments: Vocals, MPC
Birth Date: June 8, 1977, Jun 8, 1977 12:00 AM
Height: 69 inches
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