Kanye West

In the span of a few years, Kanye West went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, and he became the most adventurous and successful mainstream rap artist of the new millennium. West changed his sound and style with each new album, and the public followed; with the exception of his number two hit debut The College Dropout, all of his albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. He showcased a radical fashion sense that set him apart from most of his peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistical, albeit amusingly so. West became a superstar on his own terms, and his singularity is part of his appeal. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  • Was slavery a choice? A conversation beyond Kanye
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    Was slavery a choice? A conversation beyond Kanye

    Consider the circumstances that allowed slavery to take place. African people were kidnaped at gunpoint, held in dungeons off the coast of West Africa before they were packed and stacked in floating dungeons known as slave ships. They were doomed to make the journey across the Atlantic, known as the dreaded Middle Passage, where millions died due to the horrific conditions on those ships. Those who survived were traumatized, separated from their families and communities, their institutions, traditions and belief systems. They did not speak the language of their captors, who foisted a religion upon them -- complete with a white god -- and preached that black people were inferior and doomed to

  • Whitney Houston's Cousin Slams Kanye West for Using Photo of Her Drug-Covered Bathroom
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    Whitney Houston's Cousin Slams Kanye West for Using Photo of Her Drug-Covered Bathroom

    Whitney Houston's Cousin Slams Kanye West Using Bathroom Photo

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye: Why They Are Fighting After Their Anniversary Over Snoop Dogg Disses
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    Kim Kardashian & Kanye: Why They Are Fighting After Their Anniversary Over Snoop Dogg Disses

    Kim Kardashian & Kanye West are at 'odds' over how to handle Snoop Dogg's insults! A source close to the Kardashians told HL EXCLUSIVELY why the two are disagreeing! Kanye West, 40, and Kim Kardashian, 37, have had extremely different reactions to Snoop Dogg's comments after the rapper said Kanye “misses having a black woman in his life“. A source close to the Kardashians EXCLUSIVELY gave us the deets about how Kimye has been fighting over Snoop Dogg's latest diss! “Kim's furious over Snoop Dogg's continued attacks on her and Kanye, but she's determined not to give him any attention,” our source said. “He's trash talking her and Kanye because he needs to stay relevant. Kanye is the hardest working

  • This Could Be The First Sign That Kanye West & Jay-Z Are Making Peace
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    This Could Be The First Sign That Kanye West & Jay-Z Are Making Peace

    There are no Jay-Z collaborations in Daytona, but there are at least three big references to him. Pusha-T quotes lines from Hov's "Politics as Usual" — "Ain't no stoppin' the champagne from poppin'/The drawers from droppin', the law from watchin' " — in the track "The Games We Play" just before name-checking West as well. He also begins the last track, "Infrared," with two lines from Jay-Z's "The Prelude." In that song, while rapping about the established music world's penchant for dismissing his genre, he says, "They ain't even recognize Hov until Annie /That's why I don't tap dance for them crackers and sing mammy.” That's a reference to "Hard Knock Life."

  • Kim Kardashian's Sexy Anniversary Gift For Kanye West Revealed: It's His 'Favorite'
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    Kim Kardashian's Sexy Anniversary Gift For Kanye West Revealed: It's His 'Favorite'

    Kim Kardashian finally revealed what she got Kanye West for their anniversary & it's all about turning him on! Check out Kim's sexy present for Kanye here! Kim Kardashian, 37, just made a major alteration to her appearance in celebration of her fourth wedding anniversary to Kanye West, 40. That's right, the reality TV star has dyed her hair blonde again, because that's the way Kanye likes it! While showcasing her new makeover in a tweet, Kim wrote, “Went blonde again for my anniversary it's @kanyewest's favorite 🔥💋🔥”. Recently, Kanye took to Twitter to celebrate the occasion by penning a sweet tribute to her. “[G]ratitude and happiness best describe what my wife means to me,” he wrote. “I'm

  • Life & Style

    Who Is Damon Thomas? Get to Know Kim Kardashian's First Husband

    Before Kanye West, there was Kris Humphries and believe it or not, before Kris Humphries there was Damon Thomas. That's right, the NBA baller wasn't Kim Kardashian's first husband. In fact, her marriage to Damon Thomas is currently tied with her marriage to Kanye as her longest— each totaling four years. Of course, we're rooting for Kimye to break the record. So, who is this mystery man who somehow managed to snag the most famous woman in the world before she was, well, famous? According to The Sun, Damon is a music producer who has worked with countless famous artists, including Chris Brown, Lionel Richie, R. Kelly, and Pink. He and Kim eloped in 2000, when the now mother-of-three was just 19

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary
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    Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Celebrate 4th Wedding Anniversary

    The "KUWTK" star and rapper are still going strong and Kim posts a sweet message for her hubby. Watch "Daily Pop" weekdays at 12|11c on E!

  • How Kanye West Helped Reinvent DJDS
    Complex

    How Kanye West Helped Reinvent DJDS

    The L.A. production duo helped produce five songs on 'The Life of Pablo.' The experience taught them how to make the best album of their career.

  • Snoop Dogg says Kanye West is 'missing a black woman in his life'
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    Snoop Dogg says Kanye West is 'missing a black woman in his life'

    He took a swipe at Kim Kardashian last month seemingly blaming the reality star for husband Kanye West's Twitter outbursts. And Snoop Dogg hit out at the KUWTK star again on Thursday during an interview on The View, claiming Kanye is 'missing a black woman in his life' to keep him in line. Asked for his thoughts on the Yeezy designer's recent controversial 'slavery was a choice' comments, Snoop, 46, didn't hold back as he told the co-hosts: 'I thought he needed some medical attention, first and foremost. Scroll down for video  The hip hop star continued with a more serious tone, saying: 'I started feeling sad for him. He truly misses his mother, he truly misses a black woman in his life. 'He

  • Why Regular Colors Are This Season’s Radical Style Move
    GQ

    Why Regular Colors Are This Season’s Radical Style Move

    12 primary-colored pieces we’re feeling right now.

  • Kanye West Counts Tyga's "Taste" Among The Best Videos Of All Time
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    Kanye West Counts Tyga's "Taste" Among The Best Videos Of All Time

    Fans no doubt recall Kanye West's infamous interaction with Taylor Swift, in which he rushed the stage, snatched the mic, and proclaimed "I'ma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!" Well, it would appear Kanye West has found another contender. Last week, Tyga delivered some sexually charged visuals for his Offset collaboration "Taste," which features twerking models, roller skating, and cameos from 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. While hardly groundbreaking, the simplistic clip is not without charm, and for whatever reason, the video seems to have connected with Kanye West on a personal level. T-Raww took to Instagram to share a message he received from Ye, who slid into