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 have 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.
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  • Kim Kardashian Wishes 'Sweet Girl' North West a Happy 6th Birthday: 'Mommy Loves You Forever'
    Entertainment Tonight

    Kim Kardashian Wishes 'Sweet Girl' North West a Happy 6th Birthday: 'Mommy Loves You Forever'

    Kim and Kanye West's eldest daughter turned a year older on Saturday.

  • Happy Birthday, North West! Look Back at 6 Years of Adorable (& Fashionable!) Pics Starring Kim Kardashian's Daughter on Kardashians
    E! Online

    Happy Birthday, North West! Look Back at 6 Years of Adorable (& Fashionable!) Pics Starring Kim Kardashian's Daughter on Kardashians

    Remember when North West landed her first solo magazine cover? What about the time she joined the gospel choir at Kanye West's Sunday Services? Or starred in her own rendition of the "Old Town Road" video and promptly went viral (for the umpteenth time)? It's no secret Kim Kardashian's oldest has accomplished a heck of a lot, and all before her sixth birthday! So being that today, June 15, marks North's official b-day, we want to celebrate with a proud nod to these last six years—and more specifically, the adorable, impressive and generally heartwarming moments she's gifted us during them.

  • The Man Who Flies Ferraris: Willo Perron Turns Hip-Hop Dreams Into Reality
    Esquire

    The Man Who Flies Ferraris: Willo Perron Turns Hip-Hop Dreams Into Reality

    Known for creating spectacular stage shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and Rihanna, Esquire spoke to the man behind Drake's infamous flying car about what else is on his résumé

  • How Kanye West Topped Drake to Become One of the World’s Richest Rappers
    Footwear News

    How Kanye West Topped Drake to Become One of the World’s Richest Rappers

    His fortune is largely attributed to Adidas Yeezy.

  • Bizarre Shares Rare Throwback Picture Of Kanye West & D12
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    Bizarre Shares Rare Throwback Picture Of Kanye West & D12

    Kanye West has enjoyed an extensive and varied career as a producer, though some have forgotten one of his unlikeliest contributions. Back in 2004, Yeezy laced D12 with the titular track of their sophomore album D12 World, marking the first collaboration between Ye and the Dirty Dozen. Though the track was ultimately rather brief, it made for an interesting stylistic departure for the group, who traditionally stuck to instrumentals from their in-house team of Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Mr. Porter. Yet Ye's sample-based grooves blended quite nicely with D12's zany lyricism, and "D12 World" aged rather nicely all things considered. Scott Gries/Getty Images, Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Yesterday, Bizarre

  • Miley Cyrus Releases 'Black Mirror' Music Video
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Miley Cyrus Releases 'Black Mirror' Music Video

    Ashley O is on a roll. Miley Cyrus is getting in on the Black Mirror fun by releasing a music video for the song she recorded in her episode of the Netflix series. In "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too," one of three new stories in Black Mirror's fifth season (which released June 5), Cyrus stars as a pop star named Ashley O. The episode tackled exploitation in the entertainment industry when Ashley O, despite her desires to break out and perform less commercialized fare, was marketed as a bubblegum singer and performer by her controlling and greedy aunt (Susan Parfour), who doubled as her manager. "The story is essentially the spirit of Miley and her commentary about the music industry and laughing

  • Billboard

    Kanye West, Drake & Diddy Round Out 'Forbes' Richest Rappers List for 2019

    After declaring Jay-Z as hip-hop's first billionaire, Forbes delivers the rest of the top five, as they predict who falls next in line to reach billionaire status. The business mag gave the No. 2 nod to Dr. Dre, whom they estimate to maintain a fortune of around $800 million. If you recall, Dre actually declared himself to be the first billionaire in hip-hop, but Forbes didn't think that was the case, since they believe his sale of Beats By Dre to Apple only netted him about a half-billion. Next on the list comes Diddy at $740 million, who Forbes actually predicts could become a billionaire faster than Dr. Dre, thanks to owning Ciroc. Kanye West clocks in at No. 4 with an estimated $240 million

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    Designer Virgil Abloh's Artistic Touch On Display In New Exhibit In Chicago

    Virgil Abloh is Louis Vuitton's artistic director and was Kanye West's creative director for years. Now, he's in his first museum exhibition at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • Jay-Z, Dr Dre and Diddy top Forbes list of richest rappers
    The Independent

    Jay-Z, Dr Dre and Diddy top Forbes list of richest rappers

    The world’s richest rap artists have been announced by Forbes – with Dr Dre, Diddy, Kanye West and Drake making the list, and Jay Z taking the top ranking.Forbes's list predicts who will be next to hit the billion mark after Jay Z, who made history last week after being named the first rapper to become a billionaire.His fortune now "conservatively tops $1bn" (£792m).Dr Dre's fortune clocks in at $800m (£630m) despite previous reports that he would hit the billionaire mark first after selling Beats by Dre to Apple.Jay Z’s former protégé Kanye West takes fourth place with an estimated $240m (£190m), thanks in part to his Yeezy Adidas lineDrake's entry to the list is particularly impressive; he's younger than all of the other rappers by at least ten years. The Canadian musician ranks fifth at $150m (£118m) at just 32 years old.

  • Anna Wintour judges fierce voguing competition at the Met in honor of Pride Month
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    Anna Wintour judges fierce voguing competition at the Met in honor of Pride Month

    Anna Wintour judges fierce voguing competition at the Met in honor of Pride Month originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comIn celebration of Pride Month, dancers took to the floor for the "Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at the Met" competition, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.(MORE: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars breakdown New York Magazine's 'problematic' drag queen ranking)Spectators watched on the steps of the famed museum as Asia Balenciaga, Bootz Prodigy, Dashaun Lanvin, Omari Mizrahi, Tamiyah Mugler and Ty Ebony battled for the grand prize and the title of "Legend Slayer. ...

  • Business Wire

    TALES Returns to BET for Season 2 Featuring an Exclusive, Soon-to-Be-Released Song, “Brothers” by Kanye West Feat. Charlie Wilson, Produced by TALES Creator, Producer and Writer Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo and Seven

    “BROTHERS” WILL DEBUT ON BET AND MTV GLOBALLY AND ON VH1’S INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ON JULY 2ND WITH CAST INCLUDING ELIJAH KELLEY, DRAYA MICHELE, ISAIAH WASHINGTON, AND THOMAS Q. JON

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    GoldLink Taps Pusha T For Two-Headed "Coke White / Moscow"

    Last night, GoldLink came through and dropped off Diaspora, a musically diverse project featuring assists from Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Jay Prince, and Pusha T. And while there's much to enjoy throughout GoldLink's vision, there's something refreshingly raw about hearing Pusha T go off for a solid minute. Given the song's title and Pusha's own storied reputation, it's easy to venture a guess as to what his chosen subject matter may be. Yet damned if he doesn't do it well, retaining the same cold charisma he's displayed throughout his career. "You can be the mayor when the whole city owe ya," he reflects. "We 'bout it, 'bout it like them No Limit soldiers, this ice cream man, kilos go for lower."

  • Business Standard India

    Wishes pour in from family on Kanye West's 42nd birthday

    As Kanye West turns 42, wishes poured in from his family members who flooded the social media with their best wishes for the birthday boy. The rapper's wife Kim Kardashian was the first one to post a heartwarming message for the rapper on Saturday, reported E-News. "Happy Birthday. To my amazing husband, who never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for who you are, and all that you do. I love you!" wrote Kim alongside a screenshot in which the couple can be seen video chatting. A month ago, the couple welcomed their fourth child and second son, Psalm West, who was born via surrogacy like their elder daughter Chicago West. Kris Jenner shared a series of pictures of the family with Kanye, including