Kanye West is one of the most well-known and well-liked rappers in the world.
He is a well-known figure in the music industry, and many people admire his work. West rose to prominence after co-producing shows for Jay-Z and Talib Kweli, among others. His debut album, The College Dropout, was released in 2004 and quickly established him as a star. He is currently one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
While he has sold over 100 million digital downloads and millions of music albums worldwide, he has not been without his detractors. This does not, however, prevent the star from being who he is and ensuring that he continues to express himself through music in the way that only he can.
Aside from that, the musician has a thing for accessories. He even managed to create his own line, Yeezy, which is limited edition and includes athleisure wear and shoes, thanks to his partnership with Adidas.
While Kanye West‘s life is well-known, there are some aspects of it that his fans are unaware of. Kanye West is getting ready to celebrate his 43rd birthday today.
Here’s some interesting information about the rapper.
Kanye’s Childhood In China
For a brief period of time, Kanye lived in China with his mother. His mother accepted a teaching job there when he was ten years old. During his stay in the country, Kanye was able to quickly pick up the language.
The Beginning of Kanye’s Career
Kanye West got his start in the music industry at a young age. He started out by writing poetry. He wrote his first poem when he was five years old, and by third grade, he was rapping. He recorded his first rap song at the age of 13, which was a fresh take on the famous Dr Suess poem “Green Eggs and Ham.”
Kanye West has been arrested three times
Kanye has served three prison sentences. Every time, the arrest was the result of an altercation with the paparazzi. For the felony, he was sentenced to probation, anger management counseling, and community service. He, on the other hand, did not have to serve any jail time. Kanye West has always been a show-stopper. West has always managed to stay relevant, whether it’s through his music or his personal life. Let us all join in wishing the singer a happy birthday.
And Time for Top Songs and Music Videos
Jesus Walks is a well-known Kanye West song that is a religious, anguished, profanity-laced rant on racial injustice, sin, and the entertainment industry set to an army march. Middle America assumed Kanye was a religious rapper for a few months, at least until “Gold Digger” was released. During the “College Dropout” cycle, “Jesus Walks” was his third Top 20 hit in a row.
Daft Punk’s breakup has made everyone in America aware of their existence, but most casual music fans were unaware of their existence in 2007. For his smash hit “Stronger,” Kanye sampled their 2001 song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” The song quickly rose to the top of the charts, and Daft Punk even made a surprise appearance on TV to perform it with him at the 2008 Grammy Awards. It was the beginning of the band’s rise to international fame.
The song is centered on a single eerie piano note. At the end, his voice is mangled beyond comprehension. It’s Kanye’s way of implying that no one understands or even hears what he’s saying.