Kanye West Bio, Age, Height, Early Life, Height, Weight, Education, Career, Net Worth

Kanye West Biography

Kanye West is an American rapper, producer, and fashion designer.

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Age

He was born on June 8, 1977. He is currently 45 years old.

Height

Kanye West stands at 5 feet 8 inches.

Weight

West approximately weighs 67 Kg

Kanye West Early Life

He was born in Atlanta. However, when he was aged three years old, his parents divorced. Therefore, he moved with his mother to Chicago.

Moreover, his father Ray West is a former Black Panther. In addition, he was also one of the first black photojournalists at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Then he later became a Christian counselor.

However, West’s mother Dr. Donda was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University. She was also the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.

Kanye moved with his mother to Nanjing, China, by then he was aged 10 years old. This was because his mother was teaching at Nanjing University as a Fulbright Scholar. Moreover, West was the only foreigner in their class.

Later West showed an affinity for the arts at an early age. He began writing poetry when he was five years old. Moreover, he started rapping in the third grade. Later on, Kanye began making musical compositions in the seventh grade.

Kanye wrote a song named Green Eggs and Ham, and that made his mother pay for time in a recording studio.

Then after graduating from high school, he received a scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art.

Education Background

Kanye attended Polaris School for Individual Education, which was in suburban Oak Lawn. However, according to his mother, West was the only foreigner in his class. West settled in well and quickly picked up the language.

Later he graduated from high school. Thereafter he received a scholarship to attend Chicago’s American Academy of Art, and this was in the year 1997.

Kanye West Career

West began his early production career, in the early 1990s. He started by creating beats primarily for burgeoning local artists around his area.

However, when Kanye was nineteen years old, he produced eight tracks. Then in 19 98, he was signed by Gee Roberson and Kamborso.  He was the first person to be signed by that management.

Later in the late 190s, West spent much of his time producing records for a number of well-known artists and music groups. He is the one that produced the third album on  Foxy Brown’s second studio.

Then in the year 2000, he produced for artists on Roc-A-Fella and that is when he got his big break. Moreover, Kanye achieve recognition after his contributions to Jay-Z’s 2001 album.

However, even with his success as a producer, Kanye hope was to be a rapper.

Later on October 23, 2002, Kanye got into an accident while driving home from a California recording studio. Nevertheless, while he was recovering he recorded the remainder of the album in Los Angeles.

Thereafter he recorded the single featuring Jamie Fox and Twista, and that became a bigger success. Furthermore, it became the three musicians’ first number one hit.

Then he released the album Jesus warks, the song’s subject matter concerns faith, and Christianity. Moreover, the song reached the top 20 of the Billboard pop charts.

In the cause of that period, West also performed “Whole City Behind Us with  Ludacris and the Game.

Then later, Kanye cooperate with  American film score composer Jon Brion, who served as the album’s co-executive producer.

Then the end of 2005, Late Registration sold over 2.3 million units in the United States. It was regarded by industry observers as the only successful major album release of the fall season.

Progress

Not to mention, in January 2006, West raised further controversy, this is after he posed on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a crown of thorns.

Kanye took a brief break in the music and threw himself into fashion. However, in the next few months, he writes and record his next album.

Later in November 2010, he released his fifth album My Beautiful dark twisted. Furthermore, in August 2011 he released the collaborative album Watch the Throne with Jay-Z.

Nevertheless, In March 2015 West released the single “All Day” featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney.

Moreover, in January 2016, Kanye announced that SWISH would be released on February 11. Furthermore, later that month the new songs “Real Friends” and a snippet of “No More Parties in LA” with Kendrick Lamar.

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Net Worth

Kanye has a net worth of 1.8 billion.

Kanye West Wife

West”s wife is Kim Kardashian they have been together since 2014.

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Children

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Kanye has four children, North West, Saint, West, Chicago West, and Psalms West.

Kanye West Songs

  • praise god
  • flashing lights
  • gold digger
  • heartless
  • can’t tell me anything
  • eazy
  • junya
  • stronger
  • niggas in Paris
  • power
  • heaven and hell
  • four-five seconds
  • I love it
  • good morning
  • all of the lights

Awards

  • 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)
  • 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
  • 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
  • 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
  • 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
  • 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
  • 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
  • 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)