Kanye West is not only a rapper but also a composer and a music writer. He is responsible for some of the greatest hits in music history. In addition to all of that, he is a very entertaining and influential figure.
Whether you adore or despise him, there is no denying that he has made a significant contribution to the world of music and fashion, given that he is also a designer. Here are some exciting things about him that you probably were not aware of.
Inspiration for many young artists
Did you know that Kanye West inspired Tyler The Creator to keep on working so hard and create a successful career? Yes, you read it correctly. They even had some collaborations on songs which brought fame to Tyler, and now Tyler The Creator concert setlist 2022 is something that all his fans are looking forward to!
His real name
Kanye Omari West is his full name, and he was born in 1977 on June 8th. He spent the first five years of his life in Chicago; however, when he was five years old, he moved to China for one year with his mother. After some period there, he went back to Chicago.
His parents helped him a lot
His father, Ray West, was a well-known photojournalist who also worked as a pastoral marriage counselor. He passed both of these professions on to his son. On the other hand, his mother served as the head of the English department at the University of Chicago for many years.
As Kanye’s professional life started to take off, she quit her job and worked as her son’s manager.
He didn’t finish his studies
Kanye West enrolled at the International Academy of Art and Design and Technology in Chicago immediately following his graduation from high school. Still, he left his studies there relatively quickly in order to focus on his career as a musician.
His first job in the 1990s
In the late 1990s, he established a musical collective known as The Go-Getters, in which he served as both the lead vocalist and the producer. Even though they only released one album, they worked with other artists such as Mikkey Halsted and Miss Criss.
Born to be a leader
As he likes to recall, his classmates looked up to him as a natural leader and followed him even when he was still in school. Kanye West’s parents divorced when he was three years old, and his mother moved the family from Atlanta, Georgia (where he was born in June) to Chicago, Illinois. He always stayed strong and never let his feelings and difficulties take him down.
He was a producer before becoming a famous musician
Long before he became famous as a singer, he established himself as a successful music producer, working with artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson. Because of all these demanding commitments, his debut album, titled ‘’The college dropout,’’ was not released until 2004.
This was because he was involved in a car accident in which he was injured after falling asleep while driving at night after recording a session.
He supports Michale Jackson’s Defense
When the documentary ‘’Leaving Neverland’’ came out, which detailed allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson, he paid tribute to the late author of the song ‘’Thriller.’’ In the spirit of his hero, he spoke out. He said that no company should be allowed to tear down our heroes.
His classic album that defined the century
His artistic success has been on the decline as his fame has spiralled out of control. While ‘’My beautiful dark twisted fantasy’’ is regarded as one of the best albums of the 21st century, ‘’Jesus is King’’ is challenging to listen to due to the gospel expansions of Christian reborn that are featured on the album. Their upcoming album, titled ‘’God’s country,’’ continues in the same uninteresting vein as their previous work.
He is a fashion designer
In 2009, he designed the Air Yeezys sneakers, which Nike distributed, and he launched his footwear line with Louis Vuitton at the same time.
After that, the Yeezy brand joined forces with Adidas. His first women’s fashion collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week, which served as the perfect springboard for the collection.
The stunning couple
He made an appearance in the music video for the television personality Kim Kardashian’s song titled ‘’Jam (Turn it up). Four years later, their friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship. A contentious couple who have given birth to four children and have been given the nickname ‘’Kimye’’ by the media.
He is against the COVID-19 vaccination
According to what he has said to the publication Forbes, the vaccine against COVID-19 is the mark of the Beast and is part of a plan to microchip us.