|Also Known As:
Kanye Omari West
|Born: || June 8, 1977
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Produced local Chicago rapper Grav's debut album <i>Down to Earth </i>
Began producing for artists on Roc-a-Fella Records, founded by Jay-Z
Made a controversial on-air comment ("George Bush doesn't care about black people") during a September 2005 televised benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims
Angered religious groups by posing on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine in the image of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns
Collaborated with Jay-Z on <i>Watch The Throne</i>
Made a cameo (as himself) in "The Love Guru"
Guest starred on HBO's "Entourage"
Made his first musical appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Collaborated with Jay-Z to produce the latter's landmark album <i>The Blueprint</i>; album released on Sept. 11, 2001
Released debut album <i>The College Dropout</i> on Roc-A-Fella Records
Released sophomore album <i>Late Registration</i>
Completed his "college" trilogy with the release of his third hit album <i>Graduation</i>
Experimented with synthesized beats and vocals with the album <i>808s and Heartbreak</i>
Released fifth studio album <i>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</i>
Released noise-oriented experimental album <i>Yeezus</i>
Known for such albums as "The College Dropout" and "Graduation"
Popular songs include "Stronger" and "Power".
Released his eighth studio album, <i>The Life of Pablo</i>
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