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Artist biography Kanye West
Kanye Omari West was born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an acclaimed producer and burgeoning rapper. Kanye West also knows a thing or two about drum programming.
After beginning his career co-producing songs for Mase's Harlem World, and the Madd Rapper, West caught his big break when his work attracted the attention of decision-makers at Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, who lauded his soulful approach to hip hop production.
In 2005, Kanye West received ten Grammy Award nominations, making him the most nominated artist of 2005.