Kanye West Graduation

by Lissette Robaina - Date: 2008-09-01 - Word Count: 267 Share This!

Kanye's career developed in a very short period of time. From the years 2001-2004 Kanye has made quite a stellar-like name for himself.  He earned a major label recording contract as a solo artist. He definitely was unique up and coming artist. His style and fashion-sense was by far different that other rappers of his genre. He was the complete package, a singer-songwriter and producer. His production abilities were amazing such as in hits sung by Jay Z and Ludacris, yet at the same time racked up impressive hits for himself such as "Gold Digger" and "Jesus Walks".

A few facts about Kanye are: born in Atlanta Georgia June 8, 1977.  His genre is Hip-Hop. His musical influences include: Marino Mase, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Common, DJ Premier, Run-DMC and Erik Sermon. Discography reads, The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Late Orchestration: Live at Abbey Road Studios (2006) and Graduation (2007).  Some of his top hits are; "Stronger", "Heard "Em Say", "Gold Digger", "All Falls Down", "Family Business', "Slow Jamz:, "Jesus Walks", "Breathe In Breathe Out".

His flamboyant, boastful and at times egotistical personality was loved by his fans. His theatrical video performances on MTV would wow everyone. He appealed to a broader population amongst people who generally would not consider themselves rap listeners.

West has been awarded several Grammy Awards throughout his career.

 Upcoming tour dates for Kanye West for 2008 include: New Orleans LA, Cincinnati OH, Chicago IL, New York NY, Baltimore MD and Los Angeles CA.

 Kanye's music continues to be one of the internets most popular searches and MP3 downloads with millions of searches per month.

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