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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.

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Jun 8, 1977 In Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The GRAMMY Awards 1959-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert 2020-04-10
Known For
Poster of Zoolander 2
Poster of The Night Before
Poster of Kanye West at Coachella
Poster of The Cleveland Show
Movie Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert Self (archive footage) 2020-04-10
Movie Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Himself (archival footage) 2020-01-07
Movie Music Videos That Defined the 00’s Self (archive footage) 2019-07-31
Movie Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly Himself 2019-08-28
Movie To Our Daughter Himself 2018-02-04
Movie Cherry Bomb: The Documentary Himself 2017-01-30
Movie Zoolander 2 2016-02-06
Movie Daft Punk Unchained Self 2015-06-24
Movie Fresh Dressed Self 2015-06-26
Movie The Night Before 2015-11-20
Movie Kanye West: Glastonbury 2015 Himself 2015-06-27
Movie Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak at The Hollywood Bowl Kanye West 2015-09-26
Movie Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records Self 2013-06-21
Movie Mademoiselle C Self 2013-09-11
Movie Life Is But a Dream Self (uncredited) 2013-06-10
Movie Made in America Self 2013-10-11
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues MTV Host (uncredited) 2013-12-18
Movie David Blaine: Real or Magic Himself 2013-11-19
Movie Cruel Summer Ibrahim 2012-05-08
Movie Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself 2012-06-15
Movie Bad 25 Self 2012-11-22
Movie 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief Himself 2012-12-12
Movie Kanye West at Coachella Himself 2011-04-17
Movie The Black Mamba 2011-09-21
Movie Jay-Z Live From Madison Square Garden: Answer The Call Self 2011-09-19
Movie Runaway Griffin 2010-10-23
Movie Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour Himself 2010-11-30
Movie DJ Cinema Presents: Masterpiece Theater Blend Dvd 2009-03-19
Movie Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez 2009-01-01
Movie We Were Once a Fairytale Drunk Kanye 2009-06-25
Series Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
Series The Cleveland Show Kenny West (voice) 2009-09-27
Movie The Love Guru Himself 2008-06-20
Movie Bling: A Planet Rock Himself 2007-09-12
Movie Mixtape, Inc. 2007-05-22
Series Keeping Up with the Kardashians Himself 2007-10-14
Movie Beat Kings Self 2006-06-04
Movie Kanye West: Late Orchestration Himself 2006-04-24
Series When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 2006-08-21
Movie State Property 2 Himself 2005-04-13
Series The Friday Night Project Unknown 2005-02-04
Series Wild N Out Unknown 2005-07-28
Series MTVU Stand In Unknown 2005-07-22
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Self 2005-09-12
Movie John Legend: Live at the House of Blues Himself 2005-12-06
Movie Live 8 Himself 2005-11-07
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Fade to Black Himself 2004-11-05
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Punk'd Himself 2003-03-17
Series Anderson Cooper 360° Unknown 2003-09-08
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series CD:UK Unknown 1998-08-29
Series MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 1984-09-14
Series Nightline Unknown 1980-03-24
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The GRAMMY Awards Unknown 1959-05-04