Kanye West

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Kanye West

  1. 1. Kanye West<br />More than just a rude person.<br />
  2. 2. The Beginning<br />Born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, GA<br />Father: Ray West, a former Black Panther.<br />Mother: Donda West, a Professor at Clark Atlanta University<br />Kanye only spent 3 years in Atlanta<br />
  3. 3. Growing Up<br />Parents divorced at age 3.<br />He moved to Chicago with his mother<br />She became an English professor at Chicago State University<br />This is where Kanye grew up.<br />
  4. 4. The College Dropout<br />Got good grades in high school.<br />Started college at American Academy of Art in Chicago<br />Later enrolled at Chicago State University, but dropped out for music.<br />
  5. 5. Early Music Career<br />Began producing for local artists<br />He later started gaining fame by producing/making beats for major artists<br />Jay Z<br />Paul Wall<br />Alicia Keys<br />More<br />
  6. 6. First Single<br />Involved in a near fatal car crash on his way home from the studio<br />Sparked inspiration for first single titled “Through the Wire”<br />Recorded while his mouth was wired shut<br />
  7. 7. Debut Album<br />First album titled “The College Dropout”<br />Released February of 2004 on Roc-a-Fella Records, founded by Jay-Z<br />Included hits like “Through the Wire,” and “Jesus Walks”<br />
  8. 8. Other Albums<br />Kanye went on to release 3 more albums, and is currently working on his fifth studio album.<br />Late Registration-2005<br />Graduation-2007<br />808’s and Heartbreaks-2008<br />
  9. 9. Kanye West Foundation<br />Formed with help of Donda West<br />Help solve drop out problem in America by giving kids access to music production programs.<br />Helps provide good output for creativity<br />
  10. 10. Homecoming<br />MTV special to help veterans returning get back on their feet from Iraq.<br />Paid 6 months rent<br />An entire weeks worth of studio time<br />A new microphone<br />An Internship at a local radio station.<br />

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