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Kanye West has been active in the music world since 1996 and has became one of the most influential & impactful hip-hop singers ever. Here’s a list of the top 30 facts about the musical genius, Kanye West!

  1. His full name is Kanye Omari West.
  2. Kanye West is 40 years old. He was born in Atlanta on 8th June 1977 to Ray and Donda West.
  3. In Swahili, the name Kanye is translated to mean ‘the only one’.
  4. His mother was an English professor, and her profession took Kanye all the way to China where she taught for a little over a year.
  5. While driving home in 2002, he was involved in a bad car accident. He almost died, sustaining very bad injuries.
  6. During his recovery in hospital, he continued to produce music using an electronic drum kit and other equipment.
  7. The holiday season doesn’t seem to stop Kanye West from working either, and on New Year’s Eve 2015, he released a single called ‘Facts’.
  8. Before he recorded his own songs, he produced music for other stars, including Jay-Z. More than half of the tracks on Jay-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ album were produced by Kanye West.
  9. Kanye’s album ‘The College Drop-out’ was aptly named after he dropped out of Chicago State University.
  10. Billboard ranked him 3rd on the list of producers from the decade in 2010.
  11. He stated that Fiona Apple was one of his favourite artists, and he wanted to become the ‘rap version’ of her.
  12. Some of his nicknames included The Louis Vuitton Don and Yeezy.
  13. More than 50% of his tracks have been the result of a collaboration with other artists.
  14. He was engaged to Alexis Phifer, a fashion designer, from 2006 until their relationship ended in 2008.
  15. GQ awarded Kanye West the title of ‘International Man of the Year’ in 2007.

Read more: https://www.thefactsite.com/2016/02/kanye-west-facts.html

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