Picasso is dead. Long live Kanye. The American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer Kanye West hails from Chicago, Illinois and plays many musical styles ranging from hip-hop to baroque pop and gospel.
West's outspoken views and marriage to television personality Kim Kardashian have always gained him significant media attention. Kanye first entered the public spotlight for producing Jay-Z'sBlueprint. West's third studio album Graduation sold 1 million copies in its first week.
He was won 21 Grammy's and Late Registration (2005), The College Dropout (2005) and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) listed on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Beyond music, Kanye West is also a significant figure in popular culture. Whether or not he courts the spotlight, it's shine is never too far away. In recent times, he has even dabbled in politics. Firstly, he's been spotted sporting the infamous MAGA cap, seemingly throwing his support behind the reelection of Donald Trump, only to launch a quasi-campaign for the Presidency himself.
As of 2020, the musical career of Kanye West is at a crossroads. The critical acclaim that was the hallmark of his early career has alluded him in recent years, though he continues to be prolific.