40 Years of Kanye.

Happy birthday to perhaps America’s most controversial artist.

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Chicago, IL
    • 2001 – 2004

      the producer

      Kanye made his big break on Jay Z’s track “This Can’t Be Life,” which appeared on the 2000 album Dynasty: Roc La Familia. Ye would produce for the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé.

    • AUG. 2005

      Late Registration

      #1 Billboard, Hot 200

      Grammy, Best Rap Song for "Diamonds from Sierra Leone"

      Grammy, Best Rap Solo Performance for “Gold Digger"

      Grammy, Best Rap Album

    • NOV. 2008

      808s & Heartbreak

      Nearly a year after his mother’s unexpected death, a questionably-stable West returned to music. Soon after came his infamous VMAs incident with Taylor Swift.

    • 2006 – 2011

      Music Fashion

      After the Swift debacle, West took a break from music. He interned at Gap & Fendi, but his first two collections in Paris were lukewarmely received.

    • NOV. 2010

      My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

      #1 Billboard, Hot 200

      Grammy, Best Rap Album

    • JAN. 2014

      Yeezus

      #1 Billboard, Hot 200

    • 2013 – 2015

      Yeezy’s & Kim K

      After getting engaged to Kim Kardashian in October 2013, West’s fashion career was cemented with the first Yeezy Season 1 in a $10 mil. deal with Adidas.

    • FEB. 2016

      The Life of Pablo

      #1 Billboard, Hot 200

Happy Birthday babe I love you so much! You inspire me every day to be a better person! I'm so grateful for you ❤️

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