History Music / KanyeWest

12th Jan '17 10:17:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* OddFriendship: With EltonJohn, Elly Jackson of LaRoux, Justin Vernon of BonIver, and Creator/AzizAnsari.

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* OddFriendship: With EltonJohn, Elly Jackson of LaRoux, Justin Vernon of BonIver, Music/BonIver, and Creator/AzizAnsari.
25th Dec '16 1:10:44 PM stuffedninja
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* AlbumTitleDrop:
** From "Good Morning": "Homie, this shit is basic, welcome to '''graduation'''."
** From "On Sight": "I just talked to Jesus / he said, 'What up, '''Yeezus'''?'"
** ''The Life of Pablo'' has no direct title drop, but Pablo is mentioned in "No More Parties In LA".



* AscendedFanboy: A common theme in his songs, most notable in ''"Touch the Sky"'' and ''"Big Brother"'' to Music/JayZ, No I.D., Music/WuTangClan, and HipHop in general.

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* AscendedFanboy: A common theme in his songs, most notable in ''"Touch "Touch the Sky"'' Sky" and ''"Big Brother"'' "Big Brother" to Music/JayZ, No I.D., Music/WuTangClan, and HipHop in general.
4th Dec '16 2:11:29 AM Xtifr
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'''Kanye Omari West''' (born June 8, 1977) is an American hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer from Chicago, Illinois (born in Atlanta, Georgia). Originally a producer for Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, he started releasing his own music in 2004 with the Grammy-winning ''College Dropout''. Some of his music videos reference and describe his experiences in the South Side of Chicago, including a music video where he rapped in front of a Harold's Chicken restaurant.

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'''Kanye Kanye Omari West''' West (born June 8, 1977) is an American hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer from Chicago, Illinois (born in Atlanta, Georgia). Originally a producer for Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, he started releasing his own music in 2004 with the Grammy-winning ''College Dropout''. Some of his music videos reference and describe his experiences in the South Side of Chicago, including a music video where he rapped in front of a Harold's Chicken restaurant.
15th Nov '16 3:06:47 PM ItsMeDr
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He's currently released seven studio albums: ''The College Dropout'', ''Late Registration'', ''Graduation'', ''808's & Heartbreak'', ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'', ''Music/{{Yeezus}}'', and his most recent, ''The Life of Pablo''. Kanye featured a FunnyAnimal named "Dropout Bear" on the front cover of his first three albums. He also released two different collaboraton albums: a collaboration album with Music/JayZ titled ''Watch the Throne'' and a collaboration with his vanity label, G.O.O.D. Music, called ''Cruel Summer''

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He's currently released seven studio albums: ''The College Dropout'', ''Late Registration'', ''Graduation'', ''808's & Heartbreak'', ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'', ''Music/{{Yeezus}}'', and his most recent, ''The Life of Pablo''.''Music/TheLifeOfPablo''. Kanye featured a FunnyAnimal named "Dropout Bear" on the front cover of his first three albums. He also released two different collaboraton albums: a collaboration album with Music/JayZ titled ''Watch the Throne'' and a collaboration with his vanity label, G.O.O.D. Music, called ''Cruel Summer''
9th Nov '16 11:11:00 AM nombretomado
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** The animated music video for "Heartless". The {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation, Pop Art-influenced backgrounds and a few of the scenes in the video pay tribute to Creator/RalphBakshi's film ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop''. Posters of ''TheJetsons'' and other Creator/HannaBarbera characters appear on the wall of West's apartment in the video as well.

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** The animated music video for "Heartless". The {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed animation, Pop Art-influenced backgrounds and a few of the scenes in the video pay tribute to Creator/RalphBakshi's film ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop''. Posters of ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' and other Creator/HannaBarbera characters appear on the wall of West's apartment in the video as well.
27th Oct '16 3:36:16 PM stuffedninja
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* ''The Life of Pablo''[[note]]formerly titled ''So Help Me God'', ''SWISH'', ''Waves'', and ''T.L.O.P.'', in that order[[/note]] (2016)

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* ''The Life of Pablo''[[note]]formerly ''Music/TheLifeOfPablo''[[note]]formerly titled ''So Help Me God'', ''SWISH'', ''Waves'', and ''T.L.O.P.'', in that order[[/note]] (2016)
26th Oct '16 7:36:21 PM stuffedninja
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** ''The Life of Pablo'': "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" → "Pt. 2".

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** ''The Life of Pablo'': "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" → "Pt. 2".2", "Highlights" → "Freestyle 4".
26th Oct '16 7:26:52 PM stuffedninja
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Added DiffLines:

* {{Mondegreen}}: In "Famous", "I loved you better than your own kin did" has been misheard as "I loved you better than your own candy".
26th Oct '16 7:22:25 PM stuffedninja
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Added DiffLines:

** ''The Life of Pablo'': "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" → "Pt. 2".
21st Oct '16 7:48:47 PM stuffedninja
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** ''College Dropout'' had "Spaceship" (5:24), "The New Workout Plan" (5:22), "Slow Jamz" (5:16), but most notably had "Last Call" (12:40).

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** ''College Dropout'' had "Spaceship" (5:24), "The New Workout Plan" (5:22), and "Slow Jamz" (5:16), but most notably had "Last Call" (12:40).



** "Jesus Walks" into "Never Let Me Down" on ''The College Dropout''.
** "Say You Will" into "Welcome to Heartbreak" on ''808s and Heartbreak''.
** ''Late Registration'':
*** "Wake Up Mr. West" into "Heard 'Em Say".
*** "Skit #1" into "Drive Slow".

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** ''The College Dropout'': "Jesus Walks" into "Never Let Me Down" on ''The College Dropout''.
** "Say You Will" into "Welcome to Heartbreak" on ''808s and Heartbreak''.
Down".
** ''Late Registration'':
***
Registration'': "Wake Up Mr. West" into "Heard 'Em Say".
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Say", "Skit #1" into "Drive Slow".Slow".
** ''808s and Heartbreak'': "Say You Will" → "Welcome to Heartbreak".
** ''My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'': "Lost in the World" → "Who Will Survive in America".
** Besides all of these, Kanye likes to make songs that function as intros for the songs following them that may not necessarily transition into them. On ''The College Dropout'', "I'll Fly Away" serves as an intro for "Spaceship". On ''Late Registration'', the first skit serves as an intro to "Drive Slow" (primarily with the skit's last line, "So we ain't drivin'!"). On ''MBDTF'', "All of the Lights" is prefixed by [[RearrangeTheSong an orchestral rearrangement]].



* RealMenLoveJesus: Assuming you take Kanye for a Real Man, "Jesus Walks" is evidence.

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* RealMenLoveJesus: Assuming you take Kanye for a Real Man, real man, "Jesus Walks" is evidence.



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



** The video for "All of the Lights" features rapid-fire typography and neon strobing colours in an homage to Gaspar Noé's film ''Film/EnterTheVoid''. Due to a response from British group Epilepsy Action, the video was re cut without these effects but retains the technicolour floods of light of the source material.

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** The video for "All of the Lights" features rapid-fire typography and neon strobing colours in an homage to Gaspar Noé's film ''Film/EnterTheVoid''. Due to a response from British group Epilepsy Action, the video was re cut re-cut without these effects but retains the technicolour floods of light of the source material.



** These lines from "Jesus Walks":
-->That means guns, [[Film/SexLiesAndVideotape sex, lies, videotape]]\\
But if I rap about God, my record won't get played, huh?



* SpokenWordInMusic: A technique he often uses. The principal from the intros to ''The College Dropout'' and ''Late Registration'', as well as "Graduation Day", J.Ivy's poem from "Never Let Me Down", NickiMinaj's introduction to ''My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'', as well as Gil Scott-Heron on "Who Will Survive in America".

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* SpokenWordInMusic: A technique he often uses.
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The principal from the intros to ''The College Dropout'' and ''Late Registration'', as well as "Graduation Day", Day".
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J.Ivy's poem from "Never Let Me Down", NickiMinaj's Down".
** Music/NickiMinaj's
introduction to ''My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'', as well as Fantasy''.
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Gil Scott-Heron on "Who Will Survive in America".America".
** The Kings of Tomorrow acapella sample on "Low Lights".
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