Kanye West is an American rapper, producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer, from Atlanta, Georgia, but raised in Chicago. Kanye Omari West was born in 1977, to divorced parents.

He developed his passion for music at an early age, when he used to write poetry and be involved with hip-hop, while being raised in Chicago.  In the mid 1990's, Kanye collaborated with some hip-hop artists and formed the hip-hop group ''Go-Getters''.  

His career and talent started to be noticed when he began producing for Rock-A-Fella Records, in 2000, and working on Jay-Z's and' one of the best rap albums' ''The Blueprint''. While working as a producer at Rock-A-Fella, he helped many other artist, like Alicia Keys, Ludacris and Janet Jackson.

His debut solo album in 2004, named ''The College Dropout''. Kanye has sold more than 130 million singles and albums together. He is a Grammy Award winner and one of the most influential artists in the hip-hop scene.