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Birth nameKanye Omari West
Date of BirthJune 8, 1977
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, United States
OccupationsProducer, rapper, musician, singer
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, sampler, percussion, synthesizer
Years active1996–present
LabelsGOOD Music, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
Associated actsGo Getters, Child Rebel Soldier, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson
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 Of course there are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the 'She's my Beyonce' quote. I would never compare anyone to my friend's wife, 
— Kanye West denying rumors that she has said Kim Kardashian is his Beyonce / April 17, 2012
 I changed the name of the song THERAFLU to WAY TOO COLD and you can buy it now at KANYEWEST.COM 
— Kanye West in a twitter tweet announcing the change in the title of song Theraflu to Way Too Cold / April 16, 2012
 Context is everything... something good taken out of context can become bad 
— Kanye West in a twitter tweet / February 18, 2011
 Why, if someone is good in one field, can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields? 
— Kanye West / November 01, 2010
 I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, ‘You’re finished. The shoe’s finished.’ When it was ready it was like the dream of putting together the fabric and having the energy that I knew of being a street kid, of being a boy out of Chicago, and enjoying every day and the way I can connect with this. It’s like, you can’t play the video game anymore. What compromises do we have to make? How many compromises do we have to make every day in this field just to keep things going? Just to be able to sell a product? 
— Kanye West / November 01, 2010

 Fashion breaks my heart. You know, when they do a magazine of number one New Yorkers or something like that and I’m blatantly left out I feel like … it hurts me. And I just appreciate the people in this room that are open minded enough to remember when they were a five-year-old. To remember when they could color outside the lines, to remember when they could give their opinion, honesty without affecting their job, without it affecting their well being. 
— Kanye West / November 01, 2010
 There were times that I contemplated suicide, I will not give up on life again. 
— Kanye West / October 19, 2010