Kanye West

Kanye West is an American rapper, record producer, author, and singer. He is also notable for stirring up controversy during the 2009 MTV VMA's when he interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for an award.

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Is Kanye West a musical genius?

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The use of the word "genius" is often debated; some feel that the potency of the word's intended meaning has been diluted by over-usage. The history of Western music has included many talents who pushed the boundaries of what audiences thought possible at the time, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Cage, and many more. These artists might be considered geniuses today for their effect on music's direction as a whole, so to judge a current artist's level of "genius" might be difficult before their discography is complete and the total effect they have on artists to come can be fully appreciated. In Kanye West's specific case, he's called himself "a God" (even releasing a song in reference to this claim), and has also self-identified as a genius on multiple occasions. His arrogant attitude has definitely led people to question him, but putting that aside, what has Kanye accomplished musically? The gold standard of awards in the music industry is the GRAMMYs, of which he's received the seventh-most in history. As of 2019, Kanye has won 21 GRAMMYs from 69 total nominations. On a side note, this Community Manager definitely thinks Kanye has the gifts to be considered genius. His understanding of production and the ways that he's explored the possibilities within music production is truly new and innovative. I look forward to new releases of his always, because he continues to push his own boundaries and release music like I've never heard before.
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How old was Kanye West when he interrupted Taylor Swift's VMA speech?

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32 years, cause in the song for him she sings ' 32 your still growing up' and the secret message in that song (capitals in lyrics of album booklet are written big and make a sentance) it said 'life is full of little interruptions'
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What slow songs does Kanye West sing?

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Heartless, Can't Tell Me Nothing, Flashing Lights, to name a few off the top of my head
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Is Kanye West related to Beyonce?

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No he just knows her really well because she's jay-z's wife and kanye was first signed to jay-z label when he first started.
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Why doesn't Kanye West wear his bling?

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Kanye West won't wear his bling because he doesn't want to wear blood diamonds if you go onto metro lyrics and type in Diamonds from Sierra Leone his song tells you why he refuses to wear bling.
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How many copies of The College Dropout album by Kanye West have been sold?

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It is said that it went 3x platinum in the U.S. That means it has at least sold over 3 million. However, that is only in the U.S. It sold 1.3 million more universally. It is considered an amazing album getting very high ratings from various reputable magazines and websites.
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What auto tune does Kanye use?

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Kanye West uses Antares Autotune.
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How do you become a rapper?

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if you want to become a rapper you have to practice practice practice or unless you are already musically inclined you have to try try try!!! I know where you are coming from. i want to be a rappedr too. all you have to do is write and write and write yes there was but dam'nt it is not da same as how 2 become a rapper
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Where can you get the sheet piano music for Kanye West's Heartless?

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sheetmusicplus.com except you have to pay like 4 bucks for his whole book sheetmusicplus.com except you have to pay like 4 bucks for his whole book
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What is Kanye West's sexual orientation?

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As far as we know, he is straight. There have been no announcements from his publicist any differently.
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Is Kanye West dead?

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Kanye West is not dead. From the Associated Press: On October 21, a bizarre story was posted on the Internet claiming that rapper Kanye West died during a car crash in Los Angeles. The story was not true. he is not dead if he we would know it would be on the news
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How tall is Kanye West?

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Kanye West is 5'9
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What is Kanye west favorite number?

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6 is kanyes least favorite number
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What happened to Kanye West mother?

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she died, im not sure how though..= complications due to a plastic surgery procedure, breast augmentation
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Is Kanye West a Muslim?

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No, Kanye West is not a Muslim.
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Who has sold more albums Kanye West or Taylor Swift?

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Kanye West...has NOT been around for years and NOT released and sold way more than Taylor Swift.
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Who sold more copies of their latest albums Kanye West or 50 Cent?

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Kanye sold 3.2 million worldwide 50 cent sold 3.7 million worldwide Kayne West sold the most albums. Although, I forgot the total number of albums sold, the sales between the both of them were very close.