About Kanye West
Starting out as a producer in hip hop, Kanye West has gone on to become an enormous success as a musician as well, becoming one of the most easily recognised faces and voices in the industry. Since taking over the music industry, West has expanded his empire into several other niches, including clothing design and films. Kanye West first experienced success as the producer of Jay Z's album, The Blueprint, and also produced several other superstars, including Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. West's first solo album as a performer was 2004's College Dropout followed shortly by Late Registration in 2005. He has recorded five more studio albums in the years since, all of which are available on CD. In many ways, West is a cerebral alternative to the gangster type of hip hop. His smooth, musical flow also puts him a step above the rest, along with his powerful musical sensibilities and wide-ranging interests. In some ways, West has become as recognised as much as a tabloid celebrity as a musical one, thanks in large part to his outspokeness and his relationships with prominent celebrity women such as Kim Kardashian. West has also been the recipient of over 20 Grammys, making him one of the most lauded musicians in the industry in this respect. Fans of West may be interested in purchasing his albums, including his work as a performer and as a producer. West's line of clothing and shoes are easily obtainable online as well as clothes that resemble his unique sense of style. Signed photographs and memorabilia are another option that many fans may enjoy collecting.