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Kanye, an African American, attracted considerable media attention in September 2005, when he appeared on a television fundraiser for [[Hurricane Katrina]] victims and famously stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
 
Kanye, an African American, attracted considerable media attention in September 2005, when he appeared on a television fundraiser for [[Hurricane Katrina]] victims and famously stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
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He also created a stir when he posed for the cover of the February 2006 [[Rolling Stone]] magazine portraying Jesus Christ, wearing a crown of thorns on his head with blood running down his face. <ref>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11009059/</ref>
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Wests' lyrics are sometimes considered controversial and offensive as they often contain anti-semitic remarks, explicit racial terms and profanity. <ref>http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/5241</ref>
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<ref>http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/2/2/200539.shtml</ref>
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Kanye's father, Ray West, a [[sociology]] professor and former member of the [[Black Panther Party]] <ref>http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/5241</ref> has stated that he does not condone the use of profanity and racial comments in Kanye's lyrics. <ref>http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/kanyes%20dad%20lashes%20out%20at%20sons%20lyrics_27_01_2006</ref> 
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His mother Donda, a former chair of the English department at Chicago State University who acted as Kanye's manager, died Nov 10, 2007 following a cosmetic surgery procedure. She was 58 years old. <ref>http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20159597,00.html</ref> West is engaged to be married to Alexis Phifer. <ref>http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20037945,00.html</ref>
  
 
==Works==
 
==Works==
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*''Late Registration'' (2005)
 
*''Late Registration'' (2005)
 
*''Graduation'' (2007)
 
*''Graduation'' (2007)
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Revision as of 12:58, 15 June 2008

Kanye West is an American hip hop musician and record producer, one of the most popular of recent times. His records have won nine Grammy awards.

Kanye, an African American, attracted considerable media attention in September 2005, when he appeared on a television fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims and famously stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

He also created a stir when he posed for the cover of the February 2006 Rolling Stone magazine portraying Jesus Christ, wearing a crown of thorns on his head with blood running down his face. [1]

Wests' lyrics are sometimes considered controversial and offensive as they often contain anti-semitic remarks, explicit racial terms and profanity. [2] [3]

Kanye's father, Ray West, a sociology professor and former member of the Black Panther Party [4] has stated that he does not condone the use of profanity and racial comments in Kanye's lyrics. [5]

His mother Donda, a former chair of the English department at Chicago State University who acted as Kanye's manager, died Nov 10, 2007 following a cosmetic surgery procedure. She was 58 years old. [6] West is engaged to be married to Alexis Phifer. [7]

Works

  • The College Dropout (2004)
  • Late Registration (2005)
  • Graduation (2007)


References

  1. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11009059/
  2. http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/5241
  3. http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/2/2/200539.shtml
  4. http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/5241
  5. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/kanyes%20dad%20lashes%20out%20at%20sons%20lyrics_27_01_2006
  6. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20159597,00.html
  7. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20037945,00.html