Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, record producer, author and singer. He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s and Heartbreak in 2008. His first three and fifth albums (and his fourth to a lesser extent) have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.
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If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.
I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.
Nothing in life is promised except death.
Success is the best revenge
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?
Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating.
Especially among ourselves. It wasn't white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans.
There was a time Michael Jackson couldn't get his video on MTV because he was considered to be 'urban.' The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I'm gone, after I'm dead.
I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.
I'm a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I'd been in national competitions from the age of 14.
The dinosaurs aren't remembered for much more than their bones.
When humanity's gone, what do we give to this little planet that we're on, and what could we do collectively, removing the pride?
My message isn't perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.
I would hear stories about Steve Jobs and feel like he was at 100 percent exactly what he wanted to do, but I'm sure even a Steve Jobs has compromised. Even a Rick Owens has compromised. You know, even a Kanye West has compromised. Sometimes you don't even know when you're being compromised till after the fact, and that's what you regret.
I can analyze people's intentions. Immediately. That's just a warning. To everyone.
It's not 'can'; it's 'will.' You have to will things into fruition.
I just want people to be the best thems and live the happiest lives possible.
George Bush doesn't care about black people.
People always say that you can't please everybody.
I think that's a cop-out. Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.
I don't know what's better gettin' laid or gettin' paid.
Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
All these walls that keep us from loving each other as one family or one race - racism, religion, where we grew up, whatever, class, socioeconomic - what makes us be so selfish and prideful, what keeps us from wanting to help the next man, what makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to the entire legacy of a race.
I told y'all I didn't vote, right? But if I would've voted, I would've voted for Trump.
If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.
In Paris, you're as far as possible from the land of pleasant smiles.
I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.
Do I worry about being in the public eye and raising kids? Yeah.
Any situation you're in, you're gonna worry about raising kids. But it's champagne problems, too. There are people who can't feed their kids.
The risk for me would be in not taking one - that's the only thing that's really risky for me.
I don't think people are going to talk in the future.
They're going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs.
I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.
Sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win.
I don't use blue. I don't like it. It bugs me out. I hate it.
I know how to swim through backlash. I can tread water through backlash... If anything, that's all giving me power.
For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.
The most genius thing about the way I create is to create with other geniuses.
I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don't have any insecurities.
I love being American, and I love family.
I love having a family, and I feel so blessed, and I feel like God gave me exactly what I wanted, so now I have to do the right thing in God's eyes also. Just follow what God wants me to do.
I'm giving all that I have in this life.
I'm opening up my notebook, and I'm saying everything in there out loud.
Madonna, I think, is the greatest visual musical artist that we've ever had.
If you look at her photo log, the photographers that she was able to work with throughout her career framed her in the proper way. It was the proper context. It was that visual that made sure that everything was gonna cut through in a certain way.
I definitely think, generally, rap is misogynistic.