Kanye West About

The ubiquitous Kanye West—from his famous quip, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” to “I'ma let you finish,” to marrying Kim Kardashian, to announcing that he’s running for President, and admitting his love for President Trump—you can see that he’s a staple of the tabloids and the entertainment world, industry-wide.

That certainly doesn’t take anything away from his music; as a matter of fact, it only seems to add to his fortuitous career. For instance, his 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was universally praised by fans and critics alike; it was recorded during the backlash he received from the Swift interruption and during his break-up with then-girlfriend Amber Rose.

He has scored other well-known hits, as well, from each of his previous studio albums—such as “Stronger,” “Heartless,” and “Gold Digger.” Each of his albums has been massive critical and commercial successes, including his collaboration album with JAY-Z, Watch the Throne. As of 2020, West has won an astounding 21 Grammys, tied with JAY-Z as the most decorated hip-hop artist in Grammy history.

Kanye’s sixth solo album, Yeezus, polarized his fan base and the general public but was heaped with rave reviews by music critics. In 2016, West released his seventh and most delayed body of work, The Life of Pablo, which was illegally downloaded over 500,000 times, frustrating fans after its TIDAL-exclusive release. West notably updated the album multiple times on TIDAL after its release.

Quite possibly West’s most surprising contribution to the music industry was his production streak during the summer of 2018, in which he produced five albums. Among these was a collaborative project with Kid Cudi, titled KIDS SEE GHOSTS; along with his eighth studio album, ye, which tied Eminem and The Beatles for eight consecutive chart-topping releases.

The public’s love for Kanye West has been apparent from the get-go, and each of his solo albums, barring his 2004 debut, The College Dropout, has peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album Chart. Another major standout, 2008’s 808s & Heartbreak, is largely credited with influencing the next generation of rappers; from the emphasis on heavy beats and melodic instrumentals to the use of auto-tune.

His ninth studio album, Yandhi, was originally scheduled to be released on September 29, 2018, and then again on November 26, 2018. However, West rescheduled the album release, because he felt it wasn’t finished yet. On August 29, 2019, Kim Kardashian-West teased a new Kanye album tracklist via Twitter, with the title Jesus is King.

Kanye seemed to confirm this by clearing his official website and posting the same image of the tracklist with the expected drop date at the bottom, September 27, 2019; almost a year after Yandhi was supposed to be released. However, the release was delayed to October 25th, to release along with his accompanying documentary.

Furthermore, after years of claiming he would run for President, finally announced so on Twitter which was met with much controversy, many claiming it was a publicity stunt for his forthcoming album, God’s Country.

Kanye West Lyricsby Popularity

1 Believe What I Say Kanye West 1739 2 Praise God Kanye West 1054 3 I Love Kanye Kanye West 952 4 By Your Side* (Ft. Tame Impala) Kanye West 865 5 Hurricane (Big Sean Version) (Ft. Big Sean) Kanye West 735 6 Queen Bitch (WWMD Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 684 7 Future Sounds (Ft. Travis Scott & Victory Boyd) Kanye West 626 8 Dark Fantasy Kanye West 483 9 Chakras (Ft. The-Dream) Kanye West 461 10 Law of Attraction (Dua Lipa Demo) (Ft. Dua Lipa) Kanye West 366 11 Diamonds & Dollars* (Ft. Child Rebel Soldier & Pharrell Williams) Kanye West 359 12 After You Kanye West 341 13 Bound 1* (Ft. Charlie Wilson & John Legend) Kanye West 311 14 Heard 'Em Say (Ft. Adam Levine) Kanye West 309 15 Free (Love Everyone Demo) Kanye West 306 16 Don't Like.1 by Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss Kanye West 302 17 Cuban Link (Ft. Frank Ocean) Kanye West 291 18 Tom Cruise (All Your Fault Demo) Kanye West 286 19 Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield Kanye West 268 20 FML (Metro Boomin Demo) (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 266 21 Saint Pablo (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 265 22 Famous (Original Version) (Ft. Chance the Rapper, Rihanna & Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 231 23 I Love It (Demo) by Lil Pump & Kanye West Kanye West 223 24 LA Monster (OG) Kanye West 220 25 Highlights (The-Dream Demo) (Ft. El DeBarge, The-Dream & Young Thug) Kanye West 215 26 Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) (Demo) Kanye West 215 27 All Dreams Real (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 213 28 Fall Out of Heaven (Demo) (Ft. Bon Iver & The-Dream) Kanye West 212 29 New Slaves Kanye West 210 30 Oh Yeah Kanye West 207 31 With Child Kanye West 205 32 The Mind Is Powerful (Ft. Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 201 33 Bye Bye Baby (Ft. Mykki Blanco) Kanye West 201 34 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo) Kanye West 200 35 LA Monster Kanye West 198 36 God Level (Demo) Kanye West 196 37 Face Down (G.O.O.D. Music Version) (Ft. 070 Shake & Desiigner) Kanye West 196 38 Eternal Rest (Ft. Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 196 39 Hold Tight (Ft. Migos & Young Thug) Kanye West 195 40 Appeal Kanye West 195 41 Super Starred (Floating) Kanye West 195 42 Hey Mama Kanye West 193 43 Saint Pablo (Original Version) (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 192 44 Santeria (Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 191 45 Waves (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 191 46 Dreams Come True Kanye West 186 47 Face Down (Demo) Kanye West 184 48 Hurry (Demo) (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 179 49 New Angels Kanye West 178 50 Super Starred (Ft. Osbe Chill) Kanye West 178 51 Deja Vu Kanye West 178 52 Father Stretch My Hands (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 177 53 Our King Kanye West 174 54 Only One (Original Demo) (Ft. Caroline Shaw, Paul McCartney & Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 170 55 Up From the Ashes (Demo) Kanye West 169 56 Facts (Charlie Heat Version) Kanye West 169 57 Celebration Kanye West 168 58 Come and Go (Reference) Kanye West 166 59 All the Time by Big Sean (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 166 60 Feedback Kanye West 166 61 Man Up (2015) (Ft. Young Thug) Kanye West 165 62 Bound 2 Kanye West 165 63 B R Right by Trina (Ft. Ludacris) Kanye West 164 64 On Top of the World (Demo) by T.I. (Ft. B.o.B & Kanye West) Kanye West 163 65 Follow God (Dre Mix) Kanye West 162 66 All Eyes on Ye Kanye West 162 67 Everything We Need (Remix) (Ft. Ant Clemons & Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 161 68 Highlights (Madonna Demo) (Ft. Madonna & Mez) Kanye West 156 69 Ass Shots (Ft. Cam’ron & French Montana) Kanye West 156 70 We Got Love (Ft. Teyana Taylor) Kanye West 156 71 Echelon Kanye West 154 72 On Sight (Demo) Kanye West 154 73 Waves (Original Demo) (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 153 74 Don't Give Up Kanye West 153 75 Highlights (Young Thug Demo) (Ft. The World Famous Tony Williams & Young Thug) Kanye West 152 76 The Joy (Demo) (Ft. Curtis Mayfield, Kid Cudi & Pete Rock) Kanye West 151 77 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo 2) Kanye West 151 78 Santeria (Kid Cudi Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West & Kid Cudi) Kanye West 149 79 Lucifer by JAY-Z Kanye West 148 80 Poppin' Tags by JAY-Z (Ft. Big Boi, Killer Mike & Twista) Kanye West 145 81 Pop Style (Demo) by Drake (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 144 82 Shoot It (Ft. Tony Williams) Kanye West 144 83 Send It Up Kanye West 144 84 New God Flow.1 by Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah Kanye West 143 85 Mitus Touch Kanye West 142 86 Skit #4 Kanye West 141 87 FML (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 141 88 Freestyle 4 (Remix) (Ft. A$AP Ferg & Big Sean) Kanye West 140 89 Livin' In A Movie (Demo) Kanye West 140 90 One Minute (Demo 2) by XXXTENTACION (Ft. Kanye West & Travis Barker) Kanye West 139 91 Runaway (HW Version) Kanye West 138 92 New Body (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 137 93 Selah Kanye West 136 94 Real Friends (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 135 95 Skit #3 Kanye West 134 96 Low Lights Kanye West 134 97 Ghetto University (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 134 98 Gone (Ft. Cam’ron & Consequence) Kanye West 132 99 GOOD Friday (Ft. Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Common, Kid Cudi & Pusha T) Kanye West 132 100 Common Man by David Ruffin Kanye West 131 101 Dark Fantasy (HW Version) Kanye West 131 102 Lost in the World (Ft. Bon Iver) Kanye West 129 103 Heavenly Dream by The Kay-Gees Kanye West 128 104 Blame Game (Demo) Kanye West 128 105 Stronger (Demo/Lost) Kanye West 127 106 Dogs Out by DMX Kanye West 124 107 Clique by Kanye West, JAY-Z & Big Sean Kanye West 124 108 Young Folks Kanye West 122 109 Doin' My Job by T.I. Kanye West 121 110 You (Ft. Mela) Kanye West 120 111 Got Nowhere by Beanie Sigel & Freeway (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 120 112 My Way Home (Ft. Common) Kanye West 119 113 Better Than Yours (Ft. Common) Kanye West 118 114 C.O.L.O.U.R.S. by Fonzworth Bentley (Ft. Lil Wayne & Pimp C) Kanye West 117 115 Freestyle 4 (Ft. Desiigner) Kanye West 117 116 Brown Sugar (Fine) by Yasiin Bey (Ft. Adaritha) Kanye West 116 117 Keep the Receipt (Ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard) Kanye West 115 118 Jesus Walks Kanye West 115 119 Intro (Get Well Soon) (Ft. Free - Marie Antoinette Wright & Lil Genocide) Kanye West 114 120 The Joy (HW Version) Kanye West 113