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 1488 2 Praise God Kanye West 781 3 I Love Kanye Kanye West 572 4 By Your Side* (Ft. Tame Impala) Kanye West 499 5 Queen Bitch (WWMD Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 464 6 Hurricane (Big Sean Version) (Ft. Big Sean) Kanye West 461 7 Chakras (Ft. The-Dream) Kanye West 318 8 Future Sounds (Ft. Travis Scott & Victory Boyd) Kanye West 220 9 Dark Fantasy Kanye West 214 10 Diamonds & Dollars* (Ft. Child Rebel Soldier & Pharrell Williams) Kanye West 209 11 After You Kanye West 203 12 Bound 1* (Ft. Charlie Wilson & John Legend) Kanye West 183 13 Law of Attraction (Dua Lipa Demo) (Ft. Dua Lipa) Kanye West 171 14 Saint Pablo (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 150 15 Don't Like.1 by Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss Kanye West 149 16 FML (Metro Boomin Demo) (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 148 17 I Love It (Demo) by Lil Pump & Kanye West Kanye West 147 18 Tom Cruise (All Your Fault Demo) Kanye West 146 19 Heard 'Em Say (Ft. Adam Levine) Kanye West 142 20 Free (Love Everyone Demo) Kanye West 129 21 All Dreams Real (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 128 22 LA Monster (OG) Kanye West 128 23 Cuban Link (Ft. Frank Ocean) Kanye West 128 24 Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) (Demo) Kanye West 123 25 Bye Bye Baby (Ft. Mykki Blanco) Kanye West 121 26 Fall Out of Heaven (Demo) (Ft. Bon Iver & The-Dream) Kanye West 118 27 God Level (Demo) Kanye West 116 28 Highlights (The-Dream Demo) (Ft. El DeBarge, The-Dream & Young Thug) Kanye West 116 29 Our King Kanye West 111 30 New Slaves Kanye West 111 31 Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield Kanye West 110 32 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo) Kanye West 110 33 Eternal Rest (Ft. Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 108 34 Famous (Original Version) (Ft. Chance the Rapper, Rihanna & Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 105 35 Dreams Come True Kanye West 103 36 Oh Yeah Kanye West 103 37 The Mind Is Powerful (Ft. Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 101 38 Appeal Kanye West 100 39 Saint Pablo (Original Version) (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 100 40 Super Starred (Ft. Osbe Chill) Kanye West 100 41 Santeria (Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 98 42 Face Down (G.O.O.D. Music Version) (Ft. 070 Shake & Desiigner) Kanye West 96 43 Hey Mama Kanye West 95 44 Hurry (Demo) (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 94 45 Super Starred (Floating) Kanye West 93 46 New Angels Kanye West 91 47 All the Time by Big Sean (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 90 48 Bound 2 Kanye West 89 49 Hold Tight (Ft. Migos & Young Thug) Kanye West 88 50 Come and Go (Reference) Kanye West 88 51 Man Up (2015) (Ft. Young Thug) Kanye West 88 52 Deja Vu Kanye West 88 53 With Child Kanye West 87 54 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo 2) Kanye West 86 55 Everything We Need (Remix) (Ft. Ant Clemons & Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 83 56 Highlights (Young Thug Demo) (Ft. The World Famous Tony Williams & Young Thug) Kanye West 83 57 All Eyes on Ye Kanye West 82 58 Pop Style (Demo) by Drake (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 82 59 Shoot It (Ft. Tony Williams) Kanye West 81 60 Waves (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 81 61 Up From the Ashes (Demo) Kanye West 80 62 Don't Give Up Kanye West 80 63 Face Down (Demo) Kanye West 79 64 Follow God (Dre Mix) Kanye West 79 65 Echelon Kanye West 79 66 We Got Love (Ft. Teyana Taylor) Kanye West 79 67 LA Monster Kanye West 78 68 On Sight (Demo) Kanye West 77 69 Common Man by David Ruffin Kanye West 76 70 Waves (Original Demo) (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 75 71 New Body (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 74 72 Santeria (Kid Cudi Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West & Kid Cudi) Kanye West 73 73 Feedback Kanye West 73 74 Only One (Original Demo) (Ft. Caroline Shaw, Paul McCartney & Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 72 75 FML (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 72 76 Dark Fantasy (HW Version) Kanye West 72 77 Mitus Touch Kanye West 71 78 The Joy (Demo) (Ft. Curtis Mayfield, Kid Cudi & Pete Rock) Kanye West 70 79 Ass Shots (Ft. Cam’ron & French Montana) Kanye West 70 80 Ghetto University (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 69 81 One Minute (Demo 2) by XXXTENTACION (Ft. Kanye West & Travis Barker) Kanye West 68 82 Freestyle 4 (Remix) (Ft. A$AP Ferg & Big Sean) Kanye West 67 83 B R Right by Trina (Ft. Ludacris) Kanye West 67 84 New God Flow.1 by Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah Kanye West 67 85 Highlights (Madonna Demo) (Ft. Madonna & Mez) Kanye West 65 86 Facts (Charlie Heat Version) Kanye West 65 87 Real Friends (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 64 88 Celebration Kanye West 63 89 Skit #4 Kanye West 63 90 On Top of the World (Demo) by T.I. (Ft. B.o.B & Kanye West) Kanye West 62 91 Low Lights Kanye West 62 92 Blame Game (Demo) Kanye West 62 93 Keep the Receipt (Ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard) Kanye West 61 94 Clique by Kanye West, JAY-Z & Big Sean Kanye West 61 95 My Way Home (Ft. Common) Kanye West 60 96 Runaway (HW Version) Kanye West 60 97 Poppin' Tags by JAY-Z (Ft. Big Boi, Killer Mike & Twista) Kanye West 59 98 Lost in the World (Ft. Bon Iver) Kanye West 59 99 You (Ft. Mela) Kanye West 58 100 Father Stretch My Hands (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 58 101 Stronger (Demo/Lost) Kanye West 57 102 The Joy (HW Version) Kanye West 57 103 Young Folks Kanye West 56 104 C.O.L.O.U.R.S. by Fonzworth Bentley (Ft. Lil Wayne & Pimp C) Kanye West 55 105 Lucifer by JAY-Z Kanye West 55 106 Jesus Walks Kanye West 55 107 Livin' In A Movie (Demo) Kanye West 55 108 Skit #3 Kanye West 54 109 Doin' My Job by T.I. Kanye West 54 110 GOOD Friday (Ft. Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Common, Kid Cudi & Pusha T) Kanye West 54 111 Better Than Yours (Ft. Common) Kanye West 52 112 Dogs Out by DMX Kanye West 52 113 I Am a God (Ft. God) Kanye West 52 114 It's Impossible by New Birth Kanye West 51 115 Intro (Get Well Soon) (Ft. Free - Marie Antoinette Wright & Lil Genocide) Kanye West 51 116 Freestyle 4 (Ft. Desiigner) Kanye West 51 117 Got Nowhere by Beanie Sigel & Freeway (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 51 118 Gone (Ft. Cam’ron & Consequence) Kanye West 49 119 Selah Kanye West 49 120 So Appalled (Ft. CyHi The Prynce, JAY-Z, Pusha T, RZA & Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 49