Kanye West’s real name is Kanye Omari West. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He rose to fame in the early 2000s as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint. Since then, he has been an outspoken advocate for the hip-hop community, releasing his debut solo album, The College Dropout, in 2004. His subsequent albums, including Late Registration, Graduation, and 808s & Heartbreak, have been equally successful. Kanye has won numerous awards, including 21Grammys, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time. He has also achieved success as a fashion designer, launching the highly successful Yeezy clothing line in collaboration with Adidas.