Kanye West was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Kanye is one of the most successful and influential musicians of the 21st century. He has released several hit albums including The College Dropout, Late Registration, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus, The Life of Pablo, and his joint album with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne. He has also produced numerous hit singles, including ‘Gold Digger’, ‘Power’, and ‘Stronger’. Kanye is also known for his controversial public statements, his outspokenness and his outspoken politics.