Kanye West – American singer, rapper, producer, composer, and designer
Kanye West’s full name is Kanye Omari West. He was born on 8 June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents divorced when Kanye was 3 years old. Together with his mom, the boy moved to Chicago. West’s mother was an English professor. His dad worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a reporter. When he was 10, Kanye and his mother moved to China since she was offered a job there. Later they moved back to Chicago. The aspiring rapper attended Polaris High School and got good grades.
Kanye showed an artistic talent in the early childhood. He learned how to draw, wrote poetry, and sang. Initially, West wanted to become a computer game designer. He even wrote soundtracks for them. In the third grade, Kanye started reading rap. At 13, the young musician recorded his first song “Green Eggs and Ham”. He asked his mother for $25 to pay for recording the single in a professional studio. During that period, the young man met a producer No I.D., who later became his teacher.
Between 1997 and 2000, Kanye was getting an education. He attended Chicago State University and American Academy of Art. However, the young man soon realized that education didn’t have anything to do with his love for music and dropped out.