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Chicago-born rapper/producer/director/designer Kanye West is one of the true gems of the musical world.
His musical skills have been utilised massively by not only himself, but also the incredible Jay-Z, whilst his video directing skills can be seen on the Runaway film for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Musically, he continues to go from strength to strength, moving away from sampling and composing exquisite musical scores, coupling them with compelling percussive patterns.
His exploits aren’t just limited to the media, though, with him launching his own fashion line in the late summer, receiving mixed reviews from all corners of the fashion world.
Mr. West is no stranger to controversy, however, regularly becoming the focus of agression for other artists. In 2007, 50Cent bet his solo career against Kanye’s in a bet concerning the pair’s respective albums following an ongoing feud between the two. This was a bet that 50Cent lost, with Kanye West dropping one of his best albums to date, and with 50′s disc failing in comparison.
He also invaded the stage at the VMA awards when he disagreed with Taylor Swift winning the award, believing that Beyoncé should have won instead, famously interrupting Swift’s acceptance speech.
But controversy aside, there is no questioning Kanye West’s musical ability, and here we’ve compiled a list of his greatest musical triumphs.
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