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 1557 2 Praise God Kanye West 871 3 I Love Kanye Kanye West 670 4 By Your Side* (Ft. Tame Impala) Kanye West 599 5 Hurricane (Big Sean Version) (Ft. Big Sean) Kanye West 521 6 Queen Bitch (WWMD Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 511 7 Chakras (Ft. The-Dream) Kanye West 360 8 Dark Fantasy Kanye West 299 9 Future Sounds (Ft. Travis Scott & Victory Boyd) Kanye West 256 10 Diamonds & Dollars* (Ft. Child Rebel Soldier & Pharrell Williams) Kanye West 248 11 After You Kanye West 226 12 Law of Attraction (Dua Lipa Demo) (Ft. Dua Lipa) Kanye West 216 13 Bound 1* (Ft. Charlie Wilson & John Legend) Kanye West 207 14 Don't Like.1 by Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss Kanye West 194 15 Saint Pablo (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 178 16 FML (Metro Boomin Demo) (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 175 17 Heard 'Em Say (Ft. Adam Levine) Kanye West 172 18 I Love It (Demo) by Lil Pump & Kanye West Kanye West 163 19 Free (Love Everyone Demo) Kanye West 162 20 Tom Cruise (All Your Fault Demo) Kanye West 161 21 Cuban Link (Ft. Frank Ocean) Kanye West 161 22 Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield Kanye West 151 23 Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2) (Demo) Kanye West 147 24 All Dreams Real (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 145 25 LA Monster (OG) Kanye West 145 26 Highlights (The-Dream Demo) (Ft. El DeBarge, The-Dream & Young Thug) Kanye West 137 27 Bye Bye Baby (Ft. Mykki Blanco) Kanye West 136 28 Fall Out of Heaven (Demo) (Ft. Bon Iver & The-Dream) Kanye West 133 29 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo) Kanye West 131 30 God Level (Demo) Kanye West 130 31 New Slaves Kanye West 129 32 Appeal Kanye West 126 33 Famous (Original Version) (Ft. Chance the Rapper, Rihanna & Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 125 34 Our King Kanye West 125 35 The Mind Is Powerful (Ft. Swizz Beatz) Kanye West 125 36 Oh Yeah Kanye West 125 37 Eternal Rest (Ft. Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 124 38 Saint Pablo (Original Version) (Ft. Sampha) Kanye West 123 39 Super Starred (Ft. Osbe Chill) Kanye West 122 40 Dreams Come True Kanye West 121 41 Face Down (G.O.O.D. Music Version) (Ft. 070 Shake & Desiigner) Kanye West 118 42 Super Starred (Floating) Kanye West 116 43 Santeria (Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 114 44 Hey Mama Kanye West 113 45 Hurry (Demo) (Ft. Ant Clemons) Kanye West 110 46 New Angels Kanye West 109 47 Come and Go (Reference) Kanye West 109 48 All the Time by Big Sean (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 107 49 Man Up (2015) (Ft. Young Thug) Kanye West 106 50 With Child Kanye West 106 51 Bound 2 Kanye West 104 52 Hold Tight (Ft. Migos & Young Thug) Kanye West 103 53 Highlights (Madonna Demo) (Ft. Madonna & Mez) Kanye West 102 54 Deja Vu Kanye West 102 55 Everything We Need (Remix) (Ft. Ant Clemons & Sunday Service Choir) Kanye West 101 56 Wash Us in the Blood (Demo 2) Kanye West 101 57 Waves (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 101 58 All Eyes on Ye Kanye West 99 59 Echelon Kanye West 99 60 Up From the Ashes (Demo) Kanye West 97 61 LA Monster Kanye West 97 62 Highlights (Young Thug Demo) (Ft. The World Famous Tony Williams & Young Thug) Kanye West 97 63 Face Down (Demo) Kanye West 96 64 Follow God (Dre Mix) Kanye West 96 65 Don't Give Up Kanye West 96 66 Pop Style (Demo) by Drake (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 96 67 Shoot It (Ft. Tony Williams) Kanye West 94 68 We Got Love (Ft. Teyana Taylor) Kanye West 92 69 Waves (Original Demo) (Ft. Chris Brown) Kanye West 90 70 Ass Shots (Ft. Cam’ron & French Montana) Kanye West 90 71 Only One (Original Demo) (Ft. Caroline Shaw, Paul McCartney & Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 90 72 On Sight (Demo) Kanye West 90 73 B R Right by Trina (Ft. Ludacris) Kanye West 90 74 Celebration Kanye West 89 75 Santeria (Kid Cudi Demo) by Pusha T (Ft. Kanye West & Kid Cudi) Kanye West 89 76 Feedback Kanye West 89 77 New Body (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 89 78 Common Man by David Ruffin Kanye West 88 79 Mitus Touch Kanye West 88 80 On Top of the World (Demo) by T.I. (Ft. B.o.B & Kanye West) Kanye West 87 81 FML (Ft. The Weeknd) Kanye West 87 82 Poppin' Tags by JAY-Z (Ft. Big Boi, Killer Mike & Twista) Kanye West 86 83 Facts (Charlie Heat Version) Kanye West 86 84 The Joy (Demo) (Ft. Curtis Mayfield, Kid Cudi & Pete Rock) Kanye West 85 85 New God Flow.1 by Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah Kanye West 84 86 Ghetto University (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 83 87 Dark Fantasy (HW Version) Kanye West 83 88 One Minute (Demo 2) by XXXTENTACION (Ft. Kanye West & Travis Barker) Kanye West 82 89 Freestyle 4 (Remix) (Ft. A$AP Ferg & Big Sean) Kanye West 82 90 Father Stretch My Hands (Demo) (Ft. Kid Cudi) Kanye West 82 91 Low Lights Kanye West 81 92 Real Friends (Ft. Ty Dolla $ign) Kanye West 80 93 Blame Game (Demo) Kanye West 78 94 Skit #4 Kanye West 76 95 Livin' In A Movie (Demo) Kanye West 76 96 My Way Home (Ft. Common) Kanye West 74 97 GOOD Friday (Ft. Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Common, Kid Cudi & Pusha T) Kanye West 74 98 Keep the Receipt (Ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard) Kanye West 73 99 Runaway (HW Version) Kanye West 73 100 Gone (Ft. Cam’ron & Consequence) Kanye West 72 101 The Joy (HW Version) Kanye West 72 102 Clique by Kanye West, JAY-Z & Big Sean Kanye West 72 103 Stronger (Demo/Lost) Kanye West 70 104 You (Ft. Mela) Kanye West 70 105 Lost in the World (Ft. Bon Iver) Kanye West 70 106 Better Than Yours (Ft. Common) Kanye West 69 107 C.O.L.O.U.R.S. by Fonzworth Bentley (Ft. Lil Wayne & Pimp C) Kanye West 68 108 Jesus Walks Kanye West 68 109 Young Folks Kanye West 67 110 Skit #3 Kanye West 66 111 Lucifer by JAY-Z Kanye West 65 112 Doin' My Job by T.I. Kanye West 65 113 Freestyle 4 (Ft. Desiigner) Kanye West 65 114 I Am a God (Ft. God) Kanye West 65 115 Brown Sugar (Fine) by Yasiin Bey (Ft. Adaritha) Kanye West 65 116 Got Nowhere by Beanie Sigel & Freeway (Ft. Kanye West) Kanye West 65 117 Dogs Out by DMX Kanye West 64 118 Selah Kanye West 64 119 It's Impossible by New Birth Kanye West 63 120 Intro (Get Well Soon) (Ft. Free - Marie Antoinette Wright & Lil Genocide) Kanye West 62