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Kanye West
Kanye West

Background information
Birth name Kanye Omari West
Born June 8, 1977
Born place Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 1996—present
Label(s) Def Jam Recordings
Roc-A-Fella Records
GOOD Music
Associated acts Jay-Z
Kid Cudi
Child Rebel Soldier
Website Website

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Kanye West's Academic Charity Closes

April 20, 2011
Kanye West's Academic Charity ClosesThe 'Kanye West Foundation' charity set up to reduce high school drop outs has mysteriously closed.

An email sent out by former executive director, Joseph Collins, to other non-profit groups explained that the foundation had closed, reports the New York Times. "I am reaching out to let you know that the Kanye West Foundation ( has officially closed it doors after a successful 4+ years of programming and events," Collins wrote.

"It has been an incredible experience working with Kanye and the board to realize his mother's vision and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead the Foundation."

Collins refused to comment on why the foundation had closed when approached by the New York Times and told the paper to contact West directly.

The 'Kanye West Foundation' was not directly financed by West but raised money through other organisations and connections to the rapper. Money to the organisation declined slowly  after the sudden death of the rapper's mother, Donda West in 2007.

(by Holly Frith)

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Angel   [23 June 2014, 06:51:45]
Well-I'm a teacher and I wekrod up until I went into labor both times. I'm pretty sure I was in early stages of labor on my last day of work with my daughter-which was a Friday-had her Saturday morning. And I plan on doing the same with my third-which is due in June. Having just watched the broadcast-I think her outfit was ridiculous and tacky. Other than that-she looked great-more power to her.
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Devid   [10 February 2014, 14:12:44]
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Rey   [22 December 2013, 09:49:33]
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Bob   [19 December 2013, 20:49:14]
I basically hate this eisopde. But there is one eisopde where Kanye West takes off his glasses and his left eye bounces up and down.
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Anatolii   [19 December 2013, 07:42:59]
I got the money and the fame, and that don't mean shit , well this new song displays that. You think Kanye cares that there will be some to bash this song? I'm sure on some small level it'll be a shot to the ego, but I think he'll take this an run with it and use the circitism to his advantage. So like I said, I'm all for this song and what he did here, and I do live by the to each their own principle, but all I ask is give the song and the style a shot. One last thing, I disagree with whomever said that this is Kanye appealing more towards Whites and Asians Lol I see what you mean by that, myself being white, but why would you go about your argument in such an isolated manner? If you read and see Kanye's blog you'd realize he's into many European things like architecture, music, fashion, etc and he also takes a liking to non-material things which aren't a main part of American culture. Once again this relates back to his whole Educated style, whether it be scholastic education, emotional/physical education or social education. I give the man props for being well-rounded and that's why I truly think his music is an art, the same way people argue that for The Beatles and all those other musical/artistic movements. [url=]kkwrmkqw[/url] [link=]hhaizxxkw[/link]
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Adiet   [15 December 2013, 15:10:02]
IMO Kanye has fallen off since College Dropout. Kanye used to speak on real hood shit, real life shit. Songs like We Don't Care , Two Words , Spaceship , All Fall Down and qeutos like: sittin in the hood like community colleges this dope money here is little Tre's scholarship Cuz aint no tuition for havin no ambition for havin no ambition And aint no loans for sittin your ass at home So we forced to sell crack, rap and get a job Kanye wasn't a street dude, but not everyone in the hood is. He was a regular 9-5 working dude strugglin to make his own livin and I loved that about him cuz I could relate to that from College Dropout and the first 2 Freshman Adjustments, etc. Ever since then, he's become a pop star and has been putting out bullshit. He may be in his prime with Graduation but that album was subpar. Overall.. he's changed his sound to appeal to white people and asians, which takes away that real Hip-Hop sound he had when he first got on. But then again, almost every artist seems to fall off as soon as they get bigger. I can no longer call myself a Kanye fan. And now he's even singing and doing whatever Lil Wayne is doing. SMH.
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