"Kanye Omari West" is an American rapping/rapper, songwriter, record producer, director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of hip hop production/production originally used high-pitched vocal Sampling (music)/samples from Soul music/soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, House music/house, folk music/folk, alternative rock/alternative, electronica, synthpop, Industrial music/industrial, and classical music/classical music.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Kanye West on Wikipedia.