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Kanye West wins Coinye lawsuit

Kanye West wins Coinye lawsuit

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --Kanye West was named the victor in his lawsuit against the creators of a cryptocurrency bearing his name and face, thus ending the run of Coinye West.
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Kim Kardashian shares photo after North West's first steps

Kim Kardashian shares photo after North West's first steps

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --Proud momma Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Wednesday to share a photo of her daughter North West after she took her first steps.
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Kanye West hopes to release a new album this fall

Kanye West hopes to release a new album this fall

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Kanye West covers the August issue of GQ, and tells the magazine he hopes to release new music in the next couple weeks, with an album to follow in the fall.
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Brody Jenner walks in on Kim Kardashian during risqué photo shoot

Brody Jenner walks in on Kim Kardashian during risqué photo shoot

BANGKOK, July 21 (UPI) --Brody Jenner walked in on an almost-naked Kim Kardashian during Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
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Kendall Jenner reportedly advised to leave 'Keeping Us With The Kardashians'

Kendall Jenner reportedly advised to leave 'Keeping Us With The Kardashians'

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Kendall Jenner has been advised to leave her family's reality show, given that her role in the series could have a negative effect on her modeling career.
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Brody Jenner explains why he attended Kim Kardashian's ex's wedding

Brody Jenner explains why he attended Kim Kardashian's ex's wedding

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) --Brody Jenner told reporters "it was all good" when asked why he decided to attend Kim Kardashian's ex boyfriend Reggie Bush's wedding.
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Kim Kardashian to make a reported $85 million on new app

Kim Kardashian to make a reported $85 million on new app

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian will reportedly triple her earnings from last year thanks to her upcoming video game app, Kim Kardashian Hollywood.
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Kendall Jenner shares photo in leather lingerie from Love magazine spread

Kendall Jenner shares photo in leather lingerie from Love magazine spread

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) --Rising modeling star Kendall Jenner shared a sultry photo from an upcoming spread with Love magazine on her Instagram account Monday.
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Stacey Dash says Kanye West should go to Riker's Island to learn what rape is

Stacey Dash says Kanye West should go to Riker's Island to learn what rape is

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --During an appearance on Fox News show "Outnumbered," Stacey Dash said that Kanye West should go to Riker's Island to learn what rape is.
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Kim Kardashian opens up about daughter North West: 'I love being a mom!'

Kim Kardashian opens up about daughter North West: 'I love being a mom!'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian gushed about daughter North West, and spoke at length about her new role as mother.
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Brody Jenner explains why he missed Kim Kardashian's wedding

Brody Jenner explains why he missed Kim Kardashian's wedding

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Brody Jenner didn't show up to Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West because of "work commitments."
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Kim Kardashian goes blonde again

Kim Kardashian goes blonde again

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Wednesday to share pictures of her new blonde wig.
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Khloe Kardashian slammed for wearing 'insensitive' headdress to North West's party

Khloe Kardashian slammed for wearing 'insensitive' headdress to North West's party

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Khloe Kardashian was criticized by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council for wearing a war bonnet to her niece North West's birthday party over the weekend.
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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian throw Coachella-themed birthday party for North

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian throw Coachella-themed birthday party for North

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) --Nearly a month after their lavish wedding ceremony in Florence, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian hosted another bash for their daughter's first birthday party.
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Annie Leibovitz's rep says she was 'never confirmed' to shoot Kimye's wedding

Annie Leibovitz's rep says she was 'never confirmed' to shoot Kimye's wedding

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --Annie Leibovitz's rep has stepped forward to deny Kanye West's claims that the photographer "pulled out" of shooting his wedding to Kim Kardashian.
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Kanye West and girlfriend Amber arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 13, 2009. UPI/Laura Cavanaugh
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Kanye Omari West (pronounced /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.

West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, and his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008. His four albums have received numerous awards, including a cumulative twelve Grammys, and critical acclaim. All have been very commercially successful, with 808s & Heartbreak becoming his third consecutive #1 album in the U.S. upon release. West also runs his own record label GOOD Music, home to artists such John Legend, Common and Kid Cudi. West's mascot and trademark is "Dropout Bear," a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of three of his five albums as well as various single covers and music videos. About.com ranked Kanye West #8 on their "Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers" list. On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year's #1 "Hottest MC in the Game."

Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived with his parents. When he was three years old, his parents divorced, and he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. His father was Ray West, a former Black Panther who was one of the first black photojournalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and is now a Christian counselor. West's mother, Dr. Donda West, was a Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as West's manager. He was raised in a middle-class background, attending Polaris High School in suburban Oak Lawn, Illinois after living in Chicago. West credits his feminine nature to being raised by his mother. When asked about his grades in high school, West replied, "I got A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin'".

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