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Interesting Facts About Kanye West
Kanye’s First Instrument At the age of thirteen, Donda West (Kanye’s mother) bought him a sampler. A sampler is an electronic instrument that uses pre-recorded sounds that can be used to produce beats.
“Through The Wire” Kanye spent $35,000 dollars of his own money to fund the music video for, “Through the Wire”, which includes photographs of the car crash and his injuries.
“Jesus Walks” Kanye West shoots three separate music videos for his break out smash, “Jesus Walks” which remains a fan favorite to this day. Rolling stones ranks it number 237 out of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
Kanye vs. 50 Cent Kanye and 50 Cent, who had the same release dates, compete with each other for album sales. Kanye’s album, “Graduation”, outsells 50 Cent’s album by 266,000 more copies.
Kanye The Perfectionist Kanye has the song, “Stronger”, mixed 50 different times. Using eight different engineers.
Album Narration Famous comedian Bernie Mack narrates skits in-betweens songs for Kanye’s first two solo albums.
Designer Kanye takes a lot of pride in designing his own art work for his CD’s and the cases.
Kanye is working on his seventh solo album!