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Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) ****

Review by Angus Batey, MOJO, May 2004

Super-producer takes up the mike for his "solo" debut. ...

Kanye West: Forum, London

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, May 2004

A PROTEGE OF Jay-Z and Damon Dash, Kanye West is not one to hide his light under a bushel. ...

Kanye West

Interview by Amy Linden, Complex, Summer 2004

WHEN KANYE WEST'S much anticipated debut The College Dropout hit stores in early February, its blend of inventive production – via a by-now trademark predilection ...

Street Smarts: Kanye West: Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella) ****

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, August 2005

Second enthralling album from hip hop's new multi-faceted main man ...

Natural Born Show-off: Kanye West

Report and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, August 2005

PRESS PLAYBACKS tend to be uncomfortable affairs. A record label, eager to unveil its latest prestige release but terrified of a stray copy leaking on ...

Kanye West: Le Zénith, Paris

Live Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, PopMatters, March 2006

College Dropout Studies Abroad ...

Kanye West: Late Orchestration (Mercury/Def Jam) ***

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2006

Superstar rapper reinvents his sound at intimate London show ...

Kanye West: Graduation (Def Jam/Mercury) ****

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, September 2007

WHATEVER YOU THINK of Kanye West — genius, prat, prattish genius — chances are he has thought it first. ...

Kanye West: Sensitive Soul

Report by John Doran, Quietus, The, June 2008

Quietus Editor John Doran gets drunk, falls over, destroys phone, makes noise like "broken panther" and has Proustian recall of two run ins with rap ...

Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella) ****

Review by Angus Batey, MOJO, November 2008

NB This record wasn't made available to reviewers properly, due partly to Kanye still working on it at the time MOJO went to press. As ...

Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak

Review by Dan Gennoe, dotmusic.co.uk, November 2008

AROUND THE RELEASE of last album, 2007's Graduation, something changed with Kanye West. The most infectious and commercially astute voice in hip hop added to ...

Kanye West

Profile by Stephen Dalton, National, The, September 2009

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA branded rapper Kanye West a "jackass" for his one-man stage invasion at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last Sunday, ...

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