He was born on June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
West began making music in the early 2000s, and his debut album, "The College Dropout," was released in 2004.
He has won 22 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists of all time.
In addition to his music career, West has also designed fashion, with his fashion label, Yeezy, collaborating .
West is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and the couple has four children together.
He has been open about his struggles with mental health, including being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In 2020, West announced his candidacy for President of the United States, running as an independent candidate under the "Birthday Party" banner.
West has been involved in a number of controversies throughout his career, including his public feud with fellow rapper Taylor Swif