Kanye West set to tour again
That’s right folks, the ever talented Kanye West is heading to the stage once more, and we at StubHub aim to give you all the Kanye West tickets you could need! With the entrepreneurial artist proving that his talents don’t just lie within the Hip Hop world, Kanye West has made an impressive name for himself throughout the world. The rapper’s CV can boast notable occupations from film director, fashion designer, record producer and songwriter! And of course let’s not forget his numerous Grammy Awards, there’s no doubt about the sheer talent that Kanye West delivers! So don’t waste your chance to catch this epic rapper live and buy your Kanye West tickets, here at StubHub!
Kanye West's background
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Kanye West’s demonstrated his passion for the arts early in his life, when he began writing poetry at the age of five! With his mother recalling West’s love of drawing and music occurring in the third grade, there was no doubt to Kanye West’s developing affinity for the Hip Hop scene. With Atlanta having been dubbed “Hip Hop’s center of gravity” by the New York Times, the city can lay claim to raising such hip hop legends as Ludacris, B.o.B, Cee Lo Green, Lil Jon, OutKast and Usher to just name a few!
Although Kanye West started rapping in the third grade, he began making music compositions in the seventh grade, and selling them to other artists! After convincing his mother to pay for time in a recording studio, West recorded his first rap song “Green Eggs and Ham”, and over time he eventually crossed paths with producer/DJ No I.D. Quickly becoming fast friends with No I.D., the DJ soon became West’s mentor and taught him how to sample and program beats. With the little rapper all grown up, it’s fair to say that he’s certainly done well for himself! So don’t forget to buy your Kanye West tickets!
Following the success of College Dropout, Kanye West sought out a new sound after his trademark use of sped up samples began to saturate the music scene. A year later, West released his sophomore venture Late Registration, an album he admitted was inspired by Portishead’s live album, Roseland NYC Live. The use of string arrangements had long since been a desire of West’s and the hip hop artist promptly infused Late Registration with a number of string arrangement layers and even enlisted the help of film composer Jon Brion, drastically altering the album’s musical direction.
The album also featured a number of collaborative guests, including Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Lupe Fiasco and Jay-Z. Many of Late Registration’s top tracks come from these collaborative artists, with “Heard ‘Em Say”, “Touch the Sky”, Gold Digger” and “Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)” all becoming classic hits from the rapping superstar! Critics quickly praised the new album, with rave reviews and impressive accolades!
Even in one of his albums, Yeezus, has had critics’ heads reeling, with West proving that his sheer level of talent can, in fact, overrule all of his misgivings! A completely minimalist work from the off, the album doesn’t feature any album artwork whatsoever, a clear CD Jewel case, with nought but a strip red tape and sample credits. A much darker departure from previous works, the album’s unconventional samples and elements of Chicago drill, dancehall, acid house and industrial music all combine to make an album that critics have hailed to be West’s best work yet! Since then, Kanye West has been busy working with a number of high profile artists including legendary Daft Punk, as well as the upcoming The Weeknd. So don’t waste a second more and buy your Kanye West tickets and catch this amazing artist live, now at StubHub!