Personalities | Kanye West | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Producer, rapper, b. 1977)

Often dubbed the ‘Vuitton Don’ because of his costly clothing, the story of this US rapper is fraught with controversy. Never one to hide his political or religious views, the star claims to be a born-again Christian, and publicly denounced George W. Bush on television. Thankfully, West’s music is worthy of the headlines; his four albums to date having garnered 12 Grammys and critical acclaim.

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