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Kanye West

Kanye West
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" ab... Show more »
Born in Atlanta, this rapper and producer moved to Chicago with his mother when he was 3 years old. He's considered to be one of the most commercially successful "back-pack" rappers. West has said he was largely influenced by Wu-Tang member RZA. The first major label song he produced was Jay-Z's "This Can't Be Life," featuring West's signature sound of taking old, soul samples, speeding them up, and adding his own drum sounds and other instruments. In 2001, he broke out as a producer, largely because his sound was all over Jay-Z's critically-acclaimed "The Blueprint." In October 2002, West survived a car accident after falling asleep at the wheel of his car. He recorded "Through The Wire" about two weeks after the accident with his jaws wired shut. It was featured on his debut album, "College Dropout," released in February 2004, on Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. The Grammy-nominated album sold more than 3 million copies. In August 2005, West released his highly-anticipated follow up "Late Registration," which sold more than 860,000 in its first week. In September 2007 he released "Graduation," which sold more than 950,000 copies in its first week. « Show less

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  • Warren Buffett sings -- again -- dressed as a paper boy [Video]

    Warren Buffett sings -- again -- dressed as a paper boy [Video]
    Because it's Good Friday, and because we all need a pick-me-up after this morning’s sour jobs data, here's yet another video of Warren Buffett doing his song-and-dance routine. This time, the venerable investor is singing "I’m only a Paper...
  • The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies

    The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies
    If you're rolling into work wearing ripped jeans, strapless tops, a hoodie and flip-flops, know this: Your colleagues disapprove. The vast majority of American workers don't consider the Mark Zuckerburg fashion special to be appropriate attire for the...
  • Kanye Performs On Delta Flight

    Kanye Performs On Delta Flight
    Delta passengers on a flight from Minneapolis to NYC were amazed to hear a very well-known voice crackle across the public address system just before landing -- Kanye West grabbed the mic and delivered an impromptu presentation of "the Good Life" and...
  • Grammys 2012: Chris Brown, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys added to bill

     
    Chris Brown will return to the Grammy stage as part of a special performance highlighting dance and electonica. The singer will be joined by Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta and Lil Wayne....
  • Grammy Awards 2012: Kanye West loses 2 Grammys -- to himself

     
    Frankly, we wish he had showed up just to see his acceptance speeches. "Yo, self, I'mma let you finish but I had the best rap song of all time. OF ALL TIME."...
  • Our predictions for tonight's Grammy Awards: Get used to hearing a single name

     
    If you’re watching the Recording Academy’s 54th annual Grammy Awards at 8 p.m. today on CBS-TV, get used to hearing the name Adele. Here are our predictions for tonight's awards ceremony: Singer Adele The 23-year-old English singer is...
  • Grammys 2012 notebook: The junking of commercial rock music

     
    Times pop music critic Randall Roberts parses the confusing nominations among the Grammy rock acts, including Coldplay, Radiohead, Mastodon, Mumford & Sons and others....
  • Adele & Foo Fighters top list of 2012 Grammy Award winners

     
    Adele swept the 2012 Grammy Awards, taking home all six prizes her album 21 was nominated for: Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year, Best Music Video Short Form, Pop Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year. In a ceremony largely...
  • Grammys 2012: 'Bon Iver' wins for alternative album

     
    Grammy Awards 2012: The experimental folk act Bon Iver has won for alternative album at the 54th Grammy Awards for its second and self-titled album, beating several major-label peers for the honor....
  • Grammys backstage highlights: A humbled Justin Vernon, giddy Adele

     
    Humbled Justin Vernon, giddy Adele among backstage snapshots...
  • Grammys 2012: Nicki Minaj and five other weird moments we saw

     
    The Grammys: What would the ceremony be without its weird moments, its awkward collaborations or puzzling choices? The most notable of the evening’s slip-ups, gaffes and other “I don’t get it” moments. With Nicki Minaj, Chris...
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Republican Party

Republican Party
A collection of news and information related to Republican Party published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
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  • GOP leader urges Prop. 8 author to exit Assembly race

    Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway is urging donors in the Sacramento suburbs to push the author of Proposition 8 out of a heated Assembly race and rally around the GOPincumbent.
  • Ron Kaye: The Gatto plot thickens

    The clumsy statements by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's political team denying that he ran a slate of delegates for the 43rd Assembly District's seats at the state Democratic Party convention — and that challengers were threatened and intimidated —...

    Ron Kaye: Party needs to clear the air

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto's political director sent out an email blast urging Democrats in the 43rd Assembly District to show up with “as many friends and family as possible” on Jan. 12 at the IATSE union hall in Burbank to elect a dozen...

    Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'

    Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'
    Calling a deal approved by the House on Tuesday to avert the so-called fiscal cliff “far from perfect,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said in a statement after the vote that the legislation at least prevents what surely would have been a...

    Rep. Schiff hails John Kerry nomination for secretary of state

    Rep. Schiff hails John Kerry nomination for secretary of state
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...