What Are the Facts on Kanye West?

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Musician, music producer, film director, and fashion designer Kanye West is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Keep reading to find out more about this soulful artist!

Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but he grew up in Chicago, Illinois with his mother. Kanye is his real name, and it means "the only one" in Swahili. By his friends, he has been called "Ye," "The Louis Vuitton Don," and "Konman."