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You know the name: Ye, Yeezy, Kanye West. The legend has made a name for himself in and outside of the hip hop world, expanding his empire beyond production and music to a massively popular fashion mogul. The Chicago native is a 21 time Grammy award winning artist, whom has been arguably one of the most visually influential impacts on the game in recent history.

Starting in the 90’s, Yeezy formed the rap trio GO GETTERS with GLC and Really Doe and over 17 years Kanye West has collaborated with names across the board: Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Sister, T.I., Common, Nicki Minaj, La Roux, Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Rihanna, John Legend, Daft Punk, Nas, Usher, Janet Jackson, T-Pain, Alicia Keys, Chief Keef, R. Kelly, Clipse, Jamie Foxx, Brandy, Kid Cudi, Fall Out Boy, Pharrell, Jay Z, Beyonce, Twista, RZA, The Game, Lil Wayne, Talib Kweli, the list goes on and on.

Furthermore, Ye has had a major impact not just on aspiring artists like Lil Chano Chance the Rapper- Kanye had pioneered a fundamental shift in the fashion industry as well. Take the Adidas Yeezy series, the Yeezy Boosts are a top sought after shoe, and whether it’s bomber jackets or Ye’s biggass chains, the man has changed the way Vogue and the fashion industry works.

On stage Yeezy is known both for massive productions and smooth hip hop jewelry diamond Jesus Pieces- such as the Black Jesus Piece and the Blonde Jesus Piece. Mostly subtle in style, Kanye follows Drake’s example in not having to overstate his image which instead invokes the cool confidence of a man that knows his business. Clearly.

Beyond being Kim Kardashian’s baby-daddy, Kanye West has released his limited run jewelry line that evokes feelings of “timeless love” best represented by through the 14th century Florentine art style- Hip Hop Bling’s iced out jewelry pendants of Jesus himself are fashioned after a similar style, helping ensure you won’t have to drop the $13,360 price tag to represent like Yeezus himself with his dope AF hip hop jewelry pieces.

Kanye West Discography:

  • The College Dropout
    Released: February 10, 2004
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • Late Registration
    • Released: August 30, 2005
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • Graduation
    • Released: September 11, 2007
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • 808s & Heartbreak
    • Released: November 24, 2008
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • My Beautiful And Dark Twisted Fantasy
    • Released: November 22, 2010
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
  • Yeezus
    • Released: June 18, 2013
    • Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    • Formats: CD, digital download, cassette
  • The Life of Pablo
    • Released: February 14, 2016
    • Label: GOOD, Def Jam
    • Formats: Streaming audio, digital download