14 Unknown Kanye West Facts That Will Show the Man Behind the Star

Posted on Jul 06, 2016

Although there are many sources which track the life of the rich and famous, Kanye's twitter and song lyrics don’t reveal much about him. Check out these lesser known facts about him.

1. In Swahili, Kanye Means “The Only One”

In Swahili, Kanye Means “The Only One”
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2. In High School, He Started Rapping and Sampling on a Keyboard. That's When He Became Friends with Producer No I.D.

In High School, He Started Rapping and Sampling on a Keyboard. That's When He Became Friends with Producer No I.D.
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3. He Started His Studying at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, but He Left It and Went to Chicago State for a Degree in English

He Started His Studying at Chicago’s American Academy of Art, but He Left It and Went to Chicago State for a Degree in English
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4. The Beat He Made for Jay-Z’s “This Can’t Be Life” Became His Breakthrough on the Music Scene

The Beat He Made for Jay-Z’s “This Can’t Be Life” Became His Breakthrough on the Music Scene
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5. West Produced 5 Out of 13 Songs On Jay Z’s Album from 2001 Named "The Blueprint"

West Produced 5 Out of 13 Songs On Jay Z’s Album from 2001 Named "The Blueprint"
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6. Workaholic West Brought an Electronic Drum Machine to a Hospital after an Accident in 2002

Workaholic West Brought an Electronic Drum Machine to a Hospital after an Accident in 2002
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7. He Produced "Through the Wire,” in the Hospital and Then Said: “Death Is the Best Thing That Can Ever Happen to a Rapper. Almost Dying Isn’t Bad Either.”

He Produced "Through the Wire,”  in the Hospital and Then Said: “Death Is the Best Thing That Can Ever Happen to a Rapper. Almost Dying Isn’t Bad Either.”
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8. in November 2007, His Mother Died at Age 58

in November 2007, His Mother Died at Age 58
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9. He Said: “There Were Times [after My Mom’s Death] I Would Put My Life at Risk. I Didn’t Have Something to Live For.”

He Said: “There Were Times [after My Mom’s Death] I Would Put My Life at Risk. I Didn’t Have Something to Live For.”
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10. He Feels Very Sorry Because His Daughter North Never Met His Mother

He Feels Very Sorry Because His Daughter North Never Met His Mother
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11. His First Album from 2004, "The College Dropout," Sold Over Half a Million Copies in the First Week

His First Album from 2004, "The College Dropout," Sold Over Half a Million Copies in the First Week
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12. His Father, Ray West, Was among the First Black Photojournalists at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and He Was a Member of the Black Panther Party

His Father, Ray West, Was among the First Black Photojournalists at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and He Was a Member of the Black Panther Party
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13. His Mother Was an English Professor at Clark Atlanta University

His Mother Was an English Professor at Clark Atlanta University
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14. When He Was Ten Years Old, He Visited with His Mother Her Professor Friend in China and Spent a Year There

When He Was Ten Years Old, He Visited with His Mother Her Professor Friend in China and Spent a Year There
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