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Kanye West has been in the game for more than twenty years. While we have seen the rapper/producer change music’s landscape and create a new definition of what it means being an artist in hip-hop, there’s still a growing list that we have yet to discover about one of your favorite rapper’s, favorite rapper.
Today West is celebrating his 41st birthday and a new album release with Kid Cudi.
As we toast to the ye rapper, here’s six things that you definitely didn’t know about Kanye Omari West.
1. He once said that Drake was the first artist who actually scared and put pressure on him
2. He made Pusha T re-write his “Runaway” verse four times and pushed him to be more of a douchebag each time
3. He made his first beat in the seventh grade
4. After dropping out of school, he worked as a telemarketer to pay his mom the $200 a month in rent she demanded
5. He admitted that the idea of becoming a male porn star crossed his mind several times in the past
6. In 2007, he attempted entering a partnership with fast food chain Fatburger to open locations in Chicago, but ran into financial trouble and closed them in 2011.
Happy Birthday Ye!