Kanye West is a rapper, musician, record producer, artist, and businessman. He is largely influential in the advancements of modern pop, popular music, and worldwide popular culture in general. In 2021, West released his first solo album called Kanye West Slump. The album was extremely successful, selling more than forty thousand copies in its first week alone. West has since gained popularity for being one of the most talented and influential recording artists and musicians of all time.
Kanye West became known worldwide with his performance at the Grammies Awards that year. During his set at the Grammies, West performed songs such as I’m a G wanted man, dignity Flop, All of It, Runway [Explicit] [ially], Amazing, apescal, Mother, Dream on My World, We Are Familiar, Blame Game, Beautiful – Live Forever, Thinking of Him, Hey Mama, and Good Times. West additionally did No Thanks, Off the Ground, Come As You Are, Black Skin Hoodie, Always Get Back, Kanye West [Explicit], Jesus Now, Face Pablo, Kimye, Kanye West [Explicit], Father Stretch My Hands, Houses Don’t Give Out, and Big Day. West was also nominated for Best Rapper, Best Rap Song, Best Original Song, Best Choreography, and Best Collaboration award at the 2021 MTV Music Awards.
After a string of critically acclaimed albums, including the platinum and red releases of Graduation and Kanye West’s sophomore Late Registration, Kanye West decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue a career as a rap producer/songwriter. However, despite popular opinion, West was not a success as a solo artist, as he failed to release any new music during his stay in L.A. His attempts to join the music industry were met with failure, as no label was interested in promoting his musical projects, most notably Watch the Throne. As a result, most of Kanye West’s albums were never officially released.
In 2021, after several months of being absent from the public, Kanye West made his first official appearance at the iLove All Nation radio show, where he performed several songs. It was not until later that the world became aware of West, when he was spotted performing at the Grammies awards that year. Undoubtedly, West received positive attention, which led to the rapper becoming one of the biggest hip-hop stars in the music industry. Kanye West’s hit single “Runway [Explicit]” was featured on the Best Rap Songs chart for a time, earning West additional hits and popularity.
During the summer of 2021, Kanye West attended the Rihanna Concert in Miami, Florida. During the concert, it was announced that Kanye West would be the next artist to perform with Rihanna, following up on her hit single “Famous”. Several weeks later, it was revealed that Kanye West had recorded a demo ahead of Rihanna’s performance. The song, which was later given the name “Don’t Live In This World Anymore”, became one of the biggest singles off the album and remains to be one of Rihanna’s most popular songs. Eventually, Rihanna and Kanye West began working together and the two artists have since produced numerous other hits.
Kanye West eventually returned to the public in 2021, with the single “Runway [Explicit]” and the single “Xxplosive” was issued just before the end of the year. While many expected Kanye West to retire soon after the completion of his first album, West instead released a string of singles including “Xxplosive” again. In 2021, West released the single “Facts”, which featured Conran in the feature role. The song was well received and in 2021 it was again showcased on the Best Rap Songs list.