born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur.Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West briefly attended art school before becoming known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.West got his big break in the year 2000, when he began to produce for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records.West came to achieve recognition and is often credited with revitalizing Jay-Z's career with his contributions to the rap mogul's influential 2001 album The Blueprint.Serving as an in-house producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, West produced records for other artists from the label, including Beanie Sigel, Freeway, and Cam'ron.He also crafted hit songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson.
West's ventures as a fashion designer include collaborations with Nike, Louis Vuitton, and A. He is the founder and head of the creative content company DONDA.
Because of his association with D-Dot, West wasn't able to release a solo album, so he formed and became a member and producer of the Go-Getters, a late-1990s Chicago rap group composed of him, GLC, Timmy G, Really Doe, and Arrowstar.
His group was managed by John "Monopoly" Johnson, Don Crowley, and Happy Lewis under the management firm Hustle Period.
Meanwhile, the production was handled by West, Arrowstar, Boogz, and Brian "All Day" Miller.
The third song on Foxy Brown's second studio album Chyna Doll was produced by West. West produced three of the tracks on Harlem World's first and only album The Movement alongside Jermaine Dupri and the production duo Trackmasters.