Head High Mr Vegas
So you think you know all there is to know about Yeezy? Think again as we've got 10 Kanye West facts that will blow your mind.
According to Q-Tip, Kanye adopted an open recording process for his 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' album, even asking delivery men to give their opinion on tracks when they stopped by his studio in Hawaii.
Believe it or not, Kanye spent fifth grade in China while his mother taught at Nanjing University as part of an exchange program. Picture: Coleman Rayner
In October 2002, West survived a nearly fatal car crash which left him with a shattered jaw that was saved through reconstruction surgery. The accident and his recovery prompted him to write write 'Through The Wire'.
Ever the perfectionist, West spent days perfecting his Daft Punk-sampling hit single 'Stronger', working with a total of eight different engineers. The song featured on his album 'Graduation'.
Born on 8th June 1977, Kanye was given the full name Kanye Omari West.
Unbelievably, Rock-A-Fella were initially reluctant to sign West, with Jay Z revealing down the line that they were unsure due to West's formidable reputation and work as a producer.
Although he's not had his share of luck at awards ceremonies, when it comes to winning gongs, West is right up there.
As a tribute to his late mother, with whom he was very close, Kanye's design company is name DONDA. Before her death, the pair also established the Dr Donda West Foundation.
Say hello to Dropout, the bear that frequented Kanye's first third albums. Bet you didn't know he was called that!
While West's only got eyes for Kim now, he was in fact engaged in 2006 to marry the designer Alexis Phier. His other former girlfriends include the model Amber Rose.
It's hardly surprisingly, as the rapper's business ventures include, but are not limited to, music, fashion, architecture, technology and film.
Yeezy received his honorary PhD from one of the top art schools in the US after producing work that is “imaginative and aesthetically rich, and sometimes also provocative and controversial, shifting the cultural landscape in significant ways”.
Although he confessed that he didn't actually vote, Kanye let fans in on his controversial political opinion before meeting with the man himself later in the year. Picture: Getty
Yeezy randomly chose Hawaii to record the album - without even realising that the area code for Hawaii is 808. Upon finding out, 'Ye took it as a sign that it was all meant to be.
Pretty fitting for a man who loves to stand out from the crowd! Picture: Getty