Kanye West

Yeezy finished 2010 by earning a bevy of accolades for his solo album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, earning album of the year kudos across the board, from mainstream rags to urban publications. The Chicago-bred MC, however, quickly switched gears and instead of promoting the album throughout 2011, he instead got to work with Jay-Z on the Watch the Throne project. ‘Ye oversaw the brilliant production of the LP and, on the other side of the recording booth, his biting rhymes helped to rejuvenate Jay-Z. While Mr. West has remained mute for most of the year in terms of press, he still made headlines, from his fashion choices (leather kilts!) to his business acumen (Big Sean’s breakout success). That shit cray!

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