Today In Hip-Hop: Kanye West Celebrates 36th Birthday

On this day, June 7, in hip-hop history… 1977: Kanye West is known by many for his rants, awards show antics, and his highly publicized relationship with a certain Armenian-American reality star. Many, however, forget the fact that Kanye West “started from the bottom” and worked his way to the top of the music industry. Believe it or not, there was a time when Kanye West was simply a producer by the name of K. West, shopping his demo CD around in an effort to convince labels of his rapping ability. There was a time when producing Jay-Z’s smash single “Izzo ...

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