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Has produced numerous songs for many artists including Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, DMX, Alicia Keys, Common, Mos Def, and many others.


Attended Chicago State University / Columbia College, Chicago. He dropped out to pursue music, hence the name of his 2004 debut album "The College Droput".


Lived in China for a year with his mother when he was 10 years old.


Rapper Common signed to G.O.O.D.


Has his own record label with the acronym G.O.O.D which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams, a subsidiary of Geffen.


Moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old.


Mother, Donda West, died on November 10, 2007 from complications of surgery.


His debut album CD booklet contains 'yearbook-style' photos of the entire "College Dropout" album staff, along with high school superlatives underneath them. His was "most unlikely to succeed".


CD: "Graduation", 2006.


His mother is a former English professor at Chicago State University.


Made his European television debut performing his song "Through the Wire" on "Raymann is laat" (2001).


Nominated for 10 Grammies in 2005. He ended up winning 3.


Is an only child.


He is signed to Roc A Fella Records.


His favourite band is Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand.


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