Music Minute: Kanye West

Jun 8, 2018

Today’s Music Minute features a controversial artist known for always speaking his mind.

On this day in 1977, Kanye West was born in Atlanta.

Kanye’s vocal support for president Trump and recent comments about slavery being a ‘choice’ have garnered a lot of negative reaction on social media.

In the midst of that controversy, Kanye released his eighth studio album, Ye, which includes this song, titled ‘No Mistakes."

 

Although Kanye made his name in Chicago, his parents have deep roots in Atlanta.

 

His mother, Donda West, was as a professor at Morris Brown College.

 

And his father, Ray West, is a former black panther and among the first black photojournalists to work at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.