Fast Facts: Sept. 20

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Kanye West’s parents divorced when he was three.
  • His mother is a former English professor at Chicago State University.
  • He has produced songs for many different artists like Alicia Keys, DMX, Jay-Z, Commom and Mos Def.
  • In 2005, he was nominated for 10 Grammys — He ended up going home with three.
  • At the 2008 Grammys, he performed a song he wrote called “”Hey Mama.”” It was a special message to his mother about her death. In the song he mentioned seeing her in his dreams.
  • He moved to Chicago when he was 3.  
  • He is signed to Roc-A-Fella Records.
  • His favorite band is Scottish group Franz Ferdinand.
  • He is an only child.
  • His mascot is a teddy bear, which has appeared on the cover of three of his albums.