If there is anyone who has changed the rap game over the past decade, it is definitely Mr. West. He burst onto the scene as a producer for artists Jay-Z, Monica and Nas before launching his solo career.
The hit maker has recorded five albums, all of which have gone platinum, making Kanye the rapper with the most Grammy awards in history (he's got a whopping 14 statues at home).
Kanye is best known for his music and style, but the star has been known to stir up quite a controversy as well. His Twitter feed is a gold mine for drama-seeking bloggers, the man doesn't shy away from paparazzi and who can forget his infamous Taylor Swift rant? Gotta love Kanye!
Kanye is a musical mogul and fashion trendsetter, and we're happy to wish him a wonderfully happy birthday today!