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Rapper Kanye West's Mother Dies Novermber.11.2007

 

LOS ANGELES - Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58. Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles, said the spokesman, who asked for anonymity because not all family members had been notified. "The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief," the spokesman said. A cause of death has not been released. Donda West was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, by whose side she was often seen at parties and award shows. Kanye West, 30, often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3. She was the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye West's 2005 album "Late Registration," in which he sings: "Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I'm so proud of you I appreciate what you allowed for me. I just want you to be proud of me." Donda West frequently defended her son against critics who accused him of penning misogynistic lyrics and other purported transgressions. "I support my baby," she said in a Chicago Sun-Times interview. "He is telling how he feels and he is speaking the truth as he sees it." In May, she published the book "Raising Kanye  Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip Hop Star, in which she paid homage to her famous son. Donda West served as chief executive of West Brands LLC, the parent company of her son's business enterprises, and as chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation, an educational nonprofit that works to decrease dropout rates and improve literacy. Kanye West told the Associated Press in August that he and his mother worked together to devise the foundation's first program, "Loop Dreams," which helps public school students get involved in music. "Me and my mother were discussing ways to give back and came up with the concept," he said. Donda West worked in higher education for 31 years, before leaving academia in 2004 to help manage her son's career, according to a biography on the Kanye West Foundation's Web site. she began working at Chicago State University in 1980 and eventually chaired the school's English department, according to the site. She started her teaching career in the early 1970s as an instructor at Brown College in Atlanta. Kanye West's writing partner Rhymefest lamented Donda West's death Sunday in an appearance on Chicago radio station WCGI. "She was everyone's mom," Rhymefest said. "A spirit never dies, a spirit lasts forever."

Kanye West COME'S TO FRESNO CA

THIS IS A KANYE WEST FAN WEB SITE

                              

Hip hop superstar Kanye West comes

 to the Valley Posted: 4/1/2005 9:09:46 AM

FTK, a hot spot for hip-hop clothes and music, is bringing well-known hip hop performer Kanye West to Fresno for the opening of its Fresno location. After three successful years in its Visalia location,  FTK is branching out to FresnoTo celebrate, the store has recruited rapper/producer Kanye West. FTK forged a relationship with West in 2003, designing the logo on his multi-platinum "College Dropout" album, becoming his official merchandiser and hosting his official online store. West's T-shirts, designed and produced in the Valley by FTK, have sold thousands all across the globe. FTK in Fresno, like its Visalia counterpart, says it wants to be the place for hip-hop fans to pick up the newest and hottest hip-hop music, apparel and shoes. You can meet West and get  his autograph on Saturday, April 2 at 6PM at FTK Fresno's official grand opening. FTK Fresno is located  at 5048 N. Blackstone Ave, just north of Shaw, at suite #112You can call (559) 224-5873 for more information, or log onto  www.centralcali.com 

OPEN 11 AM TO 8 PM - MONDAY THRU SATURDAY - CLOSED SUNDAY1748 S. Mooney Blvd.   Visalia, CA 93277   5048 N. Blackstone Ave #112   Fresno, CA 93710    (559) 224-5873 ph   (559) 224-5874 fx

THIS IS THE STORE WEB SITE  LINK RIGHT HERE     WWW.CENTRALCALI.COM

NOW WE NO YOU WANT TO GO SHOPPING MABE YOUR NOT IN FRESNO ,CA

                                      ARE VISALIA ,CA WILL

THAT’S OK YOU CAN GO TO THIS WEB SITE TO SHOP THE WEB SITE LIKE IS

RIGHT HERE    http://www.ftkonline.com/shop/index.php?shop=1&cat=138

official site. Includes news, photos, album information, and more.      www.kanyewest.com

official record label profile for the rapper and producer     www.rocafella.com/artist.aspx?v=bio&key=7

KANYE WEST MAKES DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH JOHN LEGEND’S ( ORDINARY PEOPLE )

                       http://www.big8atitsbestnews.com/johnlegends.htm

                                       LINK TO MUSIC VIDEO RIGHT HERE

         All Falls Down (feat. Syleena Johnson)  music video link right here 

                  http://www.big8atitsbestnews.com/allfallsdown.htm

             Twista feat. Kanye West, Jamie Foxx - Slow Jams   music video link right here

                  http://www.big8atitsbestnews.com/twistafeatkanye.htm

AOL Music airs Kanye West's special pre-Grammy performance

featuring John Legend & and other special guests.....

For all the fans who weren't able to make it out to the House of Blues in

Hollywood, CA tonight, AOL Music has captured the special show and is

now airing broadcasts of the live performance on its website.  Check out Kanye

West's performance - featuring John Legend and more!!! - exclusively on

 http://channelevents.aol.com/music/bbr/kanye_west/archive.adp

          

      

   

FOR PEOPLE HOW USE THE CITY FAX BUSES BUS 9 GO'S  WEST AND EAST ON

SHAW AND BUS 30 GO'S NORTH AND SOUTH ON BLACKSTONE. FRESNO AREA.