June 8th, 2011
Celebrity Style, Kanye West
Birthday Bomb: Kanye West
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

Today the sartorially sound, exceedingly talented Kanye West celebrates his 34th birthday!

In spite of his awards show gaffes and public outbursts in the face of unjust circumstances, we all can’t help but love the man who claimed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” More important than his verbal slips is his contribution to hip hop. It is safe to say that Mr. West has helped lead hip hop away from it’s tired “gangster rap” phase into a new era where it’s okay to be a rapper and not have a criminal record. At the helm of “conscious rap,” and challenging the image of masculinity in hip hop, Kanye West has made it possible for rappers like Drake and Kid Cudi to become popular in spite of the fact that (misogynistic lyrics aside), they’re just regular guys who like music.

Kanye, the unapologetic fashionisto, has also placed himself at the forefront of hip-hop fashion, aiding the move away from oversized throwback jerseys and baggy jeans. Remember ten years ago when you would never see a rapper in a video with a nicely tailored suit (and maybe a woman’s blouse)? You can thank Yeezy for that.

So here’s to Kanye West, designer, artist, and musician!
Happy 34th and many more!


Birthday Bomb is a section celebrating the borndays of some of fashion’s foremost faces.

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13 Responses to “Birthday Bomb: Kanye West”

  1. Myssdee says:

    I love Kanye for the simple fact that he comes out with a different style ALL THE TIME.

  2. Marie-josé says:

    Happy Birthday to our BBBBOOOYYYY yeezy!!!
    We can say anything about him, but he says a talented artist, and awesome designer.

  3. Godiva says:

    aww Happy bday Ye!

  4. BOOBOO says:

    I love me sum Yeezy! Happy Bday!

    “yeezy taught me”….2 fug the haters & say wat u want even if it may piss sum ppl off:)

  5. llehsal says:

    Nicely written piece! Love me some Kanye!

  6. tommykimon says:

    He is a cocky azz but he has style. Happy Bday Yeezy.

  7. EatLovepray_ says:

    Mr west is in the building!!!!! Happy bday!

  8. FashionOne says:

    I love Kanye West! Happy Birthday Yeezy!

  9. dyshaun says:

    I love this guy. <3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY YEEZY!

  10. Coldplayer says:


  11. Lulu Mzathu says:

    HappY BirthDay Yeezy!

  12. Nelly says:

    Happy Belated B-day Mr. West! Dude’s got some issues, but he’s talented and can rag his ass off! He is a true trend setter and innovator.

  13. Anonymous says:

    happy birthday baby. o nd i posted it on fac3book 2!!

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