"Through the Wire" and the car accident that nearly ended Kanye's career before it began (2023)

"It was five o'clock in the morning when the phone rang, on October 23, 2002," says Donda West in her memoir.Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from a Hip-Hop Star's Mom. “I picked it up and immediately recognized the voice. It was Sumeke, Kanye's girlfriend at the time. He spoke through tears and said he hated waking up so early, but Kanye had been in an accident. I sat bolt upright in bed, wide awake at the time. Before I could go any further, I started firing off questions, "Where was the accident? who drove He hurt himself?" I asked all in one sentence and one sigh.

In the last nearly 20 years, Kanye West has been many things: a genius, a nuisance, a warning,still my pick for best artist of the century. But regardless of what you think of the man, if things had gone differently that night in late October 2002, we wouldn't be talking about him. The past two decades of incredible, sometimes divisive, Western records? That would never have happened and it would have been a great loss. Thank god it's not very good for the seat belt.

While we wait and wait and wait for West to release the long awaitedan injury, it felt appropriate to reflect on his origin story, that near-fatal car accident that nearly ended his rap career before it even began. But in typically western fashion, he turned what could have been a tragedy into a mission statement and a catchy song. Before most of us knew who Kanye West was, he introduced himself with "Through the Wire."

West's life before fame is well known enough that you can memorize the details. He was born in Atlanta and moved to Chicago with his mother Donda as a child after their divorce. Interested in a music career, he dropped out of college and focused on creating beats that featured soulful, often fast-paced, old-school samples. He caught industry attention after teaming up with Jay-Z and giving the rapper some of the best moments from arguably the rapper's biggest album, 2001.There Plan. However, he didn't just want to be a producer. But what he wanted most, a solo career, was denied to him. "Man, people told me I couldn't rap, I couldn't sell a record, I didn't have a chance," he said.said then. "And it hurt. Nobody believed me.”

For West, who grew up fond of more socially conscious and introspective hip-hop groups like A Tribe Called Quest, his early interest in heavier rapping seemed to put him at a disadvantage. on one2005TempoWestern cover storyDamon Dash, the then CEO of Roc-A-Fella who eventually signed him, recalled, "Kanye wore a pink turtleneck shirt and Gucci loafers. It was obvious we weren't from the same place or the same stuff.” But those hurdles only roused West, who saidTempo, "It was a blow to me that I didn't wear jeans and baggy shirts and that I was never in a hurry, I never sold drugs. But to get the chance to stand up and introduce myself in front of a group of executives, I had to work hard. I can't tell you how frustrating it was that they didn't get it. No kidding, I walked out of meetings crying the whole time."

When West signed to the label in 2002 he had the opportunity to finally explore all the material he had been working on over the years, some of which he tried (unsuccessfully) to sell to other artists. "He worked forever on his debut album," said West's friend and manager, John Monopoly.he said mtvNext year. “[I didn't have] a specific start date. He's been collecting beats for years. I've always produced with the intention of becoming a rapper. There are beats on the album that he literally kept to himself for years."

Shortly after the Roc-A-Fella deal, however, West drove to a Los Angeles hotel after a studio session with Beanie Sigel and Peedi CrakkHad an accidentwith another driverMiguel Villasana, around three o'clock in the morning. (He fell asleep at the wheel., his exhaustion stemmed from the crazy hours he worked, not alcohol or drugs). West's friend Sumeke Rainey called Donda. As an English teacher, Donda disapproved of her son dropping out of college but supported his creative endeavors. “You have to be able to see yourself; You have to be able to see it when no one else can," Donda wrote in her book (co-written by Karen Hunter) about Kanye's early aspirations to stardom. “You have to imagine where you want to be and claim it. Kanye claimed it a long time ago." His success as a producer was encouraging, but his new solo career really felt like the culmination of everything he'd been working toward for years.

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But now a late-night car accident threatens to take everything away. "[The] car is broken and they can't get it out," Donda recalls Sumeke telling him. Donda took a plane to Los Angeles and rushed to Cedars-Sinai to see him. "Now was not the time to give up my steadfast faith in God," he wrote. "I just kept praying. I had been praying non-stop since I got the call.Oh god let my baby be alrightI probably also made a bunch of promises about what I would and wouldn't do if he just let Kanye be okay."

On this day in 2002, Kanye West was involved in a near-fatal car accident while driving home from a Los Angeles recording studio.pic.twitter.com/eNeQK4VFzj

— Evan Auerbach (@evboogie)23. October 2020

Whether through divine inspiration or good luck, West survived the crash, although the aftermath was both physically and emotionally traumatic for him. "My jaw is broken in three places," West saidsayinga few months later. “I had broken noses: I was talking to people and my nose started bleeding. To this day I can start gagging because the saliva is going the wrong way. The whole area is messed up. But now I'm on the mend and learning how to say words like "What's up" with the "T" and the "S" together without mixing them up so I can rap again. … The first two or three days were like one of the worst pains of my life. I wouldn't wish that on anyone except maybe three people. I was scared because you hear about people dying in surgeries and that [injury] comes from my breathing. A lot of blood came out of my mouth. He had to have one of those sucking things every 20 minutes. It would be a lot of goo and blood.”

The accident brought West a lot of media attention and he decided to address it in his music. While resting in bed, he began inventing lines for what would become "Through the Wire", a detailed account of the accident, his thinking and what he had learned from the experience. His mentor, producer No ID,He recalls speaking to West shortly after the accident: "He said: 'I found everything out'. I replied: 'Yes, you are fine, God bless you'. He said: 'No, I found my address.' For some reason his head clicked Kanye He's always had a mindset and I've learned not to question it.

For West, the accident was both an enlightenment and a wake-up call. "I think I started to approach time differently after the accident," he said.Approved in 2014. "I used to be more willing to spend my time with people and things that didn't interest me because I was somehow brainwashed into working with other people or on other projects that didn't interest me. So the accident just gave me the opportunity to do what I really wanted to do. I was a record producer and everyone kept telling me I didn't have to be a rapper, so it gave me a chance to tell everyone, "Hey, I need some time to recover." But during that recovery period, I spent my whole Time to improve my crafting and craftingDropping Out. Without that time there would be so many calls and so many people pushing me from all directions, so many people I kind of owe something to and I would never have time to do what I wanted to do.

"Through the Wire" is a statement of perseverance and defiance. It's also good fun, with West finding dark humor in the public interest about the accident and his badly injured face. "I lookedTom cruiseemvanilla heaven/ It was televised,” he sings in the song. "There was an accident like GEICO / They thought I burned myself like Pepsi Michael / I must have an angel 'cause look how death let him down /unbreakable, what, you thought they'd call meMr Glass?”

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West mixed pop culture references, deftly rhyming "GEICO" with "Michael" and early on demonstrated his superior rap skills, despite skeptical record labels who viewed him only as a producer. In terms of timing, he sped up a sample of Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire," a technique he honed while working for Jay-Z, Scarface, and others. The song sounded familiar and fresh at the same time, although Kahn hated what it did to his 1985 hit.

"He said he wanted to remake the song," she said.said last year. "I said, 'Well, are you a singer?' He said, 'No, no. I just wanted to use your hook.'" But despite her initial reluctance to let him try it, she relented, "I thought about it and said, 'Well, you can't screw that up because I'm gonna sing... It's my voice, but he found a way, by God, he found a way to screw it up.

As he freely admitted, the western middle class didn't have the somber upbringing that other rap luminaries like Jay-Z or Notorious B.I.G. could claim. (He was not thereshot nine times like 50 Cent.) But the accident gave him a risen from the ashes tale that was compelling in its own way. "Through the Wire" not only documented the accident, but also gave listeners a chance to reflect on West's personal narrative in which he defied all odds to first get hired and soon after survive that ordeal. It was only afterwards that his fans realized the seriousness of his injuries: he doesn't sound like himself on the track. ("I apologize for everything now if that's not clear, man," he stutters at one point as an aside during the chorus. "My mouth was wired ... I had reconstructive surgery on my jaw. I looked in the mirror, and half my jaw was in the back of my mouth, man. I couldn't believe it.

Humility was not a principle in West's career, but amid the enthusiasm for his jewelry and his ability to "make music that is fire," Through the Wire was utterly charming in its inherent fragility. He was full of courage, but we could hear in his speech what the shock had done to him.

The single wasn't released until the following year, and the video hit MTV in late summer. Directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah (better known asCoodie and Chike), the clip was inexpensive but creative and featured a wealth of West's private footage, including a visit to the dentist after the accident, all designed to look like a bunch of pictures on a cork board. "[West] said, 'We can do the whole video through Polaroids with documentary footage,' SimmonsI remembered. "We teamed up and built the bulletin board, Chike and I. When we edited it, we just made sure it told a story. By the way, we go to MTV every night to work on the video. When Chike got home from work, we'd sneak out and try to use his gear, but we couldn't get the polaroids out. So we presented it to Damon Dash in Roc-A-Fella and he said, 'Let's put it on, let's put it on.' But we said, 'No, no. Let's do it right. Give us some money so we can make it right," and he did. Kanye put money first and we made it happen and it was history in the making."

The video only further refined the heroic origin story that would launch West's debut.Dropping Out, which hit stores in February 2004. By then, "Through the Wire" had already made the top 20, but by the time the album came out, West, spurred on by hit singles "All Falls Down" and "Jesus Walks," was a sensation. .Dropping Outled the prestigious yearthe voice of the peopleCritics Poll and was nominated for Grammy Album of the Year. (Interestingly, it's the only Kanye West album not to reach #1 on the charts.billboardcharts reaching number 2).

The years that followed were even more bewildering as West achieved further commercial success with the following:late registration, and its major lead single "Gold Digger". No longer just a favorite, Kanye West was, without exaggeration, the biggest hit in pop music for years to come. The trauma of her near-death experience faded into the background, replaced by outrageous fame, notorious public tantrums and a slew of incredible songs. That last point might be hard to remember: his marriage to Kim Kardashian, his erratic behavior, hisvery real mental health problemsand his devotion to Trump began to overshadow the quality of his work. But when I needed to reconnect with the west I fell in love with, I went backDropping Out. There, his arrogance mingled with the mischievousness of a boy who was sweetly insecure and hungry to conquer the world. "Through the Wire" embodied that time when he was so grateful for the opportunity that was presented to him.

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Interestingly, West also used "Through the Wire" to imagine what the accident must have done to his mother, who had supported him since childhood. "How do you comfort my mother or give her some light support?" he joked. "Tell her her son is on life support?" There weren't many love songs on a Kanye West record, but I heard him sing Donda's praises, devotedlylate registrationFor them it means "Hello Mom". It's insultingly easy to say that her life has never been the same since her2007 Death after complications from plastic surgery. And yet the megalomania of their subsequent albums, apart from those of 2008, only grows808 and heartbreakOften viewed as a breakup album, but also heavily consumed by the grief of losing her mother, it seems bound up with a deep pain she never got over.

Kanye is NOW hovering over Mercedes-Benz Stadium#DONDA pic.twitter.com/3KyM7Scsao

— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam)6. August 2021

That might be why he's naming his new albuman injury: Years ago you hinted that the record would be your way to finally release the anger you felt towards the surgeon you blamed for his death. (In a since-deleted tweet, he wrote: “I want to forgive and stop hating, could not then imagine the tragedy that was to come.

"Only the physical body dies for me," Donda West wrote increate Kanye, "not the soul, not the spirit." while we waitan injuryFirst off, I've been thinking a lot about Kanye and his mom. When I listen to "Through the Wire," I hear a guy about to take off. But I also think about what it must have been like to be Donda and get that call at five in the morning.Oh god let my baby be alrightThe song is the story of Kanye West finding his purpose. But it's also about connecting with the woman who probably meant more to him than anyone else.

Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor for MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

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What was the cause of Kanye's car crash? ›

Just two weeks after signing a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records, West drove home after working late at a California recording studio on Oct. 23, 2002. He fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle.

How long was Kanye's mouth wired shut? ›

He crashed into an oncoming car. West's jaw was completely shattered in three places and the other driver broke both his legs. West had to undergo emergency surgery, where a metal plate was put into his chin and his mouth wired shut for over one month.

How old was Kanye West when Through the Wire came out? ›

West, not yet 25 years old at the time, had already carved out for himself a promising reputation as a producer of soulful and catchy hip-hop beats.

What did Kanye sample in Through the Wire? ›

It has been 17 years since Kanye West's debut single “Through the Wire” was released, in which he sampled Chaka Khan's voice from her 1984 track “Through the Fire.” While considered a staple of West's catalogue, Khan is still not a fan of how her voice turned out on the song all these years later, she revealed on ...

Why did Kanye record Through the Wire? ›

"Through the Wire" was inspired by the 2002 car crash and West has provided a comedic account of his difficult recovery. West samples a pitch-shifted and sped up version of Chaka Khan's 1985 single "Through the Fire".

Did Kanye record college dropout with his jaw wired shut? ›

Two weeks after his accident, Kanye recorded the song, even though his jaw was still wired shut. He had to release all of his mixed emotions then and there, taking pain medications between takes to complete the song.

How long did Julia Fox and Kanye last? ›

It seemed to last an eternity, but Julia Fox and Kanye West only actually dated for two months.

What was Kanye West first song? ›

The album was postponed three times from its initial date in August 2003, and was eventually released in February 2004, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 as his debut single, "Through the Wire" peaked at No. 15 while on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks.

What was Kanye's first hit? ›

In 2003, West collaborated with rapper Twista and singer Jamie Foxx on the song "Slow Jamz", which became West's first single to top the US Billboard Hot 100.

Why was Chaka Khan mad at Kanye? ›

"I was upset about sounding like a chipmunk, 'cause he didn't put that when he asked [if he could] sample my song." "He didn't mention he was going to speed it up three times its normal speed," she continued, noting the experience changed her perspective on allowing artists to use her music.

How much is Kanye West worth? ›

Kanye West's net worth in 2023 is around $400 million. Here in this article we will share Biography of Kanye West, Kanye West's Age/ Spouse, About Career of Kanye West and we will also talk about Kanye West's Suspension from Twitter.

What was on Kanye's paper? ›

Kanye posted a photo of himself with a notepad.

"My account is not hacked," Kanye wrote on the notepad, along with the date. Accompanying the photo, he wrote, in all caps, “My account is not hacked I will be at Sunday Service at noon and will me taking North and Saint to the Super Bowl shortly after."

What Kim tape did Kanye get? ›

Last week, the third episode of The Kardashians aired, revealing that Kanye West was able to retrieve Kim Kardashian's 2007 sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, Ray J. “He got me all of the sex tape back. He met up with Ray J at the airport and got it all back,” the SKIMS founder said at the time of filming the episode.

How did Kanye get the tape off Ray J? ›

Her ex Kanye flew overnight to retrieve all the footage of Kim's alleged sex tape with Ray J, which was allegedly stored on a laptop shared by the “Sexy Can I” singer. “He got all of the sex tape back,” the Skims founder said while crying on the TV show. “He got the computer it was on and the hard drive.

Why is Through the Wire important? ›

On “Through the Wire,” his voice takes on a muffled sound, however his words are clear. The song, which is getting played all over music television stations, is an autobiographical song about West's rise to fame and his tragic 2002 car accident that left him with his jaw broken in three places.

How successful was the college dropout Kanye? ›

It was a large-scale commercial success, becoming West's best-selling album in the United States, with domestic sales of over 3.4 million copies by 2014 and was certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2020.

Why would you have to have your jaw wired shut? ›

You may need to have your jaw wired shut for a number of reasons, including: you've been in a traumatic accident and have injured, fractured, or broken your jaw. you have a jaw deformity. you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

What kind of Lexus did Kanye crash? ›

Lexus ES300 (2002)

Like many hip-hop stars, one of Kanye's early rides was a Lexus. His was the mid-range fourth-generation 3.0 V6 ES model. Things ended badly for the ES300, though, when Mr West crashed it and would have been killed were it not for the Lexus' five-star-rated safety features.

What does Julia Fox have tattooed on her neck? ›

Julia Fox's Neck Tattoo

The stylized script reads "Maria," but Fox has not shared the meaning behind this particular piece of ink.

What actress dated Kanye West? ›

Julia Fox revealed she dated Kanye West to help out Kim Kardashian and tried to change the "Stronger" rapper along the way. Scroll down to see what the Uncut Gems actress had to say. Julia Fox is revealing details surrounding her past romance with Kanye West. In a Nov.

How long did Kanye love Kim? ›

The couple began dating in 2011 and welcomed a daughter, North West, in June 2013. In May 2014, they tied the knot. Since their wedding, Kim and Kanye have welcomed three more children and currently reside in Los Angeles, California.

What does Kanye think his best song is? ›

The rapper even shared the song he thinks is the "Best song in the history of music to date." In the post, he shared a screenshot of “Essence” by Wizkid ft. Tems.

What is Kanye's favorite song he made? ›

“What's crazy is before 'WAIT FOR U' came out, that was one of [Kanye's] favorite songs,” he told BHighTV in June. “He was like, 'Man, this record crazy!

Do any of Kanye's songs have 1 billion streams? ›

Kanye West's "Donda" contains 27 songs.

How many Diamond songs does Kanye have? ›

Kanye West has earned his first ever Diamond certification, with 'Stronger' surpassing the 10 million sales mark earlier this week.

What was Kanye's first brand? ›

Adidas Yeezy
TypeClothing, sneakers
InventorKanye West and Adidas
InceptionFebruary 2015
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Is Kanye the best rapper of all time? ›

Controversial antics aside, best-selling rapper Kanye West has made a resounding mark on the hip-hop community and often makes the list of greatest rappers of all time. His debut studio album, The College Dropout, received immediate critical and commercial success when released in 2004.

How many #1 does Kanye have? ›

1 hip hop songs: “I'll Be Missing You,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Can't Nobody Hold Me Down” and The Notorious B.I.G.'s “Hypnotize.” However, with “Industry Baby” reaching No. 1, Kanye has now produced five Billboard hits.

What is the most streamed Kanye song? ›

Most streamed tracks (EAS)
  • Waves [The Life of Pablo] – 215,000. ...
  • Heartless [808s & Heartbreak] – 194,000. ...
  • I Love It [Orphan] – 191,000. ...
  • Champions [Orphan] – 188,000. ...
  • That Part [Orphan] – 175,000. ...
  • All Mine [Ye] – 171,000. ...
  • Ultralight Beam [The Life of Pablo] – 165,000. ...
  • No Church in the Wild [Watch the Throne] – 161,000.
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How old was Kanye when he made his first hit? ›

In October 2002, a 25-year-old Kanye was driving home after working late at an LA studio when he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed. The near-fatal accident left 'Ye with a shattered jaw, which had to be wired shut. He wound up recording his debut single "Through the Wire" the following month.

Who helped Kanye beats? ›

Mike Dean. Mike Dean is a producer and engineer who is known as Kanye West's right-hand man for some of the most influential Ye albums of all time. Working under Kanye's GOOD Music, he's touched every aspect of Ye's music since 2003.

Who turned down Kanye? ›

I didn't even listen to him.” Not long after Scarface's phone call, Kanye West catapulted to fame as an in-house hitmaker for JAY-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records, not to mention a solo star in his own right. Looking back, Too $hort regrets turning down the opportunity.

What did Kanye post on Instagram forbidden? ›

On Instagram, Ye posted a screenshot of a text conversation with Diddy and suggested he was controlled by Jewish people, according to media reports. Under their policies, the two social networks prohibit the posting of offensive language.

Who is the number 1 richest rapper? ›

Check out the Richest's Rappers of 2023
  • Snoop Dogg's Net worth: $150 Million.
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  • Drake's Net Worth: 180 million.
  • Pharrell William's Net Worth: 200 million.
  • Master P's Net Worth: $200 Million.
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Who is the richest actor in the world? ›

1. Jerry Seinfeld
  • Net Worth- $950 million.
  • Date of Birth- 29th April 1954.
  • Age- 67 Years.
  • Awards- Shorty Award for Best Web Series, Honorary Clio Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and many more.
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Who is richer Jay-Z or Kanye West? ›

Jay-Z was the first rapper to cross the billion-dollar net worth mark, and he was the richest rapper in the world up until April 2020, when Kanye took the #1 spot. As of February 2023, Jay-Z's net worth is roughly $1.3 billion.

Why is Pete Davidson called Skete? ›

What does Skete mean? Skete is Kanye's nickname for Pete as the two words rhyme. According to Urban Dictionary, 'Skete' means, “A pale, skinny white dude who's banging your ex”, although this description was only added once Kanye had made a point of the nickname so is unlikely to be an intended meaning.

What is Kanye's device called? ›

The Stem Player is an audio remix device and music streaming platform developed by British technology company Kano Computing in collaboration with American artist Kanye West. The device was launched in August 2021 in conjunction with the release of West's 10th studio album Donda.

What did Kanye get sued? ›

Kanye West owes millions all over town for unpaid contract work and music samples, lawsuits allege.

What was Kanye West hospitalized for? ›

Kanye West was hospitalized for stress and exhaustion Monday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following several chaotic days on tour, according to news reports.

What was on Kanye's stolen laptop? ›

"I was at my aunt's house when the family member who had the laptop called me, a friend of his, and my uncle to the kitchen where he opened the laptop to show a video of Kanye in clear view having sex with a fair-skinned black woman," he told the site.

What was Kanye's emergency? ›

Kanye West felt 'under spiritual attack'

At the time of West's breakdown, a source told People that West had been feeling under attack. The told the pubication, “He feels like he's under spiritual attack, and has been for awhile. It's not just the big things; it's smaller, quieter things, internal things.

Are Coodie and Kanye still friends? ›

When asked if he and Chike are still friends with Ye, Coodie responded, “Yeah, we're definitely still… I mean, he's always going to be a brother.

Why did Kanye liposuction? ›

LOL get the strap.” During West's time on TMZ, he explained how he once got liposuction due to the constant pressure he endured prior to the time of his wedding.

How did Kanye's jaw get broken? ›

Just two weeks after signing a deal with Roc-A-Fella Records, West drove home after working late at a California recording studio on Oct. 23, 2002. He fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car into an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the other car broke both of his legs, while West shattered his jaw in three places.

When was Kanye off his meds? ›

“He said that I actually wasn't bipolar, I had sleep deprivation.” In December 2018, Ye openly admitted that he had been off the medication for 6 months and told the New York Times in June that he was “learning how to not be on meds.” I'm loving the new music I've been working on. 6 months off meds I can feel me again.

Was Kanye's laptop stolen? ›

Music artist Malik Yusef tweeted that Kanye's laptop had been stolen in Paris, which resulted in the leak of an unfinished track called "Awesome." Everything we thought we knew became a question, and there were no answers.

What did Netflix pay for Kanye? ›

Netflix Buys Kanye West Documentary 21 Years in the Making For $30M | Billboard News – Billboard.

What was in the suitcase Kanye brought to Kim? ›

A teary-eyed Kim said: “So Kanye flew home last night and he came back this morning. I want to show you guys what he got me.” When Ye rolled out a black suitcase and unzipped it, Kim added: “He got me all of the sex tape back, and he flew home and got all of the hard drives.”

What was Kanye's big break? ›

Kanye's first big break arrives. He sells his first beat to local Chicago rapper Gravity for $8,000. He next sold a beat for $5,000 to Jermaine Dupri for his debut album, Life in 1472. Months after Dupri's LP release, he landed a track on Ma$e's Harlem World group album The Movement.

Who is Kanye's best friend? ›

Kanye West has declared that Future and Justin Laboy are his besties. The Donda artist shared the fun fact via Instagram on Wednesday, suggesting the friendships are in contrast with his religious beliefs and role as a committed father.

How much did Coodie sell Jeen Yuhs for? ›

And it took them more than 20 years to get it. According to the New York Daily News, Coodie and Chike reportedly received $30 million for the “jeen-yuhs” documentary, a hit doc that is currently streaming on Netflix about Kanye West.

Where is Coodie and Chike now? ›

Currently, Coodie & Chike live in New York, where the majority of their time is spent developing content for Creative Control, including films, commercials, and television programming.


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