At the close of the millennium, West ended up producing six songs for Tell 'Em Why U Madd, an album that was released by D-Dot under the alias of The Madd Rapper; a fictional character he created for a skit on The Notorious B. G.'s second and final studio album Life After Death.
West's songs featured guest appearances from rappers such as Ma$e, Raekwon, and Eminem.
After attending a series of promotional photo shoots and making some radio appearances, The Go-Getters released their first and only studio album World Record Holders in 1999.
The album featured other Chicago-based rappers such as Rhymefest, Mikkey Halsted, Miss Criss, and Shayla G.
Her second effort subsequently became the very first hip-hop album by a female rapper to debut at the top of the U. His songs featured rappers Nas, Drag-On, and R&B singer Carl Thomas.
His group was managed by John "Monopoly" Johnson, Don Crowley, and Happy Lewis under the management firm Hustle Period.
; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing and co-producing hit singles for artists such as Jay-Z and Talib Kweli.
He has sold more than 100 million digital downloads and 21 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
was a professor of English at Clark Atlanta University, and the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as his manager.