Kanye West is an American musician and fashion designer. Born in Atlanta in Georgia, West originally came to prominence as a music producer, working with the likes of Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. His debut album, The College Dropout, was released in 2004. This was followed up by Late Registration in 2005, Graduation in 2007, 808s & Heartbreak in 2008 and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West released a collaborative album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne, in 2011. West also runs his own record label, GOOD Music. Beyond music, West has worked as a fashion designer. In 2009 he released a shoe line designed for Louis Vuitton. He followed this up with his own label, DW Kanye West, in 2011 at Paris Fashion Week.