Kanye West’s first record label were reluctant, until he won them 21 Grammy’s

Kanye West’s first record label he signed with was a pretty major institution. But they were reluctant to strike a deal with the young producer/rapper. The once hesitant label has now hit the lottery, as West has won them 21 Grammy’s.

We all know Kanye West dislikes awards shows. So you may be surprised to know that he has won more Grammys than most music artists out there.

Let’s discover what happened in the moments between Kanye struggling to get his first record deal, to Ye winning 21 Grammy’s.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: Ye is seen, outside Kenzo, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2022-2023, on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images) Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Why Kanye West’s first record label were reluctant

Ye started off as an in-house producer at Roc-A-Fella records and was a great success. He is credited for producing much of Jay-Z’s 2001 album The Blueprint. Also producing songs such as Jermaine Dupri feat. Nas’”Turn It Out,” and Lil Kim’s, “Don’t Mess With Me.”

Officially, West was the first person signed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua in 1998. To a management-production company titled Hip Hop Since 1978. He spent his time producing records for a number of artists, but this was not the first record deal he received as an artist himself.

Although he was an acclaimed producer, Kanye’s dream was to be a rapper, except people couldn’t see past his set role of producing. Ultimately, Damon Dash, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, finally signed Kanye West in 2002. Mainly just to ensure that he didn’t lose Ye from the company, as he was a talented producer.

Kanye West won them 21 Grammy’s

Though Damon Dash may have been reluctant to sign Ye, it seems there are no regrets in taking the risk. This is because Kanye West has been exceptionally successful. It is hard to believe the level of fame he has achieved when watching the youngster in his documentary, Jeen-Yuhs.

At the moment, he has a record of 22 Grammy awards. His most recent being for ‘Jesus Is King’ which won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2021 Grammys. However, he has won 21 under the Roc-A-Fella records label all of which were acquired between 2005-2013.

Who directed Jeen- Yuhs?

The documentary is directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons.

Simmons acts as a narrator of the story, taking the viewer on a journey through Kanye’s life and thoughts. He films Kanye’s every move, as the college dropout salvaged a career in rap. Coodie saw his talent and started to make a documentary on it. But when filming got disrupted, there was a lot of lost time he had to make up for.

After The College Dropout album was released Ye started receiving awards and the Grammys start rolling in. Coodie slipped out of sight from Kanye’s life and halted filming.

When Ye let Coodie back into his world and began filming again, his fame had multiplied, along with the Grammy awards.

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