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    By Jessy Edwards

    If giving is a gift, Kanye West has been treating himself on his 39th birthday.

    It started on Sunday, when his set at Governors Ball was rained out. Kanye responded by surprising fans with an appearance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam.

    Then Kanye headed to Manhattan, where he nearly caused a riot when he tried to throw an impromptu concert at Webster Hall.

    It was quite a charitable way to close out his 38th year, but it wasn't out of character. Kanye has always been about the co-signs, so it feels only right that on this, his birthday, we take a look at some of the biggest endorsements he’s given other artists.

    Whether that means giving 16 seconds of radio time to a random kid in Detroit, endorsing a stranger on Twitter, or signing an unknown artist to his record label, Ye has given a helping hand to more than his fair share of young artists.

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