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