Cue up 2 Chainz’ “Birthday Song”—Kanye West turns 38 today (June 8). Since releasing his stellar debut, The College Dropout, in 2004 as a Roc-A-Fella signee, ‘Ye has managed to occupy the rap throne (see 2011’s joint LP with Jay Z, Watch The Throne) and two-step his way into fashion and build his own creative empire with DONDA.
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His personal life is also poppin’. The Chicago rapper often known as Yeezus has gotten hitched to one of the selfie stick generation’s most popular figures, Kim Kardashian, and became a father to his Instagram-ready daughter, North West, who turns two on June 15.
There’s not much Mr. West can complain about these days—his rants have been far and few in between the last 365, minus that time Beck accepted the Grammy for Best Album in February. But today, we celebrate the rap-treprenuer by looking back on his best moves on the dance floor.
Watch Kanye on the beat below.
When your jam comes on
When your birthday ‘fit on point
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When you ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
When you’re four five seconds from wildin’
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When you take cues from Carlton Banks
When you and the homie invented swag