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Andwele Gardner

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14, 1978
Detroit, MI
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14, 1978 (age 43)
Detroit, MI


Known by his stage name Dwele, he is a Detroit-based singer and songwriter of soul music who is best known for appearing on tracks with Slum Village and Kanye West.

Before Fame

He self-recorded his debut album The Rize in his bedroom, which eventually caught the attention of Slum Village producer J Dilla.


He learned to play multiple instruments while growing up, including trumpet, bass, and guitar.

Family Life

He has said that the fatal shooting of his father inspired him to get serious about music at age ten.

Associated With

He appeared on the Kanye West song "Power," the first single from the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

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