Kanye West is tipped to make his first red carpet appearance on Thursday (27.06.13) since becoming a father.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to their daughter, North West, five weeks early on May 15, is expected to attend True Magazine's birthday bash in Los Angeles with his good friend Jay-Z.

A huge number of other rappers are also set to attend the invite-only party celebrating the hip hop publication's 14th year anniversary at Hollywood hotspot Couture, including The Game, Rick Ross, Snoop Lion, Busta Rhymes, Nas, 50 Cent and Soulja Boy.

Meanwhile, Kanye, who released his new album 'Yeezus' this week, has reportedly called a halt to his busy schedule in favour of spending time with his newborn baby.

A friend of the Kardashian family told People.com: ''Kanye is already an incredibly present father. He's very relaxed and comfortable.

''They're putting work aside right now to focus on the family. They're in it 100%.''

The couple of more than one year are rumoured to have recently gotten engaged and the source confirmed that wedding bells are definitely in their near future.

The insider said: ''I can't imagine them not getting married. That's in their future!''

The 'New Slaves' hitmaker has moved in with Kim's mother Kris Jenner and stepfather Bruce Jenner and will stay at their Hidden Hills, California, mansion for approximately six weeks while renovations are being completed on his new $9 million home with Kim.

The reality TV star has also cleared her schedule and plans to enjoy some down time until the end of the summer.