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Kanye West Received BET Honors’ Visionary Award After An Awkward Speech By Damon Dash

Kanye West was awarded BET Honors’ Visionary Award at a ceremony last night, and he was introduced with an awkward speech by former associate Damon Dash. The beef between the two goes back almost fifteen years, after Kanye sided with Jay Z when he left Roc-A-Fella, which Dash had founded with Jay. The ice betwee… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 10:15 am

Watch Kanye West Perform “Black Skinhead” And “Bound 2″ On French TV

“#1 Rock Star On The Planet” and pseudo-ex pat Kanye West performed Yeezus single “Black Skinhead” on a recent broadcast of French talk show Le Grand Journal. You can watch his piece of the segment below, which was shot in black-and-white, starting at around the 12-minute mark below. If you ever had any kind of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 23, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Watch Kanye Play Jools Holland Again

Earlier this week, Kanye West appeared on the season premiere of BBC Two’s Later … With Jools Holland. We’ve already seen the video of Kanye performing Yeezus single “Bound 2,” and now the full episode has surfaced. Kanye also performed renditions of “New Slaves” and “Blood on the Leaves,” both differing from the album versions:… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 21, 2013 - 11:04 am

Watch Kanye Perform “Bound 2″ On Jools Holland

Kanye West appeared on BBC Two’s Later … With Jools Holland season premiere tonight, performing Yeezus single “Bound 2″ with Charlie Wilson, like he did on Fallon. No children’s choir this time, though. Watch it below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 17, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Watch Kanye West Perform “Bound 2″ On Fallon

Kanye made a surprise appearance on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. In town after New York Fashion Week, where he hung out with Terry Richardson at Alexander Wang, the rapper stopped by 6B to perform Yeezus’ second single “Bound 2″ live for the first time with Charlie Wilson and the Roots. He also… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 10, 2013 - 8:24 am

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:25 am

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting “Monster” has been floating around for awhile. You’ve also maybe watched the 35-minute “Runaway” video. You’ll find “All Of The Lights” on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, too. This one won’t take as long to process a… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Kanye West – “The Joy” (Feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson & Kid Cudi)

Another G.O.O.D. Fridays track from Mr. West, a man who you could say is overexposed, if you were a dick. This one features Jay-Z and Kid Cudi, some vocals from Charlie Wilson, and a samples of Curtis Mayfield’s velvety “The Makings Of You,” compliments of producer Pete Rock.

There’s another sample at work,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 1, 2010 - 11:43 am

Download Kanye’s “Lord Lord Lord,” Meet His Yale Life Coach

Kanye West’s series of weekly digital singles (G.O.O.D. Fridays) was slightly late last week, with “Lord Lord Lord” appearing Saturday morning. It’s another easygoing track featuring former Gap Band singer Charlie Wilson alongside West, Mos Def, Raekwon, and Swizz Beatz. Listen below, and go to to download it in exchange for your email address. More »

By: jessica / September 20, 2010 - 10:11 am

Kanye West – “Good Friday”

Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Charlie Wilson guest on “Good Friday,” the laid-back, Freddie Scott (or Biz Markie?) sampling title track from @KanyeWest’s forward-thinking digital singles series. The rapper’s apparently been having a blast at NY’s Fashion Week kickoff (“This is the best night of my life,” he tweeted tonight, hours after… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 10, 2010 - 11:57 pm

Kanye West – “See Me Now” (Feat. Beyoncé & Charlie Wilson) Tiding Us Over ‘Til This Bon Iver Collab We Keep Hearing About

“I’m in a speed boat with my boat shoes … I might walk in Nobu with no shoes / He was just walked in Nobu like it was Whole Foods.” In case you forgot how LOLable Kanye can be since his last tweet, here’s “See Me Now,” proving at the very least you can rhyme… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2010 - 5:12 pm