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The New Weeknd Album Has Kanye West And Ed Sheeran, Says Ed Sheeran

In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio, Ed Sheeran tells Lowe he is one of two features on the new Weeknd album. According to Sheeran, he was in Toronto and ended up at a party at Abel Tesfaye’s house. The two hit it off and the Weeknd drunkenly suggested they write… More »

By: Caitlin White / 9:37 am

Q-Tip Gets Beck — And Maybe Fiona Apple & Kanye — For New Album Last Zulu

Rap legend Q-Tip hasn’t released an official solo album since 2009 — although he has been keeping himself busy — but it looks like the long-awaited Last Zulu is almost here. In a new interview with Billboard, he says that the album is almost done and mentions a few exciting collaborators:

Yeah man,… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 8:28 pm

Watch Kanye’s Full Glastonbury Set, Feat. Justin Vernon, A Stage Crasher, & “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Like much of what Kanye West does, his headlining set at Glastonbury was already a huge fucking deal before it even happened. Over 134,000 British fans signed a rockist/racist petition to “Cancel Kanye West’s headline slot and get a rock band,” and after Kanye’s (literally) explosive set at the BRIT Awards — which ITV had… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Azealia Banks, Stephen Hawking Pull Out Of Glastonbury

Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend’s event. Banks told Billboard that she’s pulled out because of her doctor’s orders for vocal rest:… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West) & “I Know” (Feat. Jhené Aiko) Videos

Big Sean continues to release videos to accompany tracks off his new album, Dark Sky Paradise. Last week he shared the moving, police-violence commentary “One Man Can Change The World” video. Today’s clips swiftly change gears; “I Know” features Jhene Aiko and Sean costumed to look like they’re senior citizens who quickly escape the confine… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Stream Tyga The King Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga has decided to go the surprise-album route for The King Album: 18th Dynasty. He has also decided to go the Donda route, enlisting Kanye and Mike Dean as his executive producers. The artwork is done by Donda creatives, and while it’s no Pinkprint masterpiece, you can see the clear link to something like the… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Kanye’s SWISH Now Coming In The Fall?

We’ve been waiting more than a year, with a breathless sense of urgency and some trepidation, for Kanye West to release a new album. That album, probably now titled SWISH, could come out at any time; Kanye has even said that it’ll be a surprise release. But now we might have to wait a bit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

Kanye Addresses Charleston Shooting In New Freestyle, Hits Waffle House With OutKast

Kanye headlined Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta last night. At the event, he brought 2 Chainz onstage to perform “Mercy,” and he also addressed racism and the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC in an intense new freestyle. Watch both performances below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video

Big Sean’s new album Dark Sky Paradise seems to have finally rescued him from being the butt of every rap joke. Tom lauded the record in his rap column, and both “IDFWU” and “Blessings” are undeniably great songs, even as they express completely opposite emotions. His latest single “One Man Can Change The World” once… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: “Bitch I’m Madonna.” This is one of those choruses that you can’t help but repeat back to yourself. The song features Nicki Minaj, so for the video Madonna capitalized on the A-list pop star roster video trend… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Foo Fighters Cancel Glastonbury; Read Dave Grohl’s Letter To Fans (And Kanye)

Dave Grohl took an epic spill last week at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, and like the true (Foo) fighter that he is, he finished the set anyway with his leg in a cast. Unfortunately, his ability to perform on a long-term basis is questionable, and today, Foo Fighters announced that they will be canceling… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Watch Kanye West Commandeer An NBA Press Conference

Kanye West is a noted NBA fan — just a few days ago, Kim Kardashian rented out the entire L.A. Staples Center for her husband’s basketball themed birthday bash. On Thursday night, Kanye attended Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), and after the Warriors emerged victorious, he… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Vic Mensa – “U Mad” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

Vic Mensa and Kanye West’s massively brassy “U Mad” now has a video directed by the great Grant Singer (and good for him — back in January, Kanye beat out Singer for the top spot in our 5 Best Videos Of The Week rankings, and now the two are working together). The ominous track’s visual… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Expecting Second Child

Speaking as someone with two kids: Do you know how fucking hard it is to have two kids? It is way harder than one kid. I mean, it’s amazing, and I love it. But it is difficult. So maybe we should start expecting longer breaks between Kanye West albums. As E! reports, Kim Kardashian broke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2015 - 8:59 am

Watch Kanye West’s Speech To Fashion Students At Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Kanye West has been making the academic rounds recently. First, there was his speech at Oxford in March, then he accepted an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago, and on Friday he delivered a speech to the students at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the same school that he… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 10:44 am

Hear Win Butler DJ What Sounds Like A New Kanye West Song

Win Butler did a DJ gig last night under his DJ Windows 98 guise, and in his mix was what appears to be a new Kanye West song. Noisey is calling it “A Long Time” and reports that Butler had a CD-quality recording of the track, but there’s no way of knowing at this point… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we learned of its release. But a tracklist just hit the internet, and it’s pretty fascinating. We’ve heard a few of the tracks that’ll be on it: “Lord Pretty Flacko JodyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Kanye West Releases Statement About Billboard Awards Censorship

Kanye West’s night-closing Billboard Music Awards performance on Sunday was heavily censored for everyone watching along at home, as he performed “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” with long periods of silence breaking up each of them. The next day, TMZ reported that Kanye didn’t do a dress rehearsal, and a source was quoted as saying:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Kanye West Booed After Heavily Censored Billboard Music Awards Performance

Kanye West closed out this year’s Billboard’s Music Awards with a performance of his latest SWISH single “All Day” alongside Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom, followed by his Yeezus track “Black Skinhead.” He was introduced by family members Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who were booed before announcing him as “a doctor” for his recent honoraryMore »

By: James Rettig / May 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
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