Kanye West

Kanye West Settles With Hungarian Singer Over “New Slaves” Sample

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with Hungarian singer Gabor Presser over an unauthorized sample used on the Yeezus track "New Slaves," per Reuters. Presser…
James Rettig | March 24, 2017 - 1:18 pm

The Week In Pop

Rap Is Having Another Pop Moment

"Rap is not pop/ If you call it that, then stop." When Q-Tip spoke those words on "Check The Rhime," the most enduring single from…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

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Echo In Eternity: The Indelible Mark Of Arthur Russell

In a 1987 Melody Maker review, music critic David Stubbs said that Arthur Russell's World Of Echo was "what is left when the Beat has…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Kanye West Shares His 17-Minute Soundtrack For Yeezy Season 5 Show

Earlier this month, rumors were flying about new Kanye West music that was supposedly going to come out during his Yeezy Season 5 show at…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2017 - 8:54 am

Watch Alex Trebek Rap Lyrics By Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Lil Wayne, & Desiigner On Jeopardy!

Perhaps because Jeopardy! is in the middle of its collegiate tournament right now, the game show featured a rap category tonight with humorous results. The…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2017 - 7:46 pm

The Week In Pop

Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name

Do you recognize the name Elwood Edwards? What about Jessica Gomes? Jesse Frederick? If you're an American pop culture consumer, you are probably intimately familiar…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 3:47 pm

Dave Longstreth Talks Shelved Kanye West x Paul McCartney x Dirty Projectors x Ezra Koenig Collab

Two years ago, the world was surprised to learn that Dirty Projectors mastermind Dave Longstreth had co-written the Kanye West/Paul McCartney/Rihanna hit "FourFiveSeconds." But that…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2017 - 8:54 am

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Today

Kanye West and Drake have been teasing a collaborative album for a while now, and it looks like material from the two rappers may finally…
James Rettig | February 15, 2017 - 11:56 am

Kanye West Reportedly Recovering From Memory Loss

Two months after his hospitalization for exhaustion, Kanye West is still recovering from memory loss, Reuters reports. "His memory's coming back," according to producer and…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2017 - 7:19 pm

Watch Riz Ahmed Rap Twista’s “Slow Jamz” Verse In The Girls Season Premiere

While the music world was focused on another disappointing Grammys last night, Girls premiered its sixth and final season. The episode featured a guest appearance…
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2017 - 12:53 pm

The Week In Pop

There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

Kanye West Deletes Tweets, No Longer Team Trump

Kanye West is no longer Team Trump, according to TMZ. The rapper apparently deleted some tweets about the President of his own volition after disapproving…
James Rettig | February 6, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Watch Big Sean Cover Kanye West’s “I Wonder” In The BBC Live Lounge

You don't see a whole lot of rap covers, since the genre is so bound up in individuality and self-referentiality. The rough equivalent, I suppose,…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2017 - 9:26 am

Designers Council Says Yeezy Show Is Disruptive To Fashion Week (Again)

Yesterday, Kanye West announced that his Yeezy Season 5 collection would debut during New York Fashion Week on 2/15, and it turns out that the…
James Rettig | February 2, 2017 - 2:38 pm

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 Debuts 2/15

In the past, Kanye West has used his Yeezy fashion shows to debut new music -- Season 1 was the premiere of "Wolves," Season 2…
James Rettig | January 31, 2017 - 4:42 pm
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