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Kanye West Performs At Time 100 Gala, Is Not Amused By Amy Schumer

Kanye West attended last night's Time 100 Gala in New York City after recently being named by the magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. He was joined by his wife, Kim Kardashian, and their night got off to an eventful start as they were walking down the red carpet, where… More »

By: James Rettig / April 22, 2015 - 8:31 am

Kanye West Also Joined Stromae At Coachella

Whenever Kanye West shows up somewhere, it makes headlines. So obviously his appearance during the Weeknd's set at Coachella was news. But Kanye also joined Belgian superstar Stromae during his set at the festival yesterday. I first heard about Stromae in spring of last year when one of my friends excitedly described how he wa… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd

The second weekend of Coachella is not without its surprises, even though it's typically received with much less fanfare than the first. For example, last night the Weeknd brought out special guest Kanye West during his set in what's probably the biggest surprise appearance this year. (At least maybe until Drake's set later tonight.) The… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it's been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Mumford & Sons Frontman Learning How To “Chop Up Beats” For New Hip-Hop Project

It seems like Marcus Mumford is trying to reinvent himself a bit. The Mumford & Sons frontman rose to prominence for his band's shambling folk anthems that soon wearied audiences with their cookie cutter similarities. Now that the group is on the cusp of releasing their decidedly electric third album Wilder Mind, the frontman ha… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Kanye West – “All Day (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

A maddeningly short six-second snippet of Kendrick Lamar rapping over Kanye West's "All Day" emerged last week, and now the full song is here. It's basically the original "All Day" with Kendrick swapped in for Theophilus London (hooray!) and the wild meltdown from the end of the song chopped off (boo!). Allan Kingdom's dancehall bit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Hudson Mohawke: “The TNGHT Record Spawned Kind Of A Parody Genre”

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Hudson Mohawke was fairly candid about his feelings regarding TNGHT, the production duo he formed with Lunice and then later disbanded. Their duo was widely regarded as almost revolutionary in its approach to beat-making and electronic production, but from Mohawke's perspective, staying "cutting edge" wasn't on his mind:… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Watch Kanye West Play A Surprise Concert And Jump Into A Lake In Armenia

Kanye West is currently accompanying the Kardashians on a trip around their homeland of Armenia, and he put on a surprise concert earlier tonight at Swan Lake in the capital city of Yerevan. He got through six songs and then ended in epic fashion, jumping into the lake and encouraging his fans to follow suit. More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Kanye West – “Midas Touch”

A snippet of a new Kanye West song called "Midas Touch" has surfaced. It's still clearly in demo form, but the track provides some insight into what So Help Me God could sound like. Or it could be a leftover from his recording sessions with Rihanna for her new record, considering that the track contai… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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

Vic Mensa performed "U Mad" with Kanye West in London and previewed the studio version in a DJ set this week. The recording has made its way to Mensa's SoundCloud this afternoon while Mensa was on stage at Coachella, and it appears to be a Mensa song featuring Kanye, not the other way around. Aesthetically… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Spike Lee Allegedly Wants Kanye West And Common For His Next Movie, Chiraq

Spike Lee is partnering with Amazon Studios to make a movie called Chiraq -- presumably about Chicago's heavily reported gun violence problem -- and that in itself is intriguing. Even more so is the news, via The Wrap, that Lee is looking to cast Chicago natives Kanye West and Common in the movie alongside Samuel… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Bleachers Cover Kanye West’s “Only One” In Detroit

Last night during a livestreamed concert from Boston's House Of Blues, Bleachers covered Kanye West's "Only One." An archive of that performance has yet to emerge, but it turns out Jack Antonoff's band has been covering "Only One" at other dates on this tour, and at least one fan at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Watch Kanye West Rap With His Late Mother In A Newly Surfaced Home Movie

Everytime Kanye West pays tribute to his late mother Donda West, as on the recent single "Only One," it's an absolute heartbreaker. But Kanye was making heartfelt songs about his mom when she was alive, too. "Hey Mama," from Late Registration, took on a tragic context after Donda's death, but it was plenty heartwrenching whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Preview Kanye West’s “U Mad” And Kendrick Lamar’s “All Day” Remix

Two sonic snippets related to Kanye West's upcoming album So Help Me God appeared online last night. First: During a DJ set, Vic Mensa played a verse from the studio version of "U Mad," the song Kanye and Mensa performed live in London. Second: There's also a maddeningly brief preview of Kendrick Lamar rapping over… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

Kanye West Will Headline Power 106’s Powerhouse 2015

Kanye West will headline the 2015 edition of California radio station Power 106's annual Powerhouse concert. The previously announced lineup includes Ty Dolla $ign, Ludacris, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Nipsey Hu$$le, Kid Ink, Casey Veggies, Logic, B.o.B. and Tech N9ne -- so Kanye is far and away the biggest name on the bill. The concert will take… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 6, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Carnie Wilson Reveals How Wilson Phillips Ended Up On “FourFiveSeconds”

Somehow in the whirlwind that was the "FourFiveSeconds" drop we all missed an important tweet: FUN FACT!!!!! Wilson Phillips singing backgrounds on the new Rihanna song #FourFiveSeconds #Total#Honor— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) February 10, 2015More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday's titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called "8 Things We Found on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service." Those eight things were:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album

The newly long-haired Justin Bieber's roast aired on Comedy Central last night, which occasioned a USA Today profile that revealed this fascinating tidbit: Bieber is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin, the braintrust behind Kanye's abrasive, art-damaged freakout Yeezus. "I'm finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick," Bieber said. "I'm not… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay's newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna unveiled her dark, swaggering new single "Bitch Better Have My Money" last week, and it's already inspired plenty of discussion. But the person who might have the most interesting insight into the track -- aside from Rihanna herself -- is fast-rising producer Deputy, who spoke with Fader about the story behind the track. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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