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The College Dropout changed rap — and really the course of music history, full stop — more than any other album this century. It introduced Kanye West, the most influential pop icon of his generation, and his maniacal swirl of self-admiration and self-doubt. It detonated the boundaries between rap’s flossing mainstream and philosophizing underground. It… More »

Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards’ basic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor that MTV knows how to give. It’s easy to quibble with that award. Kanye West has at least a few great… More »

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… More »

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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Performers

MTV has just announced that Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, and the Weeknd will be performing…
Peter Helman | August 25, 2015 - 7:56 pm
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Kanye West Will Receive The 2015 Video Vanguard MTV VMA

Taylor Swift's revenge moment has arrived! MTV announced today that Kanye West will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's Video Music…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 1:21 pm
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12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA’s Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn’t one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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The Weeknd – “Tell Your Friends” (Prod. Kanye West) Video

The Weeknd teamed with music video director extraordinaire Grant Singer, a close collaborator of Sky Ferreira and Ariel Pink, on his instantly iconic "Can't Feel
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 12:19 pm
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Watch Rihanna And Travi$ Scott Join Kanye West At FYF Fest

After Frank Ocean continued his recent trend of disappointing people by pulling out of FYF Fest two days before the festivities began, Kanye West stepped…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 1:28 pm
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Frank Ocean Cancels FYF Fest, Kanye West Now Headlining

Two days before L.A.’s FYF Fest kicks off on Saturday, one of the headliners has pulled out. Surprisingly, it isn’t Morrissey. According to a pre…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2015 - 8:51 pm
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Hear A Live Preview Of The Weeknd’s Kanye West-Produced “Tell Your Friends”

The Weeknd's ridiculously anticipated new album Beauty Behind The Madness comes out in just a week and a half, and we've still only heard a…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 10:05 am
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The Weeknd Models Kanye West’s New Yeezy Collection

The lasting peace between GOOD Music and OVOXO basecamp seems to be extending far into the foreseeable future. Our lastest installment of pseudo-collaboration between the…
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 3:18 pm
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Kanye West – “All Day (Eprom x Salva Remix)”

Kanye West's SWISH is about to start feeling like a "lost album," but at least we have this fancy new "All Day" remix to tide…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Matthew Sedacca | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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A$AP Rocky – “Jukebox Joints” Video

Kanye West co-produced and rapped on the hazy and soul-drenched "Jukebox Joints," one of the standout tracks from A$AP Rocky's excellent new drug-rap album At.Long.Last.A$AP.
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 10:53 am
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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Makes His Stand-Up Comedy Debut With Jokes About Kanye, Drake, & Caitlyn Jenner

What happens when a rapper becomes a comedian? He makes jokes about other rappers! Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, made his stand-up debut at Montreal'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 5:47 pm
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CyHi The Prince Disses Kanye West On New Song “Elephant In The Room”

For a few years, CyHi The Prince was lucky enough to be the least talented person on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music. He had that verse…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 4:57 pm
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Oasis Are Racist Dickheads Says Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa has been great for many years now, but thanks to his recent collaboration with Kanye West, the 22-year-old Chicago rapper is veering toward…
Caitlin White | August 5, 2015 - 2:51 pm
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Taylor Swift Explains How She And Kanye West Became Friends

We're going to have to accept the reality that that Kanye West/Taylor Swift collaboration will probably never happen. But West and Swift seem to be…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 10:12 am
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Drake Clowns Meek Mill; Brings Out Kanye, Pharrell, Future At OVO Fest

Drake headlined his own sixth annual OVO Fest in Toronto tonight, and he took the opportunity to go all-in on his recent beef with Meek
Peter Helman | August 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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A Kanye-Worn Pair Of Yeezys Is Going For $75k

Today in "stupidly expensive things" news, sneaker consignment shop the Heat Check is offering up a pair of Nike Air Yeezy prototypes worn by Kanye…
Peter Helman | August 3, 2015 - 9:04 pm
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