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Chance The Rapper Discusses His “Masterpiece” Album With Lil B, The Drake/Meek Mill Feud

Chance The Rapper appeared on Wild 94.1 to talk with Bootleg Kev and confirmed that he is releasing an album with Lil B. Chance called it “a classic” and “a masterpiece” and said it will definitely be a full album. He also talks about whether or not he’s working with Kanye West, how proud he… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Blur’s Graham Coxon Thinks Kanye West Is “A Big Fucking Idiot”

Today in veteran white rock musicians insulting Kanye West: In a recent interview with The Guardian, Blur’s Graham Coxon took issue with Kanye’s particular brand of artistry. When reporter Tim Jonze (he of the Lana Del Rey controversy) cited Kanye as an example of a mainstream and innovative musician, Coxon responded with the following:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 30, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Kanye West Could’ve Narrated Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf

Given who Chance The Rapper is — a relentlessly creative and morally driven young rapper from Chicago’s South Side — it’s not exactly a surprise that he idolizes Kanye West. In a new interview with The Guardian, Chance says that he one wanted “Kanye to be my dad” and that “The kid in me wanted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am

Watch Jeezy Bring Out Andre 3000, Kanye West, Usher, T.I., Bun B At Thug Motivation 101 Anniversary Show

On Saturday night, Young Jeezy celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a big show at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. He’d billed it as a celebration of the album, and as Rap-Up points out, the show included a few guests who were on that first album: T.I. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Watch Kanye West Combat Transphobia And Promote Sock-Shoes On I Am Cait Premiere

Kanye West might be a member of the extended Kardashian clan, but he doesn’t appear on the various Kardashian-related TV shows that often. This weekend, however, was different. Last night, Caitlyn Jenner debuted her I Am Cait reality show, and West and his wife Kim Kardashian made a quick cameo. The visit to Jenner’s house… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2015 - 9:03 am

Kanye West – “All Day / I Feel Like That” Video (Dir. Steve McQueen)

As previously reported, yesterday Kanye West’s Steve McQueen-directed “All Day / I Feel Like That” video began a six-day screening at Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. Although phones were confiscated at the event, it looks like somebody managed to get their device inside, because Fake Shore Drive just shared a full nine-minute bootleg recorded… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 26, 2015 - 9:36 am

Kanye West And Justin Vernon Will Appear On James Blake’s Radio Silence

James Blake’s highly anticipated third album is going to be called Radio Silence, and he’s already pretty heavily implied that Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon would appear on the album. Now, as Pitchfork points out, Blake has confirmed the collaborations in a recent interview with Esquire: “I can confirm that they’re on it. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 21, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could’ve predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Kanye West To Premiere Steve McQueen-Directed “All Day/I Feel Like That” Video Saturday In L.A.

Back in March, Kanye West screened a collaboration with 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen during Paris Fashion Week. Now the extended music video is set to officially debut this Saturday 7/25 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The video features two songs from Kanye’s eternally delayed SWISH: “All Day” and the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 19, 2015 - 8:56 pm

Chance The Rapper Teases Kanye Collab, Performs “Sunday Candy” And “Paranoia” On Windy City Live

Earlier today, Chance The Rapper and the rest of the Social Experiment appeared on their hometown morning show, Windy City Live. First, Chance sat down for an interview where he was asked about a possible Kanye West collaboration. (West shouted him out and teased some new material during a performance at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest o… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Drake – “Energy” Video

The Drake “Energy” video has arrived! Looks like Future isn’t the only one dropping new material today. Drake just went on Beats 1 radio and dropped the video for “Energy,” one of the best songs off his suprise mixtape from earlier this year If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. He pokes fun at plenty… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm

David Crosby Still Really Hates Kanye West

As nice as it is that he’s willing to answer fan questions, someone needs to take David Crosby’s Twitter handle away. Bury it, burn it, do something, because the man is making out to seem like a total curmudgeon. After tweeting some beyond-snide comments about Kanye West in response to a fan’s question back i… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 9, 2015 - 10:43 am

Slipknot Frontman Has A Message For Kanye West

One of Kanye West’s many self-designations is “The #1 Rock Star On The Planet,” a title he claimed for himself during his much-circulated Zane Lowe interview in 2013 and reiterated last weekend at Glastonbury. Specifically, he told the festival crowd, “You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet,” then repeated that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 7, 2015 - 5:56 pm

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 / July 6, 2015 - 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
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