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In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn’t actually become one until 1970, they decided to begin pitting their champions against each other in an NFL-AFL World Championship Game right away. So on 1/15/67, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers faced… More »

We’re apparently on a collision course with a pretty serious snowstorm here on the East Coast. It’s gonna be the #BlizzardOfTheCentury, according to Slate’s hysteria-farming weather dude Eric Holthaus. It’s not just him, though. The weather media loves this stuff the way the music media loves year-end lists, and the public responds similarly to both:… More »

A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

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Kanye West Reveals Tracklist To SWISH, The Best Album Of All Time

SWISH exists. According to a tweet last night from Kanye West, the long-delayed followup to 2013's Yeezus is complete, and Kanye's pretty pleased with the…
Chris DeVille | January 25, 2016 - 7:43 am
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Kanye West – “Black Skinhead (Remix)” (Feat. Miley Cyrus & Travis Scott)

Back in 2013, the same night she famously twerked on Robin Thicke at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus reportedly skipped every VMA afterparty, including her own.
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Hear Mos Def Freestyle About His South Africa Arrest

Yasiin Bey, fka Mos Def, was arrested in South Africa last week for trying to use a World Passport to leave the country. He's still…
Peter Helman | January 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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Kanye West – “No More Parties In L.A.” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Happy MLK Day! To celebrate, here's the first ever collaboration between two of America's greatest black artists. We were expecting another new Kanye West song…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2016 - 8:05 am
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Kim Kardashian Explains Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Fridays Delay

Last week, Kanye West's wife Kim Kardashian heavily implied via tweet that he was bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the 2010 weekly song series that led…
Peter Helman | January 17, 2016 - 1:17 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We lost a god this week. It was truly -- truly -- shocking and sad, but somewhere in that deep, dark pit was a huddled…
Stereogum | January 15, 2016 - 3:29 pm
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On The Return Of G.O.O.D. Fridays

First things first: We don't know that Kanye West is bringing back G.O.O.D. Fridays, the dizzyingly exciting 2010 song-a-week series that led up to the…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 3:54 pm
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SWISH Will Have Plenty Of Khloé Kardashian Input

Kanye West is one of pop music's great collaborators, and he only gets input from the best: Arca, Madlib, Hudson Mohawke, Pusha T... Khloé Kardashian?
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Erykah Badu – “Trill Friends”

Kanye West's excellent Ty Dolla $ign collab "Real Friends" is only a few days old, but Erykah Badu has already remixed it, giving it the…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2016 - 10:40 am

Kanye West – “Real Friends” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) & “No More Parties In LA” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Snippet)

Just as promised, Kanye West has released some new material today. It looks like it's actually two new tracks -- one called "Real Friends," which…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 1:13 pm
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It Looks Like Kanye West Will Release A New Song Every Friday

In the fall of 2010, as Kanye West was preparing to release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy into the world, he spent a few months…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 9:02 am
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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Sia – “Reaper” (Co-Written & Co-Prod. Kanye West)

It's pretty incredible how Australian behind-the-scenes songwriter turned artsy-pop sensation Sia has managed to have every single from her upcoming album This Is Acting be…
Collin Robinson | January 7, 2016 - 10:34 am
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Guy Crashes People’s Choice Awards Stage To Shout Out Kevin Gates And Kanye

Last night, the generally deeply predictable People's Choice Award hosted maybe the sleepiest, most low-impact Ol' Dirty Bastard/Kanye West awards-show moment of all time. This…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2016 - 9:38 am
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Kendrick Lamar And Mainstream Rap’s Growing Conscience

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit…
Collin Robinson | January 5, 2016 - 9:29 am
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Watch Kanye West’s American Idol “Audition”

A few months ago, Kanye West showed up at the San Francisco tryouts for American Idol's 15th and final season. We've already seen a bit…
Peter Helman | January 4, 2016 - 7:56 pm
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Pusha T – “M.P.A.” (Feat. Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, & The-Dream) Video

Pusha T is back with another video from his ridiculously good Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude. In contrast to the darkly dramatic clips that have…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 3:15 pm
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Kanye West – “FACTS”

We've been on Kanye West Watch ever since he released "Only One" last New Year's Eve. Later he announced that his new album would be…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 9:15 pm
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