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Kanye Addresses Charleston Shooting In New Freestyle, Hits Waffle House With OutKast

Kanye headlined Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta last night. At the event, he brought 2 Chainz onstage to perform “Mercy,” and he also addressed racism and the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC in an intense new freestyle. Watch both performances below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” Video

Big Sean’s new album Dark Sky Paradise seems to have finally rescued him from being the butt of every rap joke. Tom lauded the record in his rap column, and both “IDFWU” and “Blessings” are undeniably great songs, even as they express completely opposite emotions. His latest single “One Man Can Change The World” once… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 19, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: “Bitch I’m Madonna.” This is one of those choruses that you can’t help but repeat back to yourself. The song features Nicki Minaj, so for the video Madonna capitalized on the A-list pop star roster video trend… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Foo Fighters Cancel Glastonbury; Read Dave Grohl’s Letter To Fans (And Kanye)

Dave Grohl took an epic spill last week at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, and like the true (Foo) fighter that he is, he finished the set anyway with his leg in a cast. Unfortunately, his ability to perform on a long-term basis is questionable, and today, Foo Fighters announced that they will be canceling… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Watch Kanye West Commandeer An NBA Press Conference

Kanye West is a noted NBA fan — just a few days ago, Kim Kardashian rented out the entire L.A. Staples Center for her husband’s basketball themed birthday bash. On Thursday night, Kanye attended Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland (Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), and after the Warriors emerged victorious, he… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t think you can call it the best anything, but the most important music-related moving images this week were the flood of cell-phone videos from outside Hot 97 Summer Jam, where police responded to a fight by closing the show’s doors and then firing tear gas into the crowd. This sort of story i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm

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

Vic Mensa and Kanye West’s massively brassy “U Mad” now has a video directed by the great Grant Singer (and good for him — back in January, Kanye beat out Singer for the top spot in our 5 Best Videos Of The Week rankings, and now the two are working together). The ominous track’s visual… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Expecting Second Child

Speaking as someone with two kids: Do you know how fucking hard it is to have two kids? It is way harder than one kid. I mean, it’s amazing, and I love it. But it is difficult. So maybe we should start expecting longer breaks between Kanye West albums. As E! reports, Kim Kardashian broke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2015 - 8:59 am

Watch Kanye West’s Speech To Fashion Students At Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Kanye West has been making the academic rounds recently. First, there was his speech at Oxford in March, then he accepted an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago, and on Friday he delivered a speech to the students at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the same school that he… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 10:44 am

Hear Win Butler DJ What Sounds Like A New Kanye West Song

Win Butler did a DJ gig last night under his DJ Windows 98 guise, and in his mix was what appears to be a new Kanye West song. Noisey is calling it “A Long Time” and reports that Butler had a CD-quality recording of the track, but there’s no way of knowing at this point… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we learned of its release. But a tracklist just hit the internet, and it’s pretty fascinating. We’ve heard a few of the tracks that’ll be on it: “Lord Pretty Flacko JodyeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Kanye West Releases Statement About Billboard Awards Censorship

Kanye West’s night-closing Billboard Music Awards performance on Sunday was heavily censored for everyone watching along at home, as he performed “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” with long periods of silence breaking up each of them. The next day, TMZ reported that Kanye didn’t do a dress rehearsal, and a source was quoted as saying:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Kanye West Booed After Heavily Censored Billboard Music Awards Performance

Kanye West closed out this year’s Billboard’s Music Awards with a performance of his latest SWISH single “All Day” alongside Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom, followed by his Yeezus track “Black Skinhead.” He was introduced by family members Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who were booed before announcing him as “a doctor” for his recent honoraryMore »

By: James Rettig / May 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Watch Bleachers Play A Great Live-In-Studio Cover Of Kanye West’s “Only One”

Last month, we posted fan-made footage of Bleachers, the great new-wave band led by Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, covering Kanye West’s elegiac single “Only One” in Detroit. And now the band has honed and perfected that cover, playing it live in studio for Transmitter. Antonoff’s arrangement of the song makes it sound like ’80s soft rock,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 10:52 am

2015 Billboard Music Awards Will Open With Taylor Swift, Close With Kanye West

The Billboard Music Awards have always been at the very bottom of the music-awards-show totem pole. This year, though, the show is determined to make an impact, and it’s bringing out some big guns. Billboard reports that the show will open with the debut of Taylor Swift’s video for her 1989 track “Bad Blood.” A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 11:07 am

Watch Kanye West And Vic Mensa Perform At Chance The Rapper’s OpenMike In Chicago

Even though Chance The Rapper moved out to the West Coast, one of the ways he and the Social Experiment still support Chicago is their series of Open Mike events for local high school students. The fifth installment went down today at the Reva & David Logan on the South Side, and as Fake ShoreMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Kanye West To Appear In Spike Lee’s Comedy Musical Chiraq?

UPDATE: A representative for Kanye West reached out with this statement:

“Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq. However, there are discussions for West’s possible involvement in the film’s soundtrack, schedule permitting.”… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 11, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Hear Kanye West’s Speeches At The School At The Art Institute Of Chicago

UPDATE: West gave another short speech today at the commencement ceremony. He shouted out old foe George W. Bush’s painting skills and referred to credentials like this degree and Paul McCartney’s co-sign as “Floyd Mayweather belts.” Listen to the four-minute remarks below.

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By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 11, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Watch Kanye West Perform “All Day” At A Chicago Bulls Game

Kanye West was in attendance for today’s NBA play off game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers to cheer on his hometown team. He gave a little pre-game pump-up speech to the crowd and then, during a first quarter timeout, did an impromptu performance of “All Day.” Watch video from the game below… More »

By: James Rettig / May 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Watch Kanye West Do His Hits At Wango Tango 2015

Kanye West headlined 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango festival last night, alongside a lineup that included Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Nick Jonas, David Guetta, Sia, and a bunch of other big-name pop stars. Kris and Kendall Jenner were there to show support. He stuck to performing his bigger hits to appease the crowd, including “Jesu… More »

By: James Rettig / May 10, 2015 - 10:21 am
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