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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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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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Pusha T – “Amen (Hudson Mohawke Remix)” (Feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy)

Hudson Mohawke and Pusha T are both members of Kanye West's extended G.O.O.D. Music team, and they've previously teamed up on things like HudMo's "Chimes"…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 11:59 am
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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…
Caitlin White | July 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 9:03 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 26, 2015 - 9:36 am
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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’…
Peter Helman | July 21, 2015 - 7:03 pm
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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? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2015 - 8:56 pm
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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 dow…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | July 10, 2015 - 12:42 pm
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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,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 9, 2015 - 10:43 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2015 - 5:56 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | July 6, 2015 - 9:37 am
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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…
Peter Helman | July 1, 2015 - 8:28 pm
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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…
Peter Helman | June 27, 2015 - 7:09 pm
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