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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

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Kanye West Changes New Album Title To SWISH

Two months ago, Kanye West tweeted out that his upcoming new album would be called So Help Me God, and debuted what is presumably the cover art for the record. It seems as though he’s changed his mind: The new album is now apparently called SWISH according to a tweet he just sent out, and… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Brandon Flowers Thinks No One Is Allowed To Criticize Kanye West

Brandon Flowers is bravely going where no man has gone before — criticizing Kanye West! Back in 2006 the Killers frontman said, “Kanye West makes me ill,” and in light of Ye’s current hyper-celebrity status, Rolling Stone obviously had to ask him about that comment. Here’s what he had to say about whether he stand… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Kanye West Performs At Time 100 Gala, Is Not Amused By Amy Schumer

Kanye West attended last night’s Time 100 Gala in New York City after recently being named by the magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. He was joined by his wife, Kim Kardashian, and their night got off to an eventful start as they were walking down the red carpet, where… More »

By: James Rettig / April 22, 2015 - 8:31 am

Kanye West Also Joined Stromae At Coachella

Whenever Kanye West shows up somewhere, it makes headlines. So obviously his appearance during the Weeknd’s set at Coachella was news. But Kanye also joined Belgian superstar Stromae during his set at the festival yesterday. I first heard about Stromae in spring of last year when one of my friends excitedly described how he wa… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 20, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd

The second weekend of Coachella is not without its surprises, even though it’s typically received with much less fanfare than the first. For example, last night the Weeknd brought out special guest Kanye West during his set in what’s probably the biggest surprise appearance this year. (At least maybe until Drake’s set later tonight.) The… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We’re very nearly a third of the way through 2015 already, and as legions of astute commenters have continually pointed out, it’s been a hell of a year for new music. The 5 Best Songs below prove it further. From all-star rap team-ups to massive return singles to adventurous covers and all the quiet, delicate… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Mumford & Sons Frontman Learning How To “Chop Up Beats” For New Hip-Hop Project

It seems like Marcus Mumford is trying to reinvent himself a bit. The Mumford & Sons frontman rose to prominence for his band’s shambling folk anthems that soon wearied audiences with their cookie cutter similarities. Now that the group is on the cusp of releasing their decidedly electric third album Wilder Mind, the frontman ha… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Kanye West – “All Day (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

A maddeningly short six-second snippet of Kendrick Lamar rapping over Kanye West’s “All Day” emerged last week, and now the full song is here. It’s basically the original “All Day” with Kendrick swapped in for Theophilus London (hooray!) and the wild meltdown from the end of the song chopped off (boo!). Allan Kingdom’s dancehall bit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Hudson Mohawke: “The TNGHT Record Spawned Kind Of A Parody Genre”

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Hudson Mohawke was fairly candid about his feelings regarding TNGHT, the production duo he formed with Lunice and then later disbanded. Their duo was widely regarded as almost revolutionary in its approach to beat-making and electronic production, but from Mohawke’s perspective, staying “cutting edge” wasn’t on his mind:… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 14, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Watch Kanye West Play A Surprise Concert And Jump Into A Lake In Armenia

Kanye West is currently accompanying the Kardashians on a trip around their homeland of Armenia, and he put on a surprise concert earlier tonight at Swan Lake in the capital city of Yerevan. He got through six songs and then ended in epic fashion, jumping into the lake and encouraging his fans to follow suit. More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 6:25 pm

Kanye West – “Midas Touch”

A snippet of a new Kanye West song called “Midas Touch” has surfaced. It’s still clearly in demo form, but the track provides some insight into what So Help Me God could sound like. Or it could be a leftover from his recording sessions with Rihanna for her new record, considering that the track contai… More »

By: James Rettig / April 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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

Vic Mensa performed “U Mad” with Kanye West in London and previewed the studio version in a DJ set this week. The recording has made its way to Mensa’s SoundCloud this afternoon while Mensa was on stage at Coachella, and it appears to be a Mensa song featuring Kanye, not the other way around. Aesthetically… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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