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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come out. So with that in mind, let me start off this week's column by introducing you to one. Kelefa Sanneh's great New Yorker article about New York hardcore led me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

David Crosby On Kanye West: “He’s An Idiot And A Poser”

How many more old white dudes are gonna say Kanye West doesn't have any talent? Say what you want about his ego, his spontaneous, unruly public persona or even his wife (although I love you Kim), but pretending like he's not talented is starting to feel like the last refuge of scoundrels. (Especially scoundrels namedMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 5, 2015 - 5:41 pm

The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a fluke. The first rapper to win was Eminem, who would've taken home the trophy for "Lose Yourself" in 2003 if he'd bothered to show up. That was the Academy acknowledging… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West's been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert at London's KOKO that sold out in minutes. During the show, Kanye brought out a bunch of guests, including Big Sean, Raekwon, Vic Mensa, Skepta, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, JME,… More »

By: James Rettig / March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that features Sean holding his own alongside Drake and Kanye West. Kanye isn't on the album version, for some reason, but he's in the brand-new video, which Darren Craig directed. The atmospheric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Kanye Shares New Kanye-isms In Oxford University Lecture

Kanye West has been on a tear lately as he promotes his recently confirmed new album So Help Me God. His latest appearance was as a guest lecturer at Oxford University, where 5,000 students entered a lottery for the 350 spots to attend. The lecture, which was hosted by the Oxford Guild Business Society, bega… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 2, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney)

Kanye West debuted his much-leaked single "All Day" at the Brit Awards last week, and now a studio version has emerged. The So Help Me God song's bouncy, bass-heavy beat also features verses from Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, and a massive "Monster"/"Black Skinhead"-style riff slices through the track from time to time. There'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Watch Jay Pharoah As Kanye West Rap An Apology Song On SNL

With Kanye in the news so much over the past month, it makes sense that Saturday Night Live would find an excuse for Jay Pharoah to bring out his impression. And indeed they did! Last night, Pharoah-as-West appeared on Weekend Update, mocking Kanye's public apology to Beck via Twitter and rapping what he called "the… More »

By: James Rettig / March 1, 2015 - 9:56 am

Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God

Kanye West has announced the title of his new album. It will be called So Help Me God, and that's presumably the cover art up above. It appears to be a 13th Century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary according to this conspiracy theory website Google Image Search turned up. We were just speculating earlier… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 1, 2015 - 12:33 am

Watch Kanye West Take “Only One” To Jonathan Ross

Kanye's been making the press rounds hardcore over the past few weeks -- almost like maybe he has a new album dropping soon or something! -- and his latest stop was in the UK for The Jonathan Ross Show. He gave another stellar, emotional performance of "Only One" inside a box similar to the one… More »

By: James Rettig / February 28, 2015 - 9:54 pm

Watch Kanye West Sing “Only One” On Scandinavian Talk Show Skavlan

For his first-ever appearance on Swedish television Kanye West performed the Donda-channeling AutoTune lullaby "Only One" on the Nordic show Skavlan. He wore an all-black sweat suit -- probably from his new line -- and performed on a darkly-lit stage with just one morphing, geometric spotlight. It's the same, stark format he's used for all… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 27, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

Kanye West has officially told Beck that's he's sorry: "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I'm sorry Beck," he tweeted earlier today. Does this mean it's over? Please? After Kanye called Beck out on his so-called "artistry" following his win over Beyonce for the Album Of The Year Grammy, he's spent the past… More »

By: James Rettig / February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Watch Kanye West Cry And Talk Fashion In Zane Lowe Interview

Last time Kanye West sat down with Zane Lowe, he had a lot to say about the obstacles he faced trying to break into the fashion world. Following the triumphant launch of his Yeezy Boost shoe and Adidas fashion line, West got really emotional with Lowe in another lengthy conversation. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga's performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Billy Corgan Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Kanye’s Grammys Intrusion

I'm sure we've all been wondering what Billy Corgan thinks about Kanye West's latest stage-crashing incident, and now we know! Corgan appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show in Australia yesterday, and as Faster Louder reports, Corgan shared some lengthy thoughts about his fellow Chicagoan. Thoughts like these:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am

Liam Gallagher Has Some Thoughts About Kanye, Too

Noel and Liam Gallagher, brothers and former Oasis bandmates, are completely estranged, and they don't see eye-to-eye on very much. They are, however, in complete accordance on at least one crucial issue: They both think Kanye West is a clown. In a ridiculously entertaining Stereogum interview earlier this week, Noel managed to talk a gang… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015 - 9:13 am

Watch Kanye West Debut “All Day” At The BRIT Awards

After hearing various snippets and unreleased, rough versions of "All Day" Kanye has finally blessed us with the full version. He just debuted it by performing it live for the BRIT Awards after being introduced by his wife Kim Kardashian. The track reminds me more of Watch The Throne material than anything he's done recently,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 25, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Watch Kanye West’s BET Honors Acceptance Speech

Last night, BET aired its annual BET Honors special, in which the network pays tribute to black visionaries in popular culture. This year's special included Usher, Phylicia Rashad, Microsoft chairman John Thompson, and National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta B. Cole, and Kanye West. The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and early Kanye mentor Damon Dash… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 8:51 am

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Kanye West And Rihanna Are Touring Together This Year

We learned about Kanye West's plans to tour this year via Rihanna's charity auction, they recorded the hit "FourFiveSeconds" together, and Kanye is executive producing Rihanna's album. So although it's exciting that the two artists are touring together this year, it's not exactly surprising. Radio.com points out that members of the Kanyetothe forum have dredged… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm
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