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Watch Kanye West Rap With His Late Mother In A Newly Surfaced Home Movie

Everytime Kanye West pays tribute to his late mother Donda West, as on the recent single “Only One,” it’s an absolute heartbreaker. But Kanye was making heartfelt songs about his mom when she was alive, too. “Hey Mama,” from Late Registration, took on a tragic context after Donda’s death, but it was plenty heartwrenching whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Preview Kanye West’s “U Mad” And Kendrick Lamar’s “All Day” Remix

Two sonic snippets related to Kanye West’s upcoming album So Help Me God appeared online last night. First: During a DJ set, Vic Mensa played a verse from the studio version of “U Mad,” the song Kanye and Mensa performed live in London. Second: There’s also a maddeningly brief preview of Kendrick Lamar rapping over… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2015 - 9:59 am

Kanye West Will Headline Power 106’s Powerhouse 2015

Kanye West will headline the 2015 edition of California radio station Power 106’s annual Powerhouse concert. The previously announced lineup includes Ty Dolla $ign, Ludacris, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Nipsey Hu$$le, Kid Ink, Casey Veggies, Logic, B.o.B. and Tech N9ne — so Kanye is far and away the biggest name on the bill. The concert will take… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 6, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Carnie Wilson Reveals How Wilson Phillips Ended Up On “FourFiveSeconds”

Somehow in the whirlwind that was the “FourFiveSeconds” drop we all missed an important tweet:

FUN FACT!!!!! Wilson Phillips singing backgrounds on the new Rihanna song #FourFiveSeconds #Total#Honor— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) February 10, 2015More »

By: Caitlin White / March 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday’s titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called “8 Things We Found on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service.” Those eight things were:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album

The newly long-haired Justin Bieber’s roast aired on Comedy Central last night, which occasioned a USA Today profile that revealed this fascinating tidbit: Bieber is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin, the braintrust behind Kanye’s abrasive, art-damaged freakout Yeezus. “I’m finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick,” Bieber said. “I’m not… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro’s streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn’t stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay’s newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna unveiled her dark, swaggering new single “Bitch Better Have My Money” last week, and it’s already inspired plenty of discussion. But the person who might have the most interesting insight into the track — aside from Rihanna herself — is fast-rising producer Deputy, who spoke with Fader about the story behind the track. More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 2:31 pm

See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service’s big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries — Jay, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he didn’t just get some of music’s biggest stars to tweet about the service’s big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Rihanna’s followed up “FourFiveSeconds” with the second single from her upcoming eighth studio album. It’s called “Bitch Better Have My Money,” a reference to the 1991 AMG album (and song) of the same name. On first listen, it sounds like a pretty decent bop from an artist that’s brought us 11 #1 hit singles. The… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015 - 12:10 pm

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group’s Facebook page. (I suppose a series of Snapchats would also have been appropriate.) The crucial sentence and obvious pullquote is this: “I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Wale – “The Summer League” (Feat. Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign)

We at Stereogum don’t make a big point of posting new Wale songs, mostly because fuck Wale. But when Wale gets Kanye West on a song? Different story. Wale’s new album The Album About Nothing is set to arrive at the end of the month, and on “The Summer League,” Kanye and his recent consigliere… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 9:59 am

The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It’s gotten to where you can’t read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt — a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned rising country star — makes the connection explicit, morphing his own melancholy bro-country chestnut “Single For The Summer” into a cover of Drake’s drunk-dial lament “Marvins Room” during live shows. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm

British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury

Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would headline UK’s massive Glastonbury Festival this summer, joining already-announced acts Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie. This apparently doesn’t sit so well with a few thousand potential attendees. As NME points out, a British fan named Lonsdale (who has, he admits, never actually been to Glastonbury) has started anMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The-Dream Explains How Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” Inspired Half Of Watch The Throne

Super-producer The-Dream is the latest artist to be recruited by Genius to annotate some of his biggest hits. His list of annotations is pretty extensive, covering his solo work and the songs he’s produced for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and more, plus some of them even include a back-and-forth between him and hi… More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

Kanye West Will Headline Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury, the UK’s most storied music festival, announced Foo Fighters as a 2015 headliner back in February, and now they’ve announced another: Kanye West. A statement on Glastonbury’s site reads: “We’re very excited to reveal that Kanye West will headline the Saturday night of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. This will be the rapper’s first appearance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview where he addressed his relationship with Kanye West. During a lecture at Oxford earlier this month, West noted that the President “calls the home phone,” but Obama disputed that. Here’… More »

By: James Rettig / March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

“I want you to know that it’s our time/ You and me bleed the same light.” That intuitive nonsense is the hook from “I Want You To Know,” the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Portland Metal Band Is Pissed That Kanye’s Using The Same 800-Year-Old Religious Symbol As Them

When Kanye West cryptically dropped the name of his forthcoming album, So Help Me God, on Twitter last week, it was accompanied by equally mystifying artwork. At the time we noted the diamond embellished with lowercase m’s at the corners originated as a 13th century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary. Some people began commenting… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015 - 2:01 pm
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