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Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it’s just that I long since aged out of the network’s key demo, but the entire enterprise feels teeth-clenchingly forced and needlessly faux-outrageous — even Miley Cyrus’ freed nipple in a night filled with NSFW moments. But if you’re a pop-culture addict… More »

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 »

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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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Azealia Banks, Stephen Hawking Pull Out Of Glastonbury

Earlier this morning, Glastonbury Festival announced via Twitter that Azealia Banks will no longer be performing at this weekend's event. Banks told Billboard that she'…
Caitlin White | June 26, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West) & “I Know” (Feat. Jhené Aiko) Videos

Big Sean continues to release videos to accompany tracks off his new album, Dark Sky Paradise. Last week he shared the moving, police-violence commentary "One
Caitlin White | June 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Stream Tyga The King Album: 18th Dynasty

Tyga has decided to go the surprise-album route for The King Album: 18th Dynasty. He has also decided to go the Donda route, enlisting Kanye…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm
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Kanye’s SWISH Now Coming In The Fall?

We've been waiting more than a year, with a breathless sense of urgency and some trepidation, for Kanye West to release a new album. That…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2015 - 10:00 am
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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…
Peter Helman | June 21, 2015 - 11:48 am
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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…
Caitlin White | June 19, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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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'…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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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 video…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2015 - 6:04 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2015 - 8:59 am
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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…
James Rettig | May 31, 2015 - 10:44 am
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