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In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn’t actually become one until 1970, they decided to begin pitting their champions against each other in an NFL-AFL World Championship Game right away. So on 1/15/67, the NFL’s Green Bay Packers faced… More »

We’re apparently on a collision course with a pretty serious snowstorm here on the East Coast. It’s gonna be the #BlizzardOfTheCentury, according to Slate’s hysteria-farming weather dude Eric Holthaus. It’s not just him, though. The weather media loves this stuff the way the music media loves year-end lists, and the public responds similarly to both:… More »

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Watch Barack Obama Give Kanye West Some Campaign Advice At DNC Fundraiser

Barack Obama and Kanye West both appeared at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco today, and before Kanye performed, the President took the…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2015 - 5:38 pm
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Young Chop Fights With Security At A3C, Accuses Kanye West Of Exploiting Young Chicago Artists

Chicago drill producer Young Chop, the guy who produced Chief Keef's breakout "I Don't Like," was famously displeased that Kanye West released his all-star remix…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2015 - 2:27 pm
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Watch Kanye West’s 2-Hour “In Camera” Interview

I'm not going to pretend like I've spent the past two hours watching this Kanye West interview, but I am also fairly certain a two-hour…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2015 - 3:12 pm
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Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak Chicago Show Announced In Error

UPDATE: Apparently, this show isn't happening after all. A rep for Kanye West tells Billboard, "This morning, a show featuring Kanye West at United Center…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2015 - 10:08 am
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Don Henley Thinks Frank Ocean Is A “Talentless Little Prick” And Doesn’t Like Kanye West Either

Don Henley already had a grudge against Frank Ocean because of Ocean's incorporation of "Hotel California" into the Nostalgia, Ultra track "American Wedding." After that,…
Caitlin White | October 1, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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The Game – “Mula” (Feat. Kanye West) & “On Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Veteran Compton rapper the Game recently announced his upcoming sixth album The Documentary 2, a sequel to his 2005 debut The Documentary, and it's absolutely…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2015 - 8:54 pm
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Watch Chance The Rapper Cover Kanye West’s “Family Business” At Summer Ends Fest

Chance The Rapper and Kanye West both performed at Tempe, Arizona's Summer Ends festival last night. As Pitchfork points out, Chance took the opportunity to…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Watch Kanye West Bring Out Travi$ Scott & Vic Mensa At Summer Ends Fest

Despite the apparent lack of progress on SWISH, Kanye West has been keeping himself busy. After two consecutive nights of performing 808s & Heartbreak in
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Kanye West To Reportedly Perform SWISH Songs At DNC Fundraiser

During Kanye West's Yeezy Season 2 runway show a couple of weeks ago, he debuted "Fade," another new song from the ever-elusive SWISH. The last…
Peter Helman | September 27, 2015 - 10:36 pm
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Watch Kanye West Perform 808s & Heartbreak In Full At Hollywood Bowl

With the release date of SWISH now pushed back from "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" to "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ plus maybe another year," Kanye is revisiting some of his older work…
Peter Helman | September 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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Kanye West’s SWISH May Take Another Year

Bad news for Kanye fans: SWISH might not be released for another year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Kanye spoke at length about his…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Dave Longstreth Teases “Top Secret” Project On Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Show

Time Crisis, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig's Beats 1 Radio show, is usually not the place to go if you're looking for some kind of…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2015 - 9:32 am
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The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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Kanye West – “Fade” (Feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)

During Kanye West's spring fashion show to debut his Adidas Yeezy Boost shoes among other items, he previewed a new song called "Wolves" that features…
Caitlin White | September 16, 2015 - 12:30 pm
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Kanye Announces Last-Minute Yeezy Season 2 Runway Show, And Other Designers Are Pissed

This weekend, Kanye West announced a Yeezy Season 2 collection runway show as a last-minute addition to New York Fashion Week. The presentation is scheduled…
Peter Helman | September 14, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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School Administration Shuts Down Kanye-Themed Classroom

Adrian Perez is a fourth-grade teacher at McCabe Elementary School in Mendota, California, and he claims that he wants to be "the Kanye West of…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 10:29 am
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Watch Hillary Clinton Talk Kanye West 2020, Learn To Whip/Nae Nae On Ellen

Watching Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres talk on Ellen is like having a front row seat to the blonde, older white lady power Olympics. These…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 4:59 pm
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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am
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Montana Of 300 Teases Collaboration With Kanye West, Jay Z, & Lil Wayne

Chicago rapper Montana Of 300 broke out last year with the cult hit "Ice Cream Truck," and he's been picking up some momentum since then.
Peter Helman | September 6, 2015 - 6:24 pm
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Hear Drake Freestyle Over The Weeknd & Kanye West’s “Tell Your Friends”

Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib are continuing to use their OVO Sound Radio Beats 1 show as a place to debut new material. Last…
Peter Helman | September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
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