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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could've skipped it this week because of New Year's, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2015

Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney)

You had to know this was coming. Just in time to ring in the new year, Kanye West drops a new song: a gentle AutoTuned ballad called "Only One." Paul McCartney is apparently on here, too, presumably on the organ that plays after Kanye implores, "Tell Nori about me." It's nothing like Yeezus -- naturally… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 1, 2015

Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. "I was hoping to release my new single 'Living For Love' on Valentine's Day with the rest of the album coming in the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014

Seth Rogen Gives Howard Stern More Details On That Private Concert In Kanye West’s Limo

Last week, in a Rolling Stone interview, the actor Seth Rogen mentioned that he'd heard Kanye West's new album. Or, more specifically, Kanye West had rapped his entire new album, with instrumental tracks, for Rogen, in a limo van. Talking to Howard Stern, Rogen has given a whole lot more details about what happened… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014

Chief Keef – “Nobody” (Feat. Kanye West)

Chicago drill star Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he's already planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. When details of Keef's new self-released LP Nobody emerged recently, the big news was that Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef on the Yeezus track "Hold My… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Kanye West’s “Immersive” Film Proposal, Film With Seth Rogen

Lots of embarrassing information came out last month when hackers broke into Sony's servers and unearthed thousands of internal documents, but some exciting possibilities came to light as well. Here's one: The Daily Beast reports that Sony is in discussions regarding a Kanye West feature film. An email from Kanye's DONDA creative director Elo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014

Kanye West Rapped His Whole New Album For Seth Rogen

Kanye West reportedly enjoyed James Franco and Seth Rogen's "Bound 3" spoof so much that he invited them to do it live at his wedding. And apparently he now likes Seth Rogen enough that he's happy to just perform his entire mysterious new album for the guy. Among New York media circles, there… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 9, 2014

Kanye West Will Tour North America In 2015 According To This Rihanna Charity Auction

Still no word on when Kanye West's long-rumored Yeezus follow-up -- the one originally promised for summer 2014, then fall 2014 -- is going to drop. It might even appear out of nowhere before December is over; perhaps Theophilus London will hand out copies on the streets on Paris? Nobody knows. Here'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2014

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: "A (RED) THANK YOU -- Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED"), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that's arguably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

James Blake Talks 2015 LP, Kanye West Collaboration

James Blake has been playing a lot of new material on his BBC Radio 1 program over the past few months -- including tracks like "200 Press" and "Building It Still" -- which demonstrates that he's hard at work on a follow-up to 2013's Overgrown. In a recent interview with The Miami NewMore »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014

Pusha T – “Lunch Money” (Prod. Kanye West)

Whoo! A few minutes ago, "Lunch Money," a new Pusha T track that Kanye West apparently produced, appeared online with zero advance notice, and it absolutely goes. Kanye's beat for the song is a gurgling, lurching soup of confusing, disorienting sounds, but all those sounds are built around a very basic, very funky pulse. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014

Lorde – “Flicker (Kanye West Rework)”

Lorde has shared the Kanye West rework of her The Hunger Games - Mockingjay: Part 1 single "Yellow Flicker Beat." The title of the song is shortened to "Flicker" and it's a subtle adjustment of the track that makes it a bit more grandiose and ominous. Certainly a rework more than a remix, but… More »

By: James Rettig / November 11, 2014

Big Sean – “I Don’t Fuck With You” Video (Feat. Kanye West)

Big Sean's new single "I Don't Fuck With You" was produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard, and both of them show up in the new football-themed video for the track. Kanye is the coach for the team and gives advice from the sidelines. Guest rapper E-40 also makes an appearance. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

Theophilus London – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Kanye West) & Vibes Stream

Kanye West and Theophilus London have been hanging out a lot lately -- London claims he's on West's new album, and West executive produced London's new Vibes. Now Vibes is streaming in full, and it includes a song with West called "Can't Stop." West's lyrics here are definitely in the classic Kanye mold, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014

Hear The Benjamin Bronfman Demo That Became Kanye’s “New Slaves”

Ever wonder where those distinctive blips on Kanye West's "New Slaves" came from? Turns out they originated on a demo by Benjamin Bronfman, a member of the production collective known as Teachers and father to M.I.A.'s child. The demo is called "Cruel Cold Winter," and its grey blankness hearkens back to 808s &More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 27, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Has Chvrches, Haim, Pusha T, Charli XCX, Bat For Lashes, & Kanye’s Lorde Remix

In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We've already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut "Yellow Flicker Beat" as well as "This Is Not A Game," her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014

Tyga – “40 Mill” (Prod. Kanye West)

Tyga has shared a new track, which was co-produced by Kanye West, Mike Dean, and Tyga's own producer Jess Jackson, all of whom also apparently served as executive producers for his entire upcoming project, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. "40 Mill" is backed by opulent, oppressive drum sequencing and Tyga asserting, "I don't wanna… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

Kanye Has 20 Finished Songs For New Album

When last we heard about Kanye West's mysterious new album, it was Theophilus London writing an Instagram caption about how Kanye had played the album three times at a Paris listening party. This, understandably, led many of us to believe that the album is done. This is apparently not the case. Or, anyway, Theophilu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014

Flying Lotus Really Wanted To Be On Yeezus, Hints At Thom Yorke Collaboration

You're Dead!, the morbid new jazz-fusion odyssey from Flying Lotus, comes out tomorrow, and the album has cameos from rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. But apparently, FlyLo really, really wants to work with one guy, one who won't return his calls. You will probably not be surprised to learn that Kanye… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014

The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit "Rather Be" cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works by composers like Shostakovich and Beethoven with modern electronic music. The title of their first single, 2010's "Mozart's House," cheekily spelled it out. It's not exactly a newMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014
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