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Kanye’s Adidas Yeezy IIIs Coming In November

Kanye West's popular Yeezys sneaker line will be returning this fall, according to a mid-concert rant he just delivered in Perth, Australia. Nike dropped the first-generation Yeezys in 2009, then the Yeezy IIs in 2012 (followed by a limited edition run last year called "the Red Octobers"), but now Adidas will release the Yeezy IIIs. More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 5, 2014

Made In America Philadelphia In Words & Photos

Made In America has always struck me as an odd festival. In these still early years for the event, it's a somewhat small entity. Two days as opposed to others' four or five, or others' double weekends; four stages in somewhat close quarters on a shut-down Benjamin Franklin Parkway; a lineup of a size where,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / September 2, 2014

Hear New Kanye Song “Awesome” Teased In Keeping Up With The Kardashians

When your wife has a wildly popular reality show, you might as well use that show to debut some new music, right? Last year, Kanye West served as a surprise guest at Adult Swim's upfronts party, and he used the opportunity to debut "Awesome," a love song to Kim Kardashian that didn't end u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014

Aphex Twin Reveals How Kanye West Tried To Rip Him Off On “Blame Game”

Aphex Twin interviews are rare beasts, but with Richard D. James about to return with SYRO, his first proper studio album in 13 years, they're suddenly a little thicker on the ground. Both FADER and Pitchfork have recently spoken with James, and both publications have unveiled a few highlights from their conversatio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014

Kanye West Working On Album With Paul McCartney?

As a rule, it's not a great idea to believe everything you read in the New York Post. But the paper's celebrated Page Six gossip page does have an intriguing, baffling new tidbit of information, and if it's true, things might be about to get really interesting. The paper reports that Kanye West and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014

Chief Keef Teases “Nobody” Feat. Kanye West

Chief Keef teased a new collaboration with Kanye West on Instagram yesterday, which is called "Nobody," according to the caption. It's unclear whether the song will appear on Keef's upcoming album, Bang 3, or on Kanye's still-unannounced followup to Yeezus. Back in February, Keef's manager Peeda Pan told XXL that the two Chicago rapper… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

Taiwanese Animators Explain Firing Of Kanye’s DJ As Only They Can

Earlier this week we got word that Kanye West fired his touring DJ, likely due to his frequent fuck ups. Now we've been given the full scoop by the same Taiwanese new station that brought the animated new story of Daft Punk's Grammy win. In the exposé we learn Kanye fired Mano for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014

This Supercut Of Kanye’s DJ Fucking Up Probably Explains Why He Got Fired

Kanye West's tour DJ Million Dollar Mano said on Twitter today that he's no longer working for the rapper. Mano has known Kanye for years and was one of the producers of "Lost In The World" on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Part of the reason he was fired may have to do… More »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014

Hear A Low-Quality Leak Of Kanye West’s “All Day”

We don't usually post early, low-quality leaks of singles, and this one, in particular, sounds like someone pointed an iPhone in the general direction of their stereo. But! It's new Kanye! For about the past year, Kanye West has been discussing making a possible Born In The U.S.A. populist move with his forthcoming album after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014

Watch A Clip From Kanye West’s Unreleased “Robocop” Video

Kanye West is very serious when it comes to matters of quality control; as far as I know, he's the only artist who has ever scrapped a Michel Gondry video. His 2008 LP 808s & Heartbreaks, quietly one of the most influential albums of the past decade, yielded a few big singles, but Kanye never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014

The Week In Pop: Porter Robinson Welcomes Us Into His Worlds

I haven't played video games regularly since 16-bit was the industry standard. I would never choose to watch anime. Most of the time, I don't listen to festival EDM. Based on the universes Porter Robinson has spent his 22 years exploring -- both the physical and the virtual -- I shouldn't really care about the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 8, 2014

Kanye Compares His Paparazzi Battle To The Civil Rights Movement, Worries About Drones Falling Into His Pool In Highly Quotable Deposition

Last year Kanye West was charged with battery and grand theft after attacking a paparazzo and smashing his camera, a crime for which he was sentenced to probation and anger management classes. TMZ obtained a copy of Kanye's deposition from the case, during which Kanye made many entertainingly Kanye statements. Besides referring to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 6, 2014

Kanye Says His New Album Coming This Fall Will Be Poppy, Lead Single “All Day” Is Out Soon

Kanye West is on the cover of GQ's August issue. The Q&A is out in the world now, and it's fantastic. He acknowledges that Drake has become the center of hip-hop but asserts that he could take it back if he wanted. He compares the second verse of "New Slaves" to Coming To America and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2014

Watch A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap At Fat Beats

It's always fun when footage of pre-fame Kanye West emerges online. The latest example comes from DJ Eclipse, the former manager of legendary NYC record store Fat Beats, which before closing in 2010 was a pivotal New York rap hub and a mecca for hip-hop fans worldwide. Eclipse was poring through video of performance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 18, 2014

Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made In America L.A. Lineup

Jay Z's Made In America festival did a weird thing this year by splitting itself in two and trying to tackle both coasts. When it was first announced, it was clear the Philadelphia one was clearly better with sets from Kanye, Pharrell, Spoon, and Grimes while the Los Angeles edition was headlined by… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2014

Watch Kanye In The Pilot For His Travel Agent’s Failed Reality Show

Kanye West appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians are fairly few and far between when you consider that Kanye's wife is the most famous person on the entire reality-TV hellscape. But as TMZ points out, the whole Kardashians era does not mark Kanye's first foray into those reality TV waters. Four years ago,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014

Kanye Reportedly DJ’d 20 New Songs In London Last Night

The fabled, mysterious new Kanye West album might be coming sooner than we knew. Last night, Kanye performed again at Wireless festival. After the show, he and longtime consigliere Virgil Abloh took over the DJ booth at a London club, as Complex reports. And according to various eyewitness Twitter accounts, the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 7, 2014

Kanye Fills In For Drake At Wireless Festival

Kanye West stepped in for Drake at this weekend's Wireless Festival in London after Drake had to pull out due to an illness that made him "not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance [his] fans expect and deserve." Kanye, who had headlined the festival the previous night, played through pretty much the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014

Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills And Cover Kanye, Beck, & Stooges In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White's stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White and Kills singer Alison Mosshart, his Dead Weather bandmate. Mosshart came on stage early in the set to duet on White's Blunderbuss single "Love Interruption," and the Kills returned to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 27, 2014
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