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Watch Kanye West Sing “Only One” On Scandinavian Talk Show Skavlan

For his first-ever appearance on Swedish television Kanye West performed the Donda-channeling AutoTune lullaby “Only One” on the Nordic show Skavlan. He wore an all-black sweat suit — probably from his new line — and performed on a darkly-lit stage with just one morphing, geometric spotlight. It’s the same, stark format he’s used for all… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 27, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)

Kanye West has officially told Beck that’s he’s sorry: “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck,” he tweeted earlier today. Does this mean it’s over? Please? After Kanye called Beck out on his so-called “artistry” following his win over Beyonce for the Album Of The Year Grammy, he’s spent the past… More »

By: James Rettig / February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Watch Kanye West Cry And Talk Fashion In Zane Lowe Interview

Last time Kanye West sat down with Zane Lowe, he had a lot to say about the obstacles he faced trying to break into the fashion world. Following the triumphant launch of his Yeezy Boost shoe and Adidas fashion line, West got really emotional with Lowe in another lengthy conversation. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm

The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga’s performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Billy Corgan Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Kanye’s Grammys Intrusion

I’m sure we’ve all been wondering what Billy Corgan thinks about Kanye West’s latest stage-crashing incident, and now we know! Corgan appeared on Channel 7’s The Morning Show in Australia yesterday, and as Faster Louder reports, Corgan shared some lengthy thoughts about his fellow Chicagoan. Thoughts like these:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am

Liam Gallagher Has Some Thoughts About Kanye, Too

Noel and Liam Gallagher, brothers and former Oasis bandmates, are completely estranged, and they don’t see eye-to-eye on very much. They are, however, in complete accordance on at least one crucial issue: They both think Kanye West is a clown. In a ridiculously entertaining Stereogum interview earlier this week, Noel managed to talk a gang… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2015 - 9:13 am

Watch Kanye West Debut “All Day” At The BRIT Awards

After hearing various snippets and unreleased, rough versions of “All Day” Kanye has finally blessed us with the full version. He just debuted it by performing it live for the BRIT Awards after being introduced by his wife Kim Kardashian. The track reminds me more of Watch The Throne material than anything he’s done recently,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 25, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Watch Kanye West’s BET Honors Acceptance Speech

Last night, BET aired its annual BET Honors special, in which the network pays tribute to black visionaries in popular culture. This year’s special included Usher, Phylicia Rashad, Microsoft chairman John Thompson, and National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta B. Cole, and Kanye West. The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and early Kanye mentor Damon Dash… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 8:51 am

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Kanye West And Rihanna Are Touring Together This Year

We learned about Kanye West’s plans to tour this year via Rihanna’s charity auction, they recorded the hit “FourFiveSeconds” together, and Kanye is executive producing Rihanna’s album. So although it’s exciting that the two artists are touring together this year, it’s not exactly surprising. Radio.com points out that members of the Kanyetothe forum have dredged… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Kanye West’s Album Is “80% Done,” Will Be A Surprise Release

There are a few rappers who are worth listening to every time they have a new verse. Kanye West might be the only rapper — the only artist, really — who’s worth listening to every time he has a new interview. Kanye was on L.A.’s Power 105.1 this morning for a solid hour, and he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2015 - 11:43 am

Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West)

Tracks from Big Sean’s upcoming new album, Dark Sky Paradise, have been coming out with increasing regularity as we get closer to the official release date. The next track to surface is “All Your Fault,” the second Kanye West collaboration to grace the record following “One Man Can Change The World.” (Kanye’s verse on “Blessings“… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 8:02 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of the sudden, they weren’t. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those — O Brother, WhereMore »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” (Feat. Kanye West & John Legend) & “Win Some, Lose Some”

Between his stellar Drake/Kanye West collab “Blessings” and his strong showing on Meek Mill’s “B Boy,” it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Big Sean is becoming a rapper worth checking for, something I wouldn’t have imagined a year ago. Sean’s new album Dark Sky Paradise comes out next week, and a pair of new tracks, “One… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye & Beck On “Jesus Walks, Loser”

Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal point, the latest dispatch involves him again, too. Yes, Kanye pretended to go onstage when Beck won, and later commented that — once again — Beyoncé deserved to win instead. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 16, 2015 - 3:23 pm

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Watch Drake Cover “Only One” & “FourFiveSeconds,” Bring Out Kanye For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

Drake’s headlining show at last night’s Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert at Irving Plaza served as something of a victory lap for the successful release of his surprise new mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, and he brought the other biggest name in rap along to celebrate. After covering Kanye West’s two new… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015 - 10:12 am

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z’s Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Kanye West – “Wolves” (Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia)

Kanye West launched his adidas Originals Yeezy 750 Boost shoes and YEEZY SEASON 1 “solutions-based” fashion line at an elaborate presentation for New York Fashion Week today, and he used the occasion to debut the opening track on his new album. It’s called “Wolves,” and features Vic Mensa and Sia. Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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