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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 this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

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 lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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 »

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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

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

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

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

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

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's…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

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 videos…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2015 - 4:38 pm

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

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

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

Hear Win Butler DJ What Sounds Like A New Kanye West Song

Win Butler did a DJ gig last night under his DJ Windows 98 guise, and in his mix was what appears to be a new…
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK

A$AP Rocky's new album At.Long.Last.A$AP is only a couple of weeks away from release, but the LP has been shrouded in secrecy ever since we…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Kanye West Releases Statement About Billboard Awards Censorship

Kanye West's night-closing Billboard Music Awards performance on Sunday was heavily censored for everyone watching along at home, as he performed "All Day" and "Black…
James Rettig | May 19, 2015 - 6:59 pm

Kanye West Booed After Heavily Censored Billboard Music Awards Performance

Kanye West closed out this year's Billboard's Music Awards with a performance of his latest SWISH single "All Day" alongside Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom,…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Watch Bleachers Play A Great Live-In-Studio Cover Of Kanye West’s “Only One”

Last month, we posted fan-made footage of Bleachers, the great new-wave band led by Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, covering Kanye West's elegiac single "Only One" in…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 10:52 am

2015 Billboard Music Awards Will Open With Taylor Swift, Close With Kanye West

The Billboard Music Awards have always been at the very bottom of the music-awards-show totem pole. This year, though, the show is determined to make…
Tom Breihan | May 12, 2015 - 11:07 am

Watch Kanye West And Vic Mensa Perform At Chance The Rapper’s OpenMike In Chicago

Even though Chance The Rapper moved out to the West Coast, one of the ways he and the Social Experiment still support Chicago is their…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Kanye West To Appear In Spike Lee’s Comedy Musical Chiraq?

UPDATE: A representative for Kanye West reached out with this statement: "Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq.
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Hear Kanye West’s Speeches At The School At The Art Institute Of Chicago

UPDATE: West gave another short speech today at the commencement ceremony. He shouted out old foe George W. Bush's painting skills and referred to credentials…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 11, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Watch Kanye West Perform “All Day” At A Chicago Bulls Game

Kanye West was in attendance for today's NBA play off game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers to cheer on his hometown team.
James Rettig | May 10, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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