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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

Kanye Apparently Played His New Album In Paris Last Night

We've been hearing for a long time about Kanye West's mysterious new album, the follow-up to last year's Yeezus, and a low-quality rip of rumored first single "All Day" even made the internet rounds last month. But now, we're at least getting some indication that the album is done. The New York rapper Theophilu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2014

Watch Lorde Cover Kanye West & Bon Iver In Concert

Lorde is trotting out two new covers on her U.S. tour, which kicked off last week in Philadelphia: Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" and Bon Iver one-off "Heavenly Father." She's previously covered Kanye's "Hold My Liquor," the Replacements' "Swingin Party," and Son Lux's "Easy" at her live shows. Watch video of her… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014

Kanye Halts Sydney Show Until Seated Fans Prove They’re Disabled

The Yeezus tour is making its way through Australia right now and Kanye is catching flak for some comments he made regarding handicapped people during his show last night. According to The Daily Mail, he demanded that everyone stand up and dance "unless y'all are sitting down because y'all handicapped" at a Melbourne concert… More »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014

Hear Four New Big Sean Songs Feat. Production By Kanye West, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It

Big Sean put up four new tracks on his Soundcloud earlier today and they share a first-rate laundry list of producers: Kanye West, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It, Nate Fox, Da Internz, Key Wane, L&F, and DJ Dahi. The four songs are the first collection of new music we've heard from Big Sean since… More »

By: James Rettig / September 12, 2014

Kanye And Jay Z Produce New Chris Rock Movie

Paramount Pictures has just picked up Top Five, a movie written and directed by Chris Rock, after it got pretty good reviews at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. According to Deadline, Kanye West and Jay Z co-produced the movie and the executive music producer was Questlove. The film stars Andre… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014

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
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