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The College Dropout changed rap — and really the course of music history, full stop — more than any other album this century. It introduced Kanye West, the most influential pop icon of his generation, and his maniacal swirl of self-admiration and self-doubt. It detonated the boundaries between rap’s flossing mainstream and philosophizing underground. It… More »

Earlier this week, we learned that Kanye West would become the latest recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Awards, the Video Music Awards’ basic equivalent of a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor that MTV knows how to give. It’s easy to quibble with that award. Kanye West has at least a few great… More »

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… More »

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Watch A Preview Of Kanye West’s “All Day” Video

During the first night of his four-night Paris residency, Kanye West debuted the video for his new single "All Day," which was directed by 12
James Rettig | March 7, 2015 - 4:13 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Despite David Crosby's protestations regarding Kanye West's talent, Yeezy undoubtedly made one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week. Again. So did Courtney Barnett…
Stereogum | March 6, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake

We already knew Kanye West was involved with Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, but now it turns out she’ll be on Kanye’s So Help Me
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 3:52 pm
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Kanye West Announces 4-Night Paris Residency Starting Tomorrow

Kanye West loves high-fashion bag designer Louis Vuitton, so much so that one of the earliest nicknames he gave himself was "the Louis Vuitton don."…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
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David Crosby On Kanye West: “He’s An Idiot And A Poser”

How many more old white dudes are gonna say Kanye West doesn't have any talent? Say what you want about his ego, his spontaneous, unruly…
Caitlin White | March 5, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am
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Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West's been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert…
James Rettig | March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
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Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West) Video

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that feature…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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Kanye Shares New Kanye-isms In Oxford University Lecture

Kanye West has been on a tear lately as he promotes his recently confirmed new album So Help Me God. His latest appearance was a…
Caitlin White | March 2, 2015 - 3:44 pm
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Kanye West – “All Day” (Feat. Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, & Paul McCartney)

Kanye West debuted his much-leaked single "All Day" at the Brit Awards last week, and now a studio version has emerged. The So Help
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2015 - 2:22 pm
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Watch Jay Pharoah As Kanye West Rap An Apology Song On SNL

With Kanye in the news so much over the past month, it makes sense that Saturday Night Live would find an excuse for Jay Pharoah…
James Rettig | March 1, 2015 - 9:56 am

Kanye West Announces New Album So Help Me God

Kanye West has announced the title of his new album. It will be called So Help Me God, and that's presumably the cover art u…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2015 - 12:33 am
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Watch Kanye West Take “Only One” To Jonathan Ross

Kanye's been making the press rounds hardcore over the past few weeks -- almost like maybe he has a new album dropping soon or something!
James Rettig | February 28, 2015 - 9:54 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | February 27, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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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. Doe…
James Rettig | February 26, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | February 26, 2015 - 4:43 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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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'…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 10:14 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2015 - 9:13 am
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