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James Blake Says He’s Writing With Kanye West And Justin Vernon, Halfway Done With New Album

In an interview with Billboard backstage at Bonnaroo, James Blake revealed that "every song is about 50% done" on the followup to last year's Overgrown. He also mentioned that he's recently been working with Justin Vernon and Kanye West ("when he's around"). "It's hard to say what will end up on the record," he… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2014

Rick Rubin Confirms He’s Working On Kanye’s New Album, Describes Yeezus Sessions In Zane Lowe Interview

In an interview with BBC's Zane Lowe that's set to air next week, producer Rick Rubin confirmed that he's currently working the follow up to Kanye West's Yeezus. NME reports that they are currently "looking at vocal ideas" for the album. More »

By: James Rettig / June 14, 2014

Kanye Blasts The Press, Slights Jay Z In Triumphant Bonnaroo Return

Six years after Kanye West's infamous Bonnaroo debut -- a performance that didn't begin until 4:30AM BECAUSE OF PEARL JAM, SQUID BRAINS!! -- the newlywed rapper returned to Manchester last night for what, by most accounts, was a strong headline set, though uneventful by Yeezus Tour standards. One notable outburst, which you can watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2014

Watch Kanye Discuss J Dilla In Stones Throw Doc Outtake

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a new documentary about the influential and long-running California rap indie label Stones Throw, and it features a long list of luminaries, including Snoop Dogg, Mike D, Common, DOOM, Madlib, Tyler, The Creator, and label founder Peanut Butter Wolf. But the most famous talking head in the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2014

Lana Del Rey Says She Played Kanye’s Wedding For Free, Signs Autographs For Sad Grown Men

Reports about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding weekend included the nugget that, as was rumored, Lana Del Rey showed up to perform at the pre-party in Versailles. (You may recall that her "Young And Beautiful" was part of the couple's engagement.) There were also rumors that Del Rey was paid millions of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2014

Kanye West – “God Level”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, the rapper's new song "God Level" can now be heard in an Adidas FIFA World Cup commercial titled "The Dream." (Kanye is Adidas'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?" As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Jack White Talks Scrapped Collabs With Jay Z, Kanye

Jack White has a general reputation as a guy who doesn't like rap, but it seems that this reputation is way off. Talking to Rolling Stone recently, White revealed that he worked on a few unfinished tracks with Jay Z at some point. According to White, the reason those songs never came out might… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2014

Kanye Talks To Florence Newspaper About His Florence Wedding, How Much He Loves Florence, How North Was Conceived In Florence, New Album Made In Florence

When my wife and I took a trip to Europe earlier this year, Florence, Italy was arguably our favorite stop: The dining was better than anywhere else we visited, the vibe was historic yet casual, and the city is small enough to hang around for a few days and really get to know the place… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 16, 2014

The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent who moves in many circles, who appeals to many demographics, who's such a lock to appear at the Grammys every year that he inspired this genius tweet from our ow… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014

Win A Trophy Wife In Future & Kanye’s “I Won” Video Game

Future and Kanye West have shared a game to promote their new single "I Won." In the game, Future and Kanye are maxing, relaxing, and acting all cool on the beach, when beautiful women begin to walk by them -- probably a common problem for the duo. Clearly, the way to handle such a… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 8, 2014

Watch Kanye Let A Guy Rap For Him While Paparazzi Trail Him Home

Legend has it that Big Sean got his record deal after he badgered his way into an in-person audition with Kanye West, which effectively makes Kanye the greatest possible target for any random dude-on-the-street rapper. One such industrious individual recently approached Kanye while he and Kim Kardashian were making a paparazzi-heavy half-a-block walk to their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014

Check Out The Poster For Kanye West’s Yeezus Movie, Written By Bret Easton Ellis

If you thought the Yeezus talk might finally be dying out ... you thought wrong. The newest incarnation of Yeezus will be a film of the same name, directed by Hype Williams. There was a trailer released in February, but since then, things have been quiet and mysterious on the Yeezus front. That was, until… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 1, 2014

Watch Kanye & Rick Rubin’s Wacky 808 Acceptance Speech At Tribeca Film’s Disruptive Innovation Awards

Every year, the people behind the Tribeca Film Festival also hold the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, a ceremony designed to honor "those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact." This year, one of the honorees is the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine, an iconic beat-programming gadget that did a ton to hel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014

James Franco & Seth Rogen Wisely Decline To Reenact Their “Bound 2″ Spoof At Kanye & Kim’s Wedding

Last year, in making his video for "Bound 2," Kanye West enacted a weird-as-fuck motorcycle-sex fantasy with Kim Kardashian, his fiancee. Hollywood stoner buds James Franco and Seth Rogen then recreated the video shot-for-shot, with Rogen playing Kardashian and Franco playing West, and called it "Bound 3." This seemed like the sort of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014

Future – “I Won” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

The celebratory and sentimental Future/Kanye collab "I Won" now has a video to go along with it. The video's a subdued, mostly black-and-white affair featuring some of the sexiest dancing on a beach since Beyoncé danced on a beach for her "Drunk In Love" video. In case you missed it, Future also shared… More »

By: James Rettig / April 17, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The coolest thing about the four-headed Nirvana proxy that performed at last night's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony was the demographic disparity of the women involved. No, in every real sense, it's not like Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Annie Clark, and Lorde represent anything more than a tiny sliver of the… More »

By: Stereogum / April 11, 2014

Outside Lands Lineup 2014

The excellent Outside Lands festival is returning to San Francisco this summer, and its lineup has just been revealed via a Funny Or Die video starring Huey Lewis. At the very top of the bill is Kanye West, fresh off his new Future collab, and he's joined by a startlingly diverse array of top-level… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 8, 2014

Future – “I Won” (Feat. Kanye West)

"Trophy wife" isn't usually a term of endearment, but Future and Kanye West -- both of whom are engaged to beautiful, famous women after fathering children with them -- just built an entire (excellent) song on the conceit that there's nothing more romantic than being dubbed life's grand prize. And if you strip the negative… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014

Kanye West Is Finishing His New Album And This Is Not An April Fool’s Joke

Kanye West is working on a new album, but up until now, we've only heard the vaguest of reports about it, like the interview where Kanye said that it would be Born In The U.S.A. to Yeezus's Nebraska. The album is supposed to come out this summer -- and it's our mostMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014
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