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Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that they worked on or that they really love. Case in point: Super producer Rick Rubin recently made a profile on the site and set about adding some background information to… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 9:05 am

Watch SNL‘s 100% Accurate Jay Z Story Feat. J.K. Simmons As Nas

Besides D’Angelo’s stunning musical performance, there was one other highlight on yesterday’s Saturday Night Live: Mike O’Brien’s The Jay Z Story, “the definitive, fully accurate biopic” of Jay Z’s rise to fame that mock’s Hollywood’s obsession with cheap biopics and the industry’s tendency to shove white guys in leading roles whenever they possibly can. O’Brie… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Watch Kanye West And Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night Party

DirecTV held their invite-only Super Bowl pre-party concert last night in Arizona with featured performers Kanye West and Rihanna. Both artists ran through their biggest solo hits: Rihanna sang “We Found Love,” “Umbrella,” and “Rude Boy” throughout the night, while Kanye did “Jesus Walks,” “Flashing Lights,” and “Black Skinhead.” They also joined up occasionally: both… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Rihanna, Kanye, & Paul McCartney Behind The Scenes Of The “FourFiveSeconds” Video Shoot

One good thing about having Rihanna involved with “FourFiveSeconds” is that she’s a lot more open and communicative with her fans than someone like Kanye, which means we get videos like the one below, which is a behind the scenes look at the upcoming music video for the oft-discussed RiRi/Kanye/McCartney collab. The video sees all… More »

By: James Rettig / January 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The biggest song this week brought together three of the biggest names in music; it arrived with no warning and exploded into our lives. We talked about this last week — we talk about it all the time, or maybe we don’t even talk about it at all anymore, because we now take it for… More »

By: Stereogum / January 30, 2015 - 4:47 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The director Grant Singer came very, very close to topping this list for the second week in a row, an unprecedented feat and a clear sign that Singer is ready to bang with the Nabils and the Hiro Murais of the world. But then (spoiler alert) Kanye West had to come along with his adorable… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 10:43 am

Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)

We’re all going to have to start taking Big Sean a whole lot more seriously. A few hours after he stole Meek Mill’s “B Boy” away from Meek and A$AP Ferg, Kanye’s Detroit progeny has thrown an absolute monster of a new song onto Soundcloud in the middle of the night. That song is called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 3:16 am

Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney) Video (Dir. Spike Jonze)

UPDATE: The full “Only One” video is now up; watch below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2015 - 6:25 am

Kanye West Received BET Honors’ Visionary Award After An Awkward Speech By Damon Dash

Kanye West was awarded BET Honors’ Visionary Award at a ceremony last night, and he was introduced with an awkward speech by former associate Damon Dash. The beef between the two goes back almost fifteen years, after Kanye sided with Jay Z when he left Roc-A-Fella, which Dash had founded with Jay. The ice betwee… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 10:15 am

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”

The collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney has arrived. It’s called “FourFiveSeconds.” Earlier this week, Kanye played the song for a bunch of radio programmers at the iHeartMedia Music Summit. It’s unclear whether this song (which also features Kirby Lauryen, Mike Dean, Ty Dolla $ign, Dave Longstreth, Dallas Austin, Elon Rutberg, and Noah… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Kanye Played A New Rihanna Collab To Radio Programmers, Asked McCartney About “Pussy In The ’60s”

Kanye West made a surprise appearance on Wednesday at the iHeartMedia Music Summit for radio programmers, and played them a new song from his forthcoming seventh studio album. He talked to the room for 45 minutes without a microphone, reflecting on his history pushing unlikely singles through to the radio and having them impact the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Wale Says Kanye West Is In Talks To Design New Uniforms For The Washington Wizards

DC native Wale is apparently taking on a “creative liaison” role with the NBA’s Washington Wizards similar to Drake’s “global ambassador” job with the Toronto Raptors. But Wale might not be the only rapper working with the Wizards. In a new interview with ESPN The Magazine (via CBS DC), Wale says Kanye West is i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 21, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world — sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! — who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could’ve skipped it this week because of New Year’s, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Kanye West – “Only One” (Feat. Paul McCartney)

You had to know this was coming. Just in time to ring in the new year, Kanye West drops a new song: a gentle AutoTuned ballad called “Only One.” Paul McCartney is apparently on here, too, presumably on the organ that plays after Kanye implores, “Tell Nori about me.” It’s nothing like Yeezus — naturally… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 1, 2015 - 12:24 am

Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. “I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living For Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring,”… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Seth Rogen Gives Howard Stern More Details On That Private Concert In Kanye West’s Limo

Last week, in a Rolling Stone interview, the actor Seth Rogen mentioned that he’d heard Kanye West’s new album. Or, more specifically, Kanye West had rapped his entire new album, with instrumental tracks, for Rogen, in a limo van. Talking to Howard Stern, Rogen has given a whole lot more details about what happened i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Chief Keef – “Nobody” (Feat. Kanye West)

Chicago drill star Chief Keef was dropped by Interscope less than two months ago, and he’s already planning to release an album on his own tomorrow. When details of Keef’s new self-released LP Nobody emerged recently, the big news was that Kanye West, who previously collaborated with Keef on the Yeezus track “Hold My Liquor,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014 - 8:56 am

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Kanye West’s “Immersive” Film Proposal, Film With Seth Rogen

Lots of embarrassing information came out last month when hackers broke into Sony’s servers and unearthed thousands of internal documents, but some exciting possibilities came to light as well. Here’s one: The Daily Beast reports that Sony is in discussions regarding a Kanye West feature film. An email from Kanye’s DONDA creative director Elon Rutberg… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014 - 10:44 pm
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