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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 new idea, but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014 - 4:15 pm

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 Theophilus Londo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 25, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Watch Kanye Perform With Common In Surprise AAHH! Fest Appearance

UPDATE: Here's the full set. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 11:06 am

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 performing the new cover… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014 - 10:37 am

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 o… More »

By: James Rettig / September 13, 2014 - 5:27 pm

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 - 6:39 pm

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 Allen as a fictionalized… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 7:35 pm

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 - 6:26 pm

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 - 3:47 pm

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 up o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 10:31 am

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 conversations before publishing those… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 3:34 pm

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 Sir… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014 - 9:26 am

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 rappers were… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 5:14 pm

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 "being too… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 15, 2014 - 12:47 pm

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 with hi… More »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 7:20 pm

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Hear A Low-Quality Leak Of Kanye West’s “All Day”

We don't usually post early, low-quality leaks of singles, and this one, in particular, sounds like someone pointed an iPhone in the general direction of their stereo. But! It's new Kanye! For about the past year, Kanye West has been discussing making a possible Born In The U.S.A. populist move with his forthcoming album after… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 9:05 am

Watch A Clip From Kanye West’s Unreleased “Robocop” Video

Kanye West is very serious when it comes to matters of quality control; as far as I know, he's the only artist who has ever scrapped a Michel Gondry video. His 2008 LP 808s & Heartbreaks, quietly one of the most influential albums of the past decade, yielded a few big singles, but Kanye never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 1:32 pm

The Week In Pop: Porter Robinson Welcomes Us Into His Worlds

I haven't played video games regularly since 16-bit was the industry standard. I would never choose to watch anime. Most of the time, I don't listen to festival EDM. Based on the universes Porter Robinson has spent his 22 years exploring -- both the physical and the virtual -- I shouldn't really care about the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 8, 2014 - 10:31 am

Kanye Compares His Paparazzi Battle To The Civil Rights Movement, Worries About Drones Falling Into His Pool In Highly Quotable Deposition

Last year Kanye West was charged with battery and grand theft after attacking a paparazzo and smashing his camera, a crime for which he was sentenced to probation and anger management classes. TMZ obtained a copy of Kanye's deposition from the case, during which Kanye made many entertainingly Kanye statements. Besides referring to the photographer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 6, 2014 - 2:20 pm
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