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Kanye West, Iggy Azalea Join Made In America L.A. Lineup

Jay Z's Made In America festival did a weird thing this year by splitting itself in two and trying to tackle both coasts. When it was first announced, it was clear the Philadelphia one was clearly better with sets from Kanye, Pharrell, Spoon, and Grimes while the Los Angeles edition was headlined by… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2014

Watch Kanye In The Pilot For His Travel Agent’s Failed Reality Show

Kanye West appearances on Keeping Up With The Kardashians are fairly few and far between when you consider that Kanye's wife is the most famous person on the entire reality-TV hellscape. But as TMZ points out, the whole Kardashians era does not mark Kanye's first foray into those reality TV waters. Four years ago,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014

Kanye Reportedly DJ’d 20 New Songs In London Last Night

The fabled, mysterious new Kanye West album might be coming sooner than we knew. Last night, Kanye performed again at Wireless festival. After the show, he and longtime consigliere Virgil Abloh took over the DJ booth at a London club, as Complex reports. And according to various eyewitness Twitter accounts, the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 7, 2014

Kanye Fills In For Drake At Wireless Festival

Kanye West stepped in for Drake at this weekend's Wireless Festival in London after Drake had to pull out due to an illness that made him "not physically fit to fly or deliver the performance [his] fans expect and deserve." Kanye, who had headlined the festival the previous night, played through pretty much the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2014

Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills And Cover Kanye, Beck, & Stooges In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White's stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White and Kills singer Alison Mosshart, his Dead Weather bandmate. Mosshart came on stage early in the set to duet on White's Blunderbuss single "Love Interruption," and the Kills returned to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 27, 2014

Kanye Fulfills Community Service By Teaching At Fashion School

If you've ever been given court-ordered community service, you know that it's a real drag, usually a highest-possible-level-of-drudgery type of task. I once had to do clerical work at a library, and it felt like I'd won the lottery. But Kanye West has figured out how to do community service in a way that probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2014

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Performance At Dave Chappelle’s Show In NYC

Last night Dave Chappelle surprised the NYC audience at the second night of his 10-show Radio City Music Hall residency by bringing out Kanye West. West performed three songs: "New Slaves," "Gold Digger," and "Jesus Walks." No phones or cameras were technically allowed at the venue, but some fans managed to record the short… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 21, 2014

Kanye West Talks Apple/Beats Deal, Aesthetic Importance At Cannes Tech Conference

After making his triumphant return to Bonnaroo, Kanye West did a very Kanye West thing: He jumped on a plane to France and made a surprise appearance at the Cannes Lion Festival, speaking on a panel called "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape." As with anytime Kanye discusses technology,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2014

The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic -- I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it wa… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 16, 2014

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
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