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The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it’s just that I long since aged out of the network’s key demo, but the entire enterprise feels teeth-clenchingly forced and needlessly faux-outrageous — even Miley Cyrus’ freed nipple in a night filled with NSFW moments. But if you’re a pop-culture addict… More »

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 »

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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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Watch Kanye West Debut “All Day” At The BRIT Awards

After hearing various snippets and unreleased, rough versions of "All Day" Kanye has finally blessed us with the full version. He just debuted it by…
Caitlin White | February 25, 2015 - 5:01 pm
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Watch Kanye West’s BET Honors Acceptance Speech

Last night, BET aired its annual BET Honors special, in which the network pays tribute to black visionaries in popular culture. This year's special included…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 8:51 am

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also…
Ryan Leas | February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm
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Kanye West And Rihanna Are Touring Together This Year

We learned about Kanye West's plans to tour this year via Rihanna's charity auction, they recorded the hit "FourFiveSeconds" together, and Kanye is executive producing…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm
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Kanye West’s Album Is “80% Done,” Will Be A Surprise Release

There are a few rappers who are worth listening to every time they have a new verse. Kanye West might be the only rapper --…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 11:43 am
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Big Sean – “All Your Fault” (Feat. Kanye West)

Tracks from Big Sean's upcoming new album, Dark Sky Paradise, have been coming out with increasing regularity as we get closer to the official release…
James Rettig | February 19, 2015 - 8:02 pm
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The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm
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Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” (Feat. Kanye West & John Legend) & “Win Some, Lose Some”

Between his stellar Drake/Kanye West collab "Blessings" and his strong showing on Meek Mill's "B Boy," it's becoming increasingly apparent that Big Sean is becoming…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am
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Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye & Beck On “Jesus Walks, Loser”

Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal…
Caitlin White | February 16, 2015 - 3:23 pm
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SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm
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Watch Drake Cover “Only One” & “FourFiveSeconds,” Bring Out Kanye For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

Drake's headlining show at last night's Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert at Irving Plaza served as something of a victory lap for the successful release…
James Rettig | February 14, 2015 - 10:12 am
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