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We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

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The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm

British Fans Petition To Keep Kanye West From Headlining Glastonbury

Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would headline UK's massive Glastonbury Festival this summer, joining already-announced acts Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie. This apparently doesn't…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The-Dream Explains How Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” Inspired Half Of Watch The Throne

Super-producer The-Dream is the latest artist to be recruited by Genius to annotate some of his biggest hits. His list of annotations is pretty extensive,…
James Rettig | March 17, 2015 - 10:59 am

Kanye West Will Headline Glastonbury 2015

Glastonbury, the UK's most storied music festival, announced Foo Fighters as a 2015 headliner back in February, and now they've announced another: Kanye West. A
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Watch Barack Obama And Jimmy Kimmel Chat About Kanye West, Who’ll Be At SXSW

Last night, Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to the sure-to-go-viral Presidential Mean Tweets segment, Obama also sat down for an interview…
James Rettig | March 13, 2015 - 10:05 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Portland Metal Band Is Pissed That Kanye’s Using The Same 800-Year-Old Religious Symbol As Them

When Kanye West cryptically dropped the name of his forthcoming album, So Help Me God, on Twitter last week, it was accompanied by equally mystifying…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Kanye West Made A Zine

Admittedly, we are working with a very loose definition of the term “zine” here. But as Pitchfork points out, Kanye West and the photographer Jackie
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Kanye West – “Awesome”

"Awesome," Kanye West's long-rumored love ballad for his wife, Kim Kardashian, has emerged online. And although I wouldn't describe it as awesome per se --…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2015 - 10:27 am

Watch Kanye West & John Legend Perform An Early Version Of “Gold Digger” In Unearthed 2003 Video

In late 2003, Kanye West performed an early version of "Gold Digger" for an audience at something called the 2nd Annual Dynamic Producer Conference. It…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 11:18 pm

A-Trak Shares Stories Behind Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” & “RoboCop”

Genius has been on point with their verified annotations recently, with Rick Rubin, Grizzly Bear, and Michael Chabon all contributing some notes on tracks they…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 11:04 am

Watch A Preview Of Kanye West’s “All Day” Video

During the first night of his four-night Paris residency, Kanye West debuted the video for his new single "All Day," which was directed by 12
James Rettig | March 7, 2015 - 4:13 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Despite David Crosby's protestations regarding Kanye West's talent, Yeezy undoubtedly made one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week. Again. So did Courtney Barnett…
Stereogum | March 6, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake

We already knew Kanye West was involved with Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, but now it turns out she’ll be on Kanye’s So Help Me
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Kanye West Announces 4-Night Paris Residency Starting Tomorrow

Kanye West loves high-fashion bag designer Louis Vuitton, so much so that one of the earliest nicknames he gave himself was "the Louis Vuitton don."…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of us have better video-watching experiences by falling into YouTube wormholes than we do by keeping up with new music videos as they come…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

David Crosby On Kanye West: “He’s An Idiot And A Poser”

How many more old white dudes are gonna say Kanye West doesn't have any talent? Say what you want about his ego, his spontaneous, unruly…
Caitlin White | March 5, 2015 - 5:41 pm

The Week In Rap: Kanye West Murders The Brits

Last week, for the third time ever, a rapper won an Oscar. And for the first of those three times, it didn't feel like a…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2015 - 10:52 am

Watch Kanye West Do New Song “U Mad” With Vic Mensa And “C.R.E.A.M.” With Raekwon At Surprise London Show

Kanye West's been hanging out in Europe over the past week since his appearance at the Brits, and tonight he performed a last-minute surprise concert…
James Rettig | March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm

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

Last week, Big Sean released his shockingly OK new album Dark Sky Paradise. Its greatest moment is probably "Blessings," the churning event-rap banger that feature…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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