Kanye West News

  • Cover of Chicago Rapper Hollywood Holt Signs With Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music
    With Yeezy Season in full effect, the rapper has added a new rapper to his G.O.O.D. Music roster, who is also a Chi-town native. Hollywood Holt, or just Holt, made the announcement via twitter and Instagram today.
  • Cover of Kanye West Throws Surprise Concert In London; Previews New Music With Vic Mensa
    Kanye West continued his European trek Tuesday night with a surprise concert at KOKO in London, England. Running through his catalogue of hits, Yeezy decided to bring out some special guests to share the stage with tonight, including Big Sean, Raekwon, CyHi The Prynce, Skepta, and Vic Mensa.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week:  February 24 - March 3
    Here it is, the once-weekly look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about.
  • Cover of Kanye West Reportedly Hit Studio With Skepta For "So Help Me God"
    UK Grime rapper Skepta has been receiving recognition in North America recently, thanks to a shout out from Kanye live on the Brits Award stage, as well as a co-sign from Drake. When two of the hottest rappers out shout you out, you're bound to gain more traction.
  • Cover of Kanye West To Deliver Lecture At Oxford University Today [Update: Read Full Transcript Of Lecture]
    Kanye West has been keeping his name in the headlines these days, with interviews and performances on various overseas TV outlets, and the unveiling of his new album title/artwork. 
  • Cover of 5 Things You Need To Know About Skepta
    Skepta is finally getting some recognition in the U.S., thanks to co-signs from rap's two biggest stars, Drake and Kanye West. Yeezy brought him out, and publicly thanked him, during his "All Day" performance, and Drake used one of his lines, and also thanked him, on his latest mixtape.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: February
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of Kanye West Announces Album Title, Shares Possible Artwork
    Kanye West's already had a huge week, effectively breaking the internet with a performance of "All Day" at the BRIT Awards, and now he's made a big announcement on Twitter.
  • Cover of Lionel Richie Disapproves Of Kanye West's "All Day" Performance
    Kanye West recently debuted his newest single "All Day" at the 2015 Brit Awards. The Awards ceremony, which was streamed live in the U.K. via ITV, was supposed to be censored for television. Censor Kanye West? Never a good idea.
  • Cover of Vic Mensa Responds To Oasis Singer Liam Gallagher's Kanye West Insults
    Kanye West recently debuted his latest single "All Day" at the 2015 Brit Awards in London. Most of the audience, including Taylor Swift, appeared to be blown away by the performance, which featured flamethrowers and a posse of about 100 people dressed in all black.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 27)
    Kanye wept. Drake reigned. Dark Sky Paradise happened. This week in hip-hop can be summarized in those three tersely worded sentences. It makes sense because this week has been weird everywhere else. There's something going about a dress and llamas.
  • Cover of Kanye West Gets North West and Donda West's Birthdates Tattooed On Him
    Since we've known him, Kanye West has never been afraid to express his feelings for either his mother and/or daughter, so for him to get 2 new tattoos in their honor shouldn't come much as a surprise. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Apologizes To Beck & Bruno Mars On Twitter
    Kanye West is not an avid Twitter user, but in the past we've seen him use his account for moments of passionate fury. Those days are over (we think), as Ye took to his timeline today to officially apologize to Beck for his semi-interruption, and post-show comments at the Grammys.
  • Cover of What Kanye West's 3 New Songs Tell Us About His Album
    Yesterday, amid flamethrower bursts and a gaggle of up-and-coming grime artists, Kanye West debuted the third song we've heard from his upcoming album thus far.
  • Cover of Kanye Says He's Willing To Give Drake Advice On Designing Sneakers
  • Cover of Review: Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
  • Cover of Kanye West Speaks On His New Album, Destroying Exclusivity & "The Ye Button" With Zane Lowe
    We just heard Kanye West's new interview with Zane Lowe for BBC 1, and as expected it was full of inspirational, passionate, and hilarious moments.
  • Cover of Stream Kanye West's Zane Lowe Interview Live On BBC Radio 1
    Kanye West's original interview with Zane Lowe has made it's way into the canon of legendary Kanye West interviews, and we're hoping his latest sit down with the BBC radio personality will leave a similar mark on history.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: February 26 (Big Sean Edition)
    Dark Sky Paradise dropped earlier this week, with Big Sean set to move just under 150,000 copies, and now comes time to break it down on "Samples Of The Week." Although the album is a bit darker and more modern-sounding than Hall Of Fame and Finally Famous, it still makes use of some dope samples, with producers Ka
  • Cover of Kanye West's 5 Most Noteworthy Interviews
    We've reached a day and age when a new Kanye West interview is an event in and of itself. Thanks in part to his iconic "George Bush hates black people" quip in 2005 and a pair of headline-worthy outbursts two years ago, Mr.
  • Cover of Kanye West Debuted "All Day" Live At The 2015 Brit Awards
    The 2015 Brit Awards are going down right now, in London's O2 arena. For those of us who aren't habituated overseas, we've got a live stream of the entire event via YouTube.
  • Cover of Kanye West Is Doing Another Zane Lowe Interview Tomorrow
    Kanye West's interviews are generally more eventful than that of your average artists, and Zane Lowe interviews are generally a little more eventful than that of your average radio host's, so together, you get a pretty magical combination.
  • Cover of Big Sean's "Dark Sky Paradise" By The Numbers
    After months of singles, promotion and interviews, yesterday marked the release of Big Sean's hotly-anticipated third album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games.
  • Cover of Stream Big Sean's New Album "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him.
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