Kanye West News

  • Samples Of The Week: A$AP Rocky Edition
    Samples Of The Week: A$AP Rocky Edition
    May 29, 2015 at 12:56pm
    It's been a while since we've done a Samples Of The Week, but when we have one of the most sample-heavy albums in recent memory on the docket this week, it's too good to pass up. A$AP Rocky's lengthy A.L.L.A. contains samples on over half of its tracks, and today we're here to break down every single one. 
  • 10 Essential RL Grime Tracks
    10 Essential RL Grime Tracks
    May 28, 2015 at 04:47pm
    For the better part of the past three years, "trap" has referred to much more than the music of Young Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane, etc. Beats like Baauer's "Harlem Shake" and RL Grime's remix to Kanye West's "Mercy" have ignited dance-floors and festivals using the same label to describe their sound.
  • Text Like Kanye West With The New 'YeBoard App
    Text Like Kanye West With The New 'YeBoard App
    May 28, 2015 at 03:17pm
    You may already have the very-popular Drizzy keyboard on your phone, but while using Drake lines can be a great way to reunite with your ex, sometimes you need a little variety to spice things up.
  • Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over "Bound 2" Sample
    Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over "Bound 2" Sample
    May 27, 2015 at 09:40pm
    If you remember back in 2013, Kanye West was sued by former soul singer Ricky Spicer, of The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, for using vocals of his all throughout the Yeezus song “Bound 2”. Spicer stated that he had not received any compensation, despite the song's major success. He sought an injunction and damages for alleged violations of New York civil right of publicity law (section 51), however, that lawsuit now appears to be in the past.
  • Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
    Places & Faces Referenced On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A."
    May 27, 2015 at 07:29pm
    After his debut album, Live.Long.A$AP, ASAP Rocky went quiet for awhile-- music-wise, that is. In the interim between L.L.A. and A.L.L.A., Rocky rose atop the fashion world and romanced some very high-profile celebrities. He didn't forget the music, though, and A.L.L.A. is certainly his most ambitious project yet. 
  • Dear Graduates: Life Lessons From Kanye West's "College Dropout"
    Dear Graduates: Life Lessons From Kanye West's "College Dropout"
    May 27, 2015 at 12:23pm
    Kanye West unleashed College Dropout in 2004 - the album, a hip-hop staple, was a satire of the American education system and I was just 13 years old. Frankly, I’m not entirely sure how I even knew of the album. I do remember though, standing adamantly against a wall of a Virgin Records store, listening to the album, and it was quickly burned to a CD upon my arrival home.
  • Classic Rotation: Common's "Be"
    Classic Rotation: Common's "Be"
    May 24, 2015 at 02:37pm
    There are few artists who can make seriously great hip-hop albums that are captivating and cohesive for the entirety of their duration. However, those who do understand the medium do it really, really well, time and time again.
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  • Kanye West Reportedly Has Production On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
    Kanye West Reportedly Has Production On ASAP Rocky's "A.L.L.A"
    May 20, 2015 at 07:19pm
    ASAP Rocky's A.L.L.A. is set to hit stores next month, but we still don't know a whole lot about it. At this point, we're taking any news we can get, and some tweets from HOT 97's Deanii Digital have given us a couple of clues as to what to expect from Rocky's sophomore outing. The biggest takeaway from Deanii's report is that Kanye West has production on one record. Apparently, most of the other songs are provided by Danger Mouse, who's previously worked with DOOM, Gorillaz, The Black Keys, and Beck.
  • Kanye West Makes Highest-Ever Donation To Donda's House
    Kanye West Makes Highest-Ever Donation To Donda's House
    May 20, 2015 at 02:15pm
    Kanye West co-founded Donda's House as a means to both commemorate his mother after her passing, and to give back to his beloved city of Chicago. Since 2013, the charity has helped 160 youths in the area, and now, thanks to Kanye's recent record donation of $133,000, it should be able to aid many more. The sum reportedly includes a portion of the money Ye earned at his performances from the Louis Vuitton Foundation shows in Paris. 
  • Kanye West Issues Statement On Billboard Music Awards Censorship
    Kanye West Issues Statement On Billboard Music Awards Censorship
    May 19, 2015 at 09:13pm
    If you tuned into Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, then you probably witnessed Kanye’s ridiculously-censored performance of “All Day” & “Black Skinhead”. Today, Kanye's camp decided to address the situation and release a statement via his publicist. The statement reads:
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  • Watch All The Performances From The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
    Watch All The Performances From The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
    May 17, 2015 at 11:47pm
    The 2015 Billboard Music Awards just wrapped up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While it wasn’t as eventful as Miguel’s infamous leg drop, it sure was a special night for performances as some of industry's biggest names took the stage.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 9 - 15)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 9 - 15)
    May 16, 2015 at 09:14am
    New music! Jokes! Late graduations! Blunted revelations! Brotherly love! All of this and more on this week's edition of 140 Bars. Read on to get the best tweets in hip hop, from everyone from Kanye West to Lil B.
  • Kanye West And Kim Kardashian To Renew Wedding Vows In Paris
    Kanye West And Kim Kardashian To Renew Wedding Vows In Paris
    May 14, 2015 at 09:33pm
    To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of their marriage, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will by renewing their wedding vows in Paris.
  • Bill O'Reilly Thinks Rap Music Is Hurting Christianity
    Bill O'Reilly Thinks Rap Music Is Hurting Christianity
    May 14, 2015 at 01:11pm
    Bill O'Reilly has shown a lack of logic throughout his career, most thoroughly in his declaration that you "can't explain" the rising of the tide. Today, he's made yet another unsubstantiated claim, this time targeting one of his favorite scapegoats -- rap music.
  • Kanye West's "Bound 2" Remade As Children's Book
    Kanye West's "Bound 2" Remade As Children's Book
    May 14, 2015 at 11:23am
    Stranger things have happened, but the fact that someone's decided to turn a song containing the line "Step back, can't get spunk on the mink" in a children's book is pretty crazy. Graphic designer Zak Tebbal's new picture book is called "Bound 2Gether," and it takes its inspiration from Kanye West's Yeezus closer "Bound 2."
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  • Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    Vote On The Song Of The Summer
    May 13, 2015 at 10:25am
    Summer's almost here, and as the weather heats up, so does the music. More than any other season, we define summer by our favorite tunes, which usually coincide with our most memorable (or never to be remembered) moments of revelry. 
  • Adidas Originals Sales Grew 29% In First Quarter Thanks To Kanye And Pharrell
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