Kanye West Actually Hooked Up The Guy Who Freestyled For Him Last Year
If you follow the various TMZ coverage of Kanye West, you'll probably remember that time an aspiring rapper decided to run up on him and spit some bars. Kanye was surprisingly receptive to the attempt to get his attention, and the two exchanged information, but it wasn't clear if anything would actually ever come of the encounter.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Kim Kardashian Says There's Video Proof Of Taylor Swift Approving Kanye West's "Famous" Lyric
The saga of "Famous" continues. The first single off Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is perhaps most remembered for its opening lines: "For all my Southside n*ggas that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous." The Taylor he speaks of is, of course, Ms. Swift, whom Kanye famously interrupted during her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs. Many were offended when the song was first heard, but Kanye maintained that Taylor had not only been aware the lyric but had also approved of it.
Sneaker Customizer Gifts Kanye And North West Custom Sneakers For Father's Day
Kanye West and his daughter North are being gifted with a custom pack of sneakers for Father's Day, courtesy of one of the best sneaker customizers in the game, Dan "Mache" Gamache. Of course, Mache took to a couple of Adidas staples to honor Mr. West and his daughter, who recently celebrated her third birthday. For Kanye, a "half un-caged" pair of Adidas Ultra Boosts decked out in forest green with orange Pablo-style text. For North, a pair of pink and gold Adidas Superstars painted with compasses pointing North & West.
Kanye West Updates “The Life Of Pablo” With The Addition Of “Saint Pablo”
Kanye West continues to alter & change the tracklisting for his latest album The Life Of Pablo. On Tuesday night, the Chicago legend decided to add his latest release, “Saint Pablo,” as the outro on The Life Of Pablo, making the album complete with 20-songs at the moment.
Kanye West Announces "The Saint Pablo" Tour Dates
After a failed pop-up show following the debacle of an NYC weekend that included the cancellation of Governors Ball and a half-complete Summer Jam, Kanye West has now officially announced his "
Kanye West's "Champions" To Hit iTunes Tonight As 1st "Cruel Winter" Single
UPDATE: Kanye West's "Champions" single has arrived in the US iTunes store. Find it here.
Watch Tyler, The Creator's Full Golf Wang Fashion Show
While Odd Future no longer exists as a group, Tyler, The Creator has successfully made it a brand. The rapper has always had an aesthetic that reached far beyond music, and much of his creativity has been poured into his Golf Wang merch as of late. Tyler had his very first Golf Wang fashion show yesterday, where his brightly colored clothing was modeled for an audience that included Kanye West, Kylie Jenner, and Solange.
Talib Kweli Recalls Meeting Kanye West Before He Was Signed
Talib Kweli was one of the earliest artists to endorse Kanye West, and in a new interview with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's Drink Champs podcast, he tells the story of meeting West for the first time before he was signed.
5 Things We Want From Tory Lanez's "I Told You"
At Midnight, we debuted the second official single from Tory Lanez's long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album.
Kanye Birthday Mix: 39 Tracks For Ye's 39th
It's hard to believe Kanye West is 39 years old. The influential rapper and producer celebrates his birthday today, and tens years after changing the game with his debut album, The College Dropout, he's still finding new ways to reinvent himself. At the same time, he's accomplished so much in his career, it would be silly to think of him as any younger than he is, but there's no better time to look back at his accomplishments than his born day, so we've assembled 39 of his most celebratory records.
Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Reportedly Among Most Streamed Artists This Year
We've seen some of the biggest releases of the year hosted exclusively on streaming sites, and in some new data retrieved by Hits Daily Double, it's clear that those releases have landed the respective artists among the most streamed of the year so far. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West are cited as the top three artists of 2016 so far, with Drake earning 1.44 billion streams, Rihanna with 795 million, and Kanye with 753 million.
Kanye West's Career By The Numbers
Kanye West celebrates his 39th birthday today-- it's hard to believe that Yeezy is nearing the 40-year mark. He remains as youth-oriented as ever, whether it's co-signing up and comers (and collaborating with them too-- he's more than just a co-signer), designing clothes/sneakers/etc that millennials around the world are obsessed with, or rapping about current events with a sly sense of humor, Kanye has always remained acutely connected to pop culture.
Fonzworth Bentley Explains How Kanye West & Gucci Mane Linked For "Champions"
During Fonzworth Bentley's Twitter Q&A yesterday, the industrious @TeamKanyeDaily posed the following question: "You briefly mentioned getting Gucci and Kanye together for 'Champions,' can you tell the story?"
Migos Have Recorded "Multiple" Songs With Kanye West
We recently got to hear 1/3 of Migos on Kanye West's lead Cruel Winter single, "Champions," however it sounds like the group as a whole has a lot more in store with Ye. This isn't exactly surprising, we did see the trio chilling with Kanye on Easter, however now we have proper confirmation that there's stuff "in the chamber."
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To (Properly) Plan A Block Party With Kanye West
For those of you keeping up with yesterday's string of event cancellations and/or Kim Kardashian's Snapchat, you likely saw that Kanye West attempted a spur-of-the-moment show in Manhattan following the G.O.O.D.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Kanye West Reveals Yeezy Season 2 Zine And Shoes
Kanye West has officially released the Yeezy Season 2 Zine and shoes, which are available through his YeezySupply website. The Yeezy Season 2, and Season 1, Zines are going for $80 a pop while the shoes range in price from a $445 suede heel to a $995 high knit boot with open toe.
Summer Jam Cut Short Before Future's Closing Performance
Last week's forecast was troubling, and indeed, the skies didn't give Summer Jam much of a chance today. The Festival Stage in the MetLife Stadium parking lot, set to host acts like Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez, Desiigner, and Post Malone, was called off early in the afternoon, but HOT 97 held on dearly to the Stadium Stage, not going down without a fight. Finally, the rain ceased and restless crowds gathered in front of the stadium, which wouldn't be ready for entry until around 9PM, a few hours behind schedule.