Kanye West News

  • Rick Rubin Annotates His Biggest Hits on Genius
    Rick Rubin Annotates His Biggest Hits on Genius
    Feb 3, 2015 at 05:34 PM
    Seven-time Grammy award winning producer and Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin has worked with more rap legends than possibly any other producer, and his credentials extend to rock, pop, heavy metal, and just about every other genre that has found a place in mainstream music. Rubin has now created an account on Genius and provided us with first-hand annotations and the stories behind some of his biggest hits. 
  • Kanye West Going On Tour In 2015? [Update: Rihanna To Join Him?]
    Kanye West Going On Tour In 2015? [Update: Rihanna To Join Him?]
    Feb 2, 2015 at 11:00 PM
    It appears as though Kanye West is planning a North American tour for 2015, this, according to the Diamond Ball auction, which we know about thanks to a Rihanna tweet.
  • Rap Industry Recap: January
    Rap Industry Recap: January
    Feb 2, 2015 at 11:25 AM
    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. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed, to stay afloat with the industry. 
  • Kanye West And Justin Timberlake To Appear On SNL 40th Anniversary Episode
    Kanye West And Justin Timberlake To Appear On SNL 40th Anniversary Episode
    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:07 AM
    February 15th Saturday Night Live is celebrating their 40 year anniversary. While many of their all-time great cast members will make appearances, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Justin Timberlake will be appearing as well.  While Kanye's relationship with SNL hasn't always been great, he , as well as Justin Timerberlake have made several appearances on the show before. 
  • Kanye West & Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Bowl Saturday Party
    Kanye West & Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Bowl Saturday Party
    Feb 1, 2015 at 12:20 PM
    The Paul McCartney-assisted "FourFiveSeconds" is far from the first time Kanye West and Rihanna have come together for a hit, which they demonstrated during their respective Super Bowl Saturday Sets in Arizona last night. The DirecTV event featured solo performances from the two artists, but the sets bled into each other regularly, with Ye acting as something of a hypeman for Rihanna's songs.
  • Pusha T & Consequence End Beef To Work On Kanye West's New Album
    Pusha T & Consequence End Beef To Work On Kanye West's New Album
    Jan 29, 2015 at 02:58 PM
    The other day we saw a picture of King Louie and Kanye West posted up in the studio, after King L received that coveted invite to go work on Ye's new album at his home in Hollywood. Of course you'd expect some of the G.O.O.D. family to also receive those invites, including former beefing partners Pusha T and Cons.
  • Kanye West Says He Doesn't Have An Album Title Yet
    Kanye West Says He Doesn't Have An Album Title Yet
    Jan 29, 2015 at 09:20 AM
    Kanye West sat down for an interview with Ellen today, as we learned earlier in the week. The rapper did not reveal the title of his forthcoming album, and that's because he doesn't have one yet. However, he did give Ellen the first look on his "Only One" music video, directed by Spike Jonze and starring his daughter North West. After premiering the music video for his lead single, Ye spoke with Ellen about his family and business, and how his attitude has changed since getting married and having a child.
  • Kanye West & King Louie Were In The Studio Together
    Kanye West & King Louie Were In The Studio Together
    Jan 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM
    Yeezus was filled with unexpected moments, but King Louie's feature on "Send It Up" was one of the biggest surprises. Since guesting on the experimental record, Louie has continued to release some of Chicago's best music, and may or may not have inked a deal with Drake's OVO Sound label (if not he's campaigning pretty hard for it).
  • Kanye West's Next Album Will Be Entirely Co-Produced By Paul McCartney [Update: Rolling Stone Says Not True]
    Kanye West's Next Album Will Be Entirely Co-Produced By Paul McCartney [Update: Rolling Stone Says Not True]
    Jan 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
    The last few updates on Kanye West's new album have involved Paul McCartney. Most recently, Ty Dolla $ign revealed that he had worked on nine songs with Kanye and Paul, but when it comes to Mr. West, we knew there was no way of knowing how many (if any) of those collaborations would make the final cut.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Title Of Kanye West's New Album? [Update: No, She Did Not]
    Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Title Of Kanye West's New Album? [Update: No, She Did Not]
    Jan 26, 2015 at 01:24 PM
    More Kanye West news arriving, but this time, we swear it's news that you actually need/want. Randomly enough, Ellen DeGeneres may have just revealed the title to Kanye West's new album on her website. Ellen with that exclusive!
  • Kanye West Reveals Why He Doesn't Like To Smile In Photos
    Kanye West Reveals Why He Doesn't Like To Smile In Photos
    Jan 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM
    Kanye West has been showing his face on the web a bit more than usual this past weekend, with a new collaboration with Rihanna and Paul McCartney on deck, and an appearance with Kim Kardashian at the BET Honors, where he took home the Visionary award.
  • Kanye West Accepts Visionary Award At 2015 BET Honors, Introduced By Dame Dash
    Kanye West Accepts Visionary Award At 2015 BET Honors, Introduced By Dame Dash
    Jan 25, 2015 at 12:37 AM
    The BET Honors awards are filmed over a month in advance, and now with the instantaneous nature of Twitter and Instagram, it's hard to keep the winners under wraps for more than a matter of seconds. Thanks to social media, we already know quite a bit about Kanye West receiving the Visionary award, which like everything Kanye does, seemed to be a pretty memorable moment.
  • Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    Jan 24, 2015 at 07:49 PM
    We've been hearing about this record for a minute now, and Rihanna has decided to drop it out of the blue on her website today. For now, you'll have to head there to listen to the acoustic guitar-led record. Early reports suggested that the song would land on the Kanye record, but the fact that it showed up on RiRi's site rather than Ye's suggested it may have jumped ship to R8.
  • Kanye West Reportedly Played New Music At Recent Industry Event
    Kanye West Reportedly Played New Music At Recent Industry Event
    Jan 22, 2015 at 09:40 PM
    After dropping off his Paul McCartney-featured single “Only One” at the top of the month, all eyes have been on Yeezy’s next album and when we’ll get to hear more new music from it.
  • Kanye West Recalls Being Racially Profiled In Deposition
    Kanye West Recalls Being Racially Profiled In Deposition
    Jan 21, 2015 at 03:30 PM
    During Kanye West's deposition in the case against the infamous LAX photographer, whom Kanye attempted to "assault," the rapper takes us back to 2000 to recall being racially profiled by the cops, which resulted in a felony charge.
  • A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    Jan 20, 2015 at 12:43 PM
    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
  • Love Sosa? A Breakdown Of Chief Keef Fans & Critics
    Love Sosa? A Breakdown Of Chief Keef Fans & Critics
    Jan 12, 2015 at 12:21 PM
    Chief Keef emerged from the almost cartoonishly violent streets of Chicago’s South Side in 2011, riding the crest of a grassroots, for-teens-by-teens movement that came to be known as “drill music.” Like all ascendant genres, drill (and, by extension, it’s superstar Keef) was met with a mix of traditionalist revulsion, outsider derision and early adopter over-adulation. The simplistic rhymes and aggressive beats left some folks shaking their heads and others nodding along.
  • Ray J May Be Moving Into Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Neighborhood
    Ray J May Be Moving Into Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Neighborhood
    Jan 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM
    Every time Kanye West and Kim Kardashian think they're rid of Ray J for good, he just seems to pop up again. The R&B singer -- who starred alongside Kim in her famous sex tape -- reminded everyone of his tryst with Kim via the gleefully distasteful (but admittedly catchy) track, "I Hit It First", a couple years back, and while it seemed like he wouldn't be bothering the happy couple anymore, a new report suggests they may be seeing a whole lot more of Ray J.
  • Samples Of The Week: January 8
    Samples Of The Week: January 8
    Jan 8, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Nipsey Hussle, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Ty Dolla Sign Reveals Upcoming Collaboration With Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney
    Ty Dolla Sign Reveals Upcoming Collaboration With Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney
    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:59 PM
    It looks like Ty Dolla Sign is going to have another monster year in 2015. Along with his highly-anticipated debut album Free TC, the Taylor Gang crooner has some monster collabs that are on the way, specifically with Kanye West.
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