"The Life Of Pablo" Merch To Be Sold At Kardashian's Boutique DASH
Kanye West made a killing earlier this year by hosting a pop up shop selling what is basically tour merchandise for The Life of Pablo. It was only available to people in the greater New York area who could get to Manhattan during the two day period it was open, but the shop still raked in over $1 million (according to Kanye, at least).
YEEZY Season 2 Shoes Releasing In June; Clothing Delayed Indefinitely
When Kanye West debuted his YEEZY Season 3 collection alongside The Life of Pablo, people were surprised. How did Kanye, who had only just released the YEEZY Season 1 collection, already have a 3rd collection on the way when his 2nd season had yet to hit stores or even get an official release date? Turns out those questions were warranted.
Kanye West & Dr. Dre To Appear On DMX's Next Album
It seems that there has been a renewed interest in the career of DMX after two of his classic songs were sampled on Drake's "U With Me?", a standout track off VIEWS. X released a new track last month, so it was thought that he might be prepping a full project.
Kanye West Loves Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim’s "Famous" Parody Video
Earlier this month, "Master of None" comedians Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim released a parody music video of Kanye West's TLOP single "Famous," in with they dance in front of Rome's Trevi Fountain, pose in front of the Pantheon, sample local cuisine, hump cars, and frolic in nearby flower fields and on rocky beaches. Word has it, Kanye is a fan.
Malik Yusef Speaks On Kanye West's Possible Mental Disorder
Malik Yusef is a Chicago-bred artist and producer who has worked with Kanye West throughout his career. In a new interview for Drea O's YouTube channel, Yusef claims that he "wrote and produced every song" on The Life of Pablo, which he refers to as "the number one album in the world." Also in the interview, he speaks on Kanye's mental state, revealing that Ye might be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia. Whatever he has been diagnosed with, Malik admits that Kanye does not take his prescribed medication.
Kanye West Claps Back At Tyler, The Creator By Beating Kim In A Race
Kanye West crashed A$AP Rocky's set during weekend 1 at Coachella, but the most entertaining moment he was able to provide occurred outside of the main stage and on the festival grounds, where he and Tyler, the Creator took part in an impromptu footrace. Tyler won by a long shot, though Ye was quick to blame a guy who, in filming the race, had obstructed his path to the finish line.
French Montana & Kanye West Releasing "Something Special" In Two Weeks
In a new interview with People.com, French Montana revealed that he is working on "something special" with Kanye West. Although he mentioned that this "something special" will be out in two weeks, French declined to go into detail about the nature of the collaboration. "I want it to be a surprise," he said. "I love working with him, he's an icon."
Kanye West Is Still Pulling "I'mma Let You Finish" Gags
Kanye West hasn't forgotten about the 2009 VMA moment that turned the media against him, and he can't stop cracking jokes about it. After playfully suggesting that his Taylor Swift interruption "made that bitch famous" on The Life Of Pablo, Ye has referenced that night once again, breaking out his immortal catch phrase at a friend's wedding Saturday night.Dave Grutman, who has built an empire of night clubs in Miami and beyond, was the groom, and during one of the toasts, Kanye decided to grab the mic and declare "I'mma let you finish, but..."
Kid Cudi & Kanye West Had To Talk Things Out Before Working On "The Life Of Pablo"
Kid Cudi's Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven was a divisive project, but his contributions to Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo have been one of the most universally praised aspects of the album.
Top 10 Hip Hop Tracks That Sample Prince
What would hip hop even look like if we lived in a world where Prince never existed? It'd be much less colorful and funky, I"m sure, and some of its most vibrant artists would never have had the courage to step out of the box were it not for one of the weirdest artists of all time. André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell, The-Dream, and Young Thug (so basically, all of The Life Of Pablo's squad) in particular have Prince to thank for some, if not most, of their musical and/or fashion styles, and the rest of the rap game isn't far off either.
Kanye West Says He Was Joking When He Mentioned Wiz Khalifa's Son During Twitter Exchange
Soon before the dramatic release of his latest album, Kanye West entered into a short-lived beef with Wiz Khalifa that rocked the rap world. It all started when Kanye revealed his intent to call the album Waves before settling on the final title of The Life of Pablo. Wiz thought the initial title of Waves was disrespectful of the incarcerated Max B, the Harlem rapper who has long been a purveyor of a "wavy" style of hip-hop.
Every Rap Single To Go #1 On The Hot 100
If you've been watching the charts over the last few years, you'll know that rap isn't dominating the Hot 100, and many of the songs that do make their way to the number one spot might no necessarily represent the genre all that well. Looking back at all the prior rap #1s on the Hot 100, this trend moves in waves. In the early 90s, we saw acts like Vanilla Ice and Marky Mark earning the highest honors of chart presence, but by the early 00s, the reigning singles on the chart were largely authentic rap and R&B songs.
Charts Don't Lie: April 20
The appearance of a brand new #1 and #2 album on the Billboard 200 this past week means that Kanye West's The Life of Pablo was booted from the top spot down to #4 overall. Rihanna came in just behind him at #5, marking the second of two urban albums in the top 10 this week. Just outside of the top 10 were the likes of Kevin Gates, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy, and The Weeknd, who all stuck in the same exact spots as last week. Future has three releases within the #20-#30 range, which is a huge feat. Hats off to him for that. ...
Someone Is Curating A Kanye West Art Exhibit In New York City
An art exhibit paying tribute to one of the more consistently polarizing figures in pop (and hip hop) music was always inevitable, but we didn’t realize it would come so soon. We probably shouldn’t be surprised that there’s already a Kanye West-themed art exhibit on the way though. Brianni Taylor is curating an exhibit in New York City that will also double as a fundraising event, titled “The Life Of Pablo Art Exhibit.” The name could be catchier.
5 Most Outrageous Hip-Hop Concert Moments
Desiigner's "Panda" is currently the No. 2 song in the country. It's a song that took him a year and a half to make, and one that he's proud of. When performing his breakout hit, the 19-year-old can be seen sweating, screaming, dabbing maniacally, and, as of last weekend, puking. Inspired by Desiigner's incredible boot 'n rally (see below), we wanted to round up a list of some particularly shocking moments of on-stage behavior.
Best Photos From Coachella Weekend 1
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West. The first weekend has already showcased some of Cali's best talent, including YG, Vince Staples, and Anderson.
Kanye West Updated "Yeezus" In 2013, Tidal Has Outdated Version
Last month, Kanye edited his already-released The Life of Pablo. There are numerous reasons this isn’t done often, from practical to political to emotional. Much was made of it in the media, in part because of the fanfare surrounding the album’s exclusivity on Tidal.
Kanye West, TIDAL Sued Over "The Life Of Pablo"
A Kanye West fan has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and TIDAL claiming that they misled users into subscribing based on West's assertion that that The Life of Pablo would never be for sale anywhere other than TIDAL.
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.
Kanye West Racing Tyler, The Creator At Coachella Is A Must-Watch
Like many of L.A.'s celebrities, Kanye West was at Coachella on Friday, making a special appearance in both Jack U and ASAP Rocky's sets, the latter of which he actually performed "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" before he and Rocky's mics were cut off due to time restrictions. When he wasn't popping up on stage, he seemed to be having a pretty good time behind the scenes, as some footage of an athletic competition between himself and Tyler, The Creator surfaces today.