Kanye West News

  • Kanye West Will Executive Produce The Soundtrack For A New Show About The Underground Railroad
    Kanye West Will Executive Produce The Soundtrack For A New Show About The Underground Railroad
    Apr 7, 2015 at 12:25pm
    Kanye West has been known to fill the executive producer role on some big albums, including Jay Z's Blueprint 3, Pusha T's My Name Is My Name, Big Sean' Dark Sky Paradise, and most recently Rihanna's upcoming R8. It's clear that Ye has a knack for curating sounds, and thus he's been tapped to play the exec role in a new drama called "Underground". The show will take place during a time of slavery in America, following a group of men and women who are attempting to escape from the trade through the Underground Railroad.
  • Vic Mensa Plays A New Single Featuring Kanye West
    Vic Mensa Plays A New Single Featuring Kanye West
    Apr 7, 2015 at 09:56am
    Vic Mensa got his biggest break to date by singing on Kanye West's "Wolves", which will appear on So Help Me God. The collaboration doesn't stop there, though, as Kanye will also lend a verse to Vic's upcoming album.
  • Is Kendrick Lamar Featured On Kanye West’s “All Day” Remix?
    Is Kendrick Lamar Featured On Kanye West’s “All Day” Remix?
    Apr 7, 2015 at 02:11am
    If this is true, then we could be in for a real treat here. A brief snippet has surfaced online via YeezyTalk Monday night that features Kendrick Lamar spitting over Kanye West’s “All Day” record.
  • Kanye West, Ludacris, Ty Dolla $ign & More To Perform At Powerhouse 2015
    Kanye West, Ludacris, Ty Dolla $ign & More To Perform At Powerhouse 2015
    Apr 6, 2015 at 12:26pm
    HOT 97 revealed it's full Summer Jam lineup last week, so we knew it was only a matter of time before POWER 106, L.A's dominant station, fired back with it's annual POWERHOUSE lineup. Like HOT 97's bill, the event is not shy on big names, pulling a rare headlining spot from Kanye West, as well as support from Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Tinashe, and more.
  • You Can Now Buy A Bible That Replaces "God" With "Kanye West"
    You Can Now Buy A Bible That Replaces "God" With "Kanye West"
    Apr 5, 2015 at 09:56am
    Kanye West has declared himself a god on more than one occasion, and has even cited Jesus as a role model, revealing that he grew up wanting to be "like Christ". While Ye is seen as something of a holy figure in the world of music, he now has his own scripture to go along with his obsession with deification -- The Book Of Yeezus. We first heard about the bible where each mention of God's name was replaced with Kanye or Yeezus a while back, but it's now on the market. If you thought Sunday school needed more of a hip-hop flavor, this might be a good opportunity for you.
  • GLC Announces New Album Executive Produced By Kanye West & Dame Dash
    GLC Announces New Album Executive Produced By Kanye West & Dame Dash
    Apr 4, 2015 at 01:04pm
    Although he's been releasing a steady stream of mixtapes in recent years (the latest being 2013's Ism Churchill), Chicago rapper GLC hasn't really been in the spotlight since he guested on Kanye West's first two albums in the early 2000s. He parted ways with GOOD Music back in 2010, but now we've learned that he'll be working with Kanye again (as well as Dame Dash) on his upcoming album. 
  • 10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album
    10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album
    Apr 3, 2015 at 09:04am
    On his interview with Hot 97 that uploaded to YouTube yesterday morning, Kendrick Lamar said there's "definitely, definitely" going to be a collaboration album with J. Cole. (You can find that tidbit around the 11:25 mark on the interview.) 
  • Kanye West & Dame Dash Sued Over “Loisaidas” Film
    Kanye West & Dame Dash Sued Over “Loisaidas” Film
    Apr 2, 2015 at 10:32pm
    Kanye West and Dame Dash recently put their differences aside and decided to start doing business together.
  • Jay Z Suggests TIDAL Could Replace Record Labels For Artists Like Himself
    Jay Z Suggests TIDAL Could Replace Record Labels For Artists Like Himself
    Apr 2, 2015 at 12:31pm
    While there are many artists involved in the newly re-launched streaming service, TIDAL, Jay Z remains the company's main representative. The rapper visited NYU yesterday to give a Q&A on the goals of the company, in which he spoke of the exclusive content the service will offer, his view that thing should be as "transparent" as possible, and the worth of a musician's passion.
  • 5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
    Apr 1, 2015 at 03:52pm
    This TIDAL “hi-fidelity music streaming” thing is actually happening. Not formally acquainted? Well, allow me to introduce you. A group of 16 mega-star musicians and/or musically-inclined entertainers united in a noble effort this past Monday to launch a music streaming service that offers audiences music with CD-quality sound, videos and other "exclusive" content the way artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna originally intended to--for a fee of $19.99 a month, of course.
  • Rap Industry Recap: March
    Rap Industry Recap: March
    Apr 1, 2015 at 08:02am
    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.
  • 10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots
    10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots
    Mar 31, 2015 at 03:53pm
    The Roots have collaborated with nearly everyone in hip hop. As the rap scene's resident band, they've made music with everyone from Jay Z and Kanye to Rae Sremmurd and Miley Cyrus. There's literally nobody they can't pair up with, and their residency on Jimmy Fallon's talk shows has proven that.
  • Justin Bieber's Next Album Will Have Production From Kanye West & Rick Rubin
    Justin Bieber's Next Album Will Have Production From Kanye West & Rick Rubin
    Mar 31, 2015 at 01:33pm
    Justin Bieber recently got roasted last night by Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, and even Martha Stewart. Judging from a recent interview with USA Today, though, the 21-year-old from London, Ontario, might be having the last laugh.
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  • Jay Z Wants TIDAL To "Extend The Album Cycle" & Restore "Fair Trade" In Music
    Jay Z Wants TIDAL To "Extend The Album Cycle" & Restore "Fair Trade" In Music
    Mar 30, 2015 at 07:08pm
    There was no way the announcement of TIDAL was going to go down without a surprise, but while plenty of people thought they had it figured out (an album drop from Rihanna or Kanye West), no one predicted the actual unveiling -- the huge cast of musicians who co-own the service.
  • Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & More Announced As Owners Of TIDAL
    Mar 30, 2015 at 05:29pm
    While we didn't get any surprise releases, the TIDAL launch was not without its curveballs. They came out early as well, when the owner of the company was announced not just as Jay Z, but a huge collection of well known musicians from all different genres.Kanye, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Rihanna, Usher, Alicia Keys, J. Cole, and Win and Regine from Arcade Fire were among the many announced, and after arranging themselves in a line across the stage, the musicians each signed a contract with the company. 
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
    Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
    Mar 30, 2015 at 12:41pm
    Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what perked up enough ears to land in the Top 10. 10) Kirko Bangz ft. Ty Dolla Sign - In Her Lane
  • Kanye West, Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Support Launch Of Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service
    Kanye West, Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Support Launch Of Jay Z's TIDAL Streaming Service
    Mar 30, 2015 at 09:30am
    If you're launching a brand new streaming service into a market already dominated by Spotify, having support from some of the world's biggest artists doesn't hurt. Thankfully, Jay Z has some friends in high places. At midnight, he launched TIDAL, a streaming service (formerly named Aspiro) that he acquired earlier this month, and had the support of Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and other powerful artists.
  • Travi$ Scott & Young Thug Bring Out Kanye West & Chris Brown In L.A.
    Travi$ Scott & Young Thug Bring Out Kanye West & Chris Brown In L.A.
    Mar 29, 2015 at 10:34am
    Travi$ Scott and Young Thug are closing out their joint "Rodeo" tour in style. The wild duo pulled into L.A. last night (March 28), for the third-to-last show of the tour, and brought out two massive special guests: Chris Brown and Kanye West. 
  • Kanye West Is Headlining KIIS FM’s Wango Tango Event
    Kanye West Is Headlining KIIS FM’s Wango Tango Event
    Mar 27, 2015 at 04:12pm
    Kanye West doesn't do just any festival, so locking him down as a headliner is a good look for anyone. The rapper's latest gig will be for KIIS FM's annual show, Wango Tango. He won't be the only big name however, as Calvin Harris, Maghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, David Guetta, Sia, Jason Derulo, and more will perform at the big event.
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