FDT: 10 Rap References To Donald Trump
Donald Trump might be one of the most hated men in hip hop culture, but it wasn't always that way. Before he was touting a racist agenda, Trump was a symbol of success. With a crap ton of money and an entrepreneurial spirit, it's no wonder why Donald Trump was the subject of tracks by Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and Rae Sremmurd.
Nas' Film "The Land" Will Feature New Music From Kanye West, Pusha T & More
Nas has been expanding his creative efforts recently, although he still makes time for the occasional guest verse. Next on his ever expanding list of creative accomplishments is executive producing a full-length movie, titled “The Land.”
Ian Connor & Kanye West's "Pastelle" Fashion Line To Drop May 14
Before Ian Connor became the focus of a huge controversy, he had been presented with the fashion opportunity of his life, as Kanye West decided to place the young model and designer at the helm of his thought-to-be-defunct fashion label Pastelle. The idea of Pastelle originated some time in the mid-'00s, though pieces of apparel never materialized until a few years later.
New Yeezy Boosts Are Coming, But Not In June
A few days ago we shared an update on Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 2 product, specifically that the clothing had been indefinitely delayed but the shoes would be coming out on June 6. As more information has become available, it’s clear there’s a lot more to the this story than we first thought.
Kanye West Planning "The Life Of Pablo" Tour For September
After rocking some blue eye contacts last night to the Met Gala and sufficiently shocking us, Kanye West called into the Steve Harvey Morning Show this morning for an exclusive interview. The rapper does his usual share of venting and explaining the motives behind his actions. Mid-way through the interview, Ye discusses his twitter spat with Wiz Khalifa, saying,
Photos: Met Gala 2016
Last night, as you probably know if you've been on Instagram/twitter/any social media platform, was the annual Met Gala. It's an opportunity for all kinds of celebrities to bust out their fancy yet risk-taking attire and walk the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Kanye West Makes Statement By Wearing Colored Eye Contacts At 2016 Met Gala
As you might saw on our twitter last night, the biggest fashion event of the year was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City last night for the 2016 Met Gala, and boy were the stars in attendance. From your favorite athletes to artists, the event was represented well by the hip-hop & urban culture, with Beyonce, Future, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Ciara, and Kanye West among many others all stepping on the red carpet.
Kanye West Gets Paparazzi Battery Case Expunged From His Record
Kanye West's criminal record is absolutely clean, as a judge has officially expunged the records of the 2013 battery case in which Kanye allegedly assaulted an L.A. photographer. The incident in question happened in summer 2013, when West grabbed a photographer and his camera after the man, Daniel Ramos, had seemingly been provoking him. Ramos, who claimed to have sustained an injury from the encounter, filed a lawsuit shortly thereafter, and Kanye, after some delays, pled no contest to a charge of misdemeanor battery in March 2014.
"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.