Kanye West News

  • Kanye West: "I Am An Innovator," Not A Musician
    Kanye West: "I Am An Innovator," Not A Musician
    Apr 20, 2015 at 03:51pm
    You can now see Kanye West on the cover of both TIME and PAPER Magazine. His profile in the "TIME 100" issue was written by the multibillionaire engineer Elon Musk, but in PAPER, Kanye delivers a self-penned essay on his status as a modern innovator. 
  • Kanye West Covers PAPER Magazine
    Kanye West Covers PAPER Magazine
    Apr 20, 2015 at 02:20pm
    Kanye West is no stranger to magazine covers. Last week, he covered TIME's "TIME 100" issue on the world's 100 most influential people, and now you can see his mug on the cover of PAPER, along with the caption: "Kanye West: The American Dream".  The most famous (or infamous) PAPER cover came last November, featuring none other than Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian, who posed nude, breaking the Internet in the process. Kanye's cover may be iconic, but we doubt its Internet-breaking potential--at least compared to Kim's booty. 
  • Diddy Names Kanye West As The Hitmen's Newest Member
    Diddy Names Kanye West As The Hitmen's Newest Member
    Apr 19, 2015 at 05:28pm
    A total of 11 producers are listed on the credits to Kanye West's latest single, "All Day". Since starting Very GOOD Beats, the production wing of GOOD Music, which houses Q-Tip, Hudson Mohawke, Travi$ Scott, and more, Kanye has begun bringing in several, if not more, producers on every single track--creating some of the most forward-thinking productions in hip-hop.
  • The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West At Coachella
    The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West At Coachella
    Apr 19, 2015 at 11:16am
    The Weeknd has killed it two weekends in a row at Coachella. He called last weekend's performance "the greatest night of my entire life," so fans were expecting something special for weekend #2. It was a one-man show the first time around, but for his return show last night, Abel brought out a very special guest. 
  • Poetic License: The Art Of Writing
    Poetic License: The Art Of Writing
    Apr 17, 2015 at 11:33am
    Poetic license is not a new concept. The idea of poetic license can be traced back to the Greco-Roman classical era and is derived from the Latin words, 'poeta' ('maker') and 'licentia' ('to be permitted,' 'liberty'). The concept was encouraged by a Greek philosopher by the name of Aristotle (maybe you've heard of this dude?). In one of the first-ever treatise to describe poetry and literary theory, the philosopher referred to something called "poetic effect"-- which, today, we would call poetic license.
  • Kanye West Served Legal Papers Outside Of LAX
    Kanye West Served Legal Papers Outside Of LAX
    Apr 16, 2015 at 08:44pm
    After diving in lakes in Armenia and getting baby North baptized in Jerusalem, Kanye West and his family finally arrived back home to the states on Thursday afternoon, but to some not such welcoming news.
  • Kanye West Covers TIME Magazine
    Kanye West Covers TIME Magazine
    Apr 16, 2015 at 09:45am
    Every year, TIME magazine names "The TIME 100," a list of the hundred most influential people in the world. This year, Kanye West was not only included on the list-- he also appears on the cover of the issue. His blurb on TIME.com is written by none other than Tesla mastermind Elon Musk. Read it and watch the accompanying video below.
  • 10 Rapper-Hosted Reality Shows We'd Like To See
    10 Rapper-Hosted Reality Shows We'd Like To See
    Apr 15, 2015 at 12:07pm
    Over the 20 or so years they've coexisted, rappers and reality TV have had a pretty great relationship. "Flavor of Love" is still one of the most popular reality programs of all-time, more people know Xzibit for "Pimp My Ride" than his appearances on Dr. Dre's 2001 (and even less for his solo music), and even short-lived flops like Three 6 Mafia's "Adventures In Hollyhood" still attracted cult followings.
  • Vince Staples Speaks On Gang Culture Glorified In Rap Music
    Vince Staples Speaks On Gang Culture Glorified In Rap Music
    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:49am
    It's been a minute since our dude Damon Campbell hosted an artist, but he's back today with a 19-minute interview with Vince Staples. The interview is pretty insightful, as Vince Staples discusses West Coast lifestyle, both present day and past. The rapper talks about gang culture portrayed in rap music, and glorifying street life versus simply wanting to have a good time. He also talks about going to Catholic school when he was young, and his current view when it comes to religion ("I seen somebody die before, like right there, and I personally think you don't go no where.
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Baptize North In Jerusalem
    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Baptize North In Jerusalem
    Apr 13, 2015 at 05:32pm
    The morning after Kanye took Armenia by storm by leaping into the the city's historic Swan Lake during a surprise concert, he and Kim jetted off to Jerusalem to baptize 22-month-old baby North. Of course, the Holy Land is the only suitable location for the christening of the daughter of Yeezus himself. 
  • 10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
    10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
    Apr 13, 2015 at 04:42pm
    More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige-- basically all of the most prominent female R&B singers since the '90s-- and even seen a few of them hit number one.
  • Police Shut Down Kanye West's Surprise Concert In Armenia After He Jumps Into Swan Lake
    Police Shut Down Kanye West's Surprise Concert In Armenia After He Jumps Into Swan Lake
    Apr 13, 2015 at 09:35am
    Kanye West capped off his and Kim's Armenian vacation in true Kanye fashion by performing a surprise concert in the capital city of Yerevan. Kim announced the show mid-afternoon on Twitter, and by the evening, the whole city surrounded Swan Lake, in center city, where Kanye was set to perform. 
  • Tyler, The Creator Releases "Cherry Bomb" Tracklist
    Tyler, The Creator Releases "Cherry Bomb" Tracklist
    Apr 12, 2015 at 10:50am
    Last week, Tyler, the Creator surprised us all by announcing that his new album, Cherry Bomb, would be out in less than a week. Last night, before going on stage at Coachella, Odd Future's head honcho gave us the tracklist, further amplifying our excitement around the surprise release.
  • Listen To Kendrick Lamar's Full Verse On Kanye West's "All Day" Remix
    Listen To Kendrick Lamar's Full Verse On Kanye West's "All Day" Remix
    Apr 11, 2015 at 12:12pm
    Last week (April 7), we posted a brief snippet (since taken down) of Kendrick Lamar rapping over Kanye West's "All Day". Four days later, it looks like this remix is for real--you can now listen to Kendrick's full verse on what promises to be a special collaboration. Though the leak isn't top-quality, it's good enough to quench us over until the full remix emerges. 
  • New Record From Kanye West Leaks Online
    New Record From Kanye West Leaks Online
    Apr 10, 2015 at 09:17pm
    Well here’s another Friday night treat for fans. Out of nowhere, a new Kanye West record has surfaced online tonight called “Midas Touch”, and its pretty dope.
  • Kanye West Talks Fashion, Ego In New York Times T Magazine Profile
    Kanye West Talks Fashion, Ego In New York Times T Magazine Profile
    Apr 10, 2015 at 01:39pm
    “I’m not a celebrity, I’m an activist,” reads the most immediately startling quote from Kanye West in his new profile in The New York Times' T Magazine. Writer John Caramanica followed West during NYC's fashion week, which hosted his Yeezy fashion show, and over the course of the feature, elicits some classic quotes from Mr. West. Read some excerpts below. On wanting to democratize high-end fashion:
  • Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq"
    Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq"
    Apr 9, 2015 at 12:58pm
    As an actor, Kanye West has made cameos in a number of films ("The Love Guru" and "Anchorman 2," to name a few), and starred in a few of his own, but he's never had that major of a role in someone else's movie. We've just learned that he'll be starring in an upcoming film called "Chiraq" that Spike Lee is directing, alongside the more seasoned actor/rapper Common, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven. 
  • Tyler, The Creator's "Cherry Bomb" Will Feature Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q & More
    Tyler, The Creator's "Cherry Bomb" Will Feature Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Schoolboy Q & More
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:25am
    Last night, Tyler, The Creator announced that his new album Cherry Bomb was less than a week away, and now, we've found out some exciting details about the project.
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  • Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Assault Case, Apologizes
    Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Assault Case, Apologizes
    Apr 7, 2015 at 05:44pm
    You may remember a time when Kanye West was incredibly bothered by paparazzi, this era of Ye came to a peak when the rapper grabbed a photographer outside of LAX in July 2013 (the severity of the act very much embellished by the cameraman). The rapper was able to get out of a misdemeanor battery charge by pleading no contest, but the photog hasn't given up trying to make a buck off Kanye since.
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