Kanye West's "Saint Pablo" (Sort Of) Appears On Apple Music
Even when Kanye West isn’t directly involved, there always seems to be some weird stuff happening with the way the rapper’s music rolls out. We posted a stream to “Saint Pablo” that was subsequently taken down, and the only way it could be found was on Tidal.
Aldo Drops Shoe Suspiciously Similar To Yeezy Boost 750
Despite what designers might want you to think, the fashion world isn’t really that original. Everybody tries to ride the wave that one brand or designer started, and it tends to work. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t get to call out when someone is a little bit too suspect with their “inspiration.” This new Aldo sneaker is a perfect example of that.
Charts Don't Lie: April 13
With four new albums in the top 5, the Billboard 200 shifted considerably this week. Kanye West takes the #1 spot as Billboard finally tallies up his streams and sales, after the rapper made the The Life of Pablo available on all streaming platforms, meanwhile, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's Twenty88 project lands impressively at the #5 spot. Albums by Lukas Graham and Weezer also infiltrate into the top 10, but that's for another website.
Kanye West Reportedly Shot Music Video For "Waves" In Scotland
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is finally available to stream beyond just TIDAL, and not only that, it's begun charting on the Billboard 200 (at #1 no less, earning him his seventh consecutive #1 album). While all this is happening, Kanye's set his sights on a new music video-- we haven't received one yet from TLOP, and it's unclear if there are any more visuals in the bag.
Kanye West's 5 Most Powerful Live Performances
When Kanye West appears on stage, anything can happen.
Top Tracks: April 4 - April 10
On last week's edition of Top Tracks, Drake locked down the highest two spots with new leaks, and appeared once more as a guest on PartyNextDoor's "Come And See Me," which landed at number eight. If you thought that was impressive, wait til you see this week's. The 6 God controls half of this week's list, despite the fact that all versions that appear on here are unofficial leaks.
Kanye West Debuts New Song, Performs "Pop Style" For First Time
Several videos have appeared from Kanye West's first show of 2016 at the Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines. Now, more footage from the performance has surfaced, including the debut of a never-before-heard take on "Runaway" titled (on YouTube) "I Don't Want To Be Liked." The song features some auto-tune warbling from Kanye over gospel piano.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Is His 7th Consecutive No. 1 Album
UPDATE (04/11/2016 | 3:04pm EST): There are a few minor errors in the below text with regard to how Billboard gauged The Life of Pablo's streaming numbers for the week of April 1 to April 7. Firstly, all streams before that increment are not counted toward this week's sales, which are equivalent to 94,000. As noted below, the album was streamed 250 million times in its first 10 days of availability, whilst it was exclusively on Tidal, where it remained until April 1.
Kanye West Says The Taylor Swift Line On "Famous" Helped Him Beat Writer's Block
"That night when I went on stage was the beginning of the end of my life. Lady GaGa cancelled the tour the next day. You know what night I'm talking about," Kanye West told the crowd during his headlining show at The Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines last night after performing "Famous" for the first time ever.
Kanye West Shows Support For Rob Kardashian After Blac Chyna Engagement
"Blac Chyna fuckin' Rob, help him with the weight," rapped Kanye West on "Highlights," poking fun at the surprising relationship between his brother-in-law and the model who has a son with Tyga (who's tryna wife Ye's 18-year-old sister-in-law...it's messy). Not only has Chyna acted as Rob Kardashian's personal trainer, she's now his fiancée, as the couple announced its engagement plans earlier this week.
Someone Paid $100,000 To Have The Mural Of Kanye West Kissing Himself Buffed
A week or so back, news broke of a mural painted in Australia that recreated a famous photo of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian locking lips, only this particular interpretation of the moment plastered Kanye's head on both figures.
Watch Kanye West Perform Songs From "The Life Of Pablo" Live For The First Time
While most of Kanye West's 7th studio album, The Life Of Pablo, was debuted at Madison Square Garden, it wasn't until Saturday Night Live until we saw any proper performances of the material. "Ultralight Beam" and "Highlights" were those chosen in that context, but as Ye prepares the designs for a tour behind the album, he's tested out a few more new records for an audience in the Philippines.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" To Debut No. 1 Off Streams Alone
At the beginning of the month, Kanye West finally made The Life of Pablo available on Spotify and Apple Music, as the album had previously remained exclusively on Tidal and Kanye's own website since its February 14 release.
Kanye West Almost Collaborated With Adidas 10 Years Ago
While most people trace Kanye West’s start in the sneaker game to Nike and his Air Yeezy shoe, it actually gets much deeper than that. ‘Ye almost worked with adidas 10 years ago, so his current partnership is really just coming full circle.
Andre 3000 Reveals Outkast & A Tribe Called Quest Had Plans For A Joint Album
Last night, "A Celebration Of Phife" was held at the Apollo, an event which saw a number of special guests speaking and performing in honor of Phife Dawg, the legendary rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest who passed last month. Among the speakers were Tribe members Q-Tip, Jarobi, and Ali Shahed Muhammad, as well as Kanye West and Andre 3000.
Top Tracks: March 28 - April 3
Although they haven't rapped on a track with each other since 2009's "Forever," Drake and Kanye West are usually placed side-by-side in the upper echelon of hip hop's current stars, the ones who have the potential to "break the internet" when they drop surprise material.
Kanye West Releases "The Life Of Pablo" On Spotify & Apple Music
Well it looks like Kanye’s twitter rant about The Life Of Pablo "never never never" being on another streaming service other than TIDAL was some major BS (see below). As we reported yesterday, 'Ye's seventh studio album was just made available to be streamed on Spotify & Apple Music today after having been on TIDAL exclusively for the past 6 weeks.
Kanye West Has Reportedly Tapped Scooter Braun To Manage Him
As if the list of influential and powerful people who Kanye West counts among his inner circle couldn’t get any more impressive, Yeezy has added one of music’s premier managers and businessmen to his camp. Billboard reports that Scooter Braun is now managing and/or consulting for Kanye.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Reportedly Coming To All Streaming Services
One of the highlights of Kanye West's recent Twitter dominance was his proclamation that The Life of Pablo would live exclusively on TIDAL forever. "My album will never never never be on Apple," he wrote in February. "And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal."
Kanye West's "TLOP" Is Available For Download, Only If You Already Bought It
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is finally available for commercial download, sort of. Basically, everyone who purchased TLOP on TIDAL during the initial period it was available to purchase, are now being sent the latest version of the seemingly continuously-updated album.