Rory Fresco, Who Came After "Real Friends" On SoundCloud, Signs With L.A. Reid
Meet Rory Fresco, an 18-year-old rapper from Kansas City and the latest signee to L.A. Reid's Epic Records. His signing is based off the strength of his two-month-old track "Lowkey," which currently has over 1.7 million plays on Fresco's soundcloud, on which he has five other tracks.
Kanye West's "Final Mixes" Of "The Life Of Pablo" Are Still On The Way
Kanye shared another one of his stream of consciousness Twitter addresses today, and while he covered a number of subjects, there was one reveal that stood out above the rest. excited to see my family and finish the final mixes of the Life of Pablo and keep working on Turbo Grafx 16 and Season 4 ….
Kanye West: "Adidas Is Making A Million Yeezys This Year"
Kanye West took to Twitter yesterday to speak out on a number of things, but one tweet stood out more than the rest. In regards to his Yeezy Boost sneaker line – which has notoriously sold out in minutes every time they’ve gone on sale, including the Pirate Black Yeezy Boosts which supposedly had double the supply – Kanye has claimed adidas will be making “a million Yeezys this year, opening up new factories.”
Kanye West Just Met With Ikea Reps At Their Headquarters In Sweden
Reports that Kanye West was visiting Ikea's HQ in Almhult, Sweden first broke on the KanyeToThe forum, courtesy of a couple of photos that were snapped of the rapper during his walk through the facilities, including the brand's design sector.
Vote For Your Favorite "I Love Kanye" Remix
Almost all the tracks on The Life of Pablo are great. The one I've probably played the least is the one that doesn't have a beat, "I Love Kanye," the a cappella track that landed between "Freestyle 4" and "Waves." Still, it's an essential part of the album, finding Kanye amused by the tendency of the public to pit different "Kanyes," defined by each mini-era throughout his music career, against one another.
Kanye West Says He's Never Making A CD Again
There's been a lot of confusion over the release of Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo, particularly over whether or not the album's present state on Tidal was its final form. While rumors are still floating around about alternative versions of songs, Kanye seems to have put the hope for a physical release of the project to bed.
Kanye Thanks Paparazzi For Keeping Him Relevant
Kanye West’s behavior over the last few months has been erratic, to say the least. This also applies to his interactions with the paparazzi who hound him every time he leaves the house. While at one point Kanye even came to blows with a pap (along with comparing them unfavorably to Nazis on “Flashing Lights”), he has recently softened his stance on this particularly invasive branch of the media.
There Could Be A Version Of Kanye West's "Wolves" With Drake & Björk
The mystery of "Wolves" continues. Kanye first unveiled a version of the song during an iconic performance on SNL 40 in February of last year. The song featured Vic Mensa and Sia, who both joined him on stage. An official version of "Wolves" wouldn't be heard until a year later, when, on February 11, he played his new album, The Life of Pablo, to a sold-out crowd at MSG.
Kanye West On Pirate Bay Screenshot: "It's Obviously Not My Computer"
Kanye West has been very vocal on Twitter recently, and as a result he's opened up some conversations on a variety of topics. One of his more talked about posts from the last few weeks was a screenshot that seemed to suggest he was using torrent site The Pirate Bay. The tweet inspired a back and forth between Ye and fellow Tidal owner Deadmau5 (or as Kanye put it Dead-Mow-5), which led to his team suggesting the photo wasn't even from West's computer.In a candid conversation at LAX, Kanye has personally addressed the tweet, backing up his team's claims.
Kanye West Says He Promised President Obama He’d Produce On Nas’ Next Album
Kanye West was back at with the twitter fingers Friday night, but this time he wasn’t ranting or causing drama. Instead, the G.O.O.D. Music leader gave fans something look forward to other than his upcoming Turbo Graphx16 album when he announced that he'd be producing on Nas' next album, or least at that's what he promised President Obama anyways.
French Montana, Kanye West, & Nas Shoot Music Video For "Figure It Out"
Well it looks like we’re going to be getting a new music video for French Montana’s standout Wave Gods collab “Figure It Out,” featuring Kanye West & Nas. On Friday, the Coke Boy leader took to Instagram to share some pics & videos from their time on set.
Adidas Sold 15 Million Pairs Of Superstars Thanks To Pharrell
Pharrell Williams was always the quiet one, both in his real-life mannerisms and the way he conducts his business. It’s only fitting that the legendary producer be credited with much of Adidas’ success in 2015, despite Kanye West ruling any headlines involving a musical artist and the German brand.
When Beefs Go Too Far
Earlier this week, Troy Ave continued even further down the path of making his career double as a masterclass in wildly misguided beefing, taking aim at the deceased Capital STEEZ on a Joey Bada$$ diss track.
Kanye West Asked TIDAL Not To Share Streaming Numbers For "The Life Of Pablo"
At the beginning of last week (Feb. 22), Billboard put out its weekly albums chart with one notable absence: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, which was exclusively released on TIDAL on February 14.
Kanye West Mocks Deadmau5 Relentlessly On Twitter
After what seems like an eternity in internet time (less than 12 hours), Kanye West has responded to Deadmau5 calling him out for what looked a lot like Kanye illegally downloading music production software from The Pirate Bay. While Kanye has not specifically denied the accusations, he has been relentlessly making fun of Deadmau5 on Twitter.
Kanye Tweets Album Art & Release Date For 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove"
Apparently Turbo Grafx 16 isn’t the only project Kanye West had in the works. He just tweeted a photo of 2 Chainz with Lil Wayne’s tattoos, and captioned it with, “New Project with 2 Chainz & Wayne dropping this Friday.”
Kanye West Posts Photo Showing He Uses The Pirate Bay
Kanye West continued his sharing ways last night, posting a photo of his computer screen as he gathers inspiration for the making of Turbo Grafx 16. The photo itself simply shows Kanye’s computer screen playing “Death With Dignity” by Sufjan Stevens, but internet sleuths were quick to notice some of the other tabs Mr. West had open on his computer. Porn? Nope. Kanye had a tab open of The Pirate Bay.
Kanye West Actually Gave Yeezys To People Who Guessed His Album Title
During the lead up to what would eventually become The Life Of Pablo, but before the name was revealed, Kanye West tweeted out that anyone who guessed the title based on the T.L.O.P. acronym would win free Yeezy Boosts. That's the new album anybody who can figure out the title gets tickets to Season 3 and free Yeezys
Hip-Hop Reacts To The 88th Academy Awards
Around 34 million people tuned into the 88th Academy Awards last night, marking an 8-year low for the prestigious award show. Many attribute the ratings dip to the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within this year's class of nominees and the resulting Oscars So White protest.
Top Tracks: February 22 - February 28
Other than some resurfacing beefs (between Young Thug and The Game, and Rick Ross and Birdman, respectively) and the beginning of what is sure to be another drawn-out, highly-publicized Kanye West album rollout, it was a relatively quiet week, especially as far as full-length releases went.