Kanye West News

 
  • Cover of Mural Depicting Kanye West As Crucified Jesus Christ Is Spotted In L.A.
    In the midst of the holiest week of the year for Christians, an unknown Los Angeles street artist decided to celebrate in a fashion that may be deemed sacrilegious by some.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it.
  • Cover of Pusha T Covers Acclaim Magazine, Talks Working With Kanye West & "King Push"
    While he just dropped his debut album just last year, Pusha T is already preparing the follow up. King Push will reunite Pusha with The Neptunes, who soundtracked Clipse's official debut album Lord Willin'.
  • Cover of 9 Vintage Hip-Hop Inspired Ads
    There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as
  • Cover of G.O.O.D. Producer Evian Christ Sheds Light On Kanye West's Upcoming Album
    You may not recognize the name Evian Christ, although you probably should as he's a producer signed to G.O.O.D. music and part of Ye's Very G.O.O.D. Beats production team.
  • Cover of Kanye West Headlines Outside Lands Festival
    The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco is a bit of a tradition, as it is known to SF natives. We now know that Kanye West (in addition to The Killers, remember them?) will headline the festival. It's good to know a little bit of Yeezus will be imbued in the city, if for a short while. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Vs. The Press: 10 Run-Ins With The Media
    Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him.
  • Cover of Future Talks On Music Video For Next Single "I Won" With Kanye West, Shot By Hype Williams [Update: Official Single Artwork Revealed]
    Future is in full album mode, after releasing the Sonny Digital-produced "Covered N Money" the other week off the upcoming Honest album, he'll be releasing another new single on March 31st. This one is definitely one of the more anticipated cuts, as it features Kanye West, "I Won."
  • Cover of 20 Most Fashionable Rappers Through The Decades
    In celebration of the contribution hip-hop has made to fashion, HotNewHipHop will look at the 20 most fashionable rappers of all time through the decades, from the 1980s to the present, from shelltoe Adidas and gold chains, Coogi sweaters and shiny suits.
  • Cover of No I.D. Is The New Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings
    More positive news, folks. Veteran Chicago producer and A&R Dion Wilson, AKA No I.D., has been named the new executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings. Formerly the company's executive vice president of A&R, he'll also be maintaining this position alongside Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua.
  • Cover of 20 Funny Hip-Hop Videos For April Fools'
    Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who don't believe every hip-hop video has to be about models sitting on the hood of a rented car.
  • Cover of Kanye West Postpones "Yeezus" Australian Tour To Finish Next Album
     Take the bad news, for some good news right? Well, it looks like Kanye West’s Yeezus tour out in Australia has been postponed, but only at the expense that ‘Ye wants to finish his next album!
  • Cover of Eminem Recalls Wanting To Diss Kanye West & Lil Wayne On Record
    On "Talkin' 2 Myself" from Recovery, Eminem spoke of a time when he almost took aim at Lil Wayne and Kanye West on record. Speaking to Big Boy in an interview with Power 106, Em went into more detail about those feelings at the time.
  • Cover of Kanye West Buys Kim Kardashian 10 Burger King Branches As A Wedding Gift
    Call it the romantic in us, but it seems an odd gesture to buy up 10 european Burger King franchises for a wedding present. But that's just what Kanye did, according to Gawker, when he snatched up some BK branches in Italy, France, and the UK. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Slinks In And Out Of Booking At LAPD Station
    Kanye West is bigger than ever but even he must find his most recent legal problems a bit deflating...or dare we say, humbling. When he bashed up a paparazzo at LAX a little while back, Yeezy was sentenced to two years probation and a total of 24 mandatory anger management sessions.
  • Cover of Kanye West Announces Australian "Yeezus" Tour Dates With Pusha T [Update: European Dates Added]
    Kanye West is in the middle of the second leg of his ambitious Yeezus tour, but he's apparently not ready to wrap it up just yet. Once Yeezy is through with his current string of dates, he'll be heading down under for five more shows.
  • Cover of Leaked Images From Kanye West, Kim Kardashian & North West's Vogue Photo Shoot Surface
    The other week we got to see a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot that hip-hop power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian did for Vogue magazine. The photo shoot included their not often seen baby North West.
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls Out Drake In The New Jay Electronica Song
    If you haven't heard Jay Electronica's new song over Soulja Boy's "We Made It" track, drop everything and give the play button a twirl. It's that good. However, if you have heard it you probably noticed a bar in Jay Z's verse that seemed to address the OVO meister, Drizzy Drake of Toronto.
  • Cover of Rappers In Fur
    "Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor" Not everyone can say their niece felt chinchilla at the age of 4, but for many rappers, flexing is a high priority, and there's hardly anything more gaudy than some good old fashioned animal skin.
  • Cover of Kanye West Sentenced To Two Years Probation For Paparazzi Assault
     Remember back in July when Kanye West “attacked” a photographer at LAX and was later charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft? Well, it looks like Yeezus can finally put those charges behind him, but not before he first pays for his so-called “crime”.
  • Cover of Tyga Owes The Taxman Upward Of 90 Grand
    Remember when Tyga spent over $120,000 pimping out his Last Kings flagship store in LA? Apparently, it would be better served in the hands of the IRS.
  • Cover of Auto-Tune: Hip-Hop's Rejuvenation
    People do not like change. Music fans, especially. When the use of Auto-Tune exploded in the mid-2000s, many were skeptical. Today, many still are. Since its creation in 1997, Auto-Tune has crept its way into virtually every genre of music, most notably Hip-hop/R&B.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Kanye West To Headline Samsung's SXSW Concert Series
    We just reported on the G.O.O.D. Music showcase to take place on March 12th at SXSW this year, and although Kanye West was not one the artists listed to perform at their showcase, he will be taking the stage at the Samsung concert, alongside Samsung's past collaborator, Jay Z.
  • Cover of Future Reveals "Honest" Tracklist
    Future just announced the official release date for his upcoming sophomore album, Honest, and he's now given us the full tracklist, complete with features. The standard edition of the album will be 12 tracks long, with the title track and recent crew cut "Move That Dope" being the only songs previously released.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Reveals Snoop Dogg As An Inspiration For "Mastermind," Talks Working With Kanye West
    Rick Ross swung by CRWN and conducted a lengthy conversation with the host, Elliot Wilson, their topics ranging from Mastermind to Kanye, and we learned a great deal about the Rozay and his music.
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