Kanye West Surpasses Michael Jackson With 40th Top 40 Hit
This past week, ScHoolboy Q's "THat Part" feat. Kanye West rose from #42 to #40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song marked ScHoolboy's second trip into the top 40. For Kanye, the occasion was slightly more meaningful; the song marked his 40th trip into the top 40, vaulting him past Michael Jackson and Frankie Valli (39 apiece).
French Montana's "MC4" Tracklist Features Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Nas & More
French Montana finally has a concrete release date for his album MC4, which is also (finally) getting some buzz thanks to his single with Drake, "No Shopping," although the single caught more attention for Drake lyrics possibly dissing Joe Budden than it did for French.
A History Of Drake & Kanye's Collaborations
Kanye first brought up the possibility of a collaborative project with Drake a year or so back, revealing that the project, which was merely an idea at that point was at one point titled Wolves. At the time, Kanye wasn't too confident that the album would ever happen, but when he made a surprise appearance at Drake's 7th annual OVO Fest on Monday, he got the conversation going once again, confirming that a collaborative project between the two rapper was on the way.
IKEA Responds To Kanye West: "We Could Make You Famous!"
Kanye West continued to express interest in teaming up with IKEA to design furniture during his new interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. The interview was pre-recorded, but aired yesterday alongside Kanye's next single off The Life of Pablo: "Fade" (not a new record, unfortunately).
Justin Bieber Shows Support For Kanye West In Taylor Swift Feud
Our last Word On The Street focused on the recent Kanye West and Taylor Swift "Famous" lyric dispute, with T-Swift alleging that she did not approve Kanye's MTV VMA-referencing lyrics, despite him saying otherwise.
Kanye West Joins Drake For Night 2 At OVO Fest; Teases Joint Album
It’s hard to believe that night 1 of Drake’s annual OVO Fest could’ve been topped off after Rihanna surprised those in attendance last night, but it looks like it just was. On Monday night, Drizzy decided to once again bring out Chicago legend, Kanye West, to help rip apart the stage on night 2 of the event.
Kanye West Says He Has Plans To Make A $30 Adidas Yeezy Sneaker
In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, Kanye West recanted a conversation he had with the CEO of the budget shoe purveyor and his dreams of creating a $30 Adidas Yeezy sneaker. During the sneaker portion of the interview [fast forward to 11:40], Kanye says:
Kanye West Selects "Fade" As Next "The Life Of Pablo" Single
A recording of Kanye West's phone call with British DJ/radio personality Annie Mac just aired on BBC Radio 1. Before the live airing, the network had released a few of Kanye's choice quotes from the conversation, including those on his planned 2020 presidential run, wanting to design for IKEA, and the 2015 Glastonbury performance that left him in a "depressed state." In light of the revelatory interview, it was thought that Annie Mac's "Hottest Record" of the day might be a new premiere from Kanye West.
Rumors Are Swirling That The New Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Is Releasing In August
According to an Adidas catalog scan courtesy of the YeezyTalkWorldwide facebook group, the new "V2" Yeezy Boost 350 will be arriving in August. The 15th to be specific. Of course, that date could just be the day when Adidas officially unveils the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2, but either way it looks like the new low top Yeezys will be arriving sooner than later.
Kanye West To Drop New Music This Afternoon
Kanye West has been keeping his fans fed, whether it's The Life of Pablo, the first Cruel Winter single, pop culture commentary and/or controversy, or
Kid Cudi Weighs In On Kanye's Tidal & Apple Music Tweets
On Saturday, Kanye West started a conversation about streaming service exclusivity when he called for Apple Music to acquire Tidal. "The Tidal Apple Music beef is fucking up the music game," he said, before calling for Apple to cut a check to Jay Z for Tidal, and asking the company to "let the kids have their music."Ye also suggested that reps from Tidal, Apple Music and Spotify get in the same room later this week to discuss a solution to the current competitive situation, a tweet which Kid Cudi has now directly responded to.
Kanye West's Art Installation Has Been Postponed A Full year
Kanye West was supposed to debut a new installation with experimental theater stage director Robert Wilson today, but unfortunately, it will have to wait next year. The collaboration, which was to be shown at Wilson's annual Watermill Center event in Southampton, New York, will now only make it's debut at next year's get-together.
Kanye West: "This Tidal Apple Beef Is F***ing Up The Music Game"
The rise of Tidal and Apple Music streaming services over the last year has seen the two giants battling for subscribers, with major releases like Rihanna's ANTI and Drake's View From The 6 being held exclusively within their respective catalogues. While the tension between the two companies has been pretty visible throughout 2016, Kanye West, a co-owner of Tidal, and close friend of the company's head, Jay Z, has taken to Twitter to with some candid remarks, calling for the companies to end their "beef".
There's A New Yeezy Season 2 Boot Releasing Next Week
We're still in the dog days of Summer and there isn't any reason to be rocking boots but that isn't going to stop Kanye West from dropping another Yeezy Season 2 boot.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Cover Harper's Bazaar
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are Harper's Bazaar's newest cover stars. The couple sat down with Laura Brown to discuss a variety of topics... Kanye spoke effusively of Kim's nude selfies. "I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity," he said. A"nd I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it's almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it's important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.
Kanye West Addresses Taylor Swift Beef During Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Tour
Drake and Future's "Summer Sixteen" tour hit the Chi last night, and one of Chicago's biggest names came out for the event. Kanye West was a surprise guest at the tour stop, performing "Pop Style" with Drizzy as well as "Father Stretch My Hand Pt. 1" for the audience.
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
Kanye West Stars In New "Music Meets Fashion" Balmain Campaign
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West took center stage last year as part of Balmain's Spring 2015 campaign and now the French fashion house has brought back Mr. West for their brand new Fall campaign. Early images from the upcoming Fall campaign have been posted to the Balmain instagram account in which Kanye, wearing his fit from the 2016 Met Gala, stars alongside Joan Smalls. A collection of eery videos also hint at what's in store, you can check those out below.