Kanye West News

 
  • Cover of Hip-Hop's New Year's Eve: Rappers Celebrate 2014
    As we continue to recover from New Year's Eve festivities, memories from the evening are slowly coming back to us.
  • Cover of HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2013
    We at HotNewHipHop are quite aware of our user community, which is very unique in and of itself. If you're on HNHH every day, you get used to seeing certain users all up in the comments, blasting their opinion or inciting arguments.
  • Cover of Kanye West Was The Most Pirated Rap Artist On BitTorrent In 2013
    Although Kanye West's Yeezus album didn't receive the warmest welcome from fans when it dropped, 'Ye was nonetheless a majorly pirated artist in 2013.
  • Cover of Textbook On Kanye West's Cultural Impact To Be Released
    Looks like Kanye West is not the only person who thinks he has a large cultural impact (though he may argue he has the largest). A new textbook written by Julius Bailey will hit shelves in March under the title The Cultural Impact of Kanye West. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Discusses Profanity In His Lyrics
    Kanye West recently declared at the Toronto stop of his "Yeezus" that he would stop talking shit for six months, “You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness," 'Ye said on stage.
  • Cover of Big Sean Says He Reminded Kanye West Of Biggie When He Rapped For First Time
    By now, the story of how Big Sean got signed to Kanye West is pretty familiar to the rap world-- Sean Don was working at a radio station in Detroit at the time, when 'Ye came through. Big Sean was encouraged by friends to spit a 16s for the rapper, and low and behold, Kanye thought it was dope.
  • Cover of Kanye West Sued Over Sample In "Bound 2"
    Kanye West's "Bound 2" was definitely one of the more well-received tracks off Yeezus, thus Ye has gone ahead to push it as his next single. However, it looks like the track is facing some legal trouble, as a former child star is suing Yeezy over a sample.
  • Cover of Kanye West Calls Drake A "Rap God," Parties With Him In Toronto [Update: Kanye Brings Out Drake At Yeezus Tour In Toronto]
    Kanye West brought his "Yeezus" tour, which will be wrapping up soon enough, to Toronto last night. Of course, hometown hero Drake came out for the event, and while there seems to have been some tension between the two creative artists in the past, all that was put aside for a night of partying after the concert.
  • Cover of Barack Obama Says Kanye West's Music Is "Outstanding"
    Kanye West and Barack Obama seem to have been at odds in the past, specifically when the President threw a shot at 'Ye when discussing the "American dream" this past year.
  • Cover of Hottest Verses Of 2013
    Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft. 
  • Cover of Kanye West Says That Sway Asked A "Dumb Ass Question" During Their Interview
    Kanye West isn't done his slew of interviews just yet, and with these interviews we can usually count on some quotable gems and some controversy. His perceived anti-semitic remarks resulted from the Breakfast Club interview while Ye complety spazzed out during his conversation with Sway In The Morning.
  • Cover of Eminem & Kanye West Wanted $1-2 Million To Perform During Super Bowl Week
    Looks like Eminem and Kanye West think they're worth a little more than the NFL is willing to shell out. According to TMZ, both Em and 'Ye were approached but the organization to headline a party during Superbowl week, but both of their quotes were turned down.
  • Cover of Kanye West On Anti-Semitism Accusations: "It Was Kind Of Like An Ignorant Compliment"
    Kanye West made some controversial comments in his Breakfast Club interview last month, where he made the claim that "Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people."
  • Cover of Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Pop-Up Shop In Chicago Is Open For Business
    As announced by Virgil Abloh via Twitter in the early hours of the morning, Kanye West's latest Yeezus Tour pop-up shop is currently operating out of a storefront at 46 East Oak Street in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Engagement Footage [Update: Co-Founder Responds]
    As we previously reported, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were looking to sue the man who leaked footage of their engagement proposal-- it turned out to be YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Now a lawsuit has been filed by the couple.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 15
    This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet.
  • Cover of Hopsin Thinks That "Yeezus" Is Wack But Kanye West Is Not
    If you've listened to Hopsin's new album, Knock Madness, you're probably aware of his stance on Kanye West's Yeezus album.
  • Cover of Arsenio Hall Criticizes Kanye West's Use Of The Word "Slave"
    In a recent interview with the Breakfast Club, Kanye West briefly mentioned Arsenio Hall, alluding to the fact that there were racial implications to the cancellation of Hall's 1994 talk show.
  • Cover of Kanye West Addresses Sparse Grammy Nominations For "Yeezus"
    Approximately a year ago, Kanye West vowed to boycott the 2013 Grammys, heavily criticizing their approach.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Explains The Difference Between Him & Kendrick Lamar
    50 Cent hasn't been rapping as prolifically as he once did, but he's still observing the game from the sideline, planning his moves accordingly.
  • Cover of Kanye West Kicked A Heckler Out Of His Show In San Antonio Last Night
    While Kanye West has been known to speak his mind in stream-of-consciousness speeches throughout his Yeezus tour, he's apparently the only one allowed to 'talk his shit'.
  • Cover of Kanye West Reacts To Fake News Comments Concerning Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela passed away last week at the old age of 95. Rappers and celebrities reacted to the news immediately, often through Twitter, expressing their sorrow at Mandela's passing. However, it was being reported by certain outlets that Kanye West had quite the controversial remarks to say about the great leader.
  • Cover of Kanye West Apologizes To Nike
     After putting Nike and other designers on blast over the past couple of weeks, it looks like Yeezus may have had a change of heart. In a new interview, Kanye apologized to Nike for his recent outbursts.
  • Cover of Kanye West Talks His Producer Past, Drake's Fame & Much More On Juan Epstein
    Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds' Juan Epstein podcast had a very special guest recently, Kanye West.
  • Cover of Kanye West Says His Next Album Will Feature 8 Songs
     After just releasing Yeezus this past summer, Kanye has already began hinting at his next album, and it’s probably further along than we know. While down in Miami for this week’s Art Basil, Kanye spoke with architect Jacques Herzog about his new album.
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