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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.
Artist Wants $100K & Lifetime Supply Of Yeezys To Paint Over Kanye Mural
Given Kanye West’s no-filter personality these days, one would think he wouldn’t care much about a measly 20-foot mural. Not the case though, at least according to a report from ABC Australia. The news site has reported that Kanye’s camp is quite unhappy with the presence of a large mural in Sydney, Australia, which depicts Kanye West making out with himself.
Kanye West's Initial Tidal Streaming Numbers For "The Life Of Pablo" Revealed
Kanye West's 7th studio album, The Life Of Pablo, has been available exclusively on Tidal since its release in February, and while it hasn't been all that accessible, it's still racked up some impressive numbers, according to the streaming service.
Migos, Lil Yachty, Big Sean, Vic Mensa & Tyler The Creator Spotted Working With Kanye West On "Turbo Grafx 16"
Even though we’re only a few weeks removed from The Life Of Pablo, Kanye West is already working on its follow up, Turbo Grafx 16, which is slated to arrive this Summer. On Monday, Migos’ Quavo took to Instagram to stunt on the competition with a picture of him, Offset, Big Sean, Tyle The Creator, Lil Yachty, and Vic Mensa all in the studio working with Kanye West on his next album “Turbo,” as he wrote in the caption.
Kanye West's "Famous" Is Now Available On Apple Music & Spotify
When The Life of Pablo released, Kanye West declared that the album would “never be for sale” on sites like Apple’s iTunes, instead forcing anyone who wants to listen to the album to sign up for Tidal. Kanye has remained true to that declaration, updating the existing album on Tidal with new versions of a few tracks, until today.
Kanye West & Tyga Dress Up As Easter Bunnies
The Kardashians decided to host an Easter celebration for the kids today, and the two rappers in the family circle, Kanye West and Tyga, went the extra mile by dressing up in full-body bunny suits. Kim recorded their entrance on her Snapchat, and Ye is the first bunny to enter the room (in a suit that appears to be of slightly higher quality), while Tyga follows behind and hits a few dabs before surprising the kids. North was a bit frightened at first, but she eventually approached her pops to go in for the hug.
Hudson Mohawke Says He Has 6 Alternative Versions Of Kanye West's "Father Stretch My Hands"
Hudson Mohawke has been a part of the Kanye West producer stable since Cruel Summer, and naturally his name was all over The Life Of Pablo, yet we're still learning about the album process beyond the credits. While he's not cited as a writer or producer on "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," the Scottish beatmaker revealed that he has 6 different versions of the song, though he doesn't plan on releasing them anytime soon.
#TBT: Kanye West Features
We've given you the deep cuts and we've given you the singles, but what about those features? As one of the most notorious hip hop artists ever, Kanye West has done it all. And that includes a boatload of features.
Kanye West Says Pablo Pop-Up Shop Sold Over $1 Million Worth Of Merch
Kanye West was back at it with twitter fingers Tuesday evening, however this time it was all about love and positivity following the success of this past weekend’s surprise pop-up show in NYC. According to Kanye, his pop-up show sold over $1 million dollars worth of clothing over a 2-day period in NYC. It’s not that surprising of a number considering thousands of fans had lined the streets starting early Friday morning in hopes to get their hands on some ridiculously over-priced clothing gear.
Wiz Khalifa Speaks On His Conversation With Kanye West
Kanye West was in the throes of an epic Twitter frenzy when he claimed that he owned Wiz Khalifa's son back in January.
Kanye West Gave His Unreleased Brand Pastelle To Ian Connor
Before Yeezus was born, before either the Nike or Adidas Yeezy line or any of his high fashion clothing, Kanye West had a fashion label called Pastelle. This was during the Graduation era, so everything still has bright colors and isn’t nearly as minimal as ‘Ye’s current aesthetic. The collection never came out, with Kanye West not feeling it was ready for consumption.
Young Thug, Kanye West, & Mystikal Reportedly Have A Song On The Way Called “Digits”
As we near closer to this Friday’s Slime Season 3 release, new information about an upcoming collab has surfaced ahead of time. Young Thug’s go-to director, Be El Be, practically confirmed the news Monday night that Young Thug, Kanye West, and Mystikal reportedly have a new song on the way called “Digits.” However, it’s unknown if this collab will see life on Friday’s SS3 or on the upcoming studio album HiTunes.
10 Essential Allan Kingdom Tracks
Allan Kingdom, a 22-year-old rapper from St. Paul, Minnesota, got a serious boost in popularity when Kanye West put him on "All Day." Although he doesn't get a proper verse out of the feature, a credit alongside the likes of Paul McCartney and Kanye was enough to put the industry's eyes upon his talent, a well-deserved reward for Allan, as he's been grinding on the mixtape circuit since 2011.
Kanye West Announces Surprise Pop-Up Shop In NYC
Perhaps taking a page out of Future's book, Kanye West has just announced via Twitter that there will be a “Pablo Pop Up Shop” open this weekend in New York City’s Soho neighborhood.
Kanye West & Drake Make TIME's "30 Most Influential People On The Internet" List
TIME, forever trying to crown influential people in the hope that they’ll be considered influential again, has released it’s second annual list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” Number one on that list? None other than Kanye West.
Tidal Extends Free Trial By 30 Days Thanks To Kanye West
Tidal users who either chose to let their trial renew or just forgot to cancel were greeted with a pleasant surprise today. After news broke that Kanye West had made updates to multiple songs on The Life of Pablo, many people regretted canceling their free trial. Tidal cleverly makes this FOMO-effect even worse by rewarding people who stuck around.