How Much A Co-Sign Cost? The Downside Of Collaborating With Drake & Kanye
About five months ago, just after the long-rumored Drake remix of Fetty Wap's already-buzzing "My Way" had surfaced, the Paterson, New Jersey crooner explained how it all came about. "He sent me a DM, and I sent him my number," Fetty said, "He was like, 'Yo, I want to cut the [remix] tonight.' Next thing I know, I checked my email and it was there." This wasn't the first time Drake put his approval stamp on a hot track by way of a quick 16, but Fetty was the first
Young Chop Calls Out Kanye West For Using Chicago Artists
Earlier today, Young Chop, the 21-year-old Chicago producer, inseparable from the come-ups of young artists like Chief Keef and Lil Reese, posted a series of Instagram videos, in which he called out an unnamed establishment of older Chicago industry folks who have a penchant for taking advantage of Chicago's young talent. He then specifically called out Kanye West, claiming that he is guilty of using Chicago artists for his own selfish reasons.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company
Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, aka the leaders of the illuminati, are suing the French clothing company Eleven Paris for using their names, images, and trademarks without permission. Apparently Beyonce had sent Eleven Paris several cease and desist letters, but the company continued to sell products featuring her (as well as the others mentioned above) name and lyrics. Now she's taking matters to court, and her husband, as well as her mogul friends, are happy to join her on the prosecution team.
Kanye West Says "808s" & "Yeezus" Are "So Much Stronger" Than "MBDTF"
Chances are, you haven't made it all the way through Kanye West's two hour interview with SHOWStudio this morning, but for those who did tune in, there was one moment that stood out, or at least, sparked a discussion.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Kanye West?
Kanye West isn't really a man of mystery. He lays all of his feelings out, whether that be on wax or on interview. The man has no chill, and thus often lets his emotions get the better of him-- proving just how passionate he is about the things he loves. For a loyal Ye fan, his interviews are like gold, littered with quotable gems and worldly advice.
Top Tracks: September 28 - October 4
10) The Game feat. Diddy - Standing On Ferraris In his search for another hit, The Game is an equal opportunity employer. The decidedly West Coast rapper is even willing to reach out to the figurehead of the label that was once at the forefront of the East Coast sound -- though he only grants him a speaking role. "Standing On Ferraris" didn't budge in its second week on the charts, holding strong at #10.
Amber Rose Forgives Kanye West & Wiz Khalifa In Emotional Speech At L.A. SlutWalk
Amber Rose has been promoting her L.A. SlutWalk -- a charity event meant to protest, slut-shaming, rape culture, double standards and the like -- for months now, and Saturday, the event finally took place. From what we've seen it looks like the rally was a huge success, with women coming out in huge numbers to show support for the cause.
Amber Rose's Mom To Kanye West: "F*CK Yo 30 Showers!"
Today (Oct. 3), Amber Rose held her first ever SlutWalk in L.A. The parade's mission is to put an end to slut-shaming and other forms of bullying directed at women and other marginalized groups. After the event kicked off, Rose posted a picture on Instagram of her mother walking in the parade holding a sign that reads, "FUCK YO 30 showers!"
Justin Bieber Reveals Title & Release Date For Next Album
This isn't exactly hip-hop, but as the Biebs has been spotted partying with just about every rapper out there, and as his new single, "What Do You Mean," generated some decent buzz on the site, we thought it right to share with you the newly revealed title of Bieber's upcoming album, Purpose, as well as its release date, November 13.
Kanye West's "808's & Heartbreak" Show Is Coming To Chicago
The other week, Kanye West blessed L.A. residents with two shows where he performed his heralded 808's & Heartbreak album in its entirety. As you can imagine, it was quite the event, with fellow rappers and celebrities showing up too, not to mention the host of album collaborators that Ye brought on stage.
How "Through The Wire" Jump-Started Kanye West's Career
"It's funny how wasn't nobody interested'Til the night I almost killed myself in Lexus" - Kanye West, "Last Call"
Kim Kardashian's Due Date Rumored To Be On Christmas Day
Welp, it's looking like the second child of Yeezus may be born on Christmas day-- there's an ego boost Ye didn't need. Rumors are circulating this morning that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby #2 on December 25th, this coming from the ever-reliable but always anonymous "sources" close to the couple.
Travi$ Scott & Kanye West Are About To Share Something They've Been "Plotting For Years"
Travi$ has been working behind the scenes with Kanye West for a while now, and Ye showed up on a feature on Scott's debut album, RODEO, so the two seem to be closer than ever. On Instagram, Scott hinted that he and Kanye are about to share something big with the world, writing "WE GOT SOMETHING WE BEEN PLOTTING FOR YEARS NOW THATS ABOUT TO SURFACE."
Kanye West To Perform At Democratic National Committee Fundraiser
Kanye West is scheduled to perform at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco on October 10, reports NBC. The fundraiser will apparently be an "afternoon concert" at The Warfield, which has a 2,300 seating capacity. NBC also reports that Kanye will perform songs off his upcoming album, SWISH. Ticket prices range from $250 to $10,000.
Watch Footage From Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" Show Night 2
This weekend, Kanye West performed two back to back shows, both live renditions of his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak. During both nights, 'Ye brought out a few of the album's original collaborators, including Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, and Jeezy. There was an elaborate stage curated just for the show, featuring a step pyramid beneath a giant color-changing moon-like ball. There was also a full orchestral string section, an electronic backing band (with Mike Dean on guitar), and a full cast of costumed dancers and performance artists.
Republican Candidate Ben Carson Returns Praise To Kanye West
Kanye West is still set on a White House run in 2020, but for the upcoming 2016 election, we were surprised to hear that he might support Republican candidate Ben Carson. West praised Carson, calling him "the most brilliant guy," in an interview with Vanity Fair last week. He also said he had tirelessly tried to have a phone call with Carson.
Mike Dean Says Kanye, Kendrick, Pusha T Song Is Not Real, We're "Thirsty" To Assume It Could Be
There's a lot of thirst in the rap world -- from fans and media alike, and when it comes to Kanye West, who's been promising his new album, SWISH, all year, that thirst is particularly magnified right now.
Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak" Afterparty Shut Down By Police
808s & Heartbreak might be Kanye West's heaviest album (emotionally that is, Yeezus being his heaviest musically), but records like "Paranoid," "Robocop," and "Heartless," can still keep a party going despite their dark themes. Thus, Kanye was still looking for a good time after delivering his heart-wrenching fourth album in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday Night, setting up an after party in Beverly Hills, but thanks to the cops, he never made it there.