Kanye West News

  • Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    Jan 24, 2015 at 07:49pm
    We've been hearing about this record for a minute now, and Rihanna has decided to drop it out of the blue on her website today. For now, you'll have to head there to listen to the acoustic guitar-led record. Early reports suggested that the song would land on the Kanye record, but the fact that it showed up on RiRi's site rather than Ye's suggested it may have jumped ship to R8.
  • Kanye West Reportedly Played New Music At Recent Industry Event
    Kanye West Reportedly Played New Music At Recent Industry Event
    Jan 22, 2015 at 09:40pm
    After dropping off his Paul McCartney-featured single “Only One” at the top of the month, all eyes have been on Yeezy’s next album and when we’ll get to hear more new music from it.
  • Kanye West Recalls Being Racially Profiled In Deposition
    Kanye West Recalls Being Racially Profiled In Deposition
    Jan 21, 2015 at 03:30pm
    During Kanye West's deposition in the case against the infamous LAX photographer, whom Kanye attempted to "assault," the rapper takes us back to 2000 to recall being racially profiled by the cops, which resulted in a felony charge.
  • A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    Jan 20, 2015 at 12:43pm
    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
  • Love Sosa? A Breakdown Of Chief Keef Fans & Critics
    Love Sosa? A Breakdown Of Chief Keef Fans & Critics
    Jan 12, 2015 at 12:21pm
    Chief Keef emerged from the almost cartoonishly violent streets of Chicago’s South Side in 2011, riding the crest of a grassroots, for-teens-by-teens movement that came to be known as “drill music.” Like all ascendant genres, drill (and, by extension, it’s superstar Keef) was met with a mix of traditionalist revulsion, outsider derision and early adopter over-adulation. The simplistic rhymes and aggressive beats left some folks shaking their heads and others nodding along.
  • Ray J May Be Moving Into Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Neighborhood
    Ray J May Be Moving Into Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Neighborhood
    Jan 11, 2015 at 11:02am
    Every time Kanye West and Kim Kardashian think they're rid of Ray J for good, he just seems to pop up again. The R&B singer -- who starred alongside Kim in her famous sex tape -- reminded everyone of his tryst with Kim via the gleefully distasteful (but admittedly catchy) track, "I Hit It First", a couple years back, and while it seemed like he wouldn't be bothering the happy couple anymore, a new report suggests they may be seeing a whole lot more of Ray J.
  • Samples Of The Week: January 8
    Samples Of The Week: January 8
    Jan 8, 2015 at 11:38am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Nipsey Hussle, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Ty Dolla Sign Reveals Upcoming Collaboration With Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney
    Ty Dolla Sign Reveals Upcoming Collaboration With Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney
    Jan 2, 2015 at 10:59pm
    It looks like Ty Dolla Sign is going to have another monster year in 2015. Along with his highly-anticipated debut album Free TC, the Taylor Gang crooner has some monster collabs that are on the way, specifically with Kanye West.
  • The Making Of Kanye West And Paul McCartney's "Only One"
    The Making Of Kanye West And Paul McCartney's "Only One"
    Jan 1, 2015 at 12:54pm
    As you probably know by now, Kanye West and Paul McCartney teamed up for a joint track called "Only One" last night, billed as the first of "several" collaborations between them. Now a press release has surfaced, and included in it are some details about the song's creation. Check out an excerpt below:
  • Near Extinction: The Platinum Hip-Hop Album
    Near Extinction: The Platinum Hip-Hop Album
    Dec 31, 2014 at 08:42am
    Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week. The self-proclaimed King of the South, who in his prime would easily do upwards of 400,000 copies sold in his opening weeks had officially fallen from grace and the dismal first week record sales were an obvious indicator. An array of reasons can be attributed to the unfortunate reality that almost no one in hip hop is selling records.
  • Kanye West Named GQ's Most Stylish Man Of The Year
    Kanye West Named GQ's Most Stylish Man Of The Year
    Dec 26, 2014 at 01:15pm
    Kanye West put most of his attention, if not all of it, on fashion this year, and getting his foot in the high-end fashion door. He's been outspoken as to how difficult that has been, even if he's a source of inspiration for many a fashion magazine, GQ included.
  • Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Model For Balmain
    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Model For Balmain
    Dec 22, 2014 at 02:48pm
    On his 2012 track "Looking For Trouble" (originally shared as part of his "G.O.O.D. Fridays" series, Kanye West rapped with gusto about his affinity for the French clothing brand Balmain. Now, he'll have no problem getting their latest wares for free, because him and his wife are appearing in a new ad for the brand in fashion mags.  Part of Balmain's "Army Of Lovers" campaign, the ad features a photo of Kim leaning in to kiss 'Ye, in a much more safe-for-work manner than she displayed in the "Bound 2" video. Check out the fashion photos in question in the gallery above.
  • Kanye West Reportedly Spends $60,000 On Christmas Gifts For North West
    Kanye West Reportedly Spends $60,000 On Christmas Gifts For North West
    Dec 18, 2014 at 11:22pm
    Tis the season fam, and we all know how Kanye West likes to spoil those closest to him. Well according MTV UK, Kanye & Kim have dug deep into their pockets this holiday season and reportedly spent over $60,000 on just two Christmas presents for their baby daughter, North.
  • Tyga Reveals "Gold Album" Artwork
    Tyga Reveals "Gold Album" Artwork
    Dec 18, 2014 at 02:12pm
    We all know that Tyga's a huge fan of Ancient Egyptian culture. Maybe it's the fact that he once dropped $20,000 on an Egyptian tomb, or his pharaoh-inspired Last Kings hats, but suffice it to say that T-Raww's an Egyptophile.
  • Samples Of The Week: December 18
    Samples Of The Week: December 18
    Dec 18, 2014 at 09:39am
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Chief Keef & Kanye West, Fabolous and Wiz Khalifa sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
  • Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
    Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Give Your Family For Christmas
    Dec 17, 2014 at 01:52pm
    We want everyone to love hip-hop just as much as we do. That goes not only for all the brothers and sisters out there, but the grandmas, grandpas, mothers and fathers out there too! It might not be the easiest thing to pick out a record for every family member, especially when personal preference is clouding your perception (no, your gandma won't like 2 Chainz). But this culture is eclectic, and we know it. There are tons of R&B and hip-hop records out there, so there has to be one for everybody in your family.
  • Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill To G.O.O.D. Music?
    Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill To G.O.O.D. Music?
    Dec 17, 2014 at 01:15am
    Kanye West may have just expanded his G.O.O.D. Music roster by one.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
    Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
    Dec 16, 2014 at 06:24pm
    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
  • Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody" [Update: Album Stream]
    Chief Keef Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist, And Release Date For "Nobody" [Update: Album Stream]
    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:35am
    A month ago, Chief Keef announced that his next album Nobody would drop on December 2nd. Well, December 2nd has passed and we haven't heard or seen anything about the album, until now. Today, Chief Keef listed the album for pre-order on iTunes with a release date of December 16th, which is just around the corner.
  • Possible Kanye West Film Revealed By Sony E-mail Leaks
    Possible Kanye West Film Revealed By Sony E-mail Leaks
    Dec 15, 2014 at 01:25pm
    Sony's email was hacked, as you may know, and this has led to plenty of tentative movie plans hitting the net, as well as an inside look as to how the industry really behaves.
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