Kanye Birthday Mix: 39 Tracks For Ye's 39th
It's hard to believe Kanye West is 39 years old. The influential rapper and producer celebrates his birthday today, and tens years after changing the game with his debut album, The College Dropout, he's still finding new ways to reinvent himself. At the same time, he's accomplished so much in his career, it would be silly to think of him as any younger than he is, but there's no better time to look back at his accomplishments than his born day, so we've assembled 39 of his most celebratory records.
Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Reportedly Among Most Streamed Artists This Year
We've seen some of the biggest releases of the year hosted exclusively on streaming sites, and in some new data retrieved by Hits Daily Double, it's clear that those releases have landed the respective artists among the most streamed of the year so far. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West are cited as the top three artists of 2016 so far, with Drake earning 1.44 billion streams, Rihanna with 795 million, and Kanye with 753 million.
Kanye West's Career By The Numbers
Kanye West celebrates his 39th birthday today-- it's hard to believe that Yeezy is nearing the 40-year mark. He remains as youth-oriented as ever, whether it's co-signing up and comers (and collaborating with them too-- he's more than just a co-signer), designing clothes/sneakers/etc that millennials around the world are obsessed with, or rapping about current events with a sly sense of humor, Kanye has always remained acutely connected to pop culture.
Fonzworth Bentley Explains How Kanye West & Gucci Mane Linked For "Champions"
During Fonzworth Bentley's Twitter Q&A yesterday, the industrious @TeamKanyeDaily posed the following question: "You briefly mentioned getting Gucci and Kanye together for 'Champions,' can you tell the story?"
Migos Have Recorded "Multiple" Songs With Kanye West
We recently got to hear 1/3 of Migos on Kanye West's lead Cruel Winter single, "Champions," however it sounds like the group as a whole has a lot more in store with Ye. This isn't exactly surprising, we did see the trio chilling with Kanye on Easter, however now we have proper confirmation that there's stuff "in the chamber."
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To (Properly) Plan A Block Party With Kanye West
For those of you keeping up with yesterday's string of event cancellations and/or Kim Kardashian's Snapchat, you likely saw that Kanye West attempted a spur-of-the-moment show in Manhattan following the G.O.O.D.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Kanye West Reveals Yeezy Season 2 Zine And Shoes
Kanye West has officially released the Yeezy Season 2 Zine and shoes, which are available through his YeezySupply website. The Yeezy Season 2, and Season 1, Zines are going for $80 a pop while the shoes range in price from a $445 suede heel to a $995 high knit boot with open toe.
Summer Jam Cut Short Before Future's Closing Performance
Last week's forecast was troubling, and indeed, the skies didn't give Summer Jam much of a chance today. The Festival Stage in the MetLife Stadium parking lot, set to host acts like Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez, Desiigner, and Post Malone, was called off early in the afternoon, but HOT 97 held on dearly to the Stadium Stage, not going down without a fight. Finally, the rain ceased and restless crowds gathered in front of the stadium, which wouldn't be ready for entry until around 9PM, a few hours behind schedule.
Kanye West Attempts To Hold Surprise 2AM Concert In NYC, Gets Shut Down
UPDATE (06/06/2016 | 2:45AM): The streets in front of Webster Hall awaiting Kanye West's 2AM pop-up concert were so crowded and perhaps disorderly that the venue had to call of the show. Envoys of vehicles attempted to move through the densely packed mass of hopeful concertgoers, including one car carrying Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Live Stream Summer Jam 2016, Featuring Future, Pusha T, Kanye West & Many More
NYC and the surrounding areas were met with some disastrous weather today, forcing the Governors Ball festival to cancel the entire day. HOT 97's Summer Jam, taking place just outside of the city at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, also had to make some cancellations, deciding to call off the Festival Stage, which would've seen performances by Chance the Rapper, Desiigner, and more. But just now, the music has begun on the Stadium Stage, and for now, there's still plenty to look forward to. Tune in and watch the live stream below.
Governors Ball Day 3 Cancelled Due To Weather Conditions, Sets By Kanye West, Vince Staples Affected
Weather has been a continuous problem throughout the last two days of New York's Governors Ball festival, and today the organizers of the festival have been forced to cancel Day 3 of the event due to storm warnings.
Kanye West Joins Big Sean At Powerhouse 2016, Performs "Champions" For The First Time
If you're looking to make an impression at the always-stacked Powerhouse festival, you should have a big surprise planned. Big Sean definitely came out with the most memorable set at Friday night's show, bringing out his GOOD Music mentor, Kanye West, to do a medley of hits.
Live Stream The 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival
One of the summer's biggest music fests kicks off today. For those who couldn't make the trip to NYC, or the ferry over to Randall's Island, VICELAND has teamed with Live Nation TV in order to live stream much of the Governors Ball Music Festival. The YouTube streams go from 4pm EST to 9pm EST for the next three days, and after 9pm -- when the headliners take the stage -- the performances can be streamed on VICELAND's TV network.
Top 5 G.O.O.D. Music Posse Cuts
Today has proved to be VERY HOTTTTT across the board, but at the top of the list, (if you checked our -definitive- ranking on the homepage) is Kanye West's new single for Cruel Winter, which just so happens to be a posse cut featuring G.O.O.D. Music artists and beyond.
DJ Khaled Says "Major Key" Will Feature Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Z & Many More
As the rap world was still processing the surprise Cruel Winter super-collab from Kanye West, six of the game's top emcees, and Desiigner, DJ Khaled went live on Beats 1 to remind fans that summer's here and that the season is his for the taking. With the help of Zane Lowe, Khaled just shared the first single off his upcoming album, Major Key. It's titled "F*ck Me For Free," or "for radio purposes, "For Free." The song is a loose, breezy party anthem from Drake and is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.
There Will Apparently Be A "Panda" Remix Featuring Every G.O.O.D. Music Artist
Kanye West shook things up this (G.O.O.D.) Friday, after he went on Big Boy's radio show out in L.A. and debuted the first (massive) single off the upcoming Cruel Winter album.
Kanye West Is Debuting The First Single Off "Cruel Winter" Right Now
Shortly following the somewhat lacklustre G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer, a few members of G.O.O.D. Music began promoting/discussing a follow-up compilation, aptly titled Cruel Winter. Things got confusing from there, as no one seemed sure (G.O.O.D.
Kanye Ice Cream Week Season 2 Is Here
Kanye West’s love of ice cream has been well-documented across the internet. Last year, food blog First We Feast took the internet’s obsession with Kanye’s love of ice cream into real life by creating a custom Yeezy-inspired menu with artisanal New York ice cream maker Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. This year, the blog and ice cream maker are running it back with a whole new set of The Life of Pablo and Yeezus-inspired treats.