Charts Don't Lie: September 21
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot. After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Chance The Rapper Gives Update On "Good Ass Job" Collab Album With Kanye West
During an interview with Zane Lowe in May, Chance the Rapper revealed that he and Kanye West hoped to make a collaborative album called Good Ass Job. Chance offered an update on the album during a new interview with 'The Cruz Show' on LA's Power 106:
Kanye West Calls Kid Cudi The Most Influential Artist Of The Past Ten Years
It appears Kanye West has had a change heart since he angrily fired back at Kid Cudi’s response last week in Tampa Bay during his "Saint Pablo" Tour. On Tuesday night, the Chicago legend was in Houston for the latest stop of the "Saint Pablo" tour, where he had nothing but nice things to say about his former collaborator & G.O.O.D Music partner.
Kanye West Serenades Fan Whose Tattoo Brought Tears To His Eyes
A fan at Kanye West's Miami show by the name of Krystal may have had the best night of her life Saturday. The Ye stan who was in the general admission section of West's recent concert caught the rapper's eye with her "In Memory Of Donda West" shirt and, most notably, a tattoo inspired by the artwork from Kanye's 2010 single "Runaway."
Kanye West Is Finally On Instagram
Kanye West has been an active Twitter user for years, but he's one of the few major artists to hold out on an Instagram account. After announcing plans that he would finally be getting on the platform back in March, Ye has delivered on the promise today with the launch of the 100% verified @kanyewest account.So far, he's yet to post, but one can only imagine the possibilities of what the rapper and fashion designer could have in store for us. The last he spoke of Instagram, he argued that he'd only sign up if he has full complete control of his account.
Tracking Kid Cudi's Influence
As he's prone to do these days, Kid Cudi went on a Twitter rant of epic proportions earlier this week, talking about crushing "the entire existence" of "clowns" who "be having 30 people write songs for them," singling out Kanye West and Drake, and proclaiming, "I am the culture." Ye and Drizzy, both currently on nationwide tours, responded onstage the next night, with the former taking a more prideful,
The First Pair Of Yeezys Made For Kanye West Are Being Auctioned For $65,000
An extremely rare pair of Kanye West's first ever Nike Air Yeezy sneakers have surfaced on eBay and the seller is asking $65,000 for them. According to the listing, the size 12 Air Yeezy samples were Kanye West's personal 1-of-1 pair which never released, and are the only pair on planet Earth. The sneakers are said to be in deadstock condition, meaning they've never been worn, and come with a 2 gallon ziploc bag which they've been kept in since they were discovered in 2008.
Vote: What Is Your Favorite Kanye West Album?
Kanye West is one of the the most divisive and acclaimed artists of the last quarter century. He broke into the industry as a producer; his aptitude on the MPC was so massive that Roc Nation gave him an album deal simply so they could retain his production talents. Kanye has released eight albums (including Watch the Throne) and there's still no consensus on which is his best work.
Lost Kanye West & J Dilla Collab To Be Released Next Month
Sometime between 2001 and 2003, J Dilla submitted an album called The Middle Finger to MCA Records. MCA put the project on the backburner before it shut down operations in 2003. The Middle Finger files were lost and could not be tracked down -- until now.
Kanye West's "Through The Wire" Legitimacy Questioned By Conspiracy Theory
Kanye West's 2003 single "Through the Wire," widely considered one of the finest debuts in rap history, tells the story of Kanye's recovery in the hospital following a harrowing automobile accident that left him with a broken jaw. A minor Twitter firestorm ignited Thursday morning after @Flyer_thanu2 implied that everything we know about the song is a lie. "What's crazy is Kanye still got the world thinking he was in a bad car accident October 2002... all Im'a say is come to Chicagoland and ask," he wrote.
Drake Disses Kid Cudi During "Summer Sixteen" Show
Yesterday, Kid Cudi aired out frustrations with the music industry while on twitter. It's not the first time Cudder has voiced his distaste for industry politics, while affirming his chokehold on the culture. This time though, he called out Drake and Kanye West specifically for not supporting him, even when he was loyal to them.
Kanye West Fires Back At Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi made headlines on Wednesday afternoon after he put his haters on blast via twitter, specifically Drake & Kanye West, who he said don’t give a fuck about him anymore (see here ICYMI).
Travis Scott's "La Flame" Doc Features Kanye West, Puff Daddy & Seth Rogen
Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight is officially Travis Scott's first #1 album, and following the LP's success, he's now giving fans a look into the creation of the project. A new 20-minute documentary follows the rapper on tour, as well as during the recording sessions of his new album, but it's something that really needs to be seen to be believed.
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
Adidas Is Releasing The Yeezy 350 And 750 Football Cleats
Before Week 1 of the NFL season kicked off in Denver last Thursday, Broncos linebacker, and Adidas brand athlete, Von miller debuted the first ever Adidas Yeezy 750 cleat. Adidas followed that up on Sunday with the "Turtle Dove" Yeezy 350 cleat for some of their other stars, DeAndre Hopkins and Adrian Peterson.
Travis Scott Says Another Kanye West Remix Is Coming Soon
It looks like Kanye West is about to hop on another remix soon. After giving Desiigner’s “Timmy Turner” the upgrade last week, Yeezy is expected to do the same for one of the tracks off Travis Scott’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight album.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Kanye West Covers W Magazine For "Royals" Issue
According to W magazine Kanye is a royal, but he has to share the throne with a few other celebrities. The Life Of Pablo rapper will appear on the cover of the mag's new issue, but he's one of 14 that have been given a variant on the front page. Each of those selected for the issue (including Irina Shayk, Cindy Crawford, Chris Evans, and more) has been paired with another Royal, dividing the categories into New Royals and Classic Royals. Kanye is held up to Riccardo Tisci, the head of Givenchy since 2005.
Drake Really Bought His Neighbor's House
“I’ll buy the neighbor's house if they complain about the noise,” Drake quipped on his "Where Ya At" verse, and while we have no idea whether the rapper's neighbors took issue with his partying, Drizzy has reportedly purchased the property right beside his in L.A.The home is said to be valued at $2.85 million, and is reported to have been scooped up by the rapper in June. The house sports four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,445 square feet of space, a modest place compared to the home he's deemed the YOLO Estate next door.
Sneak Preview Of Kanye West's New Adidas "Calabasas" Sneakers
It looks like we're inching closer to an official unveiling of Kanye West's new Adidas clothing line, which honors California's affluent Calabasas neighborhood.