Kanye West News

Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq"
Spike Lee Casts Kanye West & Common In Upcoming Film "Chiraq" Apr 9, 2015 at 12:58pm
As an actor, Kanye West has made cameos in a number of films ("The Love Guru" and "Anchorman 2," to name a few), and starred in a few of his own, but he's never had that major of a role in someone else's movie. We've just learned that he'll be starring in an upcoming film called "Chiraq" that Spike Lee is directing, alongside the more seasoned actor/rapper Common, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven. 
Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Assault Case, Apologizes
Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Assault Case, Apologizes Apr 7, 2015 at 05:44pm
You may remember a time when Kanye West was incredibly bothered by paparazzi, this era of Ye came to a peak when the rapper grabbed a photographer outside of LAX in July 2013 (the severity of the act very much embellished by the cameraman). The rapper was able to get out of a misdemeanor battery charge by pleading no contest, but the photog hasn't given up trying to make a buck off Kanye since.
Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs
Putting On For His City: Kanye West's Chicago Co-Signs Apr 7, 2015 at 04:19pm
Although he once claimed to be "so Chi" that you thought he was bashful, Kanye West isn't frequently thought of as a quintessential Chicago rapper, with his global fame often overshadowing his ties to his hometown. Mr. West is unarguably the most popular rapper to ever come out of the Windy City, but the regional term "Chicago rap" is more likely to be associated with Common and No I.D., or even younger dudes like Chief Keef at this point.
Kanye West Will Executive Produce The Soundtrack For A New Show About The Underground Railroad
Kanye West Will Executive Produce The Soundtrack For A New Show About The Underground Railroad Apr 7, 2015 at 12:25pm
Kanye West has been known to fill the executive producer role on some big albums, including Jay Z's Blueprint 3, Pusha T's My Name Is My Name, Big Sean' Dark Sky Paradise, and most recently Rihanna's upcoming R8. It's clear that Ye has a knack for curating sounds, and thus he's been tapped to play the exec role in a new drama called "Underground". The show will take place during a time of slavery in America, following a group of men and women who are attempting to escape from the trade through the Underground Railroad.
Vic Mensa Plays A New Single Featuring Kanye West
Vic Mensa Plays A New Single Featuring Kanye West Apr 7, 2015 at 09:56am
Vic Mensa got his biggest break to date by singing on Kanye West's "Wolves", which will appear on So Help Me God. The collaboration doesn't stop there, though, as Kanye will also lend a verse to Vic's upcoming album.
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5 Apr 6, 2015 at 05:50pm
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
Kanye West, Ludacris, Ty Dolla $ign & More To Perform At Powerhouse 2015
Kanye West, Ludacris, Ty Dolla $ign & More To Perform At Powerhouse 2015 Apr 6, 2015 at 12:26pm
HOT 97 revealed it's full Summer Jam lineup last week, so we knew it was only a matter of time before POWER 106, L.A's dominant station, fired back with it's annual POWERHOUSE lineup. Like HOT 97's bill, the event is not shy on big names, pulling a rare headlining spot from Kanye West, as well as support from Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Tinashe, and more.
You Can Now Buy A Bible That Replaces "God" With "Kanye West"
You Can Now Buy A Bible That Replaces "God" With "Kanye West" Apr 5, 2015 at 09:56am
Kanye West has declared himself a god on more than one occasion, and has even cited Jesus as a role model, revealing that he grew up wanting to be "like Christ". While Ye is seen as something of a holy figure in the world of music, he now has his own scripture to go along with his obsession with deification -- The Book Of Yeezus. We first heard about the bible where each mention of God's name was replaced with Kanye or Yeezus a while back, but it's now on the market. If you thought Sunday school needed more of a hip-hop flavor, this might be a good opportunity for you.
GLC Announces New Album Executive Produced By Kanye West & Dame Dash
GLC Announces New Album Executive Produced By Kanye West & Dame Dash Apr 4, 2015 at 01:04pm
Although he's been releasing a steady stream of mixtapes in recent years (the latest being 2013's Ism Churchill), Chicago rapper GLC hasn't really been in the spotlight since he guested on Kanye West's first two albums in the early 2000s. He parted ways with GOOD Music back in 2010, but now we've learned that he'll be working with Kanye again (as well as Dame Dash) on his upcoming album. 
10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album
10 Producers That Should Be On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Joint Album Apr 3, 2015 at 09:04am
On his interview with Hot 97 that uploaded to YouTube yesterday morning, Kendrick Lamar said there's "definitely, definitely" going to be a collaboration album with J. Cole. (You can find that tidbit around the 11:25 mark on the interview.) 
Jay Z Suggests TIDAL Could Replace Record Labels For Artists Like Himself
Jay Z Suggests TIDAL Could Replace Record Labels For Artists Like Himself Apr 2, 2015 at 12:31pm
While there are many artists involved in the newly re-launched streaming service, TIDAL, Jay Z remains the company's main representative. The rapper visited NYU yesterday to give a Q&A on the goals of the company, in which he spoke of the exclusive content the service will offer, his view that thing should be as "transparent" as possible, and the worth of a musician's passion.
5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL
5 Things You Should Know About TIDAL Apr 1, 2015 at 03:52pm
This TIDAL “hi-fidelity music streaming” thing is actually happening. Not formally acquainted? Well, allow me to introduce you. A group of 16 mega-star musicians and/or musically-inclined entertainers united in a noble effort this past Monday to launch a music streaming service that offers audiences music with CD-quality sound, videos and other "exclusive" content the way artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna originally intended to--for a fee of $19.99 a month, of course.
Rap Industry Recap: March
Rap Industry Recap: March Apr 1, 2015 at 08:02am
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots
10 Rappers We Want To See Live With The Roots Mar 31, 2015 at 03:53pm
The Roots have collaborated with nearly everyone in hip hop. As the rap scene's resident band, they've made music with everyone from Jay Z and Kanye to Rae Sremmurd and Miley Cyrus. There's literally nobody they can't pair up with, and their residency on Jimmy Fallon's talk shows has proven that.