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.
Kanye West Dishes New Details About The Upcoming Adidas Yeezy Stores
Kanye West debuted Yeezy Season 4 yesterday, on the first day of New York Fashion Week, featuring a ton of new apparel exclusively for the ladies. Prior to the big unveil, he sat down with Vogue for an interview in which he discussed his upcoming Adidas Yeezy stores, the wildly popular Adidas Yeezy Boosts, and his future plans with the Three Stripes.
Kanye West Signs Tyga & Migos To G.O.O.D. Music
It looks like Kanye West just made the G.O.O.D. Music family a little bit larger Wednesday night. Following his Season 4 Fashion Show on Wednesday, Yeezy made a surprise guest appearance at the the G.O.O.D. Music pop-up show at New York City’s Highline Ballroom, and made quite the announcement to the sold out crowd.
Kanye West Debuts Yeezy Season 4
If you weren't following along to the Yeezy Season 4 unveiling via Tidal, or if you missed the shuttle to Roosevelt Island, here's what you missed from the big reveal of Kanye West's upcoming clothing line. As expected it wasn't your ordinary runway show. There were models standing in an open field, some of whom were reportedly on the verge of passing out while they waited in the blazing Sun for the show to begin.
Travis Scott, Migos, Pusha T To Perform At GOOD Music Pop-Up Show In NYC Tonight
After performing two consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden, Kanye is premiering his Yeezy Season 4 in New York today, but he's still got at least one more event planned. Later tonight, Pusha T has revealed that Kanye's label, GOOD Music, will be putting on a pop-up show at the Highline Ballroom.While Kanye is not on the bill, Travis Scott, Migos, Desiigner, Pusha T, Tyga, and more are scheduled to perform, and while it hasn't been confirmed, it seems likely that Ye could also make an appearance. Details of the show can be found below.
Kanye West On Album With Drake: "There’s Some Exciting Things Coming Up Soon"
With Yeezy Season 4 being unveiled today, Kanye West spoke to Vogue about his new line, but the fashion publication also got some minor details on the rapper's upcoming collaborative album with Drake. “We’re just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio,” said Kanye of the new music he has with the 6 God. “We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon."
Kanye West Reportedly Made Almost A Million Off Merch At Madison Square Garden
Last night, Kanye West announced that Yeezy Season 4 would debut Wednesday (aka today) and it would be live streamed for all via TIDAL. Yeezy Season 3 was a monstrous event that took over Madison Square Garden, however we don't have word yet as to where Yeezy Season 4's fashion show is taking place.
Travis Scott Says "Cruel Winter" Is "Very Youthful," Updates Fans On Release
Travis Scott is currently surrounded by the hype he created with the release of his new project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, but during La Flame's live stream of the album on his Beats 1 radio platform, the G.O.O.D. Music signee also revealed some more reasons to get hype: he's executive producing Cruel Winter.
Kanye West To Live Stream Yeezy Season 4 Fashion Show On Tidal Wednesday Afternoon
Similar to what he did back in February at Madison Square Garden with the debut of Life Of Pablo, Kanye West’s Season 4 Fashion Show will be live streaming tomorrow afternoon on Tidal.
Sean Paul Says Drake and Justin Bieber “Don’t Credit Where Dancehall Came From”
Dancehall has become an increasingly influential force in music made outside of the Caribbean. In an interview with The Guardian, dancehall legend Sean Paul criticized Drake, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Kanye West for what he considers irresponsible appropriation of the genre and Jamaican patois
Diddy Brings Out Kanye West In New York
Currently in the midst of his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West had a day off on Sunday between his Saturday show in Boston and his two-run at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Presumably, the off-day was scheduled because The Bad Boy Family Reunion Show, starring Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Mase, 112, and the entire squad, had already reserved MSG for Sunday.
Kanye West Delivers Beautiful Monologue On Self-Love At Boston "Saint Pablo" Show
Those who've frequented Kanye West shows know that all the exhilarating live music will likely be met with improvised on-stage theatrics and a few open-ended monologues. That's proven to hold true in the early stages of his current "Saint Pablo" tour, which hit Boston last night (Sept. 3). After performing "Runaway" on a mobile stage suspended above the audience, Kanye was inspired to share some of his thoughts on the topic of self-love. This sermon is particularly touching, showing just how beautiful his unique perspective can be sometimes.
Kanye West Asks For "Multiracial Women Only" In Yeezy Season 4 Casting Call
Earlier today, Kanye West announced a casting call for his latest fashion line, Yeezy Season 4, which is set to be unveiled on Sept. 7, the first day of New York Fashion Week. The casting call will take place tomorrow (Sept. 3) from 11 AM to 5 PM at Jack Studios in New York City.
Travis Scott To Executive Produce "Cruel Winter," Speaks On Kendrick Lamar Collaboration
Travis Scott is taking over the internet today, with the release of his highly anticipated project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. What's making the project even more talked about and hyped up are the wide array of features, including everyone from the elusive Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi and more.
Art Gallery Looking To Sell Kanye West's "Famous" Figures For $4 Million
UPDATE: A rep for Kanye West has now denied any word of plans to sell any part of the "Famous" exhibition. "We are incredibly flattered that a number is being reported but at no point have we ever disclosed a sale price for the piece,” the rep said to Pitchfork. “Once again we are flattered by such interest, but as far as Mr. West is concerned - it's all about the art."
Kanye West Wants To Bring Uniforms To All Chicago Schools
Kanye kept his recent VMA speech pretty short by his standards, deciding to put the primary focus on his new Teyana Taylor-starring video for "FADE," which he premiered at the event. Thankfully, TMZ caught up with the rapper to get the scoop on anything that may have been cut from his address to save time. Turns out, there was one major thing he didn't get to."I wanna do school uniforms for all the city of Chicago," said Kanye as he got into his car. "Just as a starting point for eventually ending classism and bullying worldwide."
Take A Look Inside Kim And Kanye's Incredible $25 Million NYC Airbnb
Kanye West will be debuting Yeezy Season 4 on the opening night of New York Fashion Week, September 7th, and he and his wife Kim will need somewhere to stay while visiting New York City. Enter: Airbnb, the international rental company who agreed to put up the West's in this crazy $25 million spot, which typically goes for $10,000 a night, free of charge. The 7,200 sq. ft., seven terrace penthouse features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, rooftop pool, sauna, and an enormous 4,400 sq. ft. patio which offers and outdoor kitchen and incredible views of the Hudson River.