While he may not be the most vaunted lyricist of our time, Kanye West has always had a clear knack for performance and poetry. Whether delivering one of his now-famous "rants" or just rapping impassioned bars live, Mr. West is a natural born orator, and now we know that he may have always been that way.
Tonight, Bank Of America threw together a special concert in Times Square in honor of World AIDS Day today. With performances from Carrie Underwood, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay's Chris Martin, the main attraction of the evening was non other than Mr. Yeezy himself.
Most of the time when Kanye West encounters paparazzi, he's trying to avoid having his picture taken. However while he's been in NYC this past week, he saw a photographer wearing a sweater he fucked with so much that he actually ushered him over and took a few photos of it for himself.
It's Throwback Thursday in these e-streets, and with that DJ Eclipse has uploaded some previously unseen footage of a young Kanye West (aged 19 years old in the above footage) rapping at a the opening party for Fat Beats in NYC in August of 1996.
TMZ has unearthed footage of Kanye West appearing in what seems to have been a failed reality TV show. It's a clip from a 2010 pilot, and even in 2010, Yeezy had a thing against airports (and the people that talk to him in airports).
Last week, Complex offices received a mysterious card containing a release date & cryptic reference to a possible new Kanye West project titled "Kanye West's New Testament". With rumors circling that it was a new "surprise" album from 'Ye, it turns out to be a giant troll, as expected.
Stones Throw Records is a label responsible for many classic albums from underground artists, including Madlib, MF DOOM and of course J Dilla. Founded in 1996, it's built a well-respected reputation of putting out high quality rap from oft-slept-on MCs.
It looks like Kanye West's new album could be coming sooner than we were expecting. New details indicate that the album will be less abrasive than it's predecessor, but will channel the same darkness that Yeezus was built off of.
Yeezus and Kim Kardashian are the latest couple to grace the cover of VOGUE magazine, which is apparently due to the former's relentless persistence in the matter. 'Ye recently had lunch with Anna Wintour, the magazine's editor-in-chief, and apparently campaigned hard.
Following his sit-down interview with Seth, Kanye made his way over to the stage to perform a special medley of hits including "All Of The Lights", "Stronger", "Heartless", "Mercy", "Jesus Walks", "Touch The Sky", and "Black Skinhead".
Actor/comedian Seth Myers is making his late night debut this week on NBC, replacing Jimmy Fallon's spot. For the show's second night on Tuesday, Meyers' guests included Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson, and of course, musical guest Kanye West.
As expected, Kanye West's proposal to Kim Kardashian officially aired on the Kardashian's reality T.V show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" which is currently in its ninth season, and plenty more seasons are expected as they recently signed a huge new multi-season deal.
Kanye West has kicked off the second leg of his "Yeezus" tour, and the first stop he hit last night was in Pennsylvania. Although Ye said awhile ago that he would no longer be ranting, he was back at his old ways at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Kanye West and A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou are in Paris for Fashion Week, and yesterday they hit up the French talk show Le Grand Journal for a joint interview. The two discuss their past clothing collaborations and their plans to do something bigger and better with the next collaboration.