Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

Watch Kanye West’s Performance at Made In America in Philadelphia

No matter what you say about Kanye West, he’s a performer through and through. With visually stimulating sets and high-energy execution resulting in thoroughly engrossed audiences, Kanye is someone you need to see live. Last night,... Read more »

David Lynch: “I was going to do the music video for ‘Blood on the Leaves’”

“Blood on the Leaves” is one of Kanye West’s biggest songs, so it seems a little weird that it never received a music video. However, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, surrealist filmmaker David Lynch... Read more »

15 Rapper/Producer Collaborations That We Never Would Have Predicted

It’s an age old saying that opposites attract. In the music world, this universal rule yields combinations that should have never happened. On paper, seeing the news that two artists from different worlds have plans to work... Read more »

Aphex Twin on Kanye West: “I know that he tried to f***ing rip me off”

We haven’t heard new material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin in 13 years, so it’s to be expected that a rare interview with him comes with some golden nuggets of information. FADER and Pitchfork have... Read more »

DJ Mano No Longer DJing For Kanye West

Today on Twitter, DJ Mano announced that he’s no longer working with Kanye West. Mano was known for touring with Kanye, and he’s also an active producer in the Chicago scene. Judging by his tweets, he’s got... Read more »

Watch a Clip from Kanye West’s Unreleased “Robocop” Video

Kanye West’s right to final cut has taken an infamous toll on some of his music videos—if they’re not up to snuff, they never see the light of day. The video for “Robocop” was not up... Read more »

“I’m not Britney Spears.” – Kanye West at His Deposition

Depositions are oral testimonies used in court, and they aren’t usually very entertaining. Unless you’re Lil Wayne, or Justin Bieber… or Kanye West. Like, obviously Kanye used this as an opportunity to drop some gems. Judging... Read more »

What’s Happening to G.O.O.D. Music?

Last month, Common confirmed his departure from G.O.O.D. Music. Sitting down with Sway for a special edition of MTV’s RapFix, the veteran Chicago MC explained that he’s no longer in business with Kanye West’s label, adding... Read more »

They Talked About Yeezus: Musicians, Celebrities, and Critics on Kanye West

Kanye West is a truly polarizing figure. Whether it's because of his music, his thoughts on fashion, politics, and life, or his propensity for award show interruptions, it seems that most people either love him or... Read more »

Listen to Laura Welsh’s Cover of “Bound”

At the tail end of last year, Kanye West was sued by a relatively unknown ’70s soul group called Ponderosa Twins Plus One for sampling their original track, “Bound” (which, of course, spurred many jokes about... Read more »

15 Songs With Kids Singing the Chorus

There's something about kids voices singing a chorus that can make it so damn catchy, and turn a song from a solid album cut into a hit. Artists know this, and have been employing the technique... Read more »

Common Speaks on Parting Ways With G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West’s longtime collaborator Common speaks up about splitting with West’s label, G.O.O.D. Music. This makes a lot of sense considering that he hasn’t been involved with anything G.O.O.D. Music-related recently. His 2011 album The Dreamer/The Believer was... Read more »

Kanye West: “I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish.”

Kanye West doesn’t do a lot of press, but he’s on the cover the new GQ and opened up about some things, including the paparazzi, why he got married, and being a blowfish. That blowfish part?... Read more »

Lorde Compares Kanye West to Her School Principal and Speaks on Pop Culture Critics

In a new feature for The Guardian, 17-year-old Lorde opens up about some things she’s learned since her rapid ascent. It’s interesting stuff because whether you’re a fan of her music or not, her situation is... Read more »

Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap at a Fat Beats Record Store in 1996

In 1996, Fat Beats opened up a record shop on 6th Avenue in New York City, and to celebrate the launch, a bunch of rappers came through to perform. At the time, a 19-year-old Chicago kid... Read more »