Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

Vintage Ads Remade With Kanye, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and More

Back in the “Mad Men” era, print ads with bright, colorful pictures and catchy, clever slogans were the backbone of any successful product launch. Though the means of attracting buyers has greatly changed in the years... Read more »

Kanye West, Lykke Li, Disclosure, Haim, Run The Jewels, Atmosphere, and More to Perform at Outside Lands 2014

This year’s Outside Lands Festival, which takes place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, may not have Outkast in their line-up like (literally) every other music festival, but they’re definitely making it up in other... Read more »

Future ft. Kanye West – “I Won”

Earlier today, an Instagram warned this was coming. With Future’s long-awaited album Honest coming April 22, “I Won” is going to help build momentum. The song features mood-setting production from rising Atlanta talent Metro Boomin, and... Read more »

Watch Glass Animals Cover Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”

The UK indie pop group Glass Animals—who most recently dropped their song “Holiest” in collaboration with Tei Shi—has now taken something of a left turn on their latest track. Covering Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown,” the band... Read more »

Avoiding Obscurity: Rappers Who Never Stopped Improving

The stereotypical trajectory of a rap career favors the young. Rappers seemingly explode on to the scene, becoming the genre’s prince before fading into relative obscurity. On average, rappers get a 5-year span to make the... Read more »

The 15 Most Annoying Things You’ll See at Rap Shows

There is a gift and a curse to the art of a rap show. When a festival’s lineup is packed with rock bands and EDM artists, a rapper can represent a reprieve from the norm by... Read more »

Kanye West Postpones Australian Tour Dates to Finish His New Album

This May, Kanye West was scheduled to stop in Australia for a string of shows for his Yeezus tour, but now the rapper has announced he won’t make it there until later this year – but... Read more »

The Week on Twitter with Sam Smith, YG, and Kanye West

This week on Twitter: - Sam Smith gets ready for his SNL debut - YG loses the top spot on the Billboard charts to…um…the Frozen soundtrack - Kanye West is in Vogue. Did you hear? Yea,... Read more »

Contest: Win Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” Collector’s Edition Vinyl Pack

Kanye West fans and vinyl enthusiasts: this is the contest of your dreams. Universal’s Respect the Classics campaign has been running since September 2013, re-issuing classic hip hop records back on vinyl that have been out... Read more »

Elton John Wants to Make Hip-Hop Records With Pharrell, Loves Kanye West

At 66 years old, you’d think that Sir Elton John would be past the point of reinventing his career. However, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the crown prince of English pop revealed that he wouldn’t be... Read more »

10 Rappers and Their Movie Director Equivalents

There are obvious similarities between directing movies and writing raps—storytelling, character development, powerful imagery—but the conversations sparked by hip-hop heads sound very different than the conversations between film critics. When you really look into it, though,... Read more »

Kanye West Pleads No Contest in Paparazzo Case, Sentenced to 24 Months of Probation

Finally, that Kanye West v. paparazzo case (in regards to the incident from July 19) comes to a close. Originally charged with a misdemeanor after the photographer had tried to sue Kanye for criminal battery and... Read more »

There is Now an Emoji Video for Rick Ross, Big Sean, and Kanye West’s “Sanctified”

I’m an emoji addict. For every line of actual text I write, I probably send two texts of just pure emojis. I tell my friends all the time I don’t know how I corresponded without these... Read more »

Watch Footage From Jay Z and Kanye West’s SXSW Performance

As per their announcement earlier this week, Jay Z and Kanye West took the stage last night at Samsung’s SXSW showcase for their first performance together in nearly two years. The duo stuck closely to the... Read more »

When Kendrick Met Shrek (and Other Hilarious Rap Fan Fiction)

There is a lot of weird, hilarious, and often very twisted fan-fiction involving rappers out there, so we collected some of the funniest stories, including Kendrick meeting Shrek, Jared Leto and Kanye falling in love, and... Read more »