He has a relationship with one of my best friends, with whom heíd be meeting with for other reasons. He was mentioning me for something outside of music. We got an opportunity to work on a song with him, I donít think he used it. I get nervous about talking about it. But thatís basically how this record started. Thereís only a few people on my bucket list that I want to work with but itís unlikely that I would: Dave Grohl and Kanye. Everyone else, I have had a chance to work with. We did get to work in the studio, it was right at the beginning of...
Kanye West's seventh solo album, which might be called WAVES, or SWISH or maybe So Help Me God, who knows (Kanye seems unclear himself!), is now available to preorder on his website alongside tickets to hear the album alongside a showing of Yeezy Season 3 streamed from Madison Square Garden.
Continuing his descent into the same kind of madness that marked his 2010-era Twitter, Kanye tweeted what was ostensibly a Rolling Stone cover featuring him shot by Tyler, The Creator and which posed the question: "Does He Like Mustard?" Rolling Stone denied it was a cover, but Kanye has since tweeted a poll asking his followers whether it should be a cover. No word on whether there were ever any actual plans for Yeezy to grace RS this month.
Here we go: Future has announced his new album EVOL will be available for preorder on iTunes at midnight, and has been tweeting about a "new deal" with Apple Music, which likely means its an Apple exclusive release, with it potentially premiering on DJ Khaled's Apple Radio show on Friday. Check out the artwork in the replies. Meanwhile, Young Thug's, who has a new mixtape I'm Up is due out Friday, twitter is filled with barely-veiled shots at Future.
Michael Nelson goes long on Rihanna's botched ANTI release strategy for Stereogum, and what it means for the industry and her that it went platinum despite reportedly selling less than 500 copies total in the same timeframe it was certified in. It's a fascinating read about conflicts of interest, industry rules bending at the will of superstars, how corporations might try to game the system without being punished, and even how streaming warps the value of a "sale." If you're at all interested in the industry and how this release happened, I can't encourage you to read this enough.
On that note: How much did Samsung pay for those ANTI giveaways? Thatís a mystery. It could have been $5...
Twin Peaks will release their new album, Down In Heaven, on May 13th. The band have also released a new song, called "Walk To The One You Love." Tour dates, album art and the new song are all in the replies (via CoS)
01. Walk To the One You Love
02. Wanted You
03. My Boys
05. You Donít
06. Cold Lips
07. Heavenly Showers
08. Keep It Together
09. Getting Better
10. Holding Roses
13. Have You Ever