Kanye West has revealed to GQ that he wants to release his new album this September or October. He also states that his new single, "All Day" should be released in the next couple weeks.
I don't know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncť was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.
West reportedly has held three seminars at L.A.'s Trade Technical College over the past two months discussing, as one student posted on Instagram, "the business of fashion and his personal experience within the fashion industry." His latest class, which took place Monday, focused on designers and lasted three hours.
Last night at Dave Chappelle's standup performance at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, Kanye West came onstage to deliver a brief, three-song medley of "New Slaves," "Gold Digger," and "Jesus Walks." There's a video recording in the replies.
Kanye West spoke at the Cannes Lion Festival, on a panel called "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape," AdWeek has some quotes from the talk.
There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the number one company the importance of connecting with culture. The reason I said I didnít like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the number one. I canít work with anyone but Jay Z because heís number one. I canít be with any girl but Kim because thatís the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. Iím not going to represent any...
But this isn't just a Bonnaroo problem, even if that festival's admirably devoted fanbase has a particular grudge against Kanye and a higher-than-average number of gay fish-themed signs in its midst. Itís everyoneís problem: Itís our problem that we still think that calling someone gay is an inherently OK way to insult them. More than that, people need to get over the three things Kanye West did in 2009 that they thought were lame, and pay attention to what he's doing now. You might like it. Even if you hate it, maybe you'll at least find something better to make fun of than the one...
NME is reporting that Rick Rubin has confirmed he's currently working with Kanye West on the follow up to Yeezus.
Rubin added: "It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, itís just the way he worksÖ today, Kanye West is coming in and weíre starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album."
The poster for Kanye's Hype Williams-directed Yeezus film has been released, and it comes with some information about the production of the film. No word on a release date or much of anything else yet. Check it out in the replies.
This morning, James Franco was a guest on ABC's "The View" and revealed that Kanye West actually called him and Seth Rogan concerning their "Bound 2" parody video, asking the pair to perform it at his wedding. It doesn't seem like it will actually be happening, but it's the thought that counts.
"Kim loved the video, and we didn't hear back from Kanye, so we kind of felt like 'he's not bashing us, but he probably hates it but he's not going to say anything.' But then two weeks ago, we got a call from Kanye. Seth and I were on the phone. We thought he was just going to let us have it. But he loved it! And I'm pretty sure I can say it now because I'm pretty sure it's not going to...
Kanye West performed a medley featuring "Jesus Walks", "Touch the Sky", "Stronger", "Heartless", "All of the Lights", "Mercy", and "Black Skinhead" tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check it out here.
A Yeezus film project, a collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis, is in the works.
You know what, I canít. Itís in Kanye Land, and thatís subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didnít want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. Heíd given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether Iím right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And thatís how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. Weíll see what happens.
I really like him as a person. I know he comes off in this performance-art way in the press, but if youíre just alone...
During a show in New Jersey, Kanye West talked about a few different topics -- including offering support for Drake in lieu of the recent Rolling Stone situation. The full video is in the replies.
Let me tell you what it is about magazines: they always be trying to pit ****** against each other. That ainít going down anymore. We love Drake. If anything, we are going to go after those motherfuckers and their negativity, because before they print shit like that, they need to check with me and him to see if itís OK before they get ran up in their motherfuckin office.
In celebration of its upcoming tenth anniversary on February 10th, Billboard has an oral history of Kanye West's The College Dropout featuring pretty much everyone involved in making the album. Does the album mean anything to you? Come chat about it in the replies.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the D.A. has not decided whether to charge Kanye with battery. The reality is ... there's almost no chance of that happening. First, the D.A. now has an uncooperative victim. Second, the victim's alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury. And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool
As my grandfather would say, "Life is a performance." I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook and I'm saying everything in there out loud. A lot of people are very sacred with their ideas, and there is something to protecting yourself in that way, but there's also something to idea sharing, or being the person who makes the mistake in public so people can study that.
Kim Kardashian was visiting a Beverly Hills medical facility earlier today, and she had to get through a scrum of paparazzi to get there. According to the story, an 18-year-old bystander approached Kim and said, "Fuck these fa**ot-ass n****rs." When Kim told him not to use this particular term, the guy responded, "Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, n****r lover, stupid slut." When Kanye arrived, he and Kim went into the office ó a chiropractorís office, it turns out ó where Kim had scene [sic] the guy enter after his outburst. The story says that...
The effort may be nothing more than an elaborate joke, but launching a cryptocurrency is actually relatively easy since the Bitcoin source code is public. Many serious and half-serious clones have launched, but Coinye and the meme-cenric Dogecoin are getting a lot more attention than Litecoin, Namecoin, and other virtual currencies that attempt to improve upon Bitcoin.
In the recent podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye West talked a little about Zappos.com, and how they were putting out a "shit product" -- the company has responded by actually selling a "shit product." Umm ... got um?
Kanye West gave a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. You can watch a video of it here, and a transcript has been typed up here. After the talk Kanye gave the entire class tickets to his show.
How does the community feel about vinyl bootlegs? For example: Kanye West's Graduation (to my knowledge) has never officially been pressed. However, Vinyl-Digital has pre-orders up for a limited edition purple pressing.
Kanye West is getting the Yeezus tour back on track beginning November 16th in Philadelphia. However, only three of the derailed dates have been rescheduled (Chicago, Toronto and Detroit). The rest (Vancouver, Denver, Columbus, Montreal, Minneapolis, and St. Louis) have been cancelled altogether. The re-schedule is on his website.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are suing the leaker of their engagement video, who, it turns out, was Chad Hurley (one of the co-founders of YouTube).
The couple's lawsuit states Chad Hurley wasn't invited to the elaborate Oct. 21 proposal at San Francisco's AT&T Park, but was allowed to stay because he signed an agreement not to post any video or images from the event. West allowed other cameras to film the event for possible broadcast on E! Entertainment Television, home to his fiancee's show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," according to the suit.
Kanye West's Yeezus tour continues to be plagued by equipment issues, this time due a crash en route to Vancouver involving one of the tour's equipment trucks. According to Kanye's publicist the accident damaged the tour's "custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen" so badly that the gear is "beyond repair." As a result, last night's Vancouver show was postponed as well as the shows scheduled for Denver and Minneapolis. There is no word yet as to whether more dates of the tour will be affected.
As part of the promotion for his show in the area tonight, Kanye West sat down for an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 this morning. He mentioned in the interview that there's a good chance that five previously unreleased tracks from the Yeezus sessions will see the light of day "before the end of the year."
Even if you're a fan of his music, it's easy to write off Kanye West's numerous public rants this year--whether at hisconcerts, another artist's listening party, or via Twitter--as mere publicity stunts, aimless babbling, or whatever. But if you read between the lines and actually think about the topics he's been bringing up during the Yeezus album cycle--including in his music--and especially if you paid attention to his interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, it's increasingly obviously that writing Kanye's rants off as such is in fact a lazy misrepresentation of what he's been trying to do.
Further proof of this emerged last night when Kanye sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to clear the...
Following on the heels of their highly publicized Twitter feud, Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West are set to either reconcile or take the feud to another level face-to-face on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Be sure to tune in, as it seems very unlikely that we won't get at least a few classic Kanyeisms out of this appearance.
You can now watch the third part of Kanye West's interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe as well as the fourth part. I don't know about you, but this is one of the more fascinating interviews I've heard/read in a while.