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Evian Christ recently spoke to self-titled magazine for a cover story. In it, the producer talks a little bit about working on the new Kanye West album.
“I’ve got to get home and write an Otis Redding–style beat for him,” explains Leary. “He e-mailed last night. He wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”
Jake Jenkins on 04/10/14 - 09:10 AM
Kanye West will release his new pair of shoes for Adidas in June. Check the replies to listen to Kanye talk about the shoe release from a conference in Germany.
Jason Tate on 04/07/14 - 07:16 PM
Kanye West has postponed the Australian leg of his Yeezus tour to finish his new album, due out later this year. Read the announcement from Roc Nation in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 03/31/14 - 07:30 PM
T-Pain, the much maligned auto-tune singer who had so many massive hits in the mid 00s, has a new profile in the New Yorker that takes a look at how he felt when everyone started to treat him as a joke. The nastiest bit is that Kanye West, who had called T-Pain in to consult on 808s and Heartbreak, wrote a song during those sessions essentially calling every idea T-Pain had garbage. It's an interesting, short piece, and one that I highly recommend.
But what has made T-Pain most resentful since his fall from the top was seeing certain artists use Auto-Tune and not get criticized; rather, they were celebrated as innovators in a way that T-Pain never was. Chief among these were Kanye West,...
Ryan Dennehy on 03/07/14 - 05:59 AM
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.
Drew Beringer on 02/25/14 - 10:56 PM
Following his unlikely performance/collaboration with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar is going to be working with psych-rock act Tame Impala on a remix their song of "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for the upcoming Divergent soundtrack out March 11th. The OST will also feature a collaboration between A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein, who helped produce Yeezus track "Send It Up"; Clams Casino will also produce a track featuring Chance The Rapper as well as new music from M83, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, and more. Check out the art and full tracklisting in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/24/14 - 11:40 AM
Kanye West will be headlining this year's Bonnaroo. You can peep the full lineup here.
Drew Beringer on 02/19/14 - 06:25 PM
Another Uncle Buck. Another big week of tickets. We're continuing the Kanye West tickets with additional pairs for his Nassau Coliseum show on 2/23. You're not going to win them so easily though. Pick a song of Mr. West's and come up with a music video concept. Also be sure to leave your full name and email in the replies as well.
Christian Wagner on 02/19/14 - 03:25 PM
A Yeezus film project, a collaboration with Bret Easton Ellis, is in the works.
You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll 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 you’re just alone...
Jason Tate on 02/18/14 - 11:24 AM
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 ain’t 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 it’s OK before they get ran up in their motherfuckin office.
Jason Tate on 02/17/14 - 10:31 AM
Yeezus collaborator and producer Hudson Mohawke dropped the original version of closer "Bound 2" at a club gig last night in the UK. Watch "Bound 1" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/16/14 - 11:28 AM
Beyoncé saw the release of two remixes to her single "Drunk In Love" today. One was by Detail, who released a seven minute version of unused vocals and production from when he worked on the original version called "Drunken Love;" the other was by Kanye West, who extends the track and throws in a verse of his own. Hear the Detail remix in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/14/14 - 06:17 PM
According to Stereogum, Kanye West will be a guest during the inaugural week of Late Night with Seth Meyers, appearing on the show February 25th.
Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 12:52 PM
Kanye West's The College Dropout was released 10 years ago today. Share your memories of the album in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/10/14 - 08:19 AM
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.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:14 AM
George Zimmerman, the infamously acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin, is looking for boxing opponents and rappers Game or DMX have both applied to fight him. Apparently, Zimmerman also wants to fight Kanye West for "beating up defenseless people." The irony is choking me.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/03/14 - 12:09 PM
Theophilus London will release his new EP, Lovers Holiday II, later this year followed by a full album. But, in the meantime, you can head to the replies to check out a preview of a new track titled "Do Girls" which is credited as being "arranged" by Kanye West.
Kyle Huntington on 01/31/14 - 11:49 AM
A few weeks ago we gave away tickets to Jay-Z and we didn’t think our secret year-round Santa could top himself…but he has. Tickets for Kanye West, Acoustic Basement Tour, Gavin Degraw, and more.
Ok kiddies, another week of goodies to giveaway…leave your name, email, and the show you want to go to in the replies along with answering the following question: How would you propose to Kim Kardashian?
Christian Wagner on 01/30/14 - 01:30 PM
Head over to Complex to read an interview they did with Young Thug where he reveals that he has recorded some songs with Kanye West and is planning a collaborative mixtape with Chief Keef.
"I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs. The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown."
Jake Jenkins on 01/30/14 - 10:41 AM
TMZ is reporting that Kanye West has settled the suit with the man he allegedly punched in a chiropractor's office.
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
Jason Tate on 01/29/14 - 10:49 AM
Wireless Festival has revealed the majority of its line up with Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars headlining the event across three days. Other acts include Pharrell Williams, Outkast, Earl Sweatshirt and Rudimental. Hit the replies to see the poster.
Kyle Huntington on 01/28/14 - 04:25 AM
Steve McQueen recently interviewed Kanye West in Interview Magazine.
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.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:30 AM
Reports are coming in that Kanye West punched a racist-epithet-hurling 18-year-old in a chiropractor's office earlier today.
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 — a chiropractor’s office, it turns out — where Kim had scene [sic] the guy enter after his outburst. The story says that...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 02:49 PM
Kanye West has extended his Yeezus tour by adding nine new tour dates in February. You can find all of the stops in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/14 - 07:25 AM
A group of hackers have announced that a new Kanye West-themed cryptocurrency called Coinye West will launch on January 11th.
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.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:35 PM
Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak is being reissued on vinyl for February 4th as a double LP. Pre-order here.
Jason Tate on 12/31/13 - 12:57 PM
Flying Lotus just shared a folder of what he calls "ideas, drafts and loops" via Twitter for free download. Some of the artists featured on the tracks include Kanye West, Earl Sweatshirt, Shabazz Palaces, Baths and Thundercat.
Chris Collum on 12/10/13 - 12:48 PM
Kanye West's interview with the Breakfast Club can be found here.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 01:06 PM
Part two of author Bret Easton Ellis' podcast with Kanye West has been released. Catch up on part one if you missed it.
Ryan Gardner on 11/25/13 - 03:03 PM
In a new interview (around the six minute mark), Kanye West says he's aiming to release a new album in the summer of 2014.

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Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:34 PM
James Franco and Seth Rogan have recreated the Kanye West video for "Bound 2" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 11:56 AM
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?
Jason Tate on 11/21/13 - 11:44 AM
Kanye West has released his music video for "Bound 2," which can be seen on Ellen.com. The video also prominently features Kim Kardashian. Prepare thyself.
Blake Solomon on 11/19/13 - 07:01 AM
Author Bret Easton Ellis' has started a podcast -- his first guest is Kanye West. Ok, I'm jealous. The hour long episode, which is part one of two, can be heard here.
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 12:18 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 10:40 AM
At the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, Tyler, The Creator brought out Kanye West to perform "Late", one of Tyler's personal favorites. You can view the performance in the replies.
Jake Denning on 11/11/13 - 06:37 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 11:01 AM
Annie Clark (St. Vincent) recently reviewed Arcade Fire's latest album, Reflektor, for The Talkhouse - the same site that featured the late Lou Reed raving over Yeezus and Ezra Koenig's (Vampire Weekend) goofy take on Nothing Was The Same.
The Arcade Fire have released an album that elucidates our constant psychic vacillation between uber-connection and utter disconnection. They ask you to be aware of your fractured attention span/psyche/in touch with your humanity. Arcade Fire so mercifully avoid the Nuremberg-rock cliches ("Hey!") in favor of sleaze, anxiety, and pathos that you can dance to.
Drew Beringer on 11/07/13 - 07:51 PM
Kanye West has plead not guilty to the misdemeanor charges filed by a paparazzo after the incident at LAX on July 19th.
Jason Tate on 11/07/13 - 10:58 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 11/06/13 - 11:24 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 11/01/13 - 11:53 AM
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.
Chris Collum on 11/01/13 - 04:03 AM
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."
Chris Collum on 10/28/13 - 02:53 PM
Kanye West played a new track the other night in San Jose, CA. Hit the replies to hear some of the live version of the tentatively titled "I Am Not Here."
Jason Tate on 10/26/13 - 01:54 PM
Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian are now engaged.

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Drew Beringer on 10/22/13 - 01:33 PM
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