The world is fiending for some new Kanye West. “Only One” wasn’t enough. “All Day” wasn’t enough. His guest appearance on Big Sean’s new album wasn’t enough. Everyone waiting for that So Help Me God to drop. Whenever that’ll happen. If ever. And now the song Vic Mensa has been teasing for over month is finally here. “U Mad” is a collaborative track between Mensa and ‘Ye. It features production from ‘Ye, Mike Dean, Smoko Ono, Stefan Ponce and Charlie Heat. That’s a whole lot of muscle to come up with such a deceptively simple track that sounds like it’s fit more for 2012 than 2015. Anyway, I won’t judge. You be the judge. Check it out after the jump.
A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Kanye West dropped his street banger “All Day” in spectacular fashion (at the BRIT Awards while surrounded by mad goons dressed in all black and flamethrowers) and it appears as though one Kendrick Lamar will be appearing on the remix of the track. That’s right, the To Pimp a Butterfly emcee is on the remix of ‘Ye’s “All Day.” No word as to when the official, version drops but we’re guessing it’s just gonna drop outta nowhere — given the latest music release trends of the past couple years. You can check out a snippet below, which contains a lyrics from Kendrick that goes: “Chi-Town, we play for the free base/These days don’t believe what police say/DJs and the b-boys rush it.” Get at it!
Jay Z may have caused some huge hype byway of his new Tidal streaming service but it looks as if there’s already trouble in paradise as he’s being accused of ripping off an English music artist/producer.
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Rihanna is dropping some new music, as promised. “B***h Better Have My Money” will show up on the follow-up to 2012’s Unapologetic. That as-yet-untitled album is being executive produced by Kanye West and includes the previously released single “FourFiveSeconds” and “American Oxygen”, which was previewed during a NCAA commercial for March Madness. Check out Rihanna’s “B***h Better Have Money” after the jump.
Wale’s The Album About Nothing arrives next week (March 31st) courtesy of MMG. And despite being a bonus track Wale is sharing his Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign featured cut “Summer League” which is making its rounds on the radio. Check it out after the jump!
In a recent interview with French media outlet Clique TV, Kanye West discussed many of his usual talking points; race, class, fashion, corporations, Drake, the state of pop and rap music, the quality of North West’s toys, etc. As usual, it’s worth a listen. It’s over a half hour, so go make yourself a sandwich and sit back comfortably. Check out the full interview after the jump.
Allegedly Kanye’s laptop has been stolen. And the person who says they recovered the rapper’s laptop says he leaked the full version of the track “Awesome” which is an ode to his wife Kim Kardashian. Check it out after the jump.
How long you been waiting for Kanye West to drop “All Day”? All day, n***a! Praise be to Yeezus for finally blessing us with the official CD quality version of his much talked about, long-gestating “All Day.” Seriously, Kanye has been teasing at this damn track for well over a year. And after he performed it at the BRITs a few nights ago the internet imploded in frenzy awaiting the release of the track. And now that we have the title of his seventh studio album (So Help Me God) it appears as though we will be getting more and more via Kanye and his camp. Enough chatter, get at the dirty, CDQ version of “All Day” after the jump.
The mystery surrounding Kanye West’s “All Day” has been constant, never letting up one bit, with rumors and speculation growing tantamount as Yeezy season is quickly approaching in 2015. With “Only One” making its debut at the very beginning of the year, “FourFiveSeconds” arriving via Rihanna, and “Wolves” making its way into the public’s ears as part of Kanye’s adidas fashion show one thing is certain: expect the unexpected. And now, ‘Ye is finally blessing us with “All Day” at the BRIT Awards. Kanye West performed the track surrounded by a massive crowd of people, all dressed in black, as well as a pair of blowtorches. You can watch it all unfold after the jump. Warning: prepare to get hyped!
Kanye West stopped by Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club for an hour long interview. During his hour long sit down with the Breakfast Club crew Kanye discussed his Grammy incident and divulged some pretty juicy details regarding his currently untitled Yeezus followup. According to Kanye himself, the album is about 80% complete and will comprise of “bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good”. He explained, “My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’…This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”
But, in typical Kanye fashion, he didn’t confirm a release date. In fact, ‘Ye is completely over release dates and plans to drop the album as a surprise a la Beyonce and Drake. While discussing the forthcoming album, Kanye also touched on the track “Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, which he premiered during his adidas fashion show. Apparently the track came from a Drake collaboration which, sadly, fell through. “The song came from a conversation me and Drake had where we were supposed to do an album together—it was supposed to be called Wolves…we said we was gonna do it, he was sending beats back and forth,” said ‘Ye of “Wolves.” “I got this one record with Young Thug that I’m gonna put on the Rihanna album…It might happen because I threw that out there, but he [Young Thug] probably be mad that I mention it on your show because he dislike y’all so much.”
Check out the full Kanye West interview after the jump!
Kanye West’s adidas fashion show just wrapped up and during the festivities ‘Ye unveiled a new track entitled “Wolves” featuring Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and “Chandelier” songstress Sia. It will appear on Kanye’s hyped new album later this year. Listen after the jump!
Big Sean’s third album Dark Sky Paradise is due out February 24th and with the two singles “IDFWU” and “Blessings” available to the public there’s a lot of hype being generated. Dark Sky Paradise will consist of twelve total tracks (including three iTunes bonus tracks) and below you can hear snippets of all fifteen cuts, which includes a standout song entitled “All Your Fault” featuring a wild verse from Kanye West (also produced by ‘Ye himself) and “Play No Games” featuring Chris Brown and the always reliable Ty Dolla Sign. Listen to the snippets from Sean’s forthcoming Dark Sky Paradise after the jump.
After unveiling the visuals for her new single “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna’s folk pop song is getting a DJ Mustard treatment. And we’re actually thankfully to hear the trademark “Mustard on the beat, hoe!” drop here, because the original is hugely disappointing and utterly cheesy. With some assistance from DJ Iknoso, DJ Freedo, and Shuck, Mustard has turned Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” into a club-ready track. Listen after the jump.
Is this the making of ’90s GAP revival? Rihanna is joined by Kanye West and Paul McCartney for the “FourFiveSeconds” visuals. In it, Rihanna is sandwiched between two men, one who is an ex-Beatle, while the other is Yeezus. There’s not much to say here, other than it’s a dilberately cheesy song with an equally cheesy video. Yep, straight cheese here, bruh bruh. Peep the visuals for “FourFiveSeconds” after the jump.