The genius of well-placed satire: basic re-enactment turned awesome.
This is a vet with respect for the legends. “Rap God” made him smile. He hearts Kanye’s live performances.
Kanye premieres the visual for “Bound 2″ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, complete with horses, the Grand Canyon, and motorcycle coitus. So in other words, exactly what you were probably expecting. You can check out Kanye’s sit-down interview with Ellen after the jump. Read More
That’s that Don’t Touch Anything In The Sto’. This album sounds way better live.
With his “Yeezus” tour kicking off last Saturday night in Seattle, we finally got a glimpse of the subsequent merchandise Kanye has in-store for his first solo tour in five years. Naturally ‘Ye teamed up with artist Wes Lang for a contemporary twist on 80s metal band logos, complete with praying skulls and Confederate flags. This certainly ain’t your older brother’s Kanye tour. More photos after the jump. Read More
kanye west gives the best interviews of all time. OF ALL TIME! just when you think he’s gone into hiding for good, that the president throwing dirt on his name might permanently relegate him to begrudging exile, that a n*gga might be better off in Paris, he emerges more defiant than the last time.
A nationally renowned French talk show? Yea, why not. Kanye is making his Euro tour count with unique stops at places like this one. First sit through an interview with a Buddhist French author on the path to enlightenment. Then, listen to Kanye rap about Black Skinheads (starts at ~13:15 mark), strange fruit and other very American things. (I wonder what the Dalai Lama would think about “Bound 2″?)
“I know how to make ‘perfect’.” Mr. West is in the building. And he’s doing interviews. Zane Lowe sits down with Kanye for an exclusive talk with the now-public artists. After years of avoiding interviews, it seems Yeezy’s found his stride with careful press appointments like this one. It must be the Dad thing.
Yeezy’s soulful live performances are giving his Yeezus project — that of the uneven critical reception — some new life. His time with Charlie Wilson fine-tuning each song for presentation hasn’t hurt either. Check the video of him on Jools Holland performing the two singles from the album.
Kanye and Charlie Wilson go across the pond to make an appearance on Later…With Jools Holland to perform “Bound 2″ off Yeezus.
Lupe Fiasco making sharp commentary on the influence of “paper” on the rap greats. In a way, this is a less explicit “letter” to hip-hop legends than Kanye’s “Big Brother” or J. Cole’s “I Let Nas Down.” Greatest rapper alive or greatest rapper to die? The greatest rapper’s a lie.
Rhymes after the jump.
Ye stops by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform “Bound 2″ off Yeezus, with some help from Charlie Wilson and The Roots. Kanye also edited his own first verse with a clean shot at Ray J.