Last night, Kanye West was the headliner of Hot 107.9’s 20th Birthday Bash in Atlanta, GA. The set included a couple surprises, including an appearance from 2 Chainz during “Mercy” and a freestyle that referenced the recent murders in Charleston, South Carolina. While he was in Atlanta, West also hung out with OutKast at the Waffle House. He also reportedly spent some time in the studio with 2 Chainz. Check out the freestyle after the jump.
New Kanye! Happy New Year! For “Only One,” Kanye’s first new song since Yeezus, he delivers a sweet serenade for his baby daughter, North “Nori” West. The track also features Paul McCartney, which is said to be one of many collaborations between the two music icons. Grab a tissue… or a box of ’em and listen to “Only One” after the jump.
Music and fashion walk hand in hand in pop culture, so it’s no surprise that fashion has influenced some of our favorite hip hop tracks. From sportswear lines like adidas to high-end couture like Versace, rappers are naming the brands they love, and sometimes even getting endorsement deals along the way. Here are 15 hip hop videos that celebrate love of fashion.
This is a vet with respect for the legends. “Rap God” made him smile. He hearts Kanye’s live performances.
Last night, My Name Is My Name got its official listening treatment. And, as expected, Kanye stole the scene from Pusha T by screaming his way through an endorsement. But one particular statement may have been aimed at October’s Very Own, Drizzy. Check the quote after the jump.
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.
With anticipation high for the upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday release of Kanye’s new single, many were surprised last night when Funkmaster Flex debuted Kanye and DJ Khaled’s “Theraflu.”
On the Hit-Boy produced track Kanye addresses Wiz, Amber, Kim Kardashian, and Kris Humphries with lines like “And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim ‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit’ him Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop ‘im from the team.”