June 14, 2013 |
"Yeezus," the highly anticipated new album from Kanye West, leaked online on Friday morning, resulting in immediate Twitter trending and sending less-ethical fans all over the world to various illegal download and mirror sites to get a free copy. The back cover of the CD has also leaked, which shows the many samples and songwriters involved in West's newest construction. Among those sampled include Nina Simone, whose version of "Strange Fruit" gets center stage on "Blood on the Leaves.
July 5, 2013 |
Kanye West isn't what you'd call an active member of the Twitterverse. Even though he's racked up nearly 10 million Twitter followers, he's following just one person -- any guesses? (If you answered Kim Kardashian, you win. Perhaps he'll make it two as soon as their new baby, North West, registers for his own Twitter account.) He's also sent only nine tweets - dating back only as far as May 17, pretty much using the social networking service to build anticipation for his latest album, “Yeezus,” ahead of its June 18 release.
June 17, 2013 |
When he's not dropping albums, fathering babies with reality-show celebrities or feeling uneasy about answering questions, Kanye West has another pursuit: supplying songs to popular movies. He's long been a favorite of music supervisors: “Miami Vice,” “Jarhead” and “Coach Carter” all feature Kanye tracks. So do “Mission Impossible: 3” and, across the Hollywood spectrum, the emo coming-of-age tale “It's Kind of a Funny Story.” But if you've had the sense that Kanye has become especially prevalent in films lately, you wouldn't be wrong.
May 2, 2013 |
Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday morning for a major announcement: " June Eighteen . " And that's it -- no context, no explanation, no additional clues as to what that date might bring. Is it the release date for his new album, which Pop & Hiss reported Tuesday has been completed ? The disc's first single? Perhaps it's the due date for West and Kim Kardashian's baby. Or a wedding date. Whatever the case, West isn't elaborating (yet). IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Remembering Kriss Kross' Chris Kelly As the hip-hop pundit Elliott Wilson tweeted early Thursday, "Ambiguity is the new press release.
June 10, 2013 |
As Earth awaits the newest missive from Kanye West, called “Yeezus,” the rapper from Chicago has been sharing some of his teachings. He delivered his latest sermon Sunday night at the Governors Ball Music Festival, where West, 36, offered new work amid nearly two dozen songs, and marked the evening with a cuss-filled monologue that conveyed the current Yeezus philosophy. This landscape no longer seeks radio or album sales, but something...
July 22, 2013 |
Kanye West's official video for “Black Skinhead” is finally out. West posted a link to the completed video for the single (stylized as "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD") on his website Monday morning. A rough cut of the clip, the first visual from his polarizing album “Yeezus,” leaked online earlier this month, igniting a furor of tweets from the rapper. “Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it's heartbreaking when something like this happens,” he fired off . “Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over.” RELATED: Kanye West tangles with another paparazzo In the black-and-white clip, a CGI-version of a very buff and shirtless West dances and raps in the dark using some coarse language as well as haunting images, including some rather ferocious Dobermans and Ku Klux Klan-inspired visuals.