Kanye West

12 Ways to Say “Thank You” in Song

You know those people on Facebook who celebrate even minor holidays by posting corresponding songs? “Here’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi,’ happy Earth Day!” Maybe you’re one of those people. I won’t tell, though your entire Facebook feed already knows. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, I’m just saying: at least make sure you pick… Read More

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The 5 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Lorde, BenZel

We’re celebrating a couple excellent new releases out this week — BenZel’s Men and YACHT’s Where Does This Disco? — by highlighting their standout songs. Plus, Screaming Females return, Kanye makes Lorde tolerable, and Tinashé makes Nick Jonas even better.

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Listen to Kanye West’s Chilling Remix of Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” — from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack is a fast-paced, anxious pop track with an underlying… Read More

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The 6 Best New Songs We Heard This Week: Father John Misty, CHVRCHES

This week’s songs pretty much have it all: Softly sung tunes that pray for rain; bored, bearded balladeers; a Kanye verse about getting busy in couture, and synths from John Carpenter. … Read More

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Watch: Kanye Is a Football Coach in Big Sean’s “I Don’t Fuck with You” Video

You may know him as the guy who rides motorcycles through fake southwestern landscapes straddled by reality TV stars. You may… Read More

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Nicki Minaj Shares Cover Art for Deluxe Edition of ‘The Pinkprint’

Nicki Minaj’s much-anticipated album The Pinkprint is set to be released December 15 via Young Money/Cash Money. Yesterday she revealed… Read More

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In Typical Kanye Fashion, Kanye Played His New, Unreleased Record Three Times in a Row Last Night

According to an Instagram by rapper Theophilus London, Kanye West has finished his next album. And he… Read More

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Even When Kanye’s Screwing Up, He’s Still a Savvy Social Critic

Another week, another manufactured “controversy” surrounding Kanye West. Yeezus’ recent tour stop in Sydney, Australia garnered a fresh round of publicity — read: media coverage with ugly subtext — when a standard order for the audience to stand up left West momentarily frustrated with a couple of disabled fans. After a few minutes, West got the message and the show went on, but not before Kanye-“yells”-at-innocent-wheelchair-bound-fan became the latest piece of micro-evidence in the “crazed/egomaniacal/[insert loaded descriptor here]” narrative that’s been a part of West’s image from Hurricane Katrina through Yeezus. I won’t link to any of the write-ups, but if you’d like to watch a decent performance of “The Good Life,” the footage is available here. … Read More

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Clever Photoshops of Contemporary Magazine Covers Into Classic Artworks

Filipino artist Eisen Bernard knows Tilda Swinton belongs in a work of art — which is why he Photoshopped her into one, along with dozens of other celebrities featured on magazine covers, for his Tumblr Mag + Art. The concept is simple and the execution flawless: highly stylized magazine portraits are blended seamlessly into masterworks from the likes of John Singer Sargent, Jacques-Louis David, and Rene Magritte. Click through to see for yourself that Achilles has never looked better than with James Franco’s face. All images courtesy of Eisen Bernard. … Read More

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