Kanye West

The 10 Albums You Need to Hear in February

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February is often the dreariest of months for those of us in temperate climes, and it’s not often a huge month for music releases. But the usual doesn’t apply to self-proclaimed deities, so this month is shaping up to be one of the more exciting Februaries in recent years. 
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Kanye Don’t (Butt) Play: West Took Amber Rose’s Bait and Homophobia Won

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It was the tweetstorm heard ’round the world: Wednesday night, Kanye West unleashed a barrage of tweets at Wiz Khalifa. The incident started after Kanye took to the Twittersphere to announce that he had renamed his forthcoming album Waves, rather than the previously announced Swish. Wiz responded to the news, asking Kanye to respect the legacy of imprisoned rapper Max B, who is credited with bringing waviness to hip hop.
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Rihanna Releases Her ‘ANTI’ at Long Last

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After an insufferable amount of time dealing with spaced out single releases, magazine covers, Dior campaign video editorials, and that weird room thing courtesy of Samsung, the release of ANTI had been relegated to a mere punchline. Finally, Rihanna announced that the album was done, only a full year after releasing “FourFiveSeconds”—the alleged “first single” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney. But given the nature of this current era it was best to still adopt an “I’ll believe it when I see it (or hear it)” attitude.
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Kanye Will Premiere ‘Swish’ Live at MSG Event to Be Screened Globally

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Kanye’s art is for the people. He’s made this clear by projecting clips of Yeezus singles on the facades of buildings, declaring his intention to run for presidency in 2020, and high-minded statements about the absurdity of expensive fashion — even though he made $585 sweatpants. And now, he’s reportedly going to be premiering Swish at Madison Square Garden, in an event that will be screened in theaters across the world.
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