Kanye West

Kanye Played a New Track, “Wolves” feat. Sia and Vic Mensa, at His Adidas Presentation

Yesterday was the culmination of years’ of work for Kanye West, and it happened all at once: West presented his… Read More

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Will Smith Considering “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit” Music Again, With Help From Kanye and Jaden

A lot’s changed since Will Smith was considered a music star. Though he hasn’t released an album in a… Read More

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Sorry, Statistics Show That Kanye Was Right: Links You Need to See

These Grammy Awards sure have had some long legs this year, mostly due to Kanye West, who performed twice but did not take home a single award. (Mostly because he was barely nominated.) Anyway, part of what Kanye said about Beck winning, and part of what a lot of people said before the ceremony itself, was that the awards have become “too white.” Which seems like a knee-jerk reaction to a lack of diversity in this year’s nominations, but no: statistics show that popular music has, overall, become less diverse — or, “more white.” … Read More

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Michael McDonald on Kanye West: “He’s Just Talking to Hear the Sound of His Own Voice”

The musical superstar deemed a “jackass” by our President has now been decried by someone even less likely: yacht rock… Read More

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Steve Buscemi Becomes a Sexual Powerhouse and Taylor Swift Experiments with Modern Dance: Links You Need to See

Recently, Tom Petty sued Sam Smith over the purported similarities between Smith’s hit “Stay With Me” and Petty’s “Won’t Back Down,” and is now reaping 12% of his royalties. The people at Funny or Die, however, noticed some similarities between Petty’s songs and other artists’ hits, and decided to let the world know about them. Surely Petty will do the right thing and pay 12% royalties to anyone whose songs came first and bare any resemblance to his?  … Read More

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It’s Not Just About Beck and Beyoncé: Grammy Album of the Year Is a Flawed Award

By now you may have heard Kanye West’s thoughts regarding last night’s Album of the Year Grammy win for Beck, that Beyoncé was robbed again at the hands of a white music industry that’s “disrespectful to inspiration,” that “smack[s] people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music.” These are salacious sound bites indeed, and they’re only enhanced by Kim Kardashian’s, “Uh oh, don’t let this be another ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people’ moment” face. And really, Kanye isn’t wrongnot even Beck thinks so. … Read More

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Adele Stole a Burrito from Katy Perry

ELLE’s March cover story appears to be full of candid tidbits from Katy Perry, including but not limited to her… Read More

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Kanye and Paul McCartney Set to Perform on ‘SNL”s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday (not Saturday, interestingly), February 15th at 8 p.m. The lineup… Read More

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Listen to Big Sean’s “Blessings” feat. Drake — And a Remix feat. Kanye West

Big Sean dropped a welcome surprise on the Internet last night: “Blessings,” a skulking track featuring Drake, complete with… Read More

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