Paul McCartney

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 West and Travis Scott Approach a Grave with Obvious Intentions in “Piss on Your Grave” Video

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“I’ll use your face as a urinal/then do the same at your funeral/piss in your grave/piss in your grave/piss in your grave,” raps Kanye at the beginning of Travis Scott’s Rodeo track, “Piss on Your Grave” — which aims its ire, and its urine, in the directions of the rappers’ enemies (notably, towards the beginning of the song, corporate executives).
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Why Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” Left Me Disappointed

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This weekend, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney released “FourFiveSeconds,” a stripped-down, soulful jam. Rihanna delivers one of her best vocal performances ever atop an acoustic guitar hook — seemingly from Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth — that wouldn’t sound out of place on an Ed Sheeran album. Kanye sings — sans AutoTune — with a defiant streak audible in his voice, about spending the night in jail (a true story, mind you) and the public coming for his pride. An organ, likely played by McCartney, and a hearty choir of voices flesh out the sound and give “FourFiveSeconds” a gospel feel as it progresses.
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Everything We Know About Kanye West’s Next Album

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It’s Yeezy season, everybody. This week, Kanye West made a surprise (isn’t everything he does a “surprise” these days?) appearance at the iHeartRadio Media Summit in Burbank, California. He didn’t crash the stage or anything; his appearance was announced, and planned in secret. Which is probably why he gave a fairly tame speech about innovation that concluded with his playing a Rihanna-featuring track from his as-of-yet-untitled seventh album. And then he walked off the stage to a sanding ovation.
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