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A Report Suggests Beyoncé & Kanye’s TIDAL Streaming Numbers Were Inflated (Video)

In recent weeks, several of the major streaming platforms have been under public fire for some of their hate speech policies and excessive marketing. While JAY-Z's Tidal service has avoided those headlines, an ongoing investigation into the platform raises some other questions entirely. VICE News has published a video that... Read more

Kanye Once Said He Had 40 Songs With Kendrick. 2 Collabos Now Surface. (Audio)

Kanye West is reportedly recording an album in the mountains of Wyoming. According to various sources, Nas, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, and producer/musician/engineer Mike Dean are among the artists who have been in his company for the studio sessions dating back to 2017. Some, including Nas and Cudi,... Read more

Game Of Thrones: JAY-Z & Kanye West’s Battle May Be Turning Legal

"Nobody wins when the family feuds" - JAY-Z, "Family Feud." At 47-years-old, JAY-Z released 4:44, an album already being trumpeted as one of his best, and certainly a contender for 2017's most discussed. On it, the mogul offers up some of the most personal content of his career, frankly discussing his... Read more

Kanye West Has Made Hip-Hop History In The Era Of Streaming Music

In 2017 and beyond, racking up awards and setting records for streaming-only releases will likely become the norm. Chance The Rapper, who just won three Grammy Awards for an album he gave away online for free; and Drake, who shattered streaming records when More Life earned over 89 million plays... Read more

Something Is Very Wrong With Kanye West. He Cancels His Tour. (Video)

2016 has been a whirlwind ride for Kanye West, including #1 albums, game-changing music videos, armed robberies within his family—and that's only some of the "highlights." The Saint Pablo Tour—which corresponds to West's February The Life of Pablo album has been making its rounds across the United States—featuring the artist... Read more

Kanye West & Vic Mensa Use The Emotion On Their Faces To Keep Wolves Away (Video)

Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo is an album driven by ego, alienation, and an eerie survivalist's mentality. One of the songs that is a cornerstone of this theme is "Wolves." Assisted by Roc Nation's Vic Mensa (who had been pushing his demo tapes to Kanye since he was an... Read more

Kanye West Announces The Saint Pablo North American Tour Dates

Kanye West will tour the material he included on February's The Life Of Pablo. This week, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records superstar announced the North American dates for his corresponding The Saint Pablo Tour. The concert dates come after West has begun promoting his upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Winter. Earlier... Read more

Chance The Rapper Makes History “Coloring” His Way Onto The Charts

Two Thursdays ago (May 12), Chance The Rapper released his third official mixtape, Coloring Book. Featuring Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and a host of others, the project was not available for sale. Instead, it was licensed to Apple Music for streaming, with promises for... Read more

DJ Quik Says Kanye West’s Celebrity Supersedes His Talent & Challenges Him (Video)

Yesterday (April 19), DJ Quik and Problem announced they were releasing a joint EP today, titled Rosecrans. The project, which is named after the storied street that travels through the entire city of Compton, links two generations of Hub City MCs. While promoting the release of the EP, DJ Quik... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. Remembers Those He Owes For Where He Is Now, On A Flip Of Kanye West’s 30 Hours (Audio)

There have been a number of re-interpretations of songs from Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo, since he began releasing tracks from the album. The a capella vocals of "I Love Kanye" beckoned remixes from a number of producers, including DJ Premier. Other songs called to various MCs to lay... Read more

Kanye West Is Finally Releasing His Album To The Rest Of The World But It’s Still Not Done

Love it or hate it, Kanye West's rollout for his album The Life Of Pablo has been one of a kind. Although it was not immediately apparent, from day 1, the album was a work in progress. At first it seemed Kanye was being mercurial as the name of the album... Read more

Kanye West Didn’t Break The Rules With The Life Of Pablo. He Changed Them

Five weeks ago, Kanye West released his eighth solo album, The Life Of Pablo. What had long been anticipated as a follow-up to 2013's Yeezus was quite different than its predecessor. For starters, T.L.O.P. was never released to CD, vinyl, or digital download marketplaces (and reportedly never will be). For... Read more

DJ Premier Remixes Kanye West & Makes Him Sound Like The Old Kanye (Audio)

Throughout the last decade, DJ Premier and Kanye West have worked together several times. Whether "Classic," "Everything I Am," or Common's "The Game," Preemo has been a reigning affiliate of the G.O.O.D. Music family, and one of West's influences. Thereby, the Gang Starr member takes it upon himself to remix... Read more

Kanye West Explains Why He Blew Up On Sway & Just How Deep The Question “HOW SWAY??” Was

Throughout the last dozen years, Kanye West lyrics have dealt a lot with wealth and finances. On The Life Of Pablo, "No More Parties In L.A." is a series of verses: "A 38-year-old eight-year-old with rich nigga problems / Tell my wife that I hate the Rolls so I don't... Read more

Kanye West Claims The Life Of Pablo Will Never Be Available For Sale

Released Saturday (February 13), Kanye West's seventh solo album may have a quality different than his other six, as well as the Cruel Summer and Watch The Throne collaborative projects. The album, which features Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, and Young Thug, may not be available for purchase of any... Read more

Kanye West Introduces ‘The Life of Pablo’ As a Living, Breathing Visual Experience (Videos)

With the weeks-long rollout for his recently released The Life of Pablo, Kanye West elicited plenty of attention for his eighth studio album. But, in typical Yeezy fashion, a new album was just the beginning. The Chicagoan took over New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden to debut the third... Read more

Kanye West Releases a Song About The Kind of Love That Makes You Drive 30 Hours (Audio)

Love him or hate him, the reason why people care about Kanye West is because he makes G.O.O.D. Music. Over the last several weeks, West has manipulated the media, fans and haters to talk all things Kanye. The absolutely free PR blitz has been a mix of shenanigans on Twitter,... Read more

Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo & Yeezy Season 3 Event Is An Open Party (Live Stream)

As reported last month, Kanye West brings in his seventh album (T.L.O.P) release with the premiere of Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden. The New York City affair is taking place live (February 11). The event takes place hours after Kanye West announced his his second album title change,... Read more