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Watch Kanye West Crash Coachella With Surprise Performance

April 19, 2015

Coachella's opening weekend featured unexpected guests like Zack de la Rocha joining Run the Jewels, Haim performing alongside Jenny Lewis and Madonna making out with Drake, but the California fest's second weekend had an even bigger surprise in...

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Kanye West: 'I Don't Care About Having a Legacy'

April 16, 2015

Kanye West dismissed his legacy and embraced selflessness and giving back to the world in a wide-ranging interview with Time as part of the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. "I don't care about having...

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Watch Kanye West Jump Into Lake During Concert

April 13, 2015

Kanye West delivered a surprise free concert at Swan Lake in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday night during a visit to the region with wife Kim Kardashian. But security brought the show to an abrupt end after the rapper jumped in the water, with a horde of fans...

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Kanye West Went Into Debt to Fund Fashion Line

April 10, 2015

While Kanye West's Adidas collaboration is on the verge of availability nationwide, the rapper has revealed that his 2012 ready-to-wear women's collection, which he funded with his own money, plunged him into debt after a poor reception...

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Watch Kanye West Rap 'Hey Mama' With Mother Donda

April 7, 2015

Kanye West has paid tribute to his mother, Donda West, on numerous songs both before and after her sudden death in 2007, and she remains an inspiration in almost every facet of West's work (his creative agency even bears her name). Now,...

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Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...

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Hudson Mohawke Announces First Solo LP in Six Years

March 10, 2015

For the first time in six years, Scottish producer and DJ Hudson Mohawke is preparing to release a full-length album. Lantern will be released on June 16th and will feature guest spots from Miguel, Jhené Aiko and Antony Hegarty. Along with an...

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Kanye West, Drake, Big Sean Count 'Blessings' in New Video

March 3, 2015

Big Sean's cameo-heavy, extended version of "Blessings" has now received a similarly star-studded video treatment. Alongside Drake and mentor Kanye West, Sean takes himself to church in the new black-and-white clip. Sean plays both priest and...

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Hear Kanye West's Triumphant New 'All Day'

March 2, 2015

UPDATE 2: Kanye West's "All Day" remix featuring a new verse by Kendrick Lamar has surfaced online. UPDATE: A representative for West has confirmed that Paul McCartney is the artist whistling at the end of "All Day." The section appears to be a re-recording...

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Kanye West Cries, Gets Emotional With Zane Lowe

February 26, 2015

UPDATE: Following a few more questions from Lowe about West's post-Grammy comments regarding Beck defeating Beyoncé for Album of the Year, Kanye publicly apologized to Beck via Twitter. "I would like to publicly apologize...

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Kanye West Premieres New Song at BRIT Awards

February 25, 2015

UPDATE: Kanye West has scrapped his planned collaboration with Steve McQueen and has decided to make his Brit Awards performance of "All Day" the official video.  Kanye West debuted the official version of "All Day" Wednesday at the 2015...

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Hear Kanye West Join Vic Mensa on 'U Mad'

April 10, 2015

Vic Mensa has dropped the studio version of his new single "U Mad" on his Soundcloud page following a preview of Kanye West's verse at a London gig last month. Listen below. The pounding, heavy track is the 21-year-old rapper's first single since 2014's...

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Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Assault Lawsuit

April 8, 2015

Kanye West has settled a civil lawsuit stemming from a July 2013 incident where the rapper assaulted a photographer outside Los Angeles' LAX airport. The trial phase of the lawsuit was set to begin next week. As the central part of the settlement,...

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Justin Bieber Making Record With Kanye West and Rick Rubin

March 31, 2015

Justin Bieber is finishing up what he promises to be a more mature-sounding album with help from Kanye West and producer Rick Rubin, who both previously collaborated on Yeezus. "I don't want to say it's different because that's what everyone says," the...

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The Everything Index: Kanye West's 'To Pimp a Kardashian'

March 18, 2015

Welcome to another installment of the Rolling Stone "Everything Index," our midweek pop-culture power rankings and go-to source for all things Kardashian. In this edition, we take aim at Kanye West's Twitter feed ("Swish!!!"), shirtless politicians,...

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Ebay Overrun With Bagged Air From Kanye West Concerts

March 7, 2015

Kanye West fans are used to seeing thousand-dollar price tags attached to the rapper's Air Yeezy sneakers when they're put up for sale on eBay, but the auction site is now being overrun by sellers offering up plastic bags full of air allegedly...

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Steve McQueen Directing Kanye West's 'All Day' Video

March 3, 2015

Following several public appearances around the UK in support of his upcoming album So Help Me God, Kanye West gave a more intimate and private talk at the prestigious Oxford University on Monday afternoon. The rapper discussed classism in fashion...

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Kanye West Reveals New Album Title 'So Help Me God'

March 1, 2015

Kanye West has spent the past week in Europe promoting an "80-percent done" new album that didn't have an album title or a release date. However, the rapper cleared up one of those questions last night on Twitter when he revealed that his upcoming...

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BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments the Surprising Show

February 25, 2015

It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their...

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Watch Kanye West's Poignant Speech on Racism at BET Honors

February 24, 2015

Kanye West received the Visionary Award at this year's BET Honors, which was filmed in January but broadcast Monday night, and used his acceptance speech as a platform to denounce racism. The rapper called for people to focus less on individual...

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