David Lynch Opted Out of Kanye West's 'Blood' Video

August 29, 2014

David Lynch and Kanye West share an affinity for the surreal and shocking – and the two nearly combined their talents on a music video for "Blood on the Leaves," the eerie epic from West's latest LP, Yeezus. "We almost worked...


VMA Predictions: Who Will Win, and What Will Kanye Do?

August 21, 2014

The MTV Video Music Awards have never really been about continuity. This is due mainly to the network's refusal to acknowledge its past, either because it can't (the whole "You guys don't play music videos anymore" thing) or it won't (since its core demo...


31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...


Kanye West Asked About Nazi Lyric in Deposition

August 7, 2014

In addition to comparing celebrities to civil rights activists in the deposition for a court case concerning an altercation with a paparazzo, Kanye West explained just how far he thought photographers were willing to go to take pictures of him. In the...


Kanye West Details New Album, Why He Got Married

July 21, 2014

Kanye West hopes to put out the follow-up album to Yeezus "most likely in September," but possibly in October or November. Or at least that's what he told GQ a little over a week after his late-May wedding to Kim Kardashian. The rapper said that he did...


Kanye West Explains How to Avoid Fans

July 14, 2014

Years before Kanye West began dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian, he appeared on a different reality TV show in 2010. The show – which TMZ unearthed and features the logo TNE Travel, possibly as the title of the show – was supposed to focus...


Haim Second Album 'Coming Very Soon'

June 27, 2014

Fans may not have to wait long for Haim’s second album, as singer and guitarist Alana Haim revealed that the Los Angeles  sister trio’s next LP is already underway. "This is the first time we’ve ever written on the road," she told...


Kanye West Weighs In on Beats-Apple Deal

June 17, 2014

UPDATE: Kanye West and photographer Annie Leibovitz have issued a joint statement clarifying West's below comments about Leibovitz's role in his wedding to Kim Kardashian. After saying that his comments were "taken out of context and sensationalized,"...


Kanye West Strikes Back at the Press in Bonnaroo Return

June 14, 2014

Kanye West made a triumphant return to Bonnaroo on Friday night, headlining the festival six years after a disastrous debut there that found him hitting the stage at 4:30 a.m. to play to a dwindling crowd. During his 21-song set, he took the opportunity...


Diplo Blends Kanye West, Black Keys for World Cup Mix

June 13, 2014

Producer-DJ-soccer fan Diplo has shared an hour-long mix to celebrate the 2014 World Cup, which commenced Thursday in Brazil. The eclectic musical stew premiered on BBC 1Extra, blending hip-hop beats (Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" and "Champion"), blues-rock...


Kanye West Blasts Media in Wedding Speech

May 27, 2014

Kanye West sprinkled a little bit of ranting into an otherwise emotional, devotional speech after marrying Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy over the weekend, according to Us Weekly. While he toasted his new wife earlier in the evening, West took the...


Hear Kanye West's New Track 'All Day'

August 12, 2014

Kanye West said in late July that he hoped to release his new single, "All Day," sometime by mid-August. Now a drastically lo-fi leak of two minutes from the track, complete with the bootlegger coughing and talking over it, has made it online via Puff...


Kanye West: Celebs Are Like Civil Rights Fighters

August 6, 2014

Before Kanye West was sentenced to two years of probation in March for pleading no contest to beating up a paparazzo, he gave a deposition containing some unique viewpoints that has just leaked online via TMZ. Among them are his opinion that celebrities...


See 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rap at a New York Record Store

July 17, 2014

Five years before Kanye West perked hip-hop fans' ears with his production on Jay Z's 2001 single "Izzo (H.O.V.A)" and eight before he released his debut album, The College Dropout, the rapper was just another would-be MC jockeying for a mic. The Chicago-bred...


Kanye West Sounds Off on Racism, Fashion

July 5, 2014

Kanye West's appearance at London's Wireless Festival on July 4th offered the rapper another opportunity to share his feelings onstage, and he did just that, at length. In a nearly 15-minute-long speech that sprang forth from a freestyle on "Runaway,"...


Kanye Surprises at Dave Chappelle Show

June 21, 2014

The music component of Dave Chappelle's nine-night stand at Radio City Music Hall doesn't officially start until next week, when the comedian will be joined by a roster of artists including Nas, the Roots and Janelle Monáe. But attendees of Friday...


Kanye and LeBron: Preview Chuck Klosterman's 'I Wear the Black Hat'

June 16, 2014

"Perpetual Topeka" is a bonus essay that will be included in the paperback edition of Chuck Klosterman's I Wear the Black Hat, out July 1st. Order the book here. I've obliterated three days trying to come up with an elegant way to write what I'm about...


Dave Chappelle Talks Kanye and Prince

June 14, 2014

Dave Chappelle continued making the late-night TV rounds on Friday, appearing on The Tonight Show to talk to Jimmy Fallon about his upcoming string of dates at Radio City Music Hall. The comedian announced that Nas will be joining the show on June 23rd,...


Beyonce Drops June Birthdays Playlist Featuring Kanye West, Solange

June 11, 2014

It turns out a lot of great artists have birthdays in June, as exemplified by, of all people, Beyoncé. The singer curated a playlist and posted it to her website, writing, "Enjoy this playlist in celebration of some of the great...


The Everything Index, by Father John Misty

May 27, 2014

Josh Tillman is the former Fleet Foxes drummer turned shamanic singer/songwriter, who, in 2012, released Fear Fun, an acerbic, acutely aware solo album recorded as Father John Misty. Last year, he created "Innocence by Misty," an eau de parfum...