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McCartney: Kanye Made My 'All Day' Melody 'Seriously Urban'

May 23, 2016

Paul McCartney revealed in a new interview that he didn't expect Kanye West to sample one of the Beatles great's unused melodies to form the rapper's 2015 hit "All Day," and that he was even more surprised by the resulting track. "It's...

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Watch Stephen Colbert Riff on Kanye West's Epic 'Ellen' Rant

May 21, 2016

On Thursday, Kanye West, in a rare daytime appearance, treated the world to an all-time epic rant on Ellen. "It was pure, unadulterated Kanye because no one else was allowed to speak. For almost eight minutes, Kanye held forth on every subject, from 'Kanye'...

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Kanye West on 'Ellen': 'I'm Sorry for the Realness'

May 19, 2016

Kanye West made a rare talk show appearance when he stopped by Ellen to discuss having more kids, Twitter regret and his plan to change the world. Plus, the rapper showed off his goofy side playing a game of "Five Second Rule." DeGeneres congratulated...

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Watch Kanye West Joy Ride With Desiigner in 'Panda' Video

May 10, 2016

Budding New York MC Desiigner has delivered a gritty, frantic video for his breakout single, "Panda," which boasts a cameo from the rapper's biggest co-signer, Kanye West. The clip premiered at a special event for Tidal members at Jay Z's 40/40 Club,...

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Kanye West, Nas, French Montana 'Figure It Out' in New Video

May 5, 2016

Kanye West and Nas join French Montana in an airplane graveyard for the cinematic new video for the Moroccan MC's "Figure It Out," off his recent Wave Gods mixtape. The Eif Rivera-directed clip opens with Yeezy and French Montana trading...

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Tidal, Kanye West Face Lawsuit Over 'The Life of Pablo'

April 18, 2016

A California man has aligned with a Chicago law firm to file a class action lawsuit against Jay Z's Tidal and Kanye West concerning the exclusivity of The Life of Pablo. At the heart of the lawsuit, filed Monday at San Francisco's U.S. District Court,...

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See Aziz Ansari's Goofy Video for Kanye West's 'Famous'

April 13, 2016

While Kanye West hasn't promoted The Life of Pablo with any new music videos (yet), Aziz Ansari has him covered: The comedian, along with Tim & Eric star and music video director Eric Wareheim, have teamed up for a goofy clip for Pablo's...

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Read Kanye West's Emphatic Tribute to Phife Dawg

April 6, 2016

Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor gathered at New York's Apollo Theater Tuesday night to pay tribute to the A Tribe Called Quest rapper who died at the age of 45 last month. Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000,...

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Kanye West's 'Pablo' to be Made Available Outside Tidal

March 31, 2016

Kanye West may have tweeted last month that "My album will never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal," a service for which the rapper is part owner, but his label, Def Jam, is saying otherwise....

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Kanye West Makes Major Updates to 'Life of Pablo'

March 31, 2016

Kanye West has updated 12 songs on his seventh LP, The Life of Pablo, the most significant slate of changes he's made to the album since its February release. The changes feature a few new alternate vocal takes and lyrics, but mainly...

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Hear Schoolboy Q, Kanye West Team for 'That Part'

May 13, 2016

Schoolboy Q released new track "THat Part." But he recruited Kanye West to deliver its darkest line: "Wifey gonna kill me, she the female O.J.," West raps brazenly, given his wife's family's association with the Simpson...

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'Kanye Saved Me,' Lamar Odom Says

May 9, 2016

Dwight Howard isn't the only NBA player to get an impromptu Kanye West concert while being stuck in a hospital. Turns out, Lamar Odom got a private performance, too…albeit, under completely different circumstances. While Kevin Love and the rest...

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Kanye West Named 'Artist of the Year' at 2016 Webby Awards

May 4, 2016

Kanye West and Krysten Ritter are the recipients of this year's special achievement awards at the 2016 Webby Awards. The ceremony will honor West and Ritter's contributions to Internet culture. West is this year's Webby Artist of the Year,...

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See Kanye West Crash A$AP Rocky's Coachella Set

April 16, 2016

For the second straight Coachella, Kanye West crashed another artist's set as the rapper made a surprise appearance during A$AP Rocky's gig Friday to perform The Life of Pablo's "Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1" on the opening night of the 2016...

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Watch Kanye West Debut Auto-Tuned Track, Perform 'Pop Style'

April 11, 2016

Kanye West unveiled a meditative, religious-themed freestyle during his April 9th performance at the Paradise International Music Festival in the Philippines. The song, dubbed "I Don't Want to Be Liked" in a YouTube clip, finds the rapper-producer...

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Charts: Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Reaches Number One

April 10, 2016

Nearly two months after The Life of Pablo debuted at Madison Square Garden – followed by a Tidal stream-only release, a declaration that the album would never be on Apple Music, then the eventual dispersion of The Life of Pablo to...

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Drake Debuts Two New Songs Featuring Kanye West, Jay Z

April 5, 2016

UPDATE 3: Drake has released the track list to his upcoming album Views From the 6, viewable below. UPDATE 2: Views From the 6 will premiere on a special episode of OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1 Thursday April 28th at 10 p.m. ET, ahead of its...

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'Yeethoven' Concert to Juxtapose Kanye West, Beethoven

March 31, 2016

On April 16th, Beethoven will meet Kanye West when a 70-piece orchestra mashes up and reimagines the work of the two artists. The program is part of the Great Music Series hosted by the Young Musicians Foundation. Co-curated by conductor Yuga Cohler...

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Hear Kanye West's Spiritual 'Ultralight Prayer'

March 27, 2016

Kanye West celebrated Easter Sunday with "Ultralight Prayer," a reworked version of The Life of Pablo's opening track "Ultralight Beam" that focuses entirely on the contributions of gospel singer Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price and a choir. The track...

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