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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 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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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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Kanye West Announces 'The Life of Pablo' Pop-Up Shop

March 17, 2016

Kanye West announced via Twitter a New York City pop-up shop in support of his work-in-progress album The Life of Pablo. The store will be located at 83 Wooster Street from March 18th through March 20th. West had previously hosted pop-up shops for...

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Kanye West Wants to Redesign the Clippers' Mascot

March 14, 2016

Late last month, the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled their new mascot, Chuck the Condor, essentially a winged Poochie from the streets of L.A. who "keeps it 100, always" despite being critically endangered. Unfortunately for the Clippers, just about...

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Kanye West: There Will Be 'No More CDs From Me'

March 7, 2016

UPDATE: Kanye West will upload a new version of "Wolves," from his latest album The Life of Pablo, to Tidal tonight, a representative for the streaming service confirmed to Pitchfork. West also tweeted: "Fixing Wolves 2day... Worked...

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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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Waiting for Kanye's 'Pablo' Pop-Up: 'Utopia' Hits a Snag

March 20, 2016

Social media is Kanye West's preferred pulpit these days, a place for the star to share updates on the progress of his latest album, The Life of Pablo (which he described as "living breathing changing creative expression"), declare the death...

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Kanye West's Mascot Makeover: The Looks We'd Like to See

March 16, 2016

Earlier this week, Kanye West made it clear he had big problems with Chuck the Condor, the Los Angeles Clippers' kneepad-wearing, winged Poochie of a mascot, reaching out to team owner Steve Ballmer with an offer to redesign the bird for the betterment...

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Charles Barkley Is 'Disappointed' With Kanye West

March 9, 2016

Charles Barkley once proclaimed, "I am not a role model." Well, he doesn't think Kanye West is one, either. As you're probably aware, Kanye has been a constant presence in the headlines these past few months, thanks to the release of his Life of Pablo...

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Tyler, the Creator Goes Wild in 'What the F--k Right Now'

March 3, 2016

Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky bring chaos to the studio in the frenzied, blue-tinted video for "What the Fuck Right Now." Both the track's title and beat are borrowed from Kanye West's "Freestyle 4" — off The Life of Pablo —...

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