Watch One Direction Cover Kanye West, Natalie Imbruglia

November 12, 2015

One Direction paid their first visit to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, playing a six-song set that included covers of Kanye West and Natalie Imbruglia. During their session, the quartet previewed live versions of songs off their fifth album Made in...

Album Review

The Documentary 2

November 11, 2015

The Game's sixth album, and the decade-late sequel to his multi-platinum debut, is mostly a chance for the Compton MC to treat the the last 25 years of West Coast rap as his own personal playground.  Part high-concept (tracks flow as seamlessly...


Kanye West, Hype Williams Accused of Plagiarism

November 3, 2015

Kanye West and Hype Williams have again been accused of ripping off the surreal club and drug fantasy film Enter the Void in the "All of the Lights" video, this time by the film's director Gaspar Noé. In an interview...


Kanye West Creates Fashion Line in 'Yeezy Season 2 Film'

October 28, 2015

Kanye West has revealed his Yeezy Season 2 Film, an in-depth look at the making of his latest fashion line from conception to production. While West's first Yeezy Season film in February generated buzz for featuring the still-unreleased song...


How Rap Phenom Vic Mensa Cheated Death, Charmed Kanye

October 15, 2015

As a teenager, Vic Mensa nearly died twice. Fifteen thousand volts of electricity shot through him after he fell off a 30-foot bridge while sneaking into Lollapalooza. The day after he spent three nights in a hospital, he flew to New York City for...


Kanye West Stages Surprise Audition for 'American Idol'

October 11, 2015

Hours after Kanye West received some presidential advice from Barack Obama and performed at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco, the rapper capped off his Saturday with a surprise audition for American Idol. Tryouts for...


Kanye West Mulls Loneliness, Luxury on The Game's 'Mula'

October 1, 2015

Kanye West provides a hype hook on "Mula," a new track from the Game set to appear on the Los Angeles rapper's upcoming double album The Documentary 2, which arrives October 9th. Produced by West and Sevn Thomas, "Mula" is centered around...


Ben Carson Praises Kanye West, Open to His Presidential Bid

September 27, 2015

While Kanye West was bringing high art to the Hollywood Bowl with his 808s & Heartbreak concerts, another Republican candidate was weighing in on the rapper's 2020 presidential campaign. Ben Carson, currently trailing Donald Trump in...


Kanye West: I'm the Most 'Honest Celebrity We Have'

September 24, 2015

Kanye West proffered zen ruminations about his new album, Yeezy Season 2 line, his growing acceptance within the fashion world and why he's got a legitimate shot at the presidency in 2020 in a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair. Speaking about...


Diddy, Jay Z Top Highest-Paid Rappers of 2015

September 23, 2015

Diddy, Jay Z, Drake, Dr. Dre and Pharrell are the world's five "Highest Paid Rap Acts" of 2015, according to Forbes' latest hip-hop cash round-up. Diddy, ranking Number One, reportedly earned $60 million in the past year from a variety of investments:...


Hear Kanye West's House-Influenced Song, 'Fade'

September 16, 2015

Like he did in February with the melancholy "Wolves," Kanye West debuted a new track at a runway show during New York's Fashion Week. "Fade" features Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone and samples house classics "Can You Feel It" by Mr....


Kanye, Travis Scott Explore Creepy Forest in New Video

October 30, 2015

Travis Scott and Kanye West recently teamed for "Piss on Your Grave," an off-kilter, hallucinatory track from Scott's debut LP, Rodeo. Now the G.O.O.D. Music duo have united for the song's brooding music video, which features the rappers...


Kanye West Surprise-Releases Two New Remixes

October 19, 2015

The ever-unpredictable Kanye West, who has been teasing a new album over the past year, has put two new songs on SoundCloud. One is a new version of his 808s & Heartbreak opener "Say You Will," which now features violinist-singer Caroline Shaw,...


Chance the Rapper Drops Kanye-Infused 'Family Matters' Video

October 14, 2015

Chance the Rapper, a disciple of fellow Chicago rapper Kanye West, recently interpolated The College Dropout cut "Family Business" during a concert performance. Now, Chance has unveiled his studio take on that cover, dubbed "Family Matters." The track...


Watch Barack Obama Give Kanye West Political Advice

October 10, 2015

While Kanye West mulls his own presidential run in 2020, the rapper was on hand to assist in the fundraising efforts of the Democratic National Committee as West joined President Barack Obama at San Francisco's the Warfield Theatre Saturday...


Don Henley: Kanye West Is 'Arrogant,' Frank Ocean Is 'Prick'

October 1, 2015

A year after complaining about Frank Ocean sampling "Hotel California," Eagles singer and drummer Don Henley is still bitter. The R&B singer had used the entirety of the Eagles hit in his song, "American Wedding," on his 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra....

Live Review

Kanye West Performs '808s & Heartbreak' at Hollywood Bowl

September 26, 2015

Friday night at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, Kanye West let his music speak loudest, leading a rare performance of his 2008 opus 808s & Heartbreak, an eccentric, minimal album now considered among his greatest achievements. For an album...


Watch Kanye West, Pharrell Praise Daft Punk in Doc Trailer

September 24, 2015

Daft Punk are ready to take their masks off with the new documentary Daft Punk Unchained. The worldwide release of the film, which premiered on French TV in June, has yet to get a U.S. release date, but a new trailer reveals some of the doc's guests...


Justin Bieber Talks Kanye, Gun Control, Top Five Rappers

September 19, 2015

Weeks after Justin Bieber's emotional comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, the singer is opening up in front of cameras again, this time in a revealing new video interview. Speaking with France's Clique TV, Bieber talked...


Fall Music Preview 2015: 30 Must-Hear Albums

September 2, 2015

With the 2015 VMAs in the rearview, the music world turns its attention to the fall-album onslaught. No matter what your tastes, there's plenty to look forward to in the coming season: rootsy comebacks from tried-and-true veterans (David Gilmour, Don...