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Hear Kanye West, Drake and Big Sean Team Up for 'Blessings'

January 30, 2015

Big Sean is set to release his third album Dark Sky Paradise on February 24th, and following "I Don't Fuck with You," his biggest solo single to date, comes "Blessings" featuring Drake and an uncredited Kanye West. The Boi-1da and Vinylz-produced...

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Kanye West Serenades Daughter in 'Only One' Video

January 29, 2015

Kanye West visited Ellen Thursday to premiere the music video for "Only One," his first Paul McCartney collaboration and a song inspired by his daughter North West. The video, directed by Spike Jonze, opens up with West singing "Only One"...

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Hear Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Rihanna New Song

January 24, 2015

UPDATE: Contrary to reports, Paul McCartney did not co-produce all of Kanye West's new album, reps for McCartney and West tell Rolling Stone. UPDATE 2: A rep for Rihanna confirmed that the song will be on both Rihanna and Kanye West's upcoming...

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Watch Pre-Teen Kanye Deliver Passionate MLK Jr. Poem

January 21, 2015

As a stadium-packing rap icon, Kanye West knows how to command the stage. But he had the same skill set – albeit on a smaller scale – when he was a middle-schooler. On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian linked out to a YouTube clip of her husband...

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Ty Dolla $ign Hints at Next Kanye/McCartney Collaboration

January 3, 2015

After Kanye West unveiled his Paul McCartney-featuring ballad "Only One" on New Year's Day, a spokesperson for the rapper said the track was the first of "what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists."...

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Kanye West Asked McCartney About Sex in the 1960s

January 23, 2015

As we've come to expect from Kanye West, new music can arrive at any minute, like when the rapper dropped new track "Only One," featuring Paul McCartney, on New Year's Eve. At the iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, California on...

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Follow Kanye on Twitter? Universal Can Profit From That

January 5, 2015

Every time a Kanye West fan buys an iTunes download, concert ticket or T-shirt, posts on his Facebook page, follows him on Twitter, views a YouTube video or streams a song on Spotify, all those clicks become valuable marketing data — meticulously...

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Hear Paul McCartney, Kanye West's Surprise Ballad

January 1, 2015

D'Angelo notwithstanding, there were no Beyonce-esque surprise albums for the end of 2014. But as the clock turned on another year Wednesday night, Kanye West unveiled "Only One," a minimal, poignant new track featuring Paul McCartney on keyboard....

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2014: The Year in Kimye

December 24, 2014

When you are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, every year of the 2000s is a busy one. The past 12 months were an especially productive, controversial and romantic time for the pair best known as Kimye. Between run-ins with the law, racist attacks, major...

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Bruce Springsteen Fills Bono's Shoes in Times Square

December 1, 2014

For the thousands of people crammed into the center of Times Square on a rainy Monday evening, it must have seemed like a surreal dream inspired by a night gorging on junk food, Born to Run and The Joshua Tree. U2's the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry...

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Kanye West's Yeezus Tour Reconstructed With Fan-Made Video

December 1, 2014

Kanye West's Yeezus tour was one of the most polarizing concert experiences in recent memory. On one hand, the "creative concept" of the Yeezus album was frustrating given the rapper's affinity for wearing masks and the stage's monolithic, view-obscuring...

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James Blake Plots Kanye West Collabo for New Album

November 23, 2014

When Rolling Stone spoke to Kanye West and James Blake in February about their mutual admiration for one another, it seemed like the rapper was pursuing the singer to appear on the follow-up to Yeezus, since he considered Blake to be his "favorite...

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"Flicker (Kanye West Rework)"

November 18, 2014

The newest Hunger Games soundtrack may be the Lorde Show, but Kanye's take on her single proves there's always room for Yeezus. The fired-up original "Yellow Flicker Beat" had an electronic build that crashed into...

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Hear Kanye West's Instrumental Demo for 'New Slaves'

October 27, 2014

Two years ago, in the fall of 2012, Benjamin Bronfman heard that his friend Kanye West was looking for beats for his next album. "He called me, like, 'Yo, what do you got?'" recalls the producer. Bronfman, who makes music as part of the collective...

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Jay Z's 'Run This Town' Sampling Lawsuit Dismissed

December 10, 2014

The copyright lawsuit that alleged Jay Z's "Run This Town" sampled Eddie Bo's "Hook & Sling Part 1" without permission has been dismissed. The lawsuit, brought forth by  TufAmerica, boiled down to how a sampled "Oh!" was utilized in...

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U2's New Singers: Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin

December 1, 2014

All four members of U2 were originally scheduled to perform at the World AIDS Day (RED) performance Monday night in Times Square. But with lead singer Bono still recovering from serious injuries suffered from a bike accident last month, the...

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Hear the Entire 'Beyonce' Platinum Edition

November 24, 2014

Beyoncé is streaming the "Platinum Edition" of her self-titled 2013 LP via Spotify. The album features two new tracks, "7/11" and "Ring Off," along with all-star remixes featuring Kanye West, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mr. Vegas. The physical release,...

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Hear Pusha T's Trippy, Kanye West-Produced New Track

November 19, 2014

Kanye West adds a druggy, psychedelic haze to Pusha T's recently released track "Lunch Money." The track finds the Clipse MC firing off at the government ("America is still abusing us / And 9/11 is the Ku-Klux") and taking direct aim at his...

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Kanye West Reworks Lorde on the Sparse, Clanging 'Flicker'

November 11, 2014

Kanye West has flipped Lorde's pulsating, popping "Yellow Flicker Beat" into the lurching but no less massive "Flicker," which will appear alongside the original on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack. West's new version of...

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Kanye West, Miguel Set for 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

October 21, 2014

The track list for the Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack was revealed Tuesday, and the young "Royals" singer has done an impressive job of mixing established artists, up-and-coming acts and special guest features. Related:...

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