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Kim Kardashian: American Woman

July 27, 2015

O n a chilly morning during Los Angeles' "May gray," as mist rolls off the sea's marine layer to cool down the city, Kim Kardashian wakes up at 6 a.m. and an hour later heads to her "glam room." That's Kardashian-speak for her capacious dressing room,...

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10 Things We Learned From the 'I Am Cait’ Premiere

July 27, 2015

From the first moments of I Am Cait, E!'s new, hotly anticipated reality series documenting the life and times of former Olympiad Caitlyn Jenner, it's clear that this isn't going to be another drama-filled sequel to Keeping Up With the Kardashians....

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Kanye West and Steve McQueen Debut Short Film at L.A. Museum

July 26, 2015

"Put your phones away, please. Put your phones away!" warned the large security guard wandering a crowded Los Angeles museum space, where screenings began Saturday for the weekend premiere of "All Day/I Feel Like That," a short film by Kanye West and...

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Talib Kweli Rarities Album Features Kanye West, Killer Mike

July 8, 2015

Rapper Talib Kweli has surprise-released a new compilation of rare tracks, B-sides and previously unheard recordings. The 10-track Train of Thought: Lost Lyrics, Rare Releases & Beautiful B-Sides Vol. 1 features guest appearances from Kanye West,...

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Kim Kardashian on Kanye: 'There's No One More Creative'

July 1, 2015

When Rolling Stone cover star Kim Kardashian married Kanye West in May 2014, it solidified not just a personal relationship between the two stars, but a professional one as well. "Even if there's a project that I'm not working on with Kanye, I...

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Watch Kanye West Cover Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

June 28, 2015

Before Kanye West took the stage Saturday night for his Glastonbury headlining slot, the rapper spent weeks weathering news stories about how nearly 150,000 people signed a petition demanding festival organizers to "cancel Kanye West's headline...

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Watch Kanye West Address Racism in Stirring Freestyle

June 21, 2015

Kanye West headlined Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash at Atlanta's Philips Arena Saturday night, and the rapper used his performance to address racism and violence in the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting. In a stirring two-minute freestyle...

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Watch Madonna's All Star-Packed 'Bitch I'm Madonna' Video

June 18, 2015

The age of blockbuster all-star music videos are upon us. One month after Taylor Swift dropped her A-list "Bad Blood" video that boasted more stars than the Avengers, Madonna has assembled her own Ocean's 11 for "Bitch I'm Madonna."...

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Watch Vic Mensa, Kanye West Fight Police in 'U Mad' Video

June 9, 2015

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa enlists Kanye West and dozens of amped-up extras in the new video for his single "U Mad." Mensa opens the song bathed in red light in an atmosphere more mosh pit than rap video before the scene switches to him in a black...

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Expecting Second Child

June 1, 2015

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West are expecting their second child. The reality star announced her pregnancy during the Sunday midseason finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, US Weekly reports. In a scene previewing the season's second...

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Kanye West Settles 'Bound 2' Lawsuit With Soul Singer

May 28, 2015

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with former child soul star Ricky Spicer over the sample that anchors Yeezus hit, "Bound 2," Billboard reports. Spicer initially sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music...

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Kimye: A Love Story Timeline

July 8, 2015

They met, they married, they've graced the covers of magazines and they've become one of the most divisive, discussed celebrity power couples of the 21st century. But lost somewhere between the haters and the hype is the notion that the love story of...

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Genius' Top-Ranked Kanye Expert on the Kardashian Effect

July 2, 2015

Kanye West has never resisted the opportunity to communicate his pride, adoration and love for spouse Kim Kardashian in interviews, on social media and through his lyrics. With a new album on the horizon, it's more important now than ever to understand...

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How Hudson Mohawke Became Dance's Most Exciting Auteur

June 29, 2015

Pale, sheepish, boyishly profane Scottish bloke Ross Birchard, a.k.a. Hudson Mohawke is the rare producer to bridge the hip-hop elite (he's on retainer with Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music) and the DJ jet set (as one-half of EDM boom-bap, er, "trap" duo TNGHT),...

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Kanye West, Jhene Aiko Wreak Havoc in New Big Sean Videos

June 24, 2015

Big Sean released the videos for both "All Your Fault," featuring Kanye West, and "I Know," featuring Jhene Aiko. Both tracks appear on his 2015 release Dark Sky Paradise. Related: Big Sean Honors Late Grandmother in Powerful Video In the hazy, futuristic...

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Big Sean Honors Late Grandmother in Powerful Video

June 19, 2015

Big Sean takes it back to his roots and honors a woman who changed his life in the inspirational clip for "One Man Can Change the World." Both the song, featuring contributions from John Legend and Sean's mentor Kanye West, and video pay tribute to...

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Daft Punk Doc Will Feature Kanye, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers

June 10, 2015

Daft Punk's mystique — the robot masks, the disinterest in interviews – has been intertwined in their persona since they formed in 1993. Now BBC Worldwide France is shedding some unexpected light on the French electronic duo with the...

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Pharrell: 'Dreamland' Inspired My Design Style

June 3, 2015

Pharrell Williams received the 2015 Fashion Icon Award this week at the CFDA Fashion Awards. After a spontaneous, heartfelt introduction from Kanye West – who praised Pharrell as his "style icon" – the producer graced the stage,...

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Watch Young Kanye West Record 'Jesus Walks'

June 1, 2015

Chicago rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith co-wrote the Oscar-winning song "Glory" from Selma, has won Grammys and met with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss gun violence. But the recently released documentary In My Father's House,...

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Kanye West Censored for Full Minute of Billboard Awards Set

May 17, 2015

Kanye West fans excited to see the rapper close the 2015 Billboard Music Awards could be forgiven for thinking their TVs were on the fritz. West opened his two-song set with a pyrotechnic-filled performance of "All Day" from his upcoming...

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