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French Montana - Figure It Out ft. Kanye West & Nas (Video)

French Montana – Figure It Out ft. Kanye West & Nas (Video)

Last week, French Montana dropped a “Figure It Out” visual with appearances from Kanye West and Nas. Check out the Eif Rivera-directed video above, which features fly cars, private jets, dirt bikes, fine women and copious amounts of Henny and Ciroc. Check out the video above, and drop a comment to let us know what you...
What’s In The Tapedeck: March Edition

What’s In The Tapedeck: March Edition

Obviously we love sharing what we’re listening to with you guys, so our What’s In The Tapedeck column on the sidebar is something we try to update regularly for ya. Realizing that it often goes overlooked (yeah, you gotta scroll a bit to get there), we’ve decided to start incorporating a post each time we...
Thelonious Martin - I Love Kanye (Remix)

Thelonious Martin – I Love Kanye (Remix)

Chicago native Thelonious Martin flips Kanye West‘s acapella track “I Love Kanye,” turning it into a song that would feel at home on one of Yeezy’s early albums. Listen to the soulful remix below, and as always, drop a comment to let us know what you think. Feel free to voice your thoughts on The Life of...
French Montana - Figure It Out ft. Kanye West & Nas

French Montana – Figure It Out ft. Kanye West & Nas

French Montana links up with Kanye West and Nas for “Figure It Out,” a standout record from French’s new mixtape, Wave Gods. French spits one of his best verses to date – “Why Eazy ain’t have the Magic? / Why AI ain’t never won a ‘ship? / And why God took Max and Chinx /...
Kanye West Performs on Saturday Night Live

Kanye West Performs on Saturday Night Live

Two days after Kanye West premiered Yeezy Season 3 and The Life of Pablo to a sold out Madison Square Garden, ‘Ye went on Saturday Night Live to perform two new songs, “Highlights” and “Ultralight Beam,” with a little help from his friends The Dream, Young Thug, Katie Price, Kirk Franklin and Chance The Rapper. Though it was Kanye’s night, Chance also came through and delivered a stellar verse....
Kanye West - 30 Hours

Kanye West – 30 Hours

Kanye West returns with a new installment in his rebooted G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Listen to “30 Hours” below, and let us know what you think. Yeezy’s album The Life of Pablo should hit iTunes and shelves very, very soon. Stay posted.
Kanye West - Real Friends x No More Parties In LA

Kanye West – Real Friends x No More Parties In LA

Yeezy back? Listen to Kanye West‘s new song, “Real Friends,” which features Ty Dolla $ign on vocals. At the end, you’ll hear a snippet from another new ‘Ye track, “No More Parties In LA,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. I have a feeling this new record will gain back some of the Kanye West fans who stopped...
Kanye West - When I See It & Say You Will ft. Caroline Shaw

Kanye West – When I See It & Say You Will ft. Caroline Shaw

Well, this came out of left field — Kanye West just dropped two new tracks to his (previously empty) SoundCloud page. The first record is titled “When I See It,” a remix of The Weeknd‘s “Tell Your Friends,” produced by West himself. The other track is a fresh spin on Kanye’s “Say You Will,” from his third album 808’s & Heartbreak. The new...
Kanye West Live on SHOWstudio: In Camera

Kanye West Live on SHOWstudio: In Camera

Last week, Kanye West sat down with SHOWstudio for another installment of the fashion website’s “In Camera” series. Kanye spent two full hours answering questions from fans, friends and family on a live, unedited broadcast. The interview ranges from Kanye’s 2020 presidential run, to his upcoming album SWISH, to his latest Yeezy Season 2 collection. There are some serious gems in here from the guy...
Flashback Friday: G.O.O.D Fridays

Flashback Friday: G.O.O.D Fridays

We look at the game differently now. In 2010, leading up to the release of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (MBDTF), Kanye West took to Twitter to announce his viral media/song-releasing campaign titled “G.O.O.D. Fridays.” As someone who put out “Jesus Walks” and dubbed his most controversial album Yeezus, ‘Ye has not been shy about religious self-reference, and...
Kanye West's Late Registration: 10 Years Later

Kanye West’s Late Registration: 10 Years Later

To understand the greatness of Late Registration, you first have to understand where Kanye West was in 2005. College Dropout dropped a year prior. Both groundbreaking and critically acclaimed, Ye’s debut album was an incredible project in its own right, but more importantly, what it did was prepare mainstream America for Kanye West’s massive breakout. Artists with audacious attitudes have long...
Tyler, The Creator - Smuckers ft. Kanye West & Lil Wayne

Tyler, The Creator – Smuckers ft. Kanye West & Lil Wayne

Tyler, The Creator grew up listening to Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Now, the Los Angeles emcee is on a track with both of them. On Tyler’s own album. Life is crazy, huh? Stream “Smuckers” — a cut from Tyler’s new album Cherry Bomb — below. All three hip-hop heavyweights impress on this bar-ridden collaboration. Peep below...