i know posting a kanye west video 12 hours after it hit the internet is damn near sacrilege, but “BEAR” with me. i’m in chicago, and unfortunately missed the wrigley field premiere because i suck at everything.
anyway, he projected a video of himself rapping a new song, “new slaves” on 66 buildings across the globe in a grand fashion. the video above recants the prada/NYC premiere, where kanye west was spotted watching the crowd watch his premiere, engaging in a masturbation on kanye west is capable of.
for the video of the song by itself, go here.
last night, in typical kanye west fashion, NYC attendees of the adult swim upfronts were treated to a 90 minute kanye west set. and that set held everything we hold dear about sir yeezy: new material, a fuckin’ glowing pyramid, and a classic kanye rant. watch the “i’m not a fucking celebrity” rant. unfortunately: i snoozed, so you all lose. the videos of the performances have been taken down.
edit: found one of “awesome.” spoiler: it’s not that awesome. watch below.
read about the rant here.
people on the internet sure do have a lot of time on their hands — and good reason for that. here’s a fan-made documentary of sir yeezy tha god, just in time for the internet buzz building around his maybe/maybe not album that maybe/maybe not coming out on june 18th. it’s 45 minutes long and covers the entire span of ye’s career – pre-college dropout and all.
so there’s that. then elliott wilson said by proxy of chris atlas (def jam exec) that it was confirmed, but now has updated us on the situation here.
no confirmation yet, but we’re all waiting (not so) patiently.
and while there isn’t any official confirmation of this, peter rosenberg wasted no time on the radio in talking about the fact that he “heard” a def jam exec talk about a hosted listening party for the new finished album, and things went very well. the album is dark (expected) and as ambitious as he’s ever been (expected).
no word on whether he’s performing a new song on SNL (expected) or a medley of hits (also expected). but this will probably be an AOTY contender (expected).
And for the Season 38 Finale, 5/18: @ joins the #5TimersClub with his 5th appearance as host! And music from @!! #SNL
good news, yeezy faithful. the elusive emcee has been confirmed for the SNL finale this season. as we all know, he’s out in pah-ree recording new music, so it’s a safe bet to assume he’s premiering new jams here.
the internet #blessed us with a demo tape from kanye west, dating back to 2001 and giving us the demo versions of some of his biggest early tracks, including “jesus walks,” “hey mama” and more. full tracklisting below. also, grab a real tropical track from g.o.o.d. music artist d’banj, with 2 yeezy verses here.
Jesus Walks (Original Version)
Have It Your Way (Demo Version of Bring Me Down)
Out Of Your Mind (Unmixed)
Wow! (New Verse!)
Need To Know (Orginal ORIGINAL “Gangsta” Version)
Gotta Pose (Snippet, was going to be single I guess)
Never Letting Go
Hey Mama (High Quality Original)
Know The Game (Unreleased)
Family Business (2001 Unreleased)
Dream Come True (All Falls Down Demo)
DJ Boom Freestyle (Jigga That N*****)
DJ Boom Freestyle (I Met Oprah)
**BONUS TRACK** Heartbeat (instrumental made ‘order cialis online around the time this tape came out)
kanye west – the prerequisite (2001 demo) [MIXTAPE]
at a show in france, yasiin brings out kanye to jam with him and the robert glasper experiment to
knock out a fresh ass version of “can’t tell me nothing.”
after hov released a track today, kanye tweeted about another one he wanted to drop, but no verses or anything. just kanye west doing what he does best: gettin’ behind the boards and producing some greatness for king push to rap over. the sweet joy of hearing a james brown sample. listen to “numbers on the boards” below.
a few weeks ago, video surfaced of a performance of mighty mos performing an unreleased track from the tru3 magic era, produced by longtime collaborator and buddy – some guy named kanye west. now, thanks to okayplayer, we get a listen of the CDQ. listen via OKP.
yasiin bey – the light is not afraid of the dark [CDQ]
tony williams’ single was already pretty good, so why not add in a little gibbs and chip for good measure? tony’s the king or the fool LP is due out later this year.
fake shore drive with another great list for you. after launching a successful feature covering ye’s best beats from 99-05, they’re back with a
more current 25. if nothing else, you have 25 great tracks to listen to.
read the whole feature here
after a string of bipolar performances from kanye in the last few weeks, it’s nice to know all this shit had a point. the last time he lost his shit (2009 VMAs), he locked himself away and came out with the brilliant MBDTF. now, he’s gotten a kardashian pregnant and instead of being a good dad, he’s apparently been working on new music. sounds about right, but i ain’t even mad.
awww, here it goes! kanye got drunk or something again, and managed to find himself smack dab in the middle of one of his classic rants. i guess he realized people don’t mind him being around again, so he talked some more shit about the grammys, hates “suit & tie” and bashes corporations for good measure. hit the jump to read the transcript, or just watch him act a fool above.
after nabbing another grammy last night for his work on “no church in the wild,” the-dream also hit up an interview billboard to discuss what’s new in his own personal camp. for starters, he’s changing the album name to fourplay and it’ll drop on may 7, 2013.
even better: he’ll be releasing his first single, “slow it down,” this thursday – valentines day. he also mentioned that he’s working on beyonce and kanye west on their respective albums.