Posts tagged "Kanye West"

Bruce Springsteen Is A Kanye Fan: “West Is Incredible”

Kanye West has another old, white rocker dude in his corner. After the release of Yeezus, the late Lou Reed famously raved about the album, saying "No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet." And now the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, has praised West in a recent…
By: Carl Williott / January 16, 2014

The Chinese Government Lifts Its Ban On Lady Gaga: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Lady Gaga has just been given the go ahead to release ARTPOP by the Chinese government. Her last album Born This Way was banned by authorities for being too crude. Congrats! [The River] :: Country music superstar Trace Adkins has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. He had been sober for…
By: Mike Wass / January 16, 2014

Kanye West Sues COINYE Digital Currency For Trademark Infringement

Well! As if there weren't enough legal complications to keep Kanye West eye-deep in lawyer's fees (at least he can afford it!), the rapper has now filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the creators of a digital currency called COINYE (get it?). New York Daily News reports that COINYE is a crypto-currency (like Bitcoin!), which feature…
By: Sam Lansky / January 15, 2014

Kanye West Allegedly Punched Man Who Called Kim A “N****r Lover”

UPDATE: Kim claims the man threatened to kill her ("I will kill you, slut") and TMZ reports she is going to file a police report and seek charges related to making criminal threats. This is one of those stories that just makes you feel icky all around and makes you wish everyone could…
By: Carl Williott / January 14, 2014

Madonna & Adele May Be Writing Music Together: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Madonna has reportedly turned to Adele for help with a "grown-up" ballads album. A source says that in exchange, she promises to write a song for Adele's next album. [Daily Mail] :: Beyonce and Jay Z rented out Miami wildlife park Jungle Island for daughter Blue Ivy's second…
By: Christina Lee / January 13, 2014

T-Pain Thinks He Deserves More Credit For Influencing Kanye West

Kanye West's 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak may not be the most loved release of his career, but it's probably the most important. By dropping that sharp left turn at the height of his stardom, West freed himself to do whatever he wanted in its wake. After that, no sonic element was off limits for…
By: Carl Williott / January 9, 2014

Drake Sings Kanye West’s “Heartless” At Karaoke: Watch

The Drake-Kanye West love affair is going strong. In the latest chapter, Drizzy has taken on Yeezy's 808s & Heartbreak standout "Heartless" at a karaoke bar. In the video — which Drake posted on Instagram along with the caption "Everybody on Good Music!!" — the Toronto superstar sways back and forth as he raps the verse, and…
By: Carl Williott / January 8, 2014

Watch Kanye West Freestyle In 1998 Home Video

One way to build some hype around your new mixtape? Release a trailer with lost '90s footage of a baby-faced Kanye West. That's what Chicago rapper Cap 1 has done with the trailer for his forthcoming mixtape Caviar Dreams, and here we are talking about the trailer to Caviar Dreams. The spot includes a chunk of…
By: Carl Williott / January 8, 2014

Macklemore Says Kendrick Lamar “Had A Better Rap Album,” Wants To Work With Kanye West

Macklemore was named The Source's Man of the Year, which will immediately enrage all the Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Eminem stans out there. And they'd all have a point. THAT BEING SAID — in the accompanying article, Macklemore is saying all the right things. He realizes he has (somewhat unfairly) become a…
By: Carl Williott / January 7, 2014

Kanye West Extends Yeezus Tour: See The New Dates

Kanye West closed out his artful Yeezus tour just before the New Year in Toronto, with a surprise appearance from Drake. But Yeezy season has been extended, as West announced a second leg of dates for 2014. This string of shows begins at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center on February 13, then works the Easter…
By: Carl Williott / January 7, 2014

Kanye West Hits The Studio With Tyga

The G.O.O.D. Music/YMCMB bromance is continuing unabated — there was Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip linking up on "Thank You," then Ye declaring Drake a "rap god" and bringing him on stage during…
By: Carl Williott / January 6, 2014

Kanye West-Inspired Internet Money, ‘CoinYe West,’ To Debut This Month

A few months ago, The New York Times published an op-ed titled "Much Ado About Bitcoin." By then, Bitcoin had been called "the future of online currency" and "an online form of money laundering" by a local senator. Writer Adrian Chen had his doubts. "I don’t think we'll all be paying in bitcoi…
By: Christina Lee / January 3, 2014

Hear Rick Ross “Freestyle” Over Kanye West’s “Bound 2″

Rick Ross celebrated the New Year by unveiling a "freestyle" over Kanye West's "Bound 2." Rozay starts off with a laid back flow, then about 30 seconds into the thing, he starts it over again verbatim, to…
By: Carl Williott / January 2, 2014

Kanye West Is Done Talking Sh*t… For Six Months

During one of his patented concert stump sessions, Kanye West laid out his New Year's resolution to stop being a media flash point with a penchant for dispensing controversial quotes. At his December 23 Toronto concert — the final date on the Yeezus Tour — Ye claimed this "might be the last time y'all hear me talk…
By: Patrick Bowman / December 27, 2013

Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ Sample

Kanye West is probably reveling in the scores of year-end accolades for his abrasive and challenging sixth studio album Yeezus, so what better way to celebrate arguably the creative high-water mark of his career than a convoluted copyright infringement case involving "Bound 2," the song that gave this incredible video to the…
By: Patrick Bowman / December 26, 2013

Idolator’s Favorite Miscellaneous Things Of 2013, From #JusticeForBionic To Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ To Miley 2.0

There was a lot to love in the world of pop music this year, but not everything that made 2013 excellent fell into the category of great tunes: While counting down our favorite songs of the year, the best EPs of 2013, and the records that we kept on heavy rotation, there…
By: Idolator Staff / December 25, 2013

Kanye West Calls Drake A Rap God, Hangs Out With Him In Toronto: Watch

Kanye West brought his extravagant Yeezus Tour to Toronto last night, and the city's rap hero Drake was in attendance. Ye acknowledged that fact by throwing a major compliment to his former rival. "I want to thank the rap god Drake for coming out tonight," Kanye said during the show, which was met with cheer…
By: Carl Williott / December 23, 2013

2013 In Review: The 10 Best Songs Of The Year, Chosen By Our Editors

2013 wasn't a particularly good year for pop music — at least when it came to albums. Sure, Beyonce climbed off her golden throne to snatch wigs at the 11th hour but the game's biggest divas generally misfired and there wasn't a lot of new talent coming through to pick up the slack.
By: Idolator Staff / December 23, 2013

Beyonce Was Terrified To Release ‘Beyonce': Morning Mix

:: Beyonce confessed of her initial doubts leading up to her new album's surprise release, during a screening hosted at New York's School of Visual Arts. "I just got off the stage, I had a gla…
By: Christina Lee / December 23, 2013

Drake Covers The Race Issue Of ‘VIBE': Prejudice, Kanye West & His Competition

Drake is one of two black superstars (the other being comedian Kevin Hart) chosen to front VIBE magazine's race issue, which hits newsstands in January. Looking defiant in a tight close-up on the bold cover, Drizzy opens up about racism in America as well as Kanye West and his (non-existent) competition. "The racism I…
By: Mike Wass / December 19, 2013
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