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BJ The Chicago Kid f/ Kendrick Lamar – The New Cupid

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BJ The Chicago Kid’s long-awaited Motown Records debut, In My Mind, hits stores and digital retailers next Friday (2/19), but you don’t have to wait until then to hear the album. Thanks to NPR First Listen, BJ’s In My Mind LP is available for previewing in full now and it’s definitely well worth the wait.

I’ve had some time to spend with BJ’s debut album and one of the many standout records (and personal favorites) is “The New Cupid” featuring Kendrick Lamar, which you can check out below.

Listen to the Kendrick-assisted “The New Cupid” and stream BJ’s In My Mind LP directly below the album hits stores on February 19th.

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Kanye West Reveals Final Album Title and Track List

 

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In the midst of preparing for his new fashion line to drop, Kanye has at last posted the latest (and presumably final) name change and track list for his seventh album, which drops tomorrow (along with being premiered at Madison Square Garden). The newest addition to the legacy of Yeezy will be The Life of Pablo. Not sure anyone saw that one coming, so no free SZN 3 tickets were handed out.

The relatively short track list includes the no-brainers “Wolves” and “Real Friends,” but is conspicuously missing “No More Parties in LA”. Hmmmm. Maybe the track is included under an alternate title, or Ye decided to go with another of the dozens of beats Madlib apparently sent him, perhaps? Either way, we’ll find out in a few hours as we get a peek into the Life of Pablo.

What other tracks do we have to look forward to? Take a look after the jump. And get ready for Yeezy Season.

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Kanye To Premiere ‘Waves’ February 11th @ Madison Square Garden & @ Theaters Around The World

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Update: Streaming tickets are NOW available right here. 

Update: MSG tickets go on sale tomorrow. Purchase here.

Rumors abound today that Kanye has something very special planned for the release of his seventh studio album, Swish. And no, it won’t take place in either Los Angeles or Toronto, where the Grammys and NBA All-Star are being held respectively. He’s taking it to Madison Square Garden in NYC, where he’ll be playing Swish and unveiling his Yeezy Season 3 clothing line. Thanks to various Reddit forums

Kanye will also be streaming the release and listening session around the world at the same time.

From Cinemaxx:

Cinema tickets for the album idea of ​​”SWISH” on February 11, available now!
On February 11, Kanye West presents his eagerly awaited new album “SWISH” for the first time to the world public. True to the motto “More than cinema” brings CinemaxX this global spectacle live from New York on the big screen.
The prominent spectators on site – in recent years were superstars Beyoncé, Rihanna, Anna Wintour and Co. to – as well as the guests in CinemaxX Also allowed to be surprised by a mysterious “art performance”! Tickets for the musical highlight “The Global Premiere of SWISH” on February 11, 2016 (from 22:15 clock) in the movies are available on sale now!

Also via Cineworld:

The world premiere of Kanye West’s SWISH album in its entirety, live from Madison Square Garden This is your chance to be part of one of the great musical events of the year. Artist, songwriter and fashion designer Kanye West is one of the biggest selling musicians of all time. His commercial success has been matched by universal critical acclaim, and he’s amassed an extraordinary total of 21 Grammy awards. Little wonder that Time magazine named Kanye as one of the 100 most influential people in the world last year. All of which means that anticipation is at fever pitch for the release of his long-gestating seventh studio album, SWISH. It’s getting a suitably spectacular unveiling in its entirety at Madison Square Garden with a performance by his visual art collaborator Vanessa Beecroft. Please note that this broadcast is not rated and may be unsuitable for under 18s. Parental discretion is advised.

Although this hasn’t been confirmed by Ye’s camp, it appears to be a reality. Shouts to Pitchfork for the heads up.

Update: Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3/TLOP preview is tomorrow at 3pm CST and streaming on Tidal.

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