Tag: Kanye West
After premiering the video for “New Slaves” across the globe last night, Mr. West hit SNL to perform the track and another new record (entitled “Black Skinhead”) on the show’s season finale.
If you missed it, check out ‘Ye performing “Black Skinhead” above and hit the jump to catch him performing “New Slaves”. Kanye’s new album, which is entitled Yeezus, will hit stores and digital retailers June 18th.
By now you’ve seen the headlines and read the stories — Kanye West took it back to the good old days of guerilla marketing and hit the streets to premiere his video for “New Slaves.” The DONDA crew took to six cities in sixty six locations (message!) to premiere the clip, including seven spots in the Chi.
Six corners, U of C and the Chicago History Museum all saw the premiere projected in their areas, but probably the most hilarious was the Wrigley Field takeover. Says Bradley Troast who was on hand:
“They rolled up on the sidewalk in front of the Cubs store. Big van draped in black. Slid the door down and projected across the street on to Wrigley.”
Ballsy, no? Check it out for yourself above.
Yeezy Season is officially here.
A few minutes ago, Kanye took to his Twitter account to let everyone know that his new video will be projected on 66 buildings across the globe tonight. There are seven Chicago locations among the ten global locations, so you’ve got a few chances to see Yeezy’s latest visual.
Locations and times are listed below.
If you even turned on Twitter tonight, then you already know about Kanye’s surprise Adult Swim concert in NYC. Kanye’s new album, rumored to be titled Yesus, is due out June 19, and in the coming weeks I’m sure we’ll be getting plenty of leaks, videos, vines and cryptic tweets.
However, those in attendance said he only performed one new song (that being “Awesome”) and teased the crowd with another new snippet. The mystique continues.
Complex has like 25 videos on their site. I’d suggest heading that way.
Remember when Kanye tweeted “June Eighteen” and set the internet ablaze with suspicion that it was the release date of his album? Well, it looks like it may be just that.
The release date for Yeezy’s sixth studio album was said to be confirmed by a Def Jam represenative when the tweet originally surfaced, but was later denied. Fast forward a bit and Japanese retailer HMV Japan has Mr. West listed to release a LP on June 19th. Coincidence? Doubt it. If you remember correctly, HMV Japan was the same retailer to release the Cruel Summer track list.
With an album due out next month and Kanye set to perform on Saturday Night Live this coming Saturday, it’s safe to assume that new music could drop pretty soon. Shouts to KTT for the heads up.
Directed by James Workman
Here’s a very dope fan-made documentary on Kanye West entitled, Where The Lonely Kids Go When The Bell Rings. The line, taken from the “Eyes Closed” lyric, follows Kanye through his days of being a college dropout, to his last solo release My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It features live material, behind the scenes footage and much more. If you have 45-minutes to burn, you should definitely check this out.
Yeezy Season is approaching — ‘Ye says it himself in one of the new records that Hudson Mohawke previewed at Poland’s Freeform Festival a few hours ago. One of KTT‘s own was front row and able to grab some footage, so enjoy before it disappears. More after the jump.
Many of our readers are diehard Anchorman fans, as well as Kanye fans, so this pairing could be quite popular for the FSD demographic. Allegedly, Kanye West filmed a scene for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which comes out in December, earlier today in Atlanta. Interesting, right?
West was apparently filming in Atlanta alongside Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd while on a rooftop. Their “source” says he was “quite afraid of heights and required an umbrella for shade most of the time he was on the roof.”