Kanye West


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


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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Listen to Scott Vener & Pharrell’s OTHERtone ‘Kanye West Mix’


By now you’ve surely heard of OTHERtone, Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener’s bi-weekly Beats1 Radio show on Apple Music, right? Of course you have. They’ve had some of the dopest minds in the business on their program, and this past Sunday, Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper was their guest of honor.

Not only did they premiere the news that Chance would be getting his very own Beats1 show, but also played some incredible Chicago music throughout the episode. They played new and old Chance, as well as music from some of the Chi’s finest including Vic Mensa, Leather Corduroys, Ty Money, Mick Jenkins and Bump J. Aqua and Scott, who handle the on-air mixing duties, put together a special R. Kelly mix as well as the highly touted Kanye West mix — which we just so happen to have for you today.

Scott and Pharrell were gracious enough to give FSD the official world premiere of the Kanye mix, so click below to hear their exquisite creation. Hey, it’s only right, this being the 12th anniversary of The College Dropout and all. So consider this some new-old Kanye music to get you ready for T.L.O.P. tomorrow.

Hear the mix courtesy of Undrtone now — and be sure to download the app of you don’t already have it.

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Watch the ‘Dissertation: A Kanye West Story’ Documentary


We’re only a few short hours away from Kanye’s new album, T.L.O.P. And as we wait for it to impact (possibly this evening?), producers Armani Ortiz and Dan Buyanovsky have unleashed a 16-minute documentary, chronicling Kanye’s career up until this very point. Erika Ramirez, Jon Caramanica, Jake Paine and Noah Callahan-Bever show up to chat the subject.

Watch it below.

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