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Kanye West to Perform 808s & Heartbreak Live In Hollywood 9/25

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We’re not sure why Kanye chose to make this move, but who cares, it’s awesome. 808s is among my top ranked Kanye albums, and I think that’s kind of the general consensus these days. It was ahead of its time and has been one of the most influential offerings of the past decade. You can’t really debate that.

It’s not any anniversary of the album or anything, but on September 25th, Kanye will be performing the album live in full at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA. Tickets go on sale next week (9/4). Book that flight now.

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Kanye West, Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa To Headline Summer Ends 2015

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Family affair.

Sunday is the day to be at this year’s Summer Ends music festival as Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and Kanye West will be closing out the annual festival in Tempe, Arizona.

Contrary to popular belief on the internet, Summer Ends isn’t Kanye’s own festival (sorry guys) and also feature performances from Travi$ Scott and KAYTRANADA. If you’re in Tempe on September 27th, then I think you know where you need to be. Tickets are currently available online, so hurry up and purchase if you plan on catching ‘Ye, Chance, Vic and Travi$ at Tempe Beach Park.

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DJ Absolut f/ Kanye West, Raekwon, Consequence & Havoc – If I Shoot You (Remix)

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Produced by Kanye West

Okay, so technically this song isn’t new. This joint is like 10+ years old. But I’ve never heard it sans tags, or with all of these artists on the same version. I’ve either heard it with just Beans on it (he’s not on this version), or Raekwon, or Cons. But not all at the same time. It was a mixtape staple back when anything Kanye breathed on was landing placements. Actually, that still holds true in 2015, so not much has changed.

I’m guessing this beat was on one of his early beat tapes that everyone in the industry had, and all these emcees just happened to record to it and Absolut stitched it together. I could be wrong, though. Either way, it’s nice to hear it crisp, clear and (somewhat) completed. This is vintage Ye production, and I most definitely miss this sound. Those days are long gone, but take a walk down memory lane below.

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