Tag: Kanye West
Rocky’s new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP., drops June 2nd, and today one of the most anticipated joints from the album featuring Lord Yeezus and Joe Fox has sprung a leak. “Jukebox Joints” — something slow and soulful which has that warm yet rugged vibe of Supreme Clientele is now available for consumption. Hit the jump to give it a listen, and be sure to cop the full album
on June 2nd at midnight tonight.
Very reliable industry rag, HitsDailyDouble is reporting (err…rumoring) that Kanye West has distanced himself from TIDAL and will be releasing his new album, SWISH, via the Beats Music-relaunch, Apple Music. Could it be? We’re not sure, but they usually have pretty solid information.
ON THE ROCS: Kanye West is making changes, distancing himself from Tidal, firing Roc Nation and managing himself, with an unofficial assist from the Jenner-Kardashian clan. As for Kanye’s long-delayed album, there’s some chatter that the release will be connected to Apple Music’s launch.
Either way, there’s a (streaming) war going on outside no man is safe from.
Flames, excessive censors, weird reactions from the crowd. These things all happened tonight during Kanye’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Twitter is currently abuzz about it, but you can form your own opinion with footage from tonight’s performance.
Check out Yeezus performing “Black Skinhead” and “All Day” above.
Perhaps after spending some time back home this week, Yeezy had a change of heart about appearing in a film titled Chiraq. Just days after news surfaced that Kanye was confirmed to star, one of Ye’s reps to Vulture he was out. Or perhaps he was never ‘in’ in the first place.
Early pre-Cannes reports of Spike Lee’s Chiraq had pegged Kanye West as one of the musical comedy’s stars. Unfortunately, Yeezus won’t be gracing the big screen with his presence after all. “Contrary to published reports, Kanye West will not be starring in Chiraq,” one of West’s reps told Vulture in a statement. “However, there are discussions for West’s possible involvement in the film’s soundtrack, schedule permitting.” Until further notice, it looks like Common, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Hudson are still involved in the modern-day twist on Aristophanes’s Lysistrata. (But Yeezy, why have you forsaken us?) Hopefully Yeezymas will come early this year and he’ll decide to stay for the soundtrack.
Is this a blow to the film? Was Kanye never intended to star? It will be interesting to see how this whole thing shakes out.
Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” high school poetry event is happening right now at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts. And students who attended this evening were in for a treat as Chicago’s own Kanye West and Vic Mensa took to the stage to perform “All Day” and “U Mad.” These guys all continue to put on for the city in a major way. Check out a few clips below.