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Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Kanye West Debut ‘FourFiveSeconds’

Now here’s an odd duck trio.  Paul McCartney, Kanye West and badgalriri, Ms. Rihanna herself, have debuted their latest single, “FourFiveSeconds.” First of all, let’s pause.  Former Beatle Paul McCartney is suddenly breaking into hip-pop. Not that he hasn’t done so before; Sir Paul dipped his toe into hip-hop earlier this year with “Only One,” his collabo with Kanyeezy earlier this year. Way to stay relevant, icon. But back to […]


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Kanye West Teams with Paul McCartney on ‘Only One’

Starting the New Year right, one of our fave hip-hop artists jumps into 2015 with an emotional duet, “Only One.”  Following in the famous footsteps of Michael Jackson, Kanye West teamed up with former Beatle Paul McCartney to create a sweet ode to his “chosen one.” The two came together in Los Angeles for a “simple brainstorming session,” that morphed into Paul riffing on the piano and Kanye sketching the […]


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10 Best Hip-Hop Holiday Songs of All Time (Part 2)

Merry Frickin’ Christmas!

And we’re back! Did the first five jams on our list get you into the Christmas spirit?  Why are so many rappers rapping about egg nog?  And does Santa just sleigh ride right over the ghetto? All those songs about getting coal for Christmas make you just want to give every rapper a hug. That said, the next five songs will bring in the Christmas cheer as you stuff your […]


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Kanye West x Sam Smith Mash-Up

Kanye always did sound good over a soul beat. But here, cruising over one of the most soulful artists to recently emerge, Sam Smith, he sounds especially heartfelt, magical and sage. The mash-up is remixed by artist Carlos Serrano, and is called “Tell Me I’m The Only One.” “Tell Me I’m The Only One” Kanye West x Sam Smith Mr. Serrano, who has a whole SoundCloud page of creative mash-ups, […]


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Swagga Like Us: A Flashback

And now for a flashback. Today, we look into the annals of time to remember one of the greatest live performances in hip-hop history. I’m talking the 2009 51st Grammy Award performance of the hit single “Swagga Like Us”. T.I. Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and the jiggaman himself, Jay Z, took the stage like a modern-day rat pack (or as Queen Latifah introduced them, a “rap pack”) and showed the world […]


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Is Kanye West at “God Level”?

“Ima let you finish but Kanye West had the best wedding of alllll time!!!” Seriously. He did. To Kim Kardashian last Saturday. And would you expect anything less than the height of magnificence?  An Italian wedding held at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, complete with VIP guest list, haute-couture style, stunning performances, and the debut of Kanye’s new song, “God Level”. No wedding of Kimye would be complete without a […]


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“Kimye” To Wed in Paris in Intimate Ceremony

He made Jesus Walk, made Taylor Swift freak out, and made us all Watch The Throne. Now the college drop-out is making the biggest headline of them all – he’s getting married… finally. And it’s going to be the greatest wedding of all time! Or maybe not. According to the female half of the flashy duo, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding will be an “intimate” affair set in Paris, […]


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Four Hip-Hop/Rap Albums To Watch For in 2014

A fresh new year upon us means the arrival of exciting new music. 2013 was a great year for the hip-hop/rap genre with a slew of chart topping hit albums, including Jay Z’s Magna Carta, J. Cole’s Born Sinner and Kanye West’s Yeezus. So far, 2014 looks to be just as promising. Here are four upcoming hip-hop albums I think should be on your radar this year.    Pharrell, untitled […]


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Seth Rogen and James Franco Recreate Bound 2 Video

An introduction is almost useless to this video. The video says everything that needs to be said. While filming their new film The Interview James Franco and Seth Rogen created a shot for shot remake of the Kanye West video Bound 2 which usually features a rather shirtless Kim Kardashian. Well, this version just might be better. I know what you’re thinking. Better than topless Kim? Yes. Better than topless […]


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Kanye Enters Not Guilty Plea in Battery Charge

In response to misdemeanor charges of battery and attempted grand theft brought last month, rapper Kanye West entered a plea of “not guilty” yesterday, according to Reuters. The rapper did not appear at Los Angeles Superior Court; instead, West’s attorney, Blair Berk, entered the plea on his behalf. The charges pertain to a scuffle caught on camera at LAX Airport in July, in which West is seen accosting photographer Daniel […]


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Kanye West Postpones Tour Dates Due to Damaged Equipment

Meanwhile, West and Kardashian sue YouTube co-founder over marriage proposal video

A 60-foot custom made screen used in the stage show of Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour has been damaged beyond repair when the truck carrying it was involved in an accident, prompting West to postpone the Vancouver stop of his tour for the second time, as well as subsequent tour dates in Denver and Minneapolis. “This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative […]


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Kanye West, Jimmy Kimmel Mend Fences on TV

Given our coverage and commentary on the recent beef between Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel, a followup was in order. Last night, Kanye made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to mend fences with the talk show host over their recent blowup on Twitter. Watching the nearly 20-minute conversation, it would be difficult to recant the claims of narcissism, but at the very least, through the discussion and as Kimmel […]


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It’s Official: Kanye West Can’t Take a Joke

Rap star tweets angrily about Jimmy Kimmel spoof

Seriously, this guy just needs to calm down and drink a mint julep or something. Kanye West doesn’t give many interviews, and that might be the best thing for him. Because whenever he does, he always manages to say some strange, provocative crap, and then when people make fun of it, he can’t take the joke. Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel took to the airwaves on his show to spoof BBC […]


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Kanye West Charged in Paparazzi Scuffle

Kanye West has a knack for being in the news for just about everything except his music. Reuters is reporting that the rapper has been officially charged with battery and attempted grand theft, stemming from a confrontation with a member of the paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport back in July. According to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the LA City Attorney’s Office, West allegedly accosted a photographer on July […]


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Kanye-Swift VMA Debacle Resurfaces with Leaked Audio

Interesting timing. In the wake of this year’s announced MTV Video Music Award nominations, Gawker has released an audio file that allegedly secretly captured Kanye West ranting during an after-party following his stage rush of Taylor Swift during 2009’s VMA awards. Lest you need reminding—which if you watch television, you probably don’t—West notoriously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech on live television during the 2009 VMAs to declare that fellow nominee […]


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