Kanye West

In the span of a few years, Kanye West went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, and he became the most adventurous and successful mainstream rap artist of the new millennium. West changed his sound and style with each new album, and the public followed; with the exception of his number two hit debut The College Dropout, all of his albums debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. He showcased a radical fashion sense that set him apart from most of his peers, and his confidence often came across as boastful or even egotistical, albeit amusingly so. West became a superstar on his own terms, and his singularity is part of his appeal. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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  • Kim Kardashian: Kanye likes Trump’s “personality,” but isn’t “educated” on his politics
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    Kim Kardashian: Kanye likes Trump’s “personality,” but isn’t “educated” on his politics

    The reality TV star said she had to "educate" him on politics lately.

  • Is the Yeezy Hype Dead? Sneakerheads Let Us Know
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    Is the Yeezy Hype Dead? Sneakerheads Let Us Know

    The answer may surprise you.

  • Kanye West and Mark Zuckerberg sang the Backstreet Boys at karaoke
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    Kanye West and Mark Zuckerberg sang the Backstreet Boys at karaoke

    Although Kanye West didn't get that billion dollars from Mark Zuckerberg he asked for back in 2016, they seem to be alright friends. On Twitter, West posted a photo of him and the Facebook CEO in the midst of a karaoke session, where the artist said they sang the Backstreet Boys' 1999 classic "I Want It That Way." It's unclear when the photo was taken.  SEE ALSO: Facebook just dropped a teen-focused 'viral clips' app called Lasso The posting of the photo comes after a bombshell New York Times report on the social network's failings on handling Russian interference, how it chose to appease Republican politicians, and its deflection of criticism. It's been a weird one for Zuckerberg. We sang Backstreet Boys I want it that way pic.twitter.com/IzGHk7i7OP — ye (@kanyewest) November 15, 2018 Zuckerberg isn't the only guy in social media hanging out with West, with Twitter's Jack Dorsey invited to the singer's birthday party last year.  There, Kim Kardashian pushed Dorsey on the oft-requested edit button, but we have an inkling that Zuckerberg wouldn't have been in the mood to talk about work if the photo was taken today. WATCH: A Chinese news agency unveiled two AI anchors, but they aren’t very good yet

  • Kanye West pushes back new album AGAIN: ‘It isn’t ready yet’
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    Kanye West pushes back new album AGAIN: ‘It isn’t ready yet’

    Kanye West has announced his upcoming album Yandhi is not yet ready and has pushed back its release for a second time. The American rapper already changed the release date after it was due to drop earlier this year in line with his Saturday Night Live Performance on September 29. Kim Kardashian broke the news at the time telling fans that the album would not be released as expected.

  • Meet Laura Escudé: Kanye West's Former Live Show Designer
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    Meet Laura Escudé: Kanye West's Former Live Show Designer

    There's more to a concert than an artist playing music: there are transitions, remixes of songs, and video and lighting production that has to be synced with the music. Ever wondered how this comes together so seamlessly? Laura Escudé—founder and CEO of live show design company Electronic Creatives and musical artist—is one of the most renowned people in this field responsible for creating live shows. Some of her company's most notable clients include Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z, Porter Robinson, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Harry Styles. Escudé is also credited with being the world's first certified Ableton expert and trainer, which she says means “being an authority” and at the “top level”

  • Pharrell Williams Talks Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Adidas, and More
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    Pharrell Williams Talks Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Adidas, and More

    Pharrell sat down for an interview about Kanye West's politics, his relationship with Kid Cudi, possible sneaker collaborations with NBA stars, and more.

  • Kim Kardashian Talks Trump, Kanye at Criminal Justice Reform Summit
    Rolling Stone

    Kim Kardashian Talks Trump, Kanye at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

    Van Jones interviewed celebrity advocate at event hosted by 'Rolling Stone,' 'Variety'

  • A Reminder That Drake Left Some of His Best Songs Off ‘Take Care’
    Rolling Stone

    A Reminder That Drake Left Some of His Best Songs Off ‘Take Care’

    'Take Care' is widely regarded as Drake's best album, but "Club Paradise" and "Dreams Money Can Buy" are some of the his best output from that period of his career

  • Kanye West Only Supports Donald Trump When "Album's Coming Out" Says Macy Gray
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    Kanye West Only Supports Donald Trump When "Album's Coming Out" Says Macy Gray

    Macy Gray was recently in the U.K. and paid a visit to Good Morning Britain to chat with hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. The "I Try" singer echoed the same sentiments as Snoop Dogg, detailing how President Donald Trump's reaction to the California wildfires was extremely insensitive. "When people are losing their homes and people are losing their family members and all he can talk about is funding and cutting the forest administration," she said, via Metro U.K. "[...] "I think as a person he doesn't get it, because you don't have to be president to know to say that. So he really lost me with that one." She stayed on the topic of Donald when talking about Kanye West, explaining how she thinks

  • Billboard

    Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia on Kanye West & Chance the Rapper Bringing 'Optimism' to Her Campaign

    Amara Enyia, a self-described activist whose parents emigrated from Nigeria, announced her candidacy for mayor of Chicago last month, joining a crowded race that includes at least 15 other candidates, including key figures in the Chicago political spectrum. It's not the first time Enyia, director of Austin's Chamber of Commerce, has run for political office. Back in 2015, she also ran for mayor but dropped out early on in the race. “We started with no name recognition because I hadn't been in public office before and not even in public life really,” Enyia tells Billboard. This time around, it's quite the opposite. With the support of Chicago natives and music stars Chance the Rapper and Kanye

  • Kim Kardashian Thinks Kanye West Smells Rich
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    Kim Kardashian Thinks Kanye West Smells Rich

    Kim Kardashian thinks Kanye West smells rich, but is that medically possible? Watch Dr. Oz break it down on today's episode of PageSix TV!

  • Kanye West Claims He's Building a Fireproof Community
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    Kanye West Claims He's Building a Fireproof Community

    Days after the surfacing of reports that he and his wife had hired a private team of firefighters to protect their neighborhood from the California wildfires, Kanye West has put together an idea about how to protect neighborhoods from fire. He unloaded the idea onto Twitter account on Friday afternoon (Nov. 16). "Building a fireproof community," Kanye wrote. He didn't elaborate on that idea, but there's really no reason to doubt the sincerity of that tweet. Plus, if he and Kim Kardashian-West did, indeed, hire a team of private firefighters to put out fires in their community, who knows what else they might be capable of. In other news, Kanye and his Kids See Ghosts groupmate Kid Cudi found themselves

  • Pharrell Says We Need To Stand By Kanye West Regardless Of Political Views
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    Pharrell Says We Need To Stand By Kanye West Regardless Of Political Views

    Kanye West's political view has been confusing and divisive among his fan base. The rapper formed an alliance with Candace Owens and professed his love for his "brother" Donald Trump. Of course, this wasn't met with the best reception from the hip-hop community and others who attempted to "cancel" him, although that clearly didn't work out as well as planned. However, in a recent interview with Complex, Pharrell said that we need to stand-by and show Kanye love, regardless of his political views.  Although Pharrell fundamentally disagrees with Kanye's support for Trump, he isn't going to allow that from being compassionate. In a recent interview with Complex, the famed producer said that everyone

  • Kanye West Doesn't Actually Know Anything About Trump's Politics Says Kim Kardashian
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    Kanye West Doesn't Actually Know Anything About Trump's Politics Says Kim Kardashian

    For Kanye West, though, politics are besides the point of his support for Donald Trump, according to his defender Kim Kardashian.