Kanye West's seventh solo album, which might be called WAVES, or SWISH or maybe So Help Me God, who knows (Kanye seems unclear himself!), is now available to preorder on his website alongside tickets to hear the album alongside a showing of Yeezy Season 3 streamed from Madison Square Garden.
Continuing his descent into the same kind of madness that marked his 2010-era Twitter, Kanye tweeted what was ostensibly a Rolling Stone cover featuring him shot by Tyler, The Creator and which posed the question: "Does He Like Mustard?" Rolling Stone denied it was a cover, but Kanye has since tweeted a poll asking his followers whether it should be a cover. No word on whether there were ever any actual plans for Yeezy to grace RS this month.
Kanye has changed his upcoming album's title again. Originally So Help Me God, then SWISH, his seventh record is now titled WAVES. The album is being premiered February 11th and I will continue to refer to it as SWISH because that is the best album title ever.
Kanye West has announced an interesting method of premiering his highly-anticipated new album Swish on February 11th. He will host a live event at Madison Square Garden at 4 PM for both the new album and the release of his fashion line, Yeezy Season 3. This will also include screenings at theatres around the country. More information is expected to be posted here and tickets go on sale here on January 29th. Take a look at the event's poster in the replies.
Update #2: Looks like it's gone again! Someone teach Kanye how to use Soundcloud please. Oh, now it's on www.kanyewest.com. Okay. Whatever, then.
Update: After taking it down due to "distortion in the main loop" of "Real Friends," Kanye has reupped the track to Soundcloud.
Kanye West just dropped "Real Friends" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and appended a preview of "No More Parties In LA" featuring Kendrick Lamar. The tracks were swiftly taken down from his soundcloud, but can be listened to here.
Are G.O.O.D. Fridays back? Kim Kardashian tweeted last night that another new Kanye song (following last weeks "FACTS") would be released today and that he would be releasing music every friday for an undisclosed amount of time.
Kanye West debuted his new fashion line, Yeezy Season 2, not too long ago. Now, he's released a silent documentary that shows how the line was created. You can see it here. There's as much sewing as you'd expect.
I wanted to tease this by saying something like, "IT"S FINALLY HERE," but it's been a hard enough week. Anyways, the Weezer/Kanye West mashup you never wanted is finally here and available for free download. Happy Friday, everyone.
Kanye has given an interview with Vanity Fair about the release of his new clothing line, Yeezy Season II. In addition to that, he briefly spoke about his new album Swish ("currently titled that") which still doesn't have a release date and doesn't seem likely to get one anytime soon ("I'm not sure"), and whether he still plans on running 2020 Presidential Campaign ("Oh, definitely"). Read the whole thing here.
Kanye West is presenting his Yeezy Season II fashion line at New York Fashion Week today, and apparently soundtracked the presentation with a new song. The song, apparently titled "I Feel Enslaved" and featuring Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, is available in the replies via a recording of it being played at the presentation. As of yet, there is no confirmation if this will be on the still-mysterious seventh Kanye LP SWISH.
Kanye West just claimed he's running for president in 2020 at the VMA's. The world can only hope. Noisey has video of his entire Video Vangaurd acceptance speech available here, along with a transcript via Complex.
Kanye West will be performing808's & Heartbreaks in full at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 25th. In unrelated Kanye news, Late Registration is 10 years old today and the man himself will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV VMA's tonight.
Kanye West's representatives have shared a statement about his overly censored Billboard Music Awards performance.
Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as “with my leather black jeans on” were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented. It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against.
Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.
After performing it live several months before 2013's Yeezus, a Kanye West song titled "Awesome" has found it's way onto the internet. You can stream it at Noisey, but there's no word if it will appear on his forthcoming So Help Me God.
Update: Video of just the performance is now in the replies. - RD
Kanye West just performed a new song "All Day" at the BRIT Awards. The performance included a mob of the UK grime scene, FLAMETHROWERS, and an amazing shot of Taylor Swift in awe at the whole spectacle. Stream it via YouTube's livestream of the show at about 1:45:50.
Kanye West made an appearance on The Breakfast Club today, where he said his album is "80% done," will be a suprise release, and be "cookout music." He also commented on Beck (saying he has been meaning to call him about the Grammys), and the recent drama between Tyga, Amber Rose, and the Kardashian family.
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For starters, if he doesn’t interrupt her, then he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news. And if he never gets shredded into a million pieces in the news, then he never makes My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was his emotional response to the blowback, and that is truly devastating, because MBDTF is a (very nearly) perfect album. If there’s no MBDTF, then that means we never get RZA drunk-mumble-shouting, “Fuckhhn ruhdihhkulus” on “So Appalled,” and oh no, but also we never get Pusha T admitting to cheating on a girl and telling her, “All right, all...