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December 6, 2010
Jay-Z is backing up Kanye West over his 2005 comments about George Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina, where the rapper claimed on national TV that the president doesn't "care about black people." "I 100 percent agreed with the comments that he made," Jay-Z said in an interview. "It felt like it was being done to black people. …
December 4, 2010 This week, Eminem led the Grammy noms, Kanye West conquered the charts, and SPIN looked ahead at the top records coming out this winter. …
December 1, 2010 After months of tireless promotion for his new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West has something to celebrate. The rapper's fifth album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts this week, selling 496,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fantasy is West's fourth straight No. …
November 24, 2010 A lot of ink has been spilled the past two weeks regarding one Kanye West of Chicago and what it all means and how his PR gaffes and his unimpeachable art are hopelessly, sublimely intertwined, the yin and yang of the same rampant ego. …
November 23, 2010 T.I. is back in the pokey, serving another 11 months for violating his parole after he was arrested for possession of codeine, ecstasy, and marijuana back in September. But, meanwhile, his new album No Mercy is running free all over the web.
Tuesday, another track from the December 7 release, "Welcome to the World," featuring Kanye West and Kid Cudi, dropped online. Listen over at Nah Right.
T.I., 'Ye, and Cudi's revelation here? …
November 23, 2010 Kanye West just released the excellent My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yesterday, but today's a new day - so new Kanye music has already hit the web: a collaboration with Jay-Z and La Roux's Elly Jackson, titled "That's My Bitch." Hear it below.
The track is a heavy, hip-hop banger, with '80s-style synth and Jay and West trading verses. Jay-Z delivers the winning lines, and even gives a shout out to his main squeeze Beyoncé. …
November 22, 2010 Here's our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyHip-hop's would-be visionary finally sees the future by acknowledging that he's not all that Read Review
My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous KilljoysNo longer haunted by boyish break-up demons, the pop dynamo returns with startling maturityRead Review
Nicki Minaj, Pink F …
November 22, 2010 After recording an album-length, Auto-Tuned sigh, Kanye West is ready to celebrate again, but not in the way we've come to expect. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy isn't idly titled. It's a sinister, orchestral, hugely grandiose affair that owes as much to the artist's self-aggrandizing ego as to the voracious id that would destroy it publicly. …
November 4, 2010 Leave it Kanye West to pack 11 guests stars, including Elton John, La Roux, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and The-Dream, all on one song - and make it sound good. Maybe that ego of his isn't so bad after all, huh? Listen below.
On paper it sounds like a disaster, like one of those gather-all-the-celebs benefit songs that's more about unity and cause than quality. But 'Ye pulls it off. …
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