As quickly as he came back, Kanye West has now disappeared from Instagram and Twitter, possibly ending a polarizing summer of often batshit crazy pop culture pot stirrings. As of October 6, the rapper’s Instagram and Twitter accounts appear to have gone dark. Ye’s return to Twitter was an integral facet to the “promotion campaigns” behind his Wyoming Session albums that were released over the summer, rejoining the platform just weeks before the string of shortened LPs started landing in May. A return to Instagram followed some weeks later, each platform drawing in millions of followers — but rather than deploying typical marketing schemes to push album sales, the Chicago-born rapper’s social media presence largely spiraled into sporadic nonsense, bloated egotistical musings, and eventually, and perhaps most noticeably, divisive Trump-touting and weak rap beef fodder.
Most recently, Ye’s hastily promised YhandiLP managed to miss its intended late-September release date. Then the rhymer’s unaired closing speech at SNL, during which he claims he was bullied for his political affiliations, was closely followed by what was likely his most baffling social media post yet — calling to “abolish the 13th amendment,” which brought an end to slavery when it was ratified in 1865. After a messy, albeit entertaining, six month stretch on social media, it seems Kanye West may finally be ready to keep a couple of thoughts to himself. An eventual return seems inevitable, though for now, the Twittersphere may quiet down just a little with Ye’s departure.
On a video promoted by Kanye West, Dame Dash is pitching a beat he calls his own to Mr. West. Dash is seen feeling this beat for a total of one minute and 17 seconds, selling Kanye on his creative genius. Unfortunately for the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, that song isn’t his. It’s Diplo‘s from his 2004 album, Florida, “Sarah.“
Dash says in the video, “Yo, bro. I’ma send you this beat. Don’t talk that shit talkin’ bout you ready to rap, had me come cook some shit up, get in the lab. We make shit up. I’m in the studio, making motherfucking records, and I got more, so just let me know. You have to respect my creativity in this motherfucker. I’m only telling you this to get you hyped over this shit. I’ma email this shit to you. Let this shit get your mind right.”
Hyping up his genius creativity and ownership for over a minute became cringeworthy once the Mad Decent label boss called him out Twitter. The fake Diplo account created for Vice’s comedy What Would Diplo Do?
It’s been a whirlwind of waiting and rumors for Kanye West fans so far this fall. In an interview with TMZ, Ye dropped some bad news for those eagerly anticipating his Yanhdi project’s arrival, telling fans of plans to head to Africa for more recording sessions with the aim of releasing his LP on November 23. After previously stating the album would be released on September 28, and even booking a coinciding slot on “Saturday Night Live” to promote the drop, the date came and went without new Yeezy.
West plans to head to Africa on a quest to “feel the earth, and just be,” explained the rapper. “Those five albums that I dropped earlier were like superhero rehabilitation. Now the alien ‘Ye is fully back in mode.” Despite his previous project ye containing just seven tight tracks, many were still surprised when Yeezy began teasing his Yahndi LP. Despite the frustrating delays, it’s clear the G.O.O.D Music boss is planning to make Yahdi something special. Although the music world has learned the hard way Kanye’s release dates are subject to change, his new album would be a thanksgiving highlight if it indeed drops this coming Black Friday.
The scoop comes from HITS Daily Double, as the outlet recently reported via anonymous, “informed sources” that the imminent installment (set to run April 12-21) will house headlining performances from Childish Gambino (Friday), Justin Timberlake (Saturday), and Kanye West (Sunday). The artists themselves have yet to comment on these claims.
Coachella 2018 proved particularly eventful, with notable performances from both Beyonce, who brought with her over 100 dancers onstage during her headlining set—in addition to a cameo from husband Jay-Z—and Whethan, the 19-year-old Boy Wonder of EDM, who personally flew out the yodeling boy internet sensation for a special guest performance, which quickly went viral on a sundry of social media channels.
No song is safe these days from a Goshfather flip. The producer’s infectious retro disco stylings have spiced up tracks from artists ranging from JAUZ to Skrillex. The remixes follow the same cheeky dance-first ethos as his originals on labels like Spinnin’ and Hysteria. Now, Goshfather is follows his “Nice For What” remix up with another full makeover, this time taking on Kanye West and Lil Pump‘s internet-burning track “I Love It.”
The original track’s highly NSFW verses were built around the instrumental’s undeniably groovy bassline, and Goshfather’s take most definitely follows suit — but that’s about the similarities end. The remix is a sped-up disco romp that drops the track’s slow and slinky feel into a ’70s bowling alley. Slap bass is joined by wailing saxophone and an uptempo four-to-the-floor beat, and the effect is almost enough to distract from the rappers’ raunchy lyrics still tucked into the rework. Goshfather’s take proves any track can go disco if he puts his mind to it.
Chance the Rapper made a brief, but impactful announcement on his Facebook page on August 17. A thirty second clip entitled “Good Ass Job” shows Kanye West on stage at Chance’s Open Mike event announcing he is making Chance’s next album. It will, of course, be entitled Good Ass Job.
Recently, Chance ignited speculation on social media that the pair’s rumored joint album would use Kanye’s long forgotten tentative fourth album title. As it goes, Kanye’s fourth studio album planned to use the naming convention of his first three records, The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, and ultimately, a Good Ass Job was promised thereafter. The album was shelved in the wake of Kanye’s mother’s passing and a failed marriage, and eventually gave way to Ye’s 808’s and Heartbreak. Now Chance is putting rumors to bed, and hopefully setting the course Kanye set a decade ago straight, confirming Good Ass Job is officially on the way.
It’s no secret that Kanye West‘s Twitter account is the place to go to find a range of polarizing statements to life musings and of course, cryptic reveals. Today, he announced that he will open this season of Saturday Night Live as the musical guest alongside host Adam Driver by posting a captionless photo. But instead of listing “Kanye West,” the photo includes “Yandhi” alongside Driver’s name.
Immediately following, Ye posted another mysterious photo, this time, a photo of a CD. Fans immediately connected the dots, noting the similar play on words “Yandhi” has to Gandhi, as the album Yeezus did to Jesus, as well as the undeniable similarity to the album art on the 2013 release. Hours later, West took to Instagram to make the announcement official, posting that same CD image with “YANDHI 9 29 18.”
West recently released “I Love It” featuring Lil Pump, following a string of production credits on the Wyoming Sessions albums, including his own album yeand Kids See Ghosts alongside Kid Cudi earlier in 2018,
Kanye West apologized to Drake in a lengthy string of tweets on September 5. The apology comes after months of ongoing friction between the rappers, including a rumored involvement in a series of Pusha T diss tracks which accused Drake of having a ghostwriter and more.
West began his series of tweets with the following and clears the air of his rumored involvement in feeding Pusha information about Drake’s son.
“Sending good energy and love to Drake and family and crew… I understand where the confusion started.” “Let me start by apologizing for stepping on your release date in the first place … We were building a bond and working on music together including squashing the issues with [Kid] Cudi at our office.”
West’s taking to Twitter comes just days after a viral conspiracy theory alleged Drake had an affair with Kim Kardashian (the supposed “Keke” of “In My Feelings.” Although Kardashian quickly denied the rumors, many of the issues between Drake and West posited in the theory are confirmed in West’s apology; including Drake telling West about his “secret” son, a surprise meant for Scorpion‘s “March 14” but first used as fodder in “The Story of Adidon,” with the assumption that West told Pusha-T.
“This is all Jedi level,” West wrote to Drake. “I will be coming to your show within the next seven days to give love and be inspired by the art you have created.”
Get ready to feel old man Ebro: Kanye West‘s certified classic sophomore effort, Late Registration, is celebrating its thirteenth birthday. The album arrived during an era that feels like another world. To set the scene on August 30, 2005 — “Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz was sitting pretty at #16 on the Billboard Top 20. Beyonce had just released music as a member of Destiny’s Child. New Orleans was in the midst of Hurricane Katrina and ‘Ye was just days away from his infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” outburst on live TV.
Late Registration dropped like a hip-hop nuke on mainstream pop music. In its first week, the album debuted at #1 on Billboard, and sold 860,000 copies in the US alone. Kanye got the numbers, the respect, the critical acclaim – and the bragging rights that come from giving two middle fingers to the dreaded sophomore slump. The music itself? Peak soul-sampling Yeezy from front to back, with all-time anthems like “Gold Digger” flanking deep cut classics like “Drive Slow.” The LP is lauded as one of the finest contemporary hip-hop albums of the modern era. In truth there’s too many rewindable ad libs and genius beats to list, so when it comes to Late Registration, it’s a good idea to say less and turn it up.
Two weeks ago, Kanye West world-premiered a record titled “XTCY” while sitting in the studio with DJ Clark Kent. He’d been advised at the time by Kent advised him to release the track via a WeTransfer download. Its release caused a firestorm on social media shortly afterward, due to its explicit lyrics implying that West would pursue relations with all the Kardashian sisters.
Kanye raps, “You got sick thoughts? I got more of ‘em / You got a sister-in-law you’d smash? I got four of ‘em / Damn, those is your sisters / You did somethin’ unholy to them pictures / Damn, you need to be locked up / Nah, we need a bigger hot tub.”
Now, Ye officially releases “XTCY,” available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. The single’s cover art is a cartoon representation of the Courtney, Khloe, Kim, Kendall, and Kylie.