On 1/1, just two days before Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett was set to announce Kanye West as one of the stars headlining the desert festival, West sprung a last-minute surprise on the concert promoter. Instead of performing on the main Coachella stage, West asked Tollett to construct a giant, custom-built dome in the … More »
As fans await a release date for the upcoming ninth studio album from Kanye West, they can at least enjoy some new material from the artist. Recently, West got together with Kids See Ghosts collaborator Kid Cudi, drummer Tony Williams, and singer 070 Shake to perform a Sunday service at church.
Accompanied by a large choir, the group performed gospel renditions of various Kanye hits, including the Late Registration (2005) classic “Heard ‘Em Say,” “Reborn” from the Kid Cudi linked Kids See Ghosts (2018), and “Violent Crimes” from his latest solo album, Ye. Although there’s no footage from the actual performance, fans can thank Kim Kardashian West‘s Instagram story for recording a large portion of the rehearsal.
West confirmed an upcoming appearance on comedian Joe Rogan’s famed podcast, which should give updates on his music plans for 2019.
Kanye West has not exactly been a model of stability lately. He has spent the past year loudly and incoherently embracing Donald Trump. His most recent songs are collaborations with incarcerated pariah Tekashi 6ix9ine. Last month, West publicly freaked out on Drake for following Kim Kardashian on Instagram. Last week, West More »
As Coachella lineup news continues to leak, TMZ reported and Consequence of Sound confirmed that Kanye West is pulling out of headlining the Indio, California festival due to a disagreement in stage setup. The squabble was appears to be over the 40-by-60-foot stage setup, which West reportedly called “artistically limiting.”
“It’s the same type of stage on which Shakespeare’s works were performed hundreds of years ago,” a source close to West told TMZ.
Information on what West proposed has not been released, however, it’s been documented that Ye is looking to create groundbreaking performances in the future, noting his Saint Pablo Tour stage floated above the crowd. The Kids See Ghosts debut at Camp Flog Gnaw had Kid Cudi and West floating above the stage in a rectangular, glass box, and that show was produced by Coachella organizers Goldenvoice.
Goldenvoice did not accommodate West’s request and the two entities mutually agreed to separate. Childish Gambino and Rihanna are rumored headliners, while Justin Timberlake was reported to have a headline spot but canceled shows in 2018 and 2019 due to bruised vocal chords.
H/T: Consequence of Sound
Kanye West was pegged as a Coachella 2019 headliner as early as last fall. And, though the lineup for the California festival has yet to be officially announced, the rumor seemed solid. But apparently it won’t be happening anymore: TMZ reports that he will no longer be playing the fest due … More »
Did you really think you were going to get out of 2018 without hearing more from Kanye? Did you really think he wouldn’t have to have the last word in some form or another? Not so fast. This is, after all, still the year in which Kanye tweeted about his “brother” Donald Trump and “dragon … More »
BBC Three and journalist Ben Zand train their focus on Kanye West, to render the ye album-maker the narrative subject of a new documentary, Searching for Kanye West. The 37-minute visual seeks to present viewers with a “fresh and revealing portrait of one of the most controversial and influential artists of the 21st century, at a pivotal point in the life of ‘Ye.’” The documentary courts politics and mental health as two of its central topics. GLC, Tony Williams, and other figures contribute interviews to Searching for Kanye West, which allows for a variation of voice as BBC Three and Zand chronicle some of the rapper’s recent activity in social and musical circles.
Zand is memorable for his previous work on the R. Kelly-centered documentary, R. Kelly: Sex, Girls, And Videotape. Searching for Kanye West is now available in full to occupy Kanye fans as they patiently await the impending arrival of Yandhi.
In the age of social media fads develop before we’ve even had the chance to deliberate, as they’re tweeted and retweeted ad infinitum. Culture is reduced to meme format, giving way to some pretty detestable content. The following list rounds up recent music trends that will hopefully be dead by New Year’s Day. More »
Kanye West reignited his feud with Drake during a lengthy tweetstorm on Thursday, venting his frustrations and claiming that Drake threatened him and his family. That night, before releasing her new single “Imagine,” Ariana Grande reference the situation in a tweet, writing, “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online … More »