Travis Scott’s Dual #1s And The Storied History Of Chart Chicanery

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Travis ScottEverything’s coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott’s album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for a third week. Meanwhile Astroworld’s big hit, the Drake collab “Sicko Mode,” completed a 17-week climb to #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Scott, the … More »

Kanye West’s Verse On XXXTentacion’s New Album Is… Something

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Kanye WestXXXTentacion’s first posthumous album Skins leaked ahead of its Friday release date, and includes a previously teased collaboration with Kanye West. The song, entitled “One Minute,” features West rapping about one of his favorite topics, the court of public opinion. “The world only know you by your worst mistakes,” he says near the beginning of … More »

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

JAY-Z Addresses Kanye West’s Donald Trump Phase On Meek Mill Album

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Jay-Z-and-Kanye-WestA couple of months ago, Kanye West claimed on Twitter that Watch The Thrones 2 would be “coming soon.” That is probably not happening! In recent years, West and his old Watch The Thrones partner JAY-Z have exchanged harsh words with each other publicly. And they’ve also come down on opposite sides of … More »

808s & Heartbreak Turns 10

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Kanye West - 808s & HeartbreakHere it is: the pivot point in Kanye West’s career and maybe recent hip-hop history at large. More »

Kanye West’s Yandhi Is Delayed Again

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Kanye West has, once again, postponed the release date for his much-anticipated forthcoming album, Yandhi. The project was initially set to drop in September, until Kanye postponed it to 11/23. Last night, following his performance at Camp Flog Gnaw with Kid Cudi, he tweeted that the album “isn’t ready … More »

Lorde Accuses Kanye West & Kid Cudi Of Stealing Stage Design

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Lorde has accused Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing stage design from her Melodrama world tour. Last night, West and Cudi debuted their Kids See Ghosts live show at Camp Flog Gnaw, and a big part of the production was a giant floating box that they performed from on stage. During Lorde’s … More »

Watch Kids See Ghosts Play Their First Show At Camp Flog Gnaw

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Kanye-West-and-Kid-CudiThis past weekend, Tyler, The Creator brought his annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival to LA’s Dodger Stadium. This time around, the festival’s big news was the debut performance of Kids See Ghosts. Kanye West and Kid Cudi formed the duo earlier this year and released a seven-song debut album, and they … More »

Drive-By Shooting Targets 6ix9ine & Kanye West Video Shoot

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6ix9ineLast night, a shooter reportedly targeted a video shoot where Kanye West and the problematic young New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine were both working. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine and West were making a video for a collaboration, which is also set to feature Nicki Minaj, who had not yet shown up on set. More »

Watch John C. Reilly Freestyle Over Common & Kanye West’s “Southside”

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Affable character actor John C. Reilly has a long history with music: He starred in the great music biopic sendup Walk Hard, has a folk group called John C. Reilly & Friends, and has chatted with Father John Misty. He even recently had a foray into the rap world, … More »