As we all know, Kanye West is set to perform a string of shows in Australia at the beginning of May, but apparently that is not enough for this overachieving rapper. It has been announced that West will be bringing his talents to Europe just weeks after his Australian tour comes to a close. Performing in countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, and even Denmark and Norway, the European leg of the YEEZUS tour will kick off on June 21st, and end July 2nd (that's to say if the rapper doesn't add any more dates). The current European tour schedule is as follows: June 21- Arena Montpellier, Montpellier, France June 23- Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany June 24- Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany June 25- Paleis 12- Brussels Expo, Brussels, Belgium June 27- Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark June 29- Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway July 1- O2 World, Berlin, Germany July 2- Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands
This past Friday KIMYE released the cover of their Vogue issue, with an accompanying video of the happy family, and the world reacted accordingly. Days later the couple decided to leak a few extra pictures from the shoot and you can believe they are nothing less than extravagant. Kanye tweeted today "Dreams Come True" with an official photograph of him and Kim from the shoot, and to be honest, it truly does seem like they have.
Kanye West was sentenced to two years probation and also ordered to perform 250 hours of community service after his 2013 attack on a paparazzi reporter at LAX airport. The run in happened last July (video) when Kanye lost his cool and told a pap who was getting to close "I told you don't talk to me, right?" which followed by Kanye saying "You trying to get me in trouble so I steal off on you and have to pay you like $250,000 and shit,” before charging the pap and grabbing his camera. Kanye previously plead not guilty to battery and attempted theft, but yesterday pleaded no contest to the battery charge to accept the punishments. Kanye was not required to attend the hearing, however according to CBS.com Kanye was booked to one day in jail, and immediately released. Also - Ye is also required to undergo 30 days of anger management because of how aggressive he was with this pap... Really!? Kanye!? TOO AGGRESIVE!?
The night is starting to heat up as GOOD Music artists have begun posting to Twitter and Instagram about Kanye West & Jay-Z's performance tonight at SXSW. This amount of hype about a performance is a bit over the top so many are expecting something bigger, a possible Watch The Throne 2 announcement. Samsung announced Monday the 10th Jay and Kanye would be performing at the star-studded event, and the closer we've gotten the more likely we've become to expect a big announcement from the duo . It's been no secret that Watch The Throne II is coming this year, and it's also no secret Jay and Kanye have been in the studio working on tracks for the new LP. Make sure you tune in tonight to the performance, it's set to begin at 11PM (12 EST).
Kanye West was not in attendance for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards but that didn't matter, Ye' ended up having a big night anyway snagging three awards landing him at the number 5 spot in most awards ever won by a male in Grammy history at 21. Kanye was nominated six times and landed three big ones with Best Rap Song with “Ni**as in Paris”, Best Rap Performance for “Ni**as in Paris”, and his last one of the night being Best Rap/hip-hop Collab with "No Church In The Wild" which featured Jay-Z, The Dream and Frank Ocean on Watch The Throne. For those of you wondering why Kanye West wasn't at the Grammys, Yeezy spoke against the Grammys back in December in Atlantic City saying "How many Grammys do we have? … Eighteen Grammys. All in the black categories, though. But nonetheless, 18. I love Maroon 5, but when I lost Best New Artist to Maroon 5 … you know what I mean? Or when 'Watch the Throne' and 'Dark Fantasy,' neither of them got nominated for Album of the Year, you know what I mean? Or when 'N----s in Paris' didn't get nominated for Record of the Year, you know what I mean? So don't expect to see me at the Grammys this year, you know what I mean?!"
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As we let you guys know yesterday Kanye West and pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian have been vacationing in Rio de Janeiro for the last few days. Well today, Kanye West apparently met up with friend and hip-hop legend Will Smith and the two went to meet with local music producer DJ Batutinha who has worked with many international artists who had this to say about the two visiting his studio... "They wanted to hear some things and then come to know my work. Dei also take some songs for them. Maybe they use elements of funk in their next jobs," Kim Kardashian was also in attendance in the studio, the producer said after they all came to visit the Kim "stood by Kanye all the time and was very friendly."
Let us know: What do you think about a collab between these two?
Is this tracklist the official tracklist for Kanye West's unconfirmed "Rich Black American? Probably not. But if you remember, Cruel Summer's tracklist was initially dubbed a a fake but it turned out to be the real deal, so whatever rumors are floating around we are going to report and you can decide whether you believe them or not. After further ado, here is the tracklist Karen Civil is reporting for Kanye's 6th solo album. 1. Intro 2. Faith (feat. Frank Ocean & Pusha T) 3. Whole Lifetime (feat. Beyonce) 4. Replay 5. Popular (feat. Florence Welch) 6. Perfect **** 7. Need Somebody (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Skrillex) 8. Rich Black American (feat. Jay Z) 9. Cruelty (feat. Q-Tip) 10. Distressed (feat. Rihanna) 11. Royalty (feat. John Legend, Pusha T, Kid Cudi) 12. Timeless (feat. Teyana Taylor & Common) Source : Karen Civil Was this an accidental leak or was this intentional.. either way, how exciting was this photo to see in our inbox! A quick snapshot of Kanye West’s new 2013 album “Rich Black American” has been revealed and the features on it are insane. Collaborations from Beyonce, Pusha T, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Skrillex, Jay Z, Kid Kudi, Q-Tip & More. This minus well be the Cruel Winter album. Check out the photo after the jump!
We wanted to give our readers a brief overview of how this "Rich Black American" rumor began and what exactly went down that has every news media outlet and their mother reporting that Kanye's next album will indeed be titled Rich Black American. It all started when... A very popular Kanye West forum named KTT (KanyeToThe) had a member sign up under the alias 'XXXXXX' the member then opened a thread which was titled “Rich Black American 09|24|2013” which followed with the following photo... Wow. Rich Black American? Sounds bad ass, sounds familiar too (Black American Psycho-ish which we've talked about several times) and it even looks believable if you ask me. But that's not it, next the user began posting cryptic messaged to the forum including "92413KWPT2CBSJZBKRFWSLCTPTTCLLRRFOLDRTYMBIMM", "26 1 172", "faith" and also stating "I do not live in this dimension, I just work for DONDA". Hmm. A few members pressed this possible troll. One members named "PUFFYCOMBS" asked, "why haven't you dropped any videos/songs/nothing from o.p. yet" which followed by a very quick response from XXXXXX responded with "I will try to drop one song by Friday" which followed by this enigmatic user logging out. The users began speculating that this user was indeed someone from DONDA because the IP this user was using was from france and did not match any users account IP from the forum and also because the admins of KTT do a great job at thwarting proxys. Around this point Complex Magazine posted about this rumor. Some time later, after several media outlets had posted about this rumor which includes Complex, Billboard,MTV, VH1, Yahoo, AllHipHop and many more an admin of KTT posted the following screenshot from user "XXXXXX" XXXXXX apparently broke character and posted in a thread called "Pros and Cons of Meth" and then quickly deleted his post which followed to the user being exposed and inevitably the random troll admitted to this on Twitter and has several huge media outlets looking foolish. Successful troll was successful. Credit for this research goes to RATED K of KTT.
Lil Wayne has revealed the cover art for his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II which was actually made by Kanye West's DONDA. For those of you that don't know DONDA, is a creative content company created by Kanye West that was established last year. DONDA also created the GIF artwork for Lil Wayne's No. 19 single "Love Me" (seen below) which is killing the charts as of late. Album out March 26th.
The Governors Ball 2013 has a stacked lineup this year and were excited to announced Kanye West will be headlining the show. Also on the ticket will be, Kings of Leon, and an as-yet-announced third headliner top the bill, appearing alongside Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Animal Collective, The Avett Brothers, The xx, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Feist, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Cut Copy, Young the Giant, Beirut, Dirty Projectors, Bloc Party, Gary Clark, Jr. Miguel, Twin Shadow, Japandroids, Deerhunter, Alt-J, Divine Fits, Dinosaur Jr., Yeasayer, ****ed Up, Best Coast, Thievery Corporation, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, The Vaccines, Polica, Wild Nothing, Freddie Gibbs, Icona Pop, Reignwolf, Holy Ghost!, and Roadkill Ghost Choir. Huge, huge lineup as you can tell. The festival is June 7th-9th at Randall’s Island in New York City with tickets going on sale January 25th for $190. Once the allotment is sold-out, the price will then rise to $205 before increasing to a final price of $220. Single day tickets may or may not be available for this show so make sure you keep a look out and cop as soon as you can.