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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?!"
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.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian celebrated the exciting news that they are expecting a child on New Year's Eve in Vegas at the would renowned 1 OAK Nightclub. The 1 OAK Nightclub was packed with tons of celebrities and fans as well. In the footage and pictures below, we see the couple enjoying themselves on the exciting day. [gallery columns="5"]
While performing at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City on Sunday night, Kanye West announced to the 5,000 at the casino hotel’s Ovation Hall in song form: “Now you having my baby” that he and his girlfriend of eight months are having their first child. West delivered the news to a crowd of 5,000 at the casino hotel’s Ovation Hall in song form: “Now you having my baby” Congratulations to Kanye West and Kim on the news!
The “12.12.12” benefit concert will feature Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. For those who could not afford tickets or make it to New York, you can watch the live stream below. The “12.12.12” benefit concert will begin on 7:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 12.
As reported last night Kanye West has been nominated for 6 Grammys for the upcoming 55th annual Grammy Awards. But in case you missed the other big nominations, check out this list of notable categories. 2013 Grammy Awards Nominations: Album of the Year El Camino – The Black Keys Some Nights – fun. Babel – Mumford & Sons Channel Orange – Frank Ocean Blunderbuss – Jack White Record of the Year “Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe “Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra “Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift Song of the Year “The A Team” – Ed Sheeran “Adorn” – Miguel “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe Best New Artist Hunter Hayes Frank Ocean Alabama Shakes The Lumineers fun. Best R&B Performance “Thank You” – Estelle “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi “I Want You” – Luke James “Adorn” – Miguel “Climax” – Usher Best Traditional R&B Performance “Lately” – Anita Baker “Love On Top” – Beyoncé “Wrong Side Of A Love Song” – Melanie Fiona “Real Good Hands” – Gregory Porter “If Only You Knew” – SWV Best R&B Song “Adorn” – Miguel “Beautiful Surprise” – Tamia “Heart Attack” – Trey Songz “Pray For Me” – Anthony Hamilton “Refill” – Elle Varner Best Urban Contemporary Album Fortune – Chris Brown Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel Channel Orange – Frank Ocean Best R&B Album Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton Write Me Back – R. Kelly Beautiful Surprise – Tamia Open Invitation – Tyrese Best Rap Performance “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne “N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West “Daughters” – Nas “Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz “I Do” – Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z & André 3000 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration “Wild Ones” – Flo Rida Featuring Sia “No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” – John Legend featuring Ludacris “Cherry Wine” – Nas featuring Amy Winehouse “Talk That Talk” – Rihanna featuring Jay-Z Best Rap Song “Daughters” – Nas “Lotus Flower Bomb” – Wale featuring Miguel “Mercy” – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz “The Motto” – Drake featuring Lil Wayne “N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West “Young, Wild & Free” – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars Best Rap Album Take Care – Drake Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco Life Is Good – Nas Undun – The Roots God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross Based On A T.R.U. Story – 2 Chainz Best Pop Solo Performance “Set Fire To The Rain [Live]” – Adele “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen “Wide Awake” – Katy Perry “Where Have You Been” – Rihanna Best Pop Duo/Group Performance “Shake It Out” – Florence + the Machine “We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra “Sexy And I Know It” – LMFAO “Payphone” – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa Best Pop Vocal Album Stronger – Kelly Clarkson Ceremonials – Florence + the Machine Some Nights – fun. Overexposed – Maroon 5 The Truth About Love – Pink Best Dance Recording “Levels” – Avicii “Let’s Go” – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo “Bangarang” – Skrillex featuring Sirah “Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin “I Can’t Live Without You” – Al Walser Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Dan Auerbach Jeff Bhasker Diplo Markus Dravs Salaam Remi Best Short Form Music Video “Houdini” – Foster The People “No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream “Bad Girls” – M.I.A. “We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris “Run Boy Run” – Woodkid