Kanye West is out with the music video to his new single ‘Lost In The World’, featuring Bon Iver. The track is off the Chicago rapper’s fifth studio album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, out now on Roc-A-Fella Records. Watch the Ruth Hogben directed video via Vevo below.
Jay-Z and Kanye West are out with the music video to their new single ‘Ni**as In Paris’, off the American rap duo’s collaborative album ‘Watch the Throne’, out now on Roc-A-Fella Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jay-Z and Kanye West are out with the music video to their new single ‘Otis’, off the rap duo’s collaborative studio album ‘Watch the Throne’, out now on Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation, and Def Jam Recordings. The Spike Jonze directed clip was filmed in Los Angeles. Watch it via YouTube below.
Jay-Z and Kanye West have joined forces to form the group “The Throne”, and announced Monday plans for an album and supporting tour dubbed Watch The Throne. On Monday, August 8th, The Throne’s album collaboration ‘Watch The Throne’ will be available worldwide exclusively on iTunes. On the same day, tickets will be made available for the Watch The Throne Tour at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. All fans who purchase their tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album. The Live Nation produced tour will begin on September 22nd in Detroit with 24 dates confirmed thus far.
Watch The Throne Tour (Powered By VoyR):
9/22/11 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
9/24/11 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/25/11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/27/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/28/11 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/29/11 Washington DC Verizon Center
10/4/11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/6/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/7/11 Chicago, IL United Center
10/8/11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/10/11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/13/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/14/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/16/11 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
10/17/11 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
10/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/20/11 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
10/21/11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/25/11 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/26/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center
10/29/11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/30/11 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11/1/11 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11/3/11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Watch The Throne Album Track Listing:
1. No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (feat. Beyoncé)
3. N—as In Paris
4. Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have it
6. New Day
7. That’s My Bitch
8. Welcome to the Jungle
9. Who’s Gon Stop Me
10. Murder to Excellence
11. Made In America (feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Why I Love You (feat. Mr. Hudson)
**** Available on the deluxe version:
13. Illest M———-r Alive ****
14. H.A.M ****
15. Primetime ****
16. The Joy (feat. Curtis Mayfield) ****
An offensive Twitter message by Kanye West has some of his female peers in the music industry steamed. The rapper’s advice on preventing unintended pregnancies could bring Taylor Swift style controversy to the 33-year-old. Kanye wrote (@kanyewest):
an abortion can cost a ballin’ nigga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin’ bitches be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my niggas! It ain’t happen to me but I know people.
A pair of English pop singers responded:
Lily Allen (@lilyroseallen): @kanyewest never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels.
Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Everything is offending me this morning. Especially that fu**ing Kanye West tweet. Horrible.
Kanye West is out with the music video to his new single ‘All Of The Lights’, featuring Kid Cudi and Rihanna. The song is off the Chicago rapper’s fifth studio album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, out now on Roc-A-Fella Records. Watch the Hype Williams directed video via YouTube below.
Talib Kweli spoke with MTV News about working with Kanye West on his 2002 album ‘Quality’, and how Kanye was the same guy back then as he is now. “When I first met Kanye, he was humble and arrogant at the same time, which means that he humbled himself to me, Mos Def and Common and wanted to sign to Rawkus,” Kweli explained. “And he would come to the shows and studio sessions and soak it up. But he would soak it up and also at the same time be like, ‘I’m the best rapper out. I’m the best-dressed rapper out.’ Even back then, he would be [like], ‘I’m the best-dressed rapper,’ and he didn’t even have a deal. You not even a rapper yet. How you the best-dressed rapper, you know?”
Kanye West filmed for scenes to appear in Rihanna’s new music video ‘All of the Lights’, with Hollywood.tv getting footage of the rapper in an alley despite protests from the people shooting the guest appearance. Watch it via YouTube below.
Kanye West again lashed out at the ‘Today’ show and Matt Lauer after the show scheduled an interview prior to his scheduled performance to get him to offer some regret for his comments about George W. Bush “not caring about black people” so the former U.S. President could react to his comments the next day on ‘Today’. Kanye told his Twitter followers (@kanyewest):
I’m not performing on the Today Show for obvious reasons. I’m so happy the world got to see just a small piece of “the set up”
I blatantly said I’m not performing on a tweet and to everyone around me and the next day they still announced a performance.
Do you guys see what I’m saying now… this is just a small slice of the day to day bullsh** that goes on that helps to precipitate the idea that I such an a**hole…. cause when I don’t perform oh noooow I’m the one that’s crazy or a jerk!
If I hadn’t tweeted about how they set me up at the show they would have never played the extra footage that displayed how disrespectful…
I want you guys to look at that footage and start to put everything together now. It’s very simple to call someone angry or spoiled or the one thousand names I’ve been called but it’s harder to try to take a look at what’s really behind the curtain.
I’m so happy that my real fans are not as “basic” as the media makes them out to be… Did you see them try to justify playing the audio under my interview. Yo sometimes you’re just wrong and it ain’t nothing you can say to justify it believe me I know!
Right now I’m not complaining. I’m tweeting because I’m so happy you guys got to see this shit really go down!!!!! : ))))))!!!! FINALLY!!!
…And I don’t hate Matt Lauer… We don’t promote hate. That’s the whole point!!! I promote love and truth!
… we’re all products or our environments … reflections of our surroundings…
You know what ….WE OFF THAT!!!… They made a mistake… they thought they could pull it but they couldn’t! That was just a small representation of a bigger media play that’s been going on since the beginning of time.
All positive energy … all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole Today Show I accept ya’ll future apology in advance LOL!
Watch Lauer’s interview with Kanye that sparked the artist’s anger below.
Kanye West visited Funkmaster Flex’s show on Hot 97 the other day, where he and Pusha T did a freestyle, while Kanye talked about the picture of most of his penis that was leaked online. “Have you ever heard the first line of ‘Runaway’,” Kanye asked. “I only rap reality. I went to the internet and I’m like whoa, I’m looking at my Twitter I just go to mentions to see what people are talking about. They had the link, I went to it. Man, you could not imagine how disappointed I was that I got cut off,” referring to the image that didn’t include his entire member. Kanye said afterward that “my e-mail did go kind of crazy. I was getting all types of random e-mails out of the blue.” Watch the freestyle and photo comments via YouTube below.