Kanye West Performs At Webster Hall

Common, Damon Dash, Doug E. Fresh, Memphis Bleek, Mos Def, and Raekwon were on hand as Kanye West performed at Webster Hall on Tuesday (February 10) in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

Kanye West On TRL

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Rapper/producer Kanye West was on MTV’s TRL today promoting his debut album ‘College Dropout’, which is in stores today, and he had a little message for the people at the Grammys. “Next year, if the Grammys rob me for my Best New Artist Award, they’re gonna be sorry. Shout out to 50 Cent, the real winner.” The producer turned rapper has shown alot of displeasure towards the Grammys ever since he found out 50 Cent was not nominated for album of the year.

Kanye West’s Attitude Costs Him In Trace Mag Piece

The New York Post reports that when Kanye West waltzed into a photo shoot for Trace magazine, his attitude was so bad that not only did the photographer and stylist threaten to walk off the set, but music editor Omar Dubois was prompted to slam him in the March/April issue, noting, “[West’s] exaggerated notion of self-grandeur was so overwhelming that he complained several times about being ‘persecuted’ on the set.” Dubois went on to ridicule West’s “whole [bleephole] shtick.”

On TV: Ice Cube, Kanye West, Missy Elliott

Rappers on television this week include Ice Cube, who appears on ‘The Jon Stewart Show’ on Monday; Ice Cube, who appears on MTV’s ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Big Tymers, who appear on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Tuesday; the Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; Kanye West, who appears on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday; Queen Latifah, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; Ying Yang Twins featuring Lil’ Jon, who appear on ‘Last Call’ on Thursday; and Missy Elliott, who appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Friday.

Gettin To Know Kanye West

Producer turned rapper, Kanye West, recently stopped by Big Boi’s Neighborhood for a little Q & A. Kayne was asked if there was anything about him most people don’t know and he replied by saying that he loves to collect antique furniture and that he is also addicted to his MTV.com profile. He was then asked what albums he is most looking forward to in 2004 and of course his debut album, College Dropout, was first on the list, followed by Dead Prez and 50 Cent. He was also asked which woman in the industry he would ‘do’ (as Big Boi put it so politely) but he just laughed and declined.

Damon Dash And Kanye West In London

Damon Dash launched his new Rocawear Wash house Autumn Winter 2004/05 collections and introduced Kanye West at the Landmark Hotel on Friday (January 23) in London. He also announced the sponsorship of TeamROC rugby as official sponsors of the US Rugby 7’s tournament in LA. Check out pictures from GettyImages and WireImage.

Kanye West Frank About ‘College Dropout’ Failures

Renowned producer Kanye West spoke with AllHipHop.com in a Q&A about his own debut album, ‘College Dropout’. Asked what fans will get out of the album, Kanye responded, “I mean just wack basically, just some bullsh**! I tried my best. I focused on making it as wack as possible. A lot of hours went into it. Especially after the accident. I went in and recorded that wack ass song with my mouth wired shut. It had to be wack because the studio time for me to record it wasn’t even paid for. I had to say I was doing something else. I made the wack ass video with the performance shot in it. I just feel like it’s really wack because a lot of n*ggas rap about jerseys. What I’m doing is wack obviously because it hasn’t sold any records and it’s all based on record sales and your first week numbers. It’s not about whether or not people like the music and it catches on, it’s about how many spins you get. So you have to make a record that’s gonna get them spins. I haven’t got any spins so its wack.”

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