"The Tides They Are-A Changing," Jay Z tweeted Sunday night, trumpeting the arrival of Tidal, the Swedish high-quality audio streaming service that the rapper recently purchased. Beyoncé, Kanye West, Jack White's Third Man Records, Rihanna, Jason Aldean, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Daft Punk, deadmau5 and Nicki Minaj are among those who have aligned with Tidal, changing their Twitter and Facebook profile photos to cyan blue in support of Jay Z's fledgling service.
Kanye West faked out the world during Sunday night's Grammys ceremony, bum-rushing the stage as a stunned Beck accepted his Album of the Year award for Morning Phase (which he won over Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP). The smiling rapper seemed to be deliberately – and playfully – referencing his infamous 2009 VMAs incident, in which he grabbed Taylor Swift's award for Best Female Video and ranted about how Beyoncé deserved to win.
Beyoncé is streaming the "Platinum Edition" of her self-titled 2013 LP via Spotify. The album features two new tracks, "7/11" and "Ring Off," along with all-star remixes featuring Kanye West, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mr. Vegas. The physical release, out Monday, also includes music videos, a DVD chronicling the expansive Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, a 2015 Beyoncé mini-calendar and two photo books.
When Chicago songwriter-rapper-poet Malik Yusef released his 2003 debut album The Great Chicago Fire - A Cold Day in Hell, he paired his friend Common with then-fledgling rapper/producer Kanye West on the track "Wouldn't You Like to Ride." Since then, Yusef has been a quiet yet essential part of West's sound, becoming the second signee to West's G.O.O.D. Music and picking up multiple Grammys for his work on West's 2011 hit "All of the Lights."
Kanye West's appearance at London's Wireless Festival on July 4th offered the rapper another opportunity to share his feelings onstage, and he did just that, at length. In a nearly 15-minute-long speech that sprang forth from a freestyle on "Runaway," West touched on everything from the media to the fashion industry and his own celebrity.
Kanye West has let it be known throughout his career that American Psycho, the book by Bret Easton Ellis that became a cinema classic, has been an influence on his work. Now, it seems the two are finally teaming up to make a movie.
Fans were promised a ‘sexy’ appearance by Kim Kardashian in Kanye West’s new music video. But even those intimately acquainted with the work of the provocative rapper couldn't have been prepared for the crudely titillating ride that is Bound 2. West, 36, smashes through all boundaries of taste and decency with the four minute film that depicts him writhing with the mother-of-his-child, 33, on his motorbike against a desert backdrop before the pair simulate sex.
In light of his stadium-sized engagement to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's decision to have a man dressed as Jesus co-star on his Yeezus tour seems kind of tame by comparison. But the emergence of the surprise co-star at Saturday night's opening show definitely turned heads. "White Jesus, is that you?" 'Ye asked the actor, who took the stage just before the rapper broke into his 2004 single "Jesus Walks." Fans were likely asking the same question. While chatting with San Francisco's Wild 94.9's The JV Show after popping the question to Kardashian, Kanye explained why he put a holy cameo into his set.