New Kanye West Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-09-27-cyhi-the-prynce-hung-up-on-kanye-west

CyHi The Prynce Hung Up on Kanye Delivering the Biggest News of His Career [Feature ]

Almost all of the good CyHi The Prynce stories have been told, like Beyoncé telling Ye to sign CyHi after he almost signed with Jeezy. Or that one party that almost sent him to jail. During a new... Read More

2017-09-27-most-disappointing-rap-posse-cuts-internet-age

10 Most Disappointing Rap Posse Cuts From the Internet Age, Ranked [Feature ]

Impetuous excitement brought upon by the idea of new music is often a speeding bullet to disappointment. It’s easy to be disillusioned by hype, especially when the surge of enthusiasm stems from a track listing full of... Read More

2017-09-11-kanye-west-hip-hop-accepting-of-electronic-beats

Kanye West Knew Hip-Hop Would Accept Electronic Production in 2007 Because He Did It [Feature ]

Veteran music journalist Simon Vozick-Levinson has shared a transcript from a June 2007 interview with Kanye West, in which the Chicago native discussed the direction of his material and accurately predicted the future... Read More

2017-09-11-kanye-west-everything-i-am-10-years-later

10 Years Later, Kanye West’s “Everything I Am” Remains His Last Comfortable Moment [Feature ]

We have always cared about Kanye West on a more personal level than most rappers, whether it be hate or love, because of the way he represents the best and worst qualities within us. He’s painstakingly arrogant but... Read More

2015-05-13-kanye-west-graduation-debate

Is Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ Album a Masterpiece? We Debate [Feature ]

The great Abraham Lincoln once said, "A house divided cannot stand," and that's true. Lincoln was a very wise man. But on the other hand, Big Sean once said, "I guess drama makes for the best content." Oh shit,... Read More

2017-08-31-kanye-west-late-registration-hey-mama

I Used Kanye’s ‘Late Registration’ to Tell My Mama I’m Bipolar [Feature ]

Long before that “Lexapro” line on The Life of Pablo, which thrust his name into a tabloid cycle that perpetually dominated 2016, I saw hints of familiar lurking shadows in Kanye's life. During his... Read More

2017-08-18-kanye-west-kid-cudi-joint-project

Kanye West & Kid Cudi Reportedly Working on a Joint Project in Japan [Feature ]

Last September, Kid Cudi and Kanye West were not exactly on the best of terms. Prior to checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts, Cudi called out Kanye, tweeting that he "doesn't give a fuck about... Read More

2017-08-10-kanye-west-nina-simone-samples

How Kanye West Took Much More From Nina Simone Than Samples [Feature ]

Throughout his career, Kanye West has repeatedly turned towards Nina Simone’s vast discography as a source for his samples. But his attraction to her music might rest on more than just an appreciation for her musical... Read More

2017-07-31-kanye-west-vs-50-cent-ten-years-later

10 Years Later: What Kanye West vs. 50 Cent Taught Us About Survival [Feature ]

The powerful and sudden shifts in hip-hop are rarely encapsulated in one moment. Instead, the movements in its tectonic plates happen in small quakes and subtle repositioning of once solid ground, until one day the fertile... Read More

2017-07-17-friendship-in-hip-hop

From Odd Future to “Otis,” Finding Beauty in the End of Rap Friendships [Feature ]

Trying to define friendship is actually trickier than one might believe. The deepest connections and experiences within a friendship often stand at the border of indescribable, as what we remember most about our closest... Read More

2017-07-13-artistic-lessons-through-kanye-west

The Artistic Lessons Kanye West Taught Me About Self-Worth [Feature ]

A cat in gloves catches no mice: Sometimes you cannot get what you want by being careful and polite. Restraint and caution (or ‘pussyfooting’) achieve nothing. Typing to the chirps of crickets and the... Read More

2017-07-02-kanye-leaving-tidal

Watch The Lawsuit: Kanye West Leaves TIDAL, Says He’s Owed $3M [Feature ]

Kanye West is parting ways with TIDAL, according to TMZ, who is reporting West is owed $3 million by the JAY-Z-owned streaming platform. TIDAL is claiming West never delivered on a specific number of videos to support his... Read More

2017-06-07-def-jam-isnt-pushing-kanye-west-for-new-album

Def Jam CEO Says the Label Isn’t Pushing Kanye West For a New Album [Feature ]

Kanye West has reportedly spent time in Wyoming over the past few months, beginning work on a follow-up to last year's The Life of Pablo, but according to Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels, the label isn't pressuring... Read More

2017-06-02-kanye-west-bon-iver

Kanye West & Bon Iver: Unlikely Collaborators, Kindred Spirits [Feature ]

For all his creative energy, inconceivable self-confidence and damn near flawless catalog that has continuously timestamped culture, perhaps Kanye West’s strongest suit lies in picking collaborations. From... Read More

2017-05-30-kanye-west-mbdtf-originally-dondas-boy

Kanye’s ‘MBDTF’ Was Originally an Album of Ten 10-Minute Tracks Entitled ‘Donda’s Boy’ [Feature ]

Kanye stories are the best stories. Period. In just the past two months, we've learned that Kanye asked Jay Z to add the n-word to every song title on their Watch The Throne album and that during the creation of My... Read More

2017-05-16-aziz-ansari-kanye-story

Aziz Ansari Shares Hilarious Story About Kanye Playing Music for Luxury Bag Delivery Man [Feature ]

Comedian Aziz Ansari recently joined Bill Simmons on The Bill Simmons Podcast to promote season two of his Netflix show Master of None and during their 90-minute conversation, Ansari spoke at length about Kanye and Jay Z... Read More

2017-05-15-logic-kanye-lyric-america

Logic Explains Lyric About Kanye “Not Really Being That Voice” He Once Was [Feature ]

The day before Logic released his latest album, Everybody, he sent out a tweet praising one of his greatest musical role models, Kanye West. I love Kanye! He's one of my greatest role models musically... remember... Read More

2017-04-24-kanye-west-jay-z-wtt-n-word

Kanye Wanted to Add N-Word to Every ‘Watch The Throne’ Track Title [Feature ]

The n-word is only used on one of the 12 track titles that make up Kanye West and Jay Z's 2011 collaborative album Watch The Throne, but it was almost in every song title. According to... Read More

2017-03-30-whats-the-right-way-to-write-about-hip-hop

What’s the “Right” Way to Write About Hip-Hop? [Feature ]

I recently started reading Kirk Walker Graves’ 33⅓ book about Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. For those unfamiliar, it’s a fascinatingly in-depth analysis of Kanye as “our... Read More

2017-03-27-kanye-west-a-personal-music-video-lineage

From Kanye to Kevin Abstract, a Personal Music Video Lineage [Feature ]

A music video can make or break your relationship with a song. Like most, I tend to attach personal memories to songs, so if an artist’s video is good enough to rival those memories of freestyling with friends in my... Read More

2017-03-21-s1-beat-break-interview

Beat Break: S1 Shares the Story Behind His 5 Biggest Songs [Feature ]

Beat Break is a new series in which we interview our favorite producers about five of their biggest songs—what inspired the beat, how the collaboration came about and the impact the record has had on their... Read More

2017-03-08-kanye-west-j-dilla-props

Kanye West Says J Dilla’s Music “Sounded Like Good Pussy” in Uncut Interview From 2013 [Feature ]

Kanye West doesn't grant many interviews these days, but back in 2013, he sat down for a one-on-one with Jeff Broadway, the director and producer of the feature-length documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is... Read More

2017-03-02-jmsn-kanye-appearance-musical-evolution

JMSN, Kanye West & Appearance Representing Musical Evolution [Feature ]

“I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.” - David Bowie The long, free-flowing bed of hair that once blossomed from his scalp is no more, replaced by a low buzz cut... Read More

2017-02-20-drake-kanye-west-album

R.I.P. to Drake & Kanye West’s Joint Album [Feature ]

Remember that Drake and Kanye West joint album that we first learned about in February of 2015? You know, the one entitled Wolves that was guaranteed to break the internet? Yeah, so about that album... In a new interview... Read More

2017-02-15-where-does-kanye-go-next

The Wait For ‘Turbo Grafx 16’ Continues, But Where Does Kanye Go From Here? [Feature ]

Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo was released exactly one year ago yesterday. Unlike all of his previous efforts, the album didn’t break new ground in the musical landscape. Instead, Pablo felt more like a... Read More

2017-02-10-ranked-5-best-hip-hop-album-series

5 Best Hip-Hop Album Series, Ranked [Feature ]

It's an extremely difficult task to create an album that's excellent, timeless and unforgettable. Trying to carry that magic over to multiple albums, all connected in one continuous series, is an even more... Read More

2017-02-10-good-music-discography-ranked

G.O.O.D. Music’s Discography, Ranked [Feature ]

Ranking Kanye West's albums is a hopeless task. The guy has eight albums—all, if not most, classics in their own right—each of which has a strong case for being number one. Besides, your favorite Kanye... Read More

2017-01-30-drake-kanye-west-wont-attend-grammys

Drake & Kanye West Won’t Be Attending GRAMMYs, Citing Irrelevance [Feature ]

For his record-breaking, monster 2016 campaign, Drake was nominated for eight GRAMMY awards, but the undisputed most popular artist on the planet might not be present to potentially collect a handful of golden-plated... Read More

2017-01-20-kanye-power-advertisement-rankings

Every Time Kanye’s “Power” Was Used in an Advertisement, Ranked (An Absurdly Detailed Investigation) [Feature ]

For all the trouble that Kanye West has caused over the course of the last year, the world is still very much attracted to his hit single “Power.” There are plenty of reasons why the My Beautiful Dark... Read More

2017-01-19-tyler-the-creator-kanye-west-dont-lose-your-dinosaur

Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West & Never Losing Your Dinosaur [Feature ]

If you haven’t watched Step Brothers, like, 29 times, have you even watched Step Brothers? It’s hilarious, endlessly quotable and unexpectedly profound. Beyond Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s... Read More

2017-01-19-kanye-west-trump-inauguration

Kanye West Isn’t “Traditionally American” Enough to Perform at Trump Inauguration [Feature ]

It's been widely reported over the past few weeks that President-elect Donald Trump has been unable to attract A-list performers for his presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20. Currently, '90s rock band 3... Read More

2017-01-18-perfect-goodbye-best-moment-to-retire

The Perfect Goodbye: The Moments Our Favorite Rap Stars Should Have Retired [Feature ]

Death changed Walter White. Breaking Bad brought to television the psyche of a man who turned his cancer diagnoses into a rebirth. The transformation happened slowly, but by the series end, he was a new man. It... Read More

2017-01-17-when-sht-hit-the-fan-is-you-still-a-fan

When Shit Hit the Fan, Is You Still a Fan? [Feature ]

Be honest. In the past year, how many “Yelawolf meltdown” articles have you clicked on? How many “Lupe is losing it” tweets did you favorite after the lyrical legend refused to release any more... Read More

2017-01-06-drake-highest-grossing-hip-hop-tour

Drake’s ‘Summer Sixteen’ Dethrones Jay Z & Kanye as Highest-Grossing Hip-Hop Tour [Feature ]

Watch The Throne was one of rap’s most epic events. The union of Kanye and Jay Z brought together two heavyweights in celebration of their climb to the top of hip-hop’s echelon. Such a big album had to be met with... Read More

2017-01-05-defending-a-masterpiece-808s-heartbreak

Defending a Masterpiece: Why Kanye’s ‘808s & Heartbreak’ Is an Amazing Album [Feature ]

“Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing” - Lester Bangs (Almost Famous) Confusion. I remember the emotion well. It was like buying a Big Mac and wondering how I ended up with this Whopper... Read More

2017-01-04-questlove-kanye-west-new-leader-of-conscious-rap

Questlove Remembers the Moment Kanye West Became the “New Leader” of Conscious Rap [Feature ]

In September 2004, Dave Chappelle threw a block party in Brooklyn that was turned into an aptly titled documentary, Dave Chapelle’s Block Party, the following year. Inspired by the 1972 Wattstax benefit concert... Read More

2016-12-19-kanye-west-ultralight-beam-best-hip-hop-song-2016-botbawards

Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” is the Best Hip-Hop Song of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

The chills greeted my skin as if my entire body had been laid upon a bed of Arctic ice. I stood frozen, completely fixated on what unfolded before my very eyes and what entered my very ears. In a state of arrest, I... Read More

2016-12-14-lil-uzi-vert-kanye-in-studio

Lil Uzi Vert Reveals He’s Been In The Studio With “The Very Intelligent” Kanye West [Feature ]

When he's not taking a meeting with Donald Trump, Kanye West is in the studio with Lil Uzi Vert. Seriously. In a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid that was filmed three weeks ago but released earlier today (December... Read More

2016-12-13-kanye-west-meeting-with-donald-trump

Kanye West Meeting with Donald Trump Could Actually Be Good News [Feature ]

Fresh off a recent bout with his storied mental health issues, Kanye West’s first highly publicized re-entrance into the public eye caused just as much concern for many as his recent hospitalization: Kanye met with... Read More

2016-12-09-best-rap-album-intros-2016

10 Best Rap Album Intros of 2016, Ranked [Feature ]

Last month, Nathan and Yoh debated whether albums are still alive in 2016. Nathan had a point: albums like Blonde and Coloring Book (I’d throw A Seat at the Table and Atrocity Exhibition in there, too) proved that... Read More

2016-12-08-chance-the-dropout

‘Chance The Dropout’ is a Beautiful Blend of Chance The Rapper & Kanye’s Hip-Hop Soul [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper loves Kanye West as much as Kanye loves Kanye. The young Chicago rapper credits Ye as his single biggest inspiration and saw his God dream come true this year when they collaborated on two of the most... Read More

2016-12-02-instagram-most-mentioned-rappers

The Most Mentioned Rappers on Instagram in 2016 Were Drake, Kanye &... Wale? [Feature ]

In addition to reaching 500 million users this past summer, Instagram has become a go-to social media platform for music sharing and discovery. On Thursday (December 1), the photo and video-sharing app shared a compilation of... Read More

2016-12-01-tech-n9ne-heartfelt-advice-kanye-west

“Energy Never Dies”: Tech N9ne Offers Heartfelt Advice to Kanye West About Losing His Mother [Feature ]

When it comes to hip-hop, there are few artists as brutally honest about—and in touch with—their pain as Tech N9ne. Years before Kanye West helped to birth an entire generation of artists that made it... Read More

2016-11-29-dont-own-artists

We May Buy Their Art, But We Don’t Own Artists [Feature ]

Everything Kanye does triggers an avalanche of articles—that man's singlehandedly kept some thinkpiece writers employed—and so, of course, his recent hospitalization and tour cancellation have provoked... Read More

2016-11-29-q-tip-kanye-west-donald-trump

Q-Tip Wants “Serious Discussion” With Kanye, We The People Hope it Happens [Feature ]

Kanye West’s recent troubling behavior—and subsequent hospitalization—is a real “when shit hit the fan, is you still a fan?” moment. Chance The Rapper, Twista and Punch have all come out in... Read More

2016-11-28-i-have-little-sympathy-for-kanye-west

I Have Little Sympathy For Kanye West [Feature ]

[Editor's Note: Reposted with permission from The Lefsetz Letter, subscribe via Lefsetz.com.] Now what? The press gave this blowhard a pass but now the public has put him in retreat. He gets out and...? I... Read More

2016-11-22-cycle-of-kanye-west-career

Tragedy and Triumph: The Cycle of Kanye West’s Career [Feature ]

I don’t know Kanye West. I’m not naïve enough to call his every action a cry for help or believe I’m able to psychologically diagnosis his every outburst. Whatever problem that is eating at... Read More

2016-11-22-kid-cudi-feeling-great-rehab-kanye-west

Kid Cudi Feeling “Great & Brand New” in Rehab, Thanks Kanye West for Support [Feature ]

Kanye West and Kid Cudi have a history of conflict stretching back years, likely because they're so similar. It's inherently false for any of us to assume we know what's going on in the life and mind of... Read More

2016-11-22-kanye-west-designer-friends

Kanye West’s Designer Friends, An Absurdly Detailed Investigation [Feature ]

Kanye West has always been a plucky, passionate and provocative pioneer since his pink Polo days. He was jumping on tables and calling himself the new Michael Jackson long before he broke MJ’s Billboard record. Yet... Read More

2016-11-21-support-kanye-during-tough-time

TDE President Reminds Fans to Support Kanye West During “Tough Time” [Feature ]

What does it mean to be a fan of an artist? On a base level, we become fans of artists mainly because we enjoy the art they create. Whether it’s music, film or literature, we find something pleasing to the ears or eyes... Read More

2016-11-18-nick-cannon-kanye-west-writing

Nick Cannon Says He Wrote for Kanye West, Needs More People [Feature ]

Right off the bat, let's take a deep breath, relax, drink some chamomile tea, maybe do some yoga. I know we all have PTDGDSD (Post Traumatic Drake Ghostwriting Debate Stress Disorder), so don't worry, this isn't... Read More

2016-11-18-kanye-west-voted-for-donald-trump

Kanye West Said Some Crazy Things About Donald Trump & Black People Last Night [Feature ]

As David Dennis once said, it’s really hard to be a Kanye West fan at times. Last night, as his Saint Pablo Tour rolled into San Jose—a city in the heart of liberal California with a large Latino... Read More

2016-11-17-kanye-saint-pablo-tour-tickets-inner-city-music-programs

Kanye Gifts Saint Pablo Tour Tickets to Inner-City Music Programs, Kanye for President [Feature ]

Stop me if you've heard this one before—Kanye West is....complicated.  One minute he's inspiring thousands with his extraordinary Saint Pablo Tour, the next minute he's walking offstage in L.A.,... Read More

2016-11-16-kanye-life-of-pablo-fan-reworking

Must-Hear: A Fan Obsessively Reworked Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo” [Feature ]

The internet can be dichotomous as hell for a hip-hop fan. On one side, it's teeming with terribly executed remixes and mashups, a never ending thread of mediocrity that can leave even the most optimistic heads wanting to... Read More

2016-11-01-pop-up-shops-rap-secret-weapon

Pop-Up Shops: Rap’s New (Not So) Secret Weapon [Feature ]

I consider myself a mild Future fan. Outside of the pennies that he’s made off me in streaming numbers, I’ve never supported him by attending a show or buying one of his albums outright. Yet, just hours after... Read More

2016-11-01-kanye-didnt-help-drake-write-two-birds-one-stone

The Real Reason Kanye West is Credited on Drake’s “Two Birds, One Stone” [Feature ]

Rap Twitter went into a frenzy this past weekend when Kanye West was listed—according to TIDAL—as a producer, composer and lyricist on Drake's "Two Birds, One Stone," a song in which Drake took pot... Read More

2016-10-31-anderson-paak-kanye-west-videos-inspired-by-paintings

Anderson .Paak, Kanye West & Artists Taking Video Inspiration from Paintings [Feature ]

He made me conscious of the fact that the artist who is useful to America is one who studies his own life and records it through the medium of art, manners, and customs of his own - Ernie Barnes Ernie Barnes is a name... Read More

2016-10-26-kanye-west-fsmh-performance-kid-cudi

Kanye West Dedicates “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” Performance to Kid Cudi [Feature ]

Before checking himself into a rehab facility earlier this month for depression and suicidal urges, Kid Cudi called out Kanye on Twitter, stating his former label boss and longtime friend and collaborator didn't "give a... Read More

2016-10-20-hip-hop-transformation-conscious-to-woke

Kanye West & Hip-Hop’s Transformation from Conscious to Woke [Feature ]

Once upon a time, I was a purist—a rappity rap, backpack, conscious rap lover. Illmatic, Black on Both Sides and Be were in constant rotation. I renounced everything that wasn’t ablaze with socio-political rage... Read More

2016-10-20-kanye-apple-music-vs-tidal-streaming-war-bullshit

Kanye’s Right: The Apple Music vs TIDAL Streaming War is “Bullshit” [Feature ]

Remember when Drake first dropped “Pop Style” and it said “featuring The Throne”? And remember how it had a Kanye West verse and like five seconds of Jay Z rapping? And then when VIEWS came out in... Read More

2016-10-18-common-kanye-elevate-everything-you-do

Common Says Kanye West is “Going to Elevate Everything You Do” [Feature ]

Common and Kanye are famous longtime collaborators. Common lent verses to Kanye’s first two studio albums, The College Dropout and Late Registration, while Kanye supplied a majority of the production on... Read More

2016-10-17-kanye-west-artists-into-mainstream

A Brief History of Kanye Bringing Artists Into the Mainstream [Feature ]

Brilliant, confident, radical, defiant―just a few words that come to mind when reflecting on the musical career of Kanye West. Watching him throughout the years has been like witnessing a walking tornado of genius... Read More

2016-10-10-the-race-for-2016-hip-hop-mvp

The Race for 2016’s Hip-Hop MVP [Feature ]

With only a few months left in the year, the "Who conquered 2016?" debates are on the horizon. Who had the best album? Who had the best single? Who had the best ad-lib? All questions that will soon be answered as we slowly... Read More

2016-10-10-kanye-life-of-pablo-not-platinum

Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” is Not Platinum Certified, According to RIAA [Feature ]

Don't believe everything you see on the internet. Late last week, Dame Dollar, a National Marketing Director for Roc Nation, according to his Instagram profile, posted a photo of a Platinum plaque for Kanye West's... Read More

2016-10-07-cyhi-the-prince-unveils-lost-verse-kanye-pablo

CyHi The Prynce Unveils “Lost Verse” From Kanye’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” [Feature ]

For as long as Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo has existed, there have been tracklist amendments and updates, as well as glimpses and snippets of unreleased songs. Given that Kanye has referred to the album as a,... Read More

2016-10-07-kanye-west-touch-the-sky-video-story

Kanye West “Spent His Last Dime” to Bankroll “Touch The Sky” Video [Feature ]

From the very beginning of his career, Kanye West has never placed a price tag on his artistic vision. You'd be hard pressed to name another emcee who would be willing to spend $750,000 on nude wax figures for a... Read More

2016-10-05-parental-support-music-career

The Importance of Parental Support While Pursuing a Career in Music [Feature ]

Pharrell stands in the studio, laughing, as he retells stories from the days before there was fame, before there was any money, when The Neptunes made their music in the attic of Chad Hugo’s parents home. It... Read More

2016-09-28-juicy-j-ballin-kanye-west

Juicy J’s “Ballin” Single “Featuring” Kanye is an Exercise in Unmet Expectations [Feature ]

Juicy J and Kanye West on the same track is a guaranteed banger, right?  Wrong. On Wednesday (September 28), the Three 6 Mafia rapper unveiled "Ballin," a brand new single off his forthcoming Rubba Band Business:... Read More

2016-09-23-juicy-j-kanye-west-ballin-video

It’s an Event, Literally: Juicy J to Release Kanye-Assisted “Ballin” Video Monday [Feature ]

Today (September 23), Tidal cordially invited the whole internet to RSVP to the viewing party for Juicy J’s next single, “Ballin,” featuring Kanye. Well, anyone from the internet who can make it to Los... Read More