Posts tagged #Kanye West

Kanye's 7th studio album has finally arrived. Stream 'The Life of Pablo' now!

On last nights episode of "Saturday Night Live" Kanye performed "High Lights" and "Ultra Light Beams" from his new album The Life of Pablo. Young Thug, The-Dream, Kelly Price, and El DeBarge joined him for "High Lights." Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin and The-Dream, Price, and a gospel choir performed "Ultra Light Beams" with him. 

During the SNL Mr. West talked about dropping his 7th studio album via Tidal after the show.  For the first time in a long time fans we're treated to Kanye sticking to his word and the most hyped album, maybe of all time is now with us! The Life of Pablo features a squad of some of the hottest talents in the game including Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd, The-Dream, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, not to mention production from legends Madlib, Karriem Riggins, Swizz Beatz and more.

Kanye also gives a little leg up to his old pal Jay Z as the album is exclusive to TIDAL for the next 7 days. So grab a free trial and stream the album right now. That's what we're doing as we type....

The Life of Pablo Track List:

01 Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin]
02 Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 [ft. Kid Cudi]
03 Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2 [ft. Desiigner]
04 Famous [ft. Rihanna]
05 Feedback
06 Low Lights
07 High Lights [ft. Young Thug]
08 Freestyle 4 [ft. Desiigner]
09 I Love Kanye
10 Waves [ft. Chris Brown]
11 FML [ft. The Weeknd]
12 Real Friends [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
13 Wolves [ft. Frank Ocean and Caroline Shaw]
14 Silver Surfer Intermission
15 30 Hours
16 No More Parties in LA [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
17 Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
18 Fade [ft. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign]

Posted on February 14, 2016 and filed under New Music.

Did Kanye "Pull it off?" Here's what the critics had to say about his Yeezy Season 3 fashion collection

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So, we really like the new Yeezy Season 3 fashion collection that Kayne showcased last Thursday at Madison Square Garden, but what do we know! Here's what some of the most respected players in the fashion game had to say about the new collection...did he "pull it off?"
 

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Given the scale of the venue, a conventional fashion presentation would have been lost. And also, the clothes that Kanye is making with Adidas are an evolutionary sportswear proposition. There was more colour than before, and a new graphic element that emphasised the articulation of the garments, but his formula for women remained secondskin athleticism, with oversize outerwear (desirable, that).[...]

The kids wearing the new collection were elevated on two platforms above the hundreds of others in desert-toned clothes from older seasons, but as the hour wore on, the population on the platforms became more and more porous. They started to look like rafts, floating in a sea of people, a ragged lost tribe for whom there was no room. Above them were poised the Jenner/Kardashian klan, glittering in white shiny outfits from the Yeezy x Balmain collab, and fuzzy in huge Yeezy shearlings. There could not have been a more graphic statement about haves and have-nots in an increasingly polarised society. And it’s not an image that is likely to be repeated in any other fashion show any time soon.
— Tim Blanks - Business of Fashion
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There were slim leggings and body-conscious tops, along with cropped shearlings, giant sweatshirts and skinny knit dresses. The shoes are the big sellers and there were desert boots as well as snug-fitting, booty-style heels. And it was all shown in a warm palette of saffron, cayenne and coco. Fine. Wearable. Nice job.

It was frustrating not to be able to see the clothes up close. But this show was never about fabric and tailoring. And the distance — the fact that one could only see the group and not the individuals — was a reminder of how the culture sees so many of the world’s disadvantaged, disaffected and downtrodden. They are not singular individuals; they are a problem, an issue, a talking point, a political football.
— Robin Givhan - Washington Post
Note that Wintour was seated in the Kardashian section. Frankly, this was a mistake: She needed to be seated with her own people, where her power is clear and separate. Instead, she looked diminished, like a Kardashian accessory.

It’s quite a different approach compared to her past reviews, where she’s called out the “mind-lock” Kanye has on the fashion world and the fact that he “can’t be taken seriously as a designer.” Maybe Kanye really has carved out a spot for himself in fashion, and it only took a 20,000-person show-slash-album-release in Madison Square Garden to get there.
— Cathy Horyn - The Cut
Posted on February 13, 2016 and filed under Fashion.

Kanye West Drops 'No More Parties in L.A.' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

G.O.O.D Friday becomes G.O.O.D Monday this week as Kanye West shared the full-length version of "No More Parties in L.A.” with Kendrick Lamar after teasing the track earlier this month.

I know some fans said I’d never rap like this again / But the writer’s block is over / MCs cancel your plans / A 38-year-old ate your role,”
— Kanye West raps on the track.

The Madlib-produced track showcases West’s effortless rap skills taking us back to the early sounds that we all fell in love with. Look out for the six-minute track on Yeezy's forthcoming album, Swish. Listen below. 

Posted on January 18, 2016 and filed under News, New Music.