Justin Roiland wrote a custom Rick And Morty song for Kanye West's birthday

It makes a certain inevitable sense that Kanye West would be a Rick & Morty fan. First—and, we’ll admit, it gets harder to remember this part with every passing day, as the platonic image of the show’s “Pickle Rick!”-screaming fanbase continually threatens to overshadow its actual merits—the Adult Swim series remains…

The feud between Drake and Pusha T might really be over already 

Kanye West may not be God, but nobody can deny that he’s just about as close as we’re ever going to get. On Saturday, he descended to our mortal realm to try and break up the feud between Drake and Pusha T—though “feud” is a little generous considering that Drake essentially brought Socker Boppers to a knife fight…

Noted peacemaker and unifying figure Kanye West thinks this Drake / Pusha T feud has gone too far

Clearly worried that all this online drama, outsized public egotism, and needless divisiveness will distract people from the important things in life—i.e., the life and antics of one Kanye West—the Ye rapper is now attempting to put his foot down to stop the feud between his frequent collaborator Pusha T and Canadian…

Ye won’t change your mind on Kanye

In a way, Ye is what everyone wanted. The word “Trump” appears nowhere on the album. Kanye only acknowledges his risible claim that “slavery was a choice” obliquely, and with regrets (“I ain’t finna talk about it another four centuries”). He doesn’t attempt to fit the hateful rhetoric of his YouTube thought leaders in…

Kanye West debuts his latest album, YE, in the middle of a field in Wyoming

After a lead-up that involved multiple hours of inviting fans to watch a webcam pointing at a campfire burning somewhere in the middle of Wyoming, Kanye West debuted his eighth studio album tonight. According to West’s friend Chris Rock, who was on hand to introduce the album, it’s titled YE, and, as ever with West,…

Good news: Kanye's streaming that fancy album-listening party we somehow didn't get invited to

The music blogosphere has been filling up with reports today of a fancy, super-exclusive listening party being held in Wyoming tonight by rapper Kanye West, reports we’ve watched with studied objectivity during all the times when we weren’t walking out to check our mailboxes this afternoon, just because, no reason,…

Drake, Neko Case, and a deluge of Kanye: The 38 most-anticipated albums of June

Following May’s especially strong lineup of releases, June brings long-awaited returns from Neko Case, Nas, Lykke Li, and Gang Gang Dance, as well as anticipated efforts from Drake, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Zeal & Ardor and promising debuts from Snail Mail and Juliana Daugherty. In hip-hop, it is undoubtedly the…

The bracing, brilliant Daytona is uncut Pusha T

Pusha T came out of the gate fully evolved. He kicks off the intro to Clipse’s Lord Willin’, released in 2002, talking shit and pushing weight—“Playas we ain’t the same, I’m into ’caine and guns”—a statement of purpose from which he never wavered. He was 25. Over Clipse’s ensuing mixtapes and albums, he and brother…

Kanye changed Pusha-T's album cover to a photo of Whitney Houston's bathroom

Tomorrow Pusha-T’s long-awaited new record comes out, his first since 2015. The 7-track DAYTONA is executive produced by Kanye West, serving as the first in the producer’s volley of five new records, and, while it should be Pusha’s show, Kanye’s still stealing some of the headlines. A few leaked clips from his album…

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Kanye's getting into it about slavery, JAY-Z, racism, Obama, Trump, and whether people think he's fat

If there’s one throughline to Kanye West’s current interactions with the world—which are running the gamut this week, from a thoughtful, 105-minute sitdown with interviewer Charlamagne Tha God, to a volatile conversation with TMZ that ended in West confronting a staffer over his assertion that 400 years of slavery in…

Surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mom defends himself, asks not to be put on album cover

On Saturday, in the middle of his ongoing heel turn toward Trumperism, Kanye West dropped the surprise announcement that a photo of plastic surgeon Jan Adams—the man who performed the surgery on West’s mother, Donda West, that ultimately led to her death in 2008—would appear on the cover of his next album. Rather than…

Kanye wants to put the surgeon who performed his mother's fatal surgery on his next album cover

We’ve been through a number of KanyeStorms—the brief but exhaustingly energetic bouts of attention-seeking behaviors, new music, outright trolling, and occasional pure marketing savvy that rapper Kanye West shifts into whenever he’s got something big coming up to promote—at this point, enough to know they each have…

Kanye releases new song where he literally just raps "whoopdedy-scoop-poop-poop"

As part of his current (and exhaustively ongoing) marketing campaign/sudden rightward shift/one-man attempt to personally destroy Twitter, Kanye West released a new song today, titled “Lift Yourself.” West dedicated the track to DJ Ebro Darden, who, among other major black figures in the musical world, has recently…