Got Ya Covered: Kanye’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Album Cover

18 10 2010


Yesterday, controversial MC Kanye West released his proposed album cover for his upcoming fifth LP. His album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has been heavily talked about; from the moving portrait of “Power”, the lengthly and unique album title, the red suited performances, and now the album cover. The album cover features a painting by George Condo (who also provided both the “Power” and “Runaway” single artwork), depicting Kanye West holding a brewsky getting rode by a topless “phoenix” with no arms and a polka-dotted tail.
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Dope or Nope 11/18: New Consequence, Kanye, Common & More!

18 11 2009

Consequence feat. Kanye West, Common, KiD CuDi, John Legend, and Big Sean – Whatever U Want (G.O.O.D. Music Remix)

The G.O.O.D. Music fam takes over Consequence’s latest single, “Whatever U Want”. The original version features production and a verse from Kanye and John Legend; but for the remix, Cons gets some help from Common, Cudi, and newcomer Big Sean. Consequence’s second album, Cons TV is slated to drop this year.

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Off the Books: Kanye West’s “Glow In The Dark” Book

30 10 2009

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Kanye West continues his reign of artistry with his artbook named after his tour, “Glow In The Dark”. The book is composed of artistic images, costume designs, and more from his highly popular tour, making it a collector’s item for any Kanye fan (as shown in the video above). This isn’t the first time Kanye’s emerged onto the literature scene; he’s made a book with Spike Jonze titled “Through the Wire”, and also the handbook “Thank You, You’re Welcome” fans received among attending the “Glow in the Dark” tour. The “Glow in the Dark” book is in stores now ranging from $31.50 to $49.99.





Seeing is Believing 10/18: Kanye West & Spike Jonze Short Film

18 10 2009

Kanye West – We Were Once a Fairytale (Short Film)
Ye collabs with Director Spike Jonze, who also directed “Flashing Lights” for Mr. West to bring you this short film for “See You In My Nightmares” off of 2008’s 808’s & Heartbreak. Follow a drunken Kanye as he hits the club for a night of randomness and his usual rants. After all of the intoxicated random acts, Kanye’s night ends on a very bizarre note.





MTV’s Hottest MC’s In The Game – Complete List

5 10 2009

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Over the past week, MTV would announce an entry in their highly talked about annual Top 10 Hottest MC’s in the Game list. The list began with East Coast veteran Raekwon and followed up with more New York artists, but then stirred up some controversy by placing Gucci Mane and Rick Ross in the middle of the list. The daily countdown ended at number 5, and numbers 4 through 1 was left a surprise for this Sunday’s program for the countdown. As expected, Jay-z was number one. Check the list below (click any of the artists names to view the article) and continue reading to view my interpretation of the list.

10. Raekwon

9. 50 Cent

8. Fabolous

7. Young Jeezy

6. Gucci Mane

5. Rick Ross

4. Kanye West

3. Drake

2. Lil Wayne

1. Jay-z

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MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game: #4 – Kanye West

4 10 2009

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Why He’s Hot:
Kanye West is a force larger than hip-hop. He’s turned himself into a global megastar, producing and collaborating with the biggest names in the game, influencing art and fashion, discovering and growing new talent, and consistently pushing musical boundaries with his own albums such as 808s & Heartbreak.
Of course, ‘Ye’s occasionally brash behavior — particularly his interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last month’s Video Music Awards — sometimes distracts from the genius in his music, but he’s always been able to endure because of just how much he elevates hip-hop and pop culture.

Via: MTV
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Concert Info: Kanye West x Lady GaGa – Fame Kills Tour Cancelled!

1 10 2009

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The highly talked about Fame Kills tour with headliners Kanye West and Lady Gaga has officially been cancelled. The two planned on doing a 30+ tour that was scheduled to begin next month and end in January. Rumors began to circulate about a tour cancellation after Kanye’s rant against Taylor Swift not deserving her award at the last MTV VMA’s. There is no reason as to why it’s been cancelled, but details are still developing. To confirm the cancellation, here is a tweet fresh from LiveNation’s Twitter making it official:
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Maybe this cancellation will give Kanye the “time off” he said he will take when he appeared on the Jay Leno show (Kanye shrug).