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Articles Tagged 'Kanye West'

Beyonce in ‘Lemonade’

The Rise of the Visual Album: How ‘Lemonade’ Stacks Up

The release of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade on Saturday (April 23) has ushered in an era when we talk about “watching” an album, but it’s been a long time coming. Artists have tinkered with the form of the visual album, or music film, since the dawn of pop music. But which were most successful? And how does Bey’s fit in? We […]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar (C) performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

13 Surprising Album Release Stunts

Kendrick Lamar has surprised fans by releasing a new album overnight, announcing it in a tweet that was immediately retweeted more than 43,000 times in two hours. It’s a far remove from album releases of the past—when once a new album used to be a huge event in an artist’s career, now they drop with all the ceremony […]

UK Chart Report: Move Along, Nothing To See Here

Oh dear. This, gentle Anglophenians, is not destined to be the most exciting chart report we’ve ever featured. And believe you me, it’s not for the lack of trying. Basically, everything we told you last week about Jennifer Lopez and LMFAO and Pitbull, that’s all still going on. J-Lo is still at No.1, LMFAO has […]

Coldplay Are Better Than The Beatles Says Kanye West

I applaud Kanye West's efforts in always saying what's on his mind. Regardless of the headlines, he does get people talking, right? The Sun reports that the Grammy Award-winning rapper's latest mouthful comes in praise of Coldplay. He's proclaimed that the English alt-rock foursome — Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion — […]

Princes William and Harry Fail Kanye West’s Street-Cred Test

Kanye West disses Princes William and Harry‘s unfortunate use of hip-hop slang. “One of them said ‘I thought those glasses were bling’ and the other one said ‘It’s Kanye West, they’d have to be bling.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I’m the anti-bling.” Or the fact that word “bling” is so […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith Collaborating with Ashlee Simpson?

In news that would only signal The Cure frontman’s sad decline into pancake-faced irrelevance, Robert Smith is rumored to be producing tracks for Ashlee Simpson‘s next album, says The Guardian. Supposedly, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, who’s friends with both Smith and the Simpson grrrl, hooked it up. Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane has also […]