Kanye West

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    December 5, 2013

    Basel 2013: Kendrick Lamar Ruled, Kanye West Was a No-Show at Mana Wynwood

    Last night, I tweeted at Kanye West for the first time ever. Did I think he'd read the tweet? No, duh. But I did want to document that my feet hurt a lot, and that it was his fault entirely. A substantial group gathered under the Flaunt magazine tent in Wynwood waiting for Kanye to arrive. The aud ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Kim Kardashian's Doctor: Kanye West's Baby in Danger From Divorce Stress

    ADHD? Downs? Three nipples? Slurred speech? What damage is sub-par NBA star Kris Humphries doing to Kayne West's unborn baby? According to TMZ, Yeezy's pregnant "perfect bitch," Kim Kardashian, is mad stressed about her and estranged husband Humphries's sluggish divorce proceedings. And during a ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Hulk Hogan, and Halloween on South Beach: A Six-Photo Recap

    Hulk Hogan and Kanye West walk into a bar.... No, seriously. The Hulkster and Yeezy spent Halloween together at LIV, where Kayne's girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was celebrating her 32nd birthday dressed as Catwoman. Adhering to the couple's superhero costume pact, West rocked a convincing Christ ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    Janet Jackson and Six Other Secret Celebrity Muslims

    Just when you think you know someone, because they've literally grown up in the public eye, you find out that they're one of four wives to an Arab millionaire and a secret Muslim! Well, that's what the National Enquirer is saying about Janet Jackson in its latest cover story. And you know the 'Quir ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Go Hairless, Allegedly Prep Unicorn Sex Tape Sequel

    Kim Kardashian's pubic preference is no secret. If you've watched her home movies with ex-boyfriend Ray J, you're fully aware that the middle Kardashian sister likes to keep things virtually hairless. However, it wasn't until earlier today that Kim's preferred method of personal grooming was broug ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Did Kanye West Tweet a Naked Picture of Kim Kardashian or Porn Star Amia Miley? UPDATE

    UPDATE The mystery woman's true identity has been revealed. See the cut to find out who the naked brunette's name. Kanye West "can't wait to see [Kim Kardashian] carrying his child," according to US Weekly's source. "He says she will look beautiful pregnant." But until that happens, West will have ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Top Ten Totally Ridiculous Celebrity DJs

    You know why non-EDM fans don't take DJing seriously as an art form? It's because celebrities keep ruining everything. When shit went digital in the mid 2000s, it was the coolest thing to happen since Grandmaster Flash figured how to scratch. And consequently, DJing became more popular, experimenta ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Diddy Apologizes for "Ignorant" Comments and Five Other Funny Pop Star Apologies

    ​All was well and good at an Atlanta nightclub this weekend until Sean "Diddy" Combs spotted some dude drinking Grey Goose at his Cîroc sponsored party. "Put that shit down," he yelled, "you in my house." Since 2007, Diddy's been moonlighting as a premium vodka spokesperson, pouring Cîroc do ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Chris Brown, Rihanna, Drake, and Four Other Totally Awkward Award Show Moments

    ​The BET Awards were held this past Sunday and some really confusing, awkward shit went down in the middle of granting the Viewer's Choice Award. Some fans were invited onstage to announce this year's winner, which at first was Chris Brown. But only a few seconds after Brown received the award f ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Common's Lecture on The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society at FIU

    Photo by Liana Lozada​ On Wednesday, February 9, FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus got a little taste of Chicago rapper and actor Common. The speaking engagement was titled "The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society." But it took the form of a motivational speech on achieving individual greatness. Common ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    MP3: New Kanye West "Power Remix;" Yeezy to Release New Song Every Friday 'til Christmas

    ​Kanye West has been busy lately. Of course there was the day he released his video for his first single "Power" the same night as Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," his impromptu performances, and his infamous new Twitter account. Now comes his most recent announcement: He's releasing a n ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Suge Knight / Kanye West Lawsuit Stemming From 2005 Shore Club Shooting Still Unresolved

    CC by 2.0, via Jurvetson on FlickrKanye West refuses to take responsibilty for Suge Knight's 2005 Miami shooting.It's been five years since former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight was shot at the Shore Club, a crime that remains unsolved and that put a serious damper on the MTV VMAs' last year in M ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Suge Knight Late to Miami Deposition, Ordered to Pay Kanye's Lawyer Fees

    ​Between a tooth-loosening car accident, allegedly brandishing a firearm on a busy street and being accused of hatching a murder plot, broke hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has a pretty full plate these days.Who could punish him for forgetting about that little lawsuit he filed against Kanye We ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Lady Gaga Celebrating New Year's Eve at James L. Knight Center

    ​Pop-singer and fashionista Lady Gaga will be coming to the James L. Knight Center in Miami December 31. The diva's recent tour with Kanye West fell through because West "needed a break." Can West just drop out of the limelight for a few months? Get his ego in check?She counts Madonna and Marilyn ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Kanye West/Lady Gaga Fame Kills Tour Lives Up to Its Name, Self Implodes

    When Kanye West and Lady Gaga announced they'd be touring together we can't say we were all that excited. Both represent many of the things wrong with pop music. West can't keep his ego in check, and Gaga thinks the more eccentric she acts the more authentic she is. Word of advice to both of you: Fo ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    January 29, 2009

    Estelle: Birth of a Diva

    She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.

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    January 1, 2009

    Top Hip-Hop Albums of 2008

    In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.

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    December 22, 2008

    Top Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Q&A With T-Pain, Performing at AAA on Sunday

    Many of today's hip-hop personalities and R&B royalty would have fans believe they've got the genuine Midas touch, but few in recent years can truly back that claim up. The Tallahassee-born T-Pain, however, is one of these chosen few. It's no wonder Akon snatched him up for his own imprint, Konv ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak Excedes Expectations

    Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella) Despite what's been written, Kanye West's new style on his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak -- which incorporates "tribal"-style drum machines and auto-tuned vocals - doesn't sound especially shocking to the ears. Immediately satisfying singles like ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Kanye West Releases "Heartless" Video

    So rapper Kanye West has teamed up with the once celebrated Hype Williams to create an animated video for his upcoming single, "Heartless." What they put together isn't bad (it's sort of got that Waking Life feel to it) and I can't complain about their choice to go with an animated look rather than ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Head Spins: DJ Miner

    Bella Rose's weekend warrior.

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    September 11, 2008

    Is Kanye Dropping a New Album This Year?

    I'm labeling this post as Bossip because thus far, news of a new Kanye album is still a rumor. But according to various retailers (Amazon and specifically) who must be trying to drum up anticipation for the holiday shopping sprees already, rapper Kanye West may have a new album in stores ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008

    Wyclef, Kanye West, and N.E.R.D. to perform at the Democratic National Convention

    Going for the Haitian vote. Lord knows the Democrats are going to have to pull out all of the stops this November to take over the White House and this latest news might help them do it...or it could backfire. According to NME, part-time Miami resident Wyclef Jean along with Kanye West and N.E.R.D ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    2007 Music Year in Review

    It's all in the stars.

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    December 13, 2007

    Bigg Pimpin'

    Local producer Bigg D's rise to the top of the charts.

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    November 12, 2007

    Kanye West's Mom Dies at 58

    Reports coming out of Los Angeles and Chicago are sadly stating that rapper Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, died over the weekend "as a result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure." The family released a one sentence statement this morning, which read: "The family respectfully as ... More >>

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    October 8, 2007

    Bang! Music Festival "Postponed"

    Everyone was atwitter about this year's edition of the Bang! Music festival, which started in 2005. On one hand, people were amped to see blabbermouth Kanye West and the recently reunited (sans James Iha) Smashing Pumpkins on the lineup. On the other hand, there was the strange mix of the few othe ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Still a P.I.M.P.

    My man-crush on 50 Cent

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    September 14, 2007

    Kanye vs. 50 Cent--The Real Story

    Tired of this fake Kanye Vs 50 beef? Here's the real story. The video below is definitely worth checking out. Forget about this being a money making scheme. 50 Cent is more chum chum with Kanye West than he is with the rest of his G-Unit clan. As if you didn't know, this is all just capitalism at it ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    An Interview with 50 Cent

    By Ben Westhoff Recently, I met up with 50 at G-Unit Clothing headquarters on 23rd Street, which boasts a faux-library of gold-painted books and topless ebony mannequins. In the flesh, Curtis Jackson III repped his brand loyalties by wearing a white Yankees cap, white Reeboks, and having the office ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007


    Finding Forever (Geffen)

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    August 21, 2007

    Erick and Parrish Makin' Dollars

    Throwing it way back once again. I came across this old school EPMD video and felt the need to drop it on a day like this when the hip-hop world is so out of focus. Everyone seems to be looking forward to Sept. 11 when 50 Cent and Kanye West are duking it out for record sales. And that's all good, ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    Carat Marks

    Kareem Edouard digs up the connection between hip-hop and its diamond obsession

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    December 29, 2005

    la Chart

    Use both hands and both ears to sample 2005's auditory offerings

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    December 15, 2005
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    November 3, 2005


    "Naomi" (Jive)

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    October 6, 2005
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    September 1, 2005

    Kanye West

    Late Registration (Roc-a-Fella Records

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    August 25, 2005
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    August 4, 2005
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    February 24, 2005

    Philly Science

    John Legend is the latest star to emerge from the City of Brotherly Love

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    January 6, 2005


    Kamikaze Atlantic

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    October 7, 2004


    Ice Age

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    September 23, 2004
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    April 8, 2004

    Dilated Peoples

    Neighborhood Watch (Capitol)

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    February 12, 2004

    Kanye West

    College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)

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