October 19, 2012 |
Update: The season premiere of "The Cleveland Show" was pre-empted Oct. 21, and now will air at 6:30 p.m. CT Nov. 4. Carry on. Kanye West returns to "The Cleveland Show" Nov. 4 as Kenny West, a rapper who has fallen out of favor with the secret society known as Hip-Hop Illuminati. West guest voices in "Menace II Secret Society" along with Nicki Minaj, will.i.am, Bruno Mars and "Question-Mark Love," as Cleveland refers to The Roots mainstay ?uestlove. In the episode, Cleveland tries to impress now-famous rapper Kenny with Cleveland Jr.'s polka band and discovers the rapper's...
June 16, 2013 |
There's no denying that Kanye West has become synonymous with arrogance. Compared with his current, astronomical self-image, though, the Chicago-raised rap/fashion icon's musical beginnings were humble. People actually liked him because of that underdog status. Once upon a time (2004), "College Dropout" came out of nowhere. Progressively, Yeezy's bellowing ego has scorched the world, and with his sixth solo album, "Yeezus," set to drop Tuesday, West again has been hoarding Earth's oxygen with over-the-top interviews containing almost...
May 22, 2013 |
New Slaves: ***1/2 (out of 4) Black Skinhead: *** (out of 4) Kanye West's face appeared on 66 buildings across the country last Friday to premiere his new song, "New Slaves. " Just days earlier, Kanye had endearingly declared himself "not a celebrity" at a New York show--now he was stopping traffic while 20-foot-tall projections of his mug spit lyrics of equal proportion: "My mama was raised in the era when/clean water was only served to the fairer skinned/Doing clothes you would have thought I had help/but they wasn't...
June 15, 2013 |
There was a time when you couldn't walk past a news stand without tripping over a new Kanye West interview. Times have changed. News stands have basically ceased to exist, and Yeezy's a little more judicious about who gets to publish his thoughts. (Also, Twitter exists.) After reading his mind-blowingly wacky interview with the New York Times, we compiled this chart of his thoughts at various points in his illustrious career. ON TAYLOR SWIFT September 2010, via Twitter I'm sorry, Taylor.
October 9, 2013 |
Kanye West faced Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday and he was, um, genius? The rapper appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to address the feud he and the late-night host have been embroiled in ever since West went on Twitter last month to criticize Kimmel after the latter spoofed a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 in which West called himself the biggest rock star in the world. As you can see in the clip above, West still has a high opinion of himself. "I'm a creative genius," he told Kimmel, "and there's no other way to...
December 19, 2013 |
After both attending Wednesday's Kanye West show at United Center, we decided to do a written version of "Good or what?" Here's the email conversation that ensued. MP: Ernest, I feel like every show I attend lately has a Nickelodeon “GUTS”-style mountain and women in body stockings elevating the artist toward the sky. I mean, do something different, people. OK, no. Wednesday's Kanye West show at United Center was unusual, strange, fun, unsettling, captivating and challenging all at once.