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In control: why fetish fashion has returned

From Madonna to the Met Gala, the reappearance of bondage clothing suggests a reaction to lockdown, experts sayThis week, 40 plus years after Vivienne Westwood first opened her SEX boutique, Kim Kardashian and Madonna have both shocked with fetish-leaning outfits. Madonna appeared at the MTV VMAs dressed in an Atsuko Kudo latex ensemble, leather gloves and cap, while Kardashian wore a face-obscuring, all-black Balenciaga look at the Met Gala (an intentional nod to Kanye West’s recent style). At ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Sex, Life and style, Kanye West, Thom Browne, Culture, Madonna, Vivienne Westwood, Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, MTV VMAs, Balenciaga, Atsuko Kudo, Evan Mock

Not Quite Kanye: Fans Think Kompletely Kovered Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Date Was Kanye—Here’s Who It REALLY Was

While fans looked in awe at Kim Kardashian's polarizing Balenciaga getup, some couldn't help but notice the man that entered the gala alongside her. The KKW Beauty founder's date bore a striking resemblance to her ex-husband Kanye West, but was it really him?
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Newsletter, Kanye West, Jazz, Arts & Entertainment, Met Gala, Special Events, Celebrity News, Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia, Style & Fashion, CELEBITY, Kim Kardashian Balenciaga Suit, Kim Kardashian Met Gala, Met Gala Date Was Kanye

Todd Rundgren Details His Frustrations Working With Kanye West On Donda

Ahead of his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month, Todd Rundgren is airing it all out. He just said that he won’t attend the induction ceremony, despite performing a show the same night a few hours away. And now he’s detailed his frustrations over working with Kanye West on Donda.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Todd Rundgren, Donda

Yebba Is The Real Deal

You could be forgiven for assuming Yebba is British. The singer born Abbey Smith — her stage name is Abbey backwards — is working in a hip-hop-adjacent retro soul realm that, in the 21st century, has been dominated by English singers like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. One listen to “Boomerang,” the most decidedly Winehouse-esque throwback on Yebba’s debut album Dawn, is enough to clue you in to Back To Black producer Mark Ronson’s involvement. But no, Yebba is not from the UK. She’s from Arka...
Tags: Music, UK, Cma Awards, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Friends, Future, The Beatles, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Arkansas, Ariana Grande, Chris Martin, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Demi Lovato

Yeezy Taught Her? Kim Kardashian Arrives In NYC Wearing Head-To-Toe Face Suffocating Leather Look

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star had everyone doing a double as she arrived in New York City ahead of the Met Gala rocking a head-to-toe leather ensemble by Balenciaga.
Tags: Kim Kardashian, News, New York City, Newsletter, Kanye West, Jazz, SMH, For Your Information, Hi Hater, For Your Viewing Pleasure, For Discussion, What The Hell, Really, Hate It or Love It

Swizz Beats Says A Kanye/Drake Verzuz Was In The Works…Here’s Why It Didn’t Happen

At one point, there was a possibility that Kanye West and Drake's ongoing beef would play out on the Verzuz stage--but one of them just wasn't into the idea.
Tags: News, Newsletter, Kanye West, Jazz, Drake, Swizz Beatz, SMH, For Your Information, Hip-Hop Beef, For Discussion, What The Hell, Really, Verzuz

The Blueprint Turns 20

I know multiple people who woke up one Tuesday morning, watched from windows or Brooklyn rooftops as the second plane hit and the World Trade Center fell, and then went out and bought The Blueprint. Jay-Z’s opus wasn’t supposed to come out on September 11, but Jay was worried about bootleggers — he was always worried about bootleggers — and so he moved up the album release a week. On that calamitous morning, when people didn’t know if New York was under attack or the world was ending or what, pe...
Tags: Music, New York, Jay-z, Nas, Kanye West, Brooklyn, Eminem, Timbaland, World Trade Center, Jay, The Anniversary, Just Blaze, Bink, Trackmasters

Boy Band Why Don’t We Detail Abuse From Managers, Say They Were “Hostages”

Why Don’t We, the boy band best known around these parts for building songs around Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” and Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979,” have issued a statement detailing alarming allegations against their management team. As Billboard reports, the group has also petitioned the California Labor Commission to get out of its contract with manager David Loeffler, who has been trading lawsuits with his former management partner Randy Phillips.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Don, California Labor Commission, Why Don't We, David Loeffler, As Billboard

BabyTron Finds His Own Weird Little Lane

Event-rap can be fun, but it can be oppressive, too. Rap’s A-list megastars exist off in their own distant-imagination island, light years removed from the twists and mutations of the genre’s day-to-day existence. Drake and Kanye West clearly do everything in their power to stay on top of the zeitgeist, and it’s always fun to see a Fivio Foreign or a Westside Gunn get a chance to show out on a Kanye record. But guys like Drake and Kanye aren’t moving rap forward, and they haven’t moved rap forwa...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Drake, Tyler The Creator, Kanye, Status Ain't Hood, Gunn, Dappy, MAXO KREAM, Big Sick, M24, ShittyBoyz, BabyTron, Rx Nephew, Young Slo-Be, Bla$ta

Kanye West’s Donda Debuts At #1

Kanye West’s new album Donda has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It had 309,000 equivalent album units, which makes it the year’s biggest week for any album so far, beating out Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, which notched 295,000 units in June. The 27-track album was released on a Sunday, which means that there were only five days of activity during its first chart week instead of the usual seven.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Donda, Olivia Rodrigo

André 3000 Responds To Kanye West’s Leaked Drake Diss: ‘Two Artists That I Love Are Going Back And Forth’

Unfortunately for 3 Stacks, Drake leaking this song got him involved in a situation he likely never wanted to be a part of, so, he issued a statement about it following the song's release.
Tags: Music, News, Newsletter, Kanye West, Jazz, Drake, Andre 3000, SMH, For Your Information, Hip-Hop Beef, For Your Viewing Pleasure, For Discussion, Really, Life of the Party, Hate It or Love It, Stacks Drake

Drake Leaks Unreleased Kanye West Song “Life Of The Party” Dissing Drake

Drake and Kanye West reignited their cold-war feud in the lead-up to their respective new albums Certified Lover Boy and Donda. Drake took some lyrical shots at Kanye; Kanye talked shit to Drake in a group chat with Pusha T and doxxed Drake’s home address. And yesterday, Pitchfork points out, the saga continued when Drake leaked an unreleased Kanye West track dissing Drake.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Drake, Kanye, Donda Drake

Drake Leaks Unreleased Kanye West Song Dissing Drake

Drake and Kanye West reignited their cold-war feud in the lead-up to their respective new albums Certified Lover Boy and Donda. Drake took some lyrical shots at Kanye; Kanye talked shit to Drake in a group chat with Pusha T and doxxed Drake’s home address. And yesterday, Pitchfork points out, the saga continued when Drake leaked an unreleased Kanye West track dissing Drake.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Drake, Kanye, Donda Drake

Checkmate! Drake Makes His Latest Chess Move By Leaking Kanye West & André 3000 Song ‘Life Of The Party’

The Drake and Kanye West beef continues as The Certified Lover Boy made a shiesty move in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Hip-hop, Jazz, Drake, Andre 3000, Kanye, SMH, For Your Information, Hip-Hop Beef, Hip Hop News, Really, Celebrity Gossip, Certified Lover Boy, Donda Album

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week’s countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify.
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Joey Purp, Playboi Carti, Silverbacks, Beak, Baby Keem, Fivio Foreign

Certified Lover Boy: Drake Disses Kanye West & Swizz Beats, Dedicates Album To Mercedes Morr

Drake's album 'Certified Lover Boy' finally hits streaming services and he delivered on the headshots he promised targeting Kanye West and Swizz Beats. He also dedicated the entire album to slain model Mercedes Moore.
Tags: News, Newsletter, Kanye West, Jazz, Drake, SMH, Did You Know, For Your Information, What The Hell, Really, Swizz, Mercedes Morr, Drake Certified Lover Boy, Drake dedicates his album to Mercedes Morr, Drake Disses Kanye West and Swizz Beats

Discord: why Kanye West turned to chat app’s users for help

Rapper asked for opinions on a new song, highlighting site’s popularity among people ‘sick of Twitter’ When Kanye West was putting the finishing touches to his new album Donda, he was not content to trust only the ears of a few close confidants for feedback.The rapper and producer held a series of listening events in stadiums around the US, taking up residence in the locker room of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, to finish the album with the producer, Mike Dean, after playing it l...
Tags: Apps, Music, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, US, World news, Kanye West, Culture, Kanye, Mike Dean, Atlanta Georgia, Dean, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Donda

Stream Drake’s New Album Certified Lover Boy

It’s been more than a year since Drake released “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” which was billed as the lead single from a new album called Certified Lover Boy. In the interim, he’s pushed back the album a couple times and released the stopgap EP Scary Hours 2, which ended up becoming a record-setting smash hit. Now, after a lengthy buildup that saw tensions between Drake and Kanye West reigniting, CLB is finally here, ridiculous cover art and all.
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Future, The Beatles, Jay-z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Drake, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, R. Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, New Music, Lil Durk, CLB, Bun B

Is Kim Kardashian West Konsidering ReKonciling With KanYe West Amid ‘DONDA’ Video Drop AND A Cheating Admission?!

Kim Kardashian West is reportedly currently in a good place with Kanye West, who is rumored to be hoping his estranged wife will take him back. Kim is said to be in no rush to finalize the divorce and wants to enjoy their time as a family unit.
Tags: Kim Kardashian, News, Newsletter, Kanye West, Musicians, Jazz, Kim, Celebrity News, Kim Kardashian West, Divorces, For Your Information, Matrimony-dom, Celebrity Seeds, Coupled Up, Celebrity Gossip, reality TV stars

Rap’s Alpha-Dog Race Heats Up Again

“This year, the best story in rap — and the best story in music, and maybe the best story in popular culture in general — is the three-way dance that Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West have been dancing.” I wrote that in this space in March 2015, more than six years ago. At the time, Drake was right in between If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What A Time To Be Alive. Kendrick Lamar had just released To Pimp A Butterfly. Kanye West was about a year away from The Life Of Pablo. It was a...
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Big Sean, Hit-boy, Status Ain't Hood, Westside Gunn, Drake Kendrick Lamar, Boldy James, Icewear Vezzo, Sauce Walka, Lil Baby, Babyface Ray, Baby Keem, Sauce Twinz

Premature Evaluation: Kanye West Donda

It’s not possible to pinpoint the one moment that Kanye West’s brain broke, since brain breakage is generally not a singular dramatic event. But it’s definitely possible to pull up a YouTube video and pinpoint one of the moments that Kanye West’s brain broke. In September of 2009, West was booked to perform on the first episode of The Jay Leno Show, the ill-fated and short-lived experiment in which NBC put Leno on TV every night in prime time. West was there to do “Run This Town” with Jay-Z and ...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Rihanna, Jay Z, Kanye West, West, Leno, Premature Evaluation, Run This Town, Kanye West Donda

DONDA: Litigator’s Lituation Edition

I spent my billables listening to the album so you don't have to.
Tags: Music, Law, Kanye West, Off The Grid, Donda

Kanye West: Donda review – misfiring lyricism from a diminished figure

There is some sustained brilliance here, but unfortunately it comes from the guest stars – and at 108 minutes, this long-awaited album is in need of an editChaotic preview events for Kanye West’s 10th studio album Donda have dominated social media feeds in recent weeks, each one promising a release date that never materialised. The coverage of the events has focused on Kim Kardashian dressed as a Balenciaga-clad sleep paralysis demon, $50 chicken tenders, potential Drake disses, levitation and c...
Tags: Music, Kim Kardashian, Rap, Kanye West, Culture, West, Hip-hop, Drake, Marilyn Manson, Balenciaga, Donda, Donald Trump West, Donda Chant

Kanye West Says Donda Was Released Without His Approval

Kanye West’s new album Donda hit streaming services on Sunday morning, a couple days after his third listening party took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. But now West, in a post on his Instagram account, says that the album was released without his permission. “UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM,” he wrote in the all-text image. Sources at the label told Variety the claim was “preposterous.”
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Kanye West, West, Soldier Field, Donda

Stream Kanye West’s Donda — Really!

Kanye West has released his new album, Donda, his first full-length since 2019’s Jesus Is King. It came out the weekend after his third listening party, which took place at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, the Lox, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Lil Yachty, Baby Keem, Playboi Carti, Ty Dolla $ign, Don Toliver, and Fivio Foreign. Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” is sampled on “Be...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Jay-z, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Jesus, Pusha T, Marilyn Manson, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign, New Music, Lauryn Hill, Travis Scott, Lil Durk

Interview: Elijah Wood Talks No Man of God, Psychonauts 2, and Favorite Kanye Albums

The Ted Bundy drama No Man of God is out now in theaters and VOD. Directed by Amber Sealey, the film stars Elijah Wood as FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and Luke Kirby as the notorious serial killer. “In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man,” says the official synopsis. “During the early days of the agency’s criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated T...
Tags: Music, Movies, Interview, Jay Z, Ted, Fbi, Kanye West, Bill, Elijah Wood, Kanye, Bundy, Yeezus, Luke, Tim, Tim Schafer, Luke Kirby

Kanye West Debuted Donda v3 Alongside DaBaby And Marilyn Manson

Kanye West debuted yet another version of his new album Donda at the third listening party, which took place at Soldier Field in Chicago. West came out into the stadium with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson. The former recently made some homophobic comments and has been dropped from festivals left and right; the latter is currently being sued for multiple instances of sexual assault. A verse from DaBaby replaced one by Jay-Z that was played at the last listening party.
Tags: Music, News, Jay Z, Kanye West, Soldier Field, Marilyn Manson, Donda, Chicago West, DaBaby, Kanye West Debuted Donda

Livestream Kanye West’s Third Donda Listening Party

It’s another Donda listening party! Welcome back, everyone. Kanye West’s third event for his new album is going down tonight at Chicago’s Soldier Field, a change in venue from the previous two, which both took place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. For this one, West recreated his childhood home in the middle of the stadium.
Tags: Music, News, Atlanta, Chicago, Kanye West, West, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Donda, Livestream Kanye West, Third Donda Listening Party

Kanye West Selling $200 Donda Stem Player Allowing Users To “Customize Any Song”

Kanye West — excuse me, Ye — is now selling something called the Donda stem player, which theoretically will allow users to “customize any song.” Per his website that means you can “control vocals, drums, bass, and samples,” “isolate parts,” “add effects,” and “split any song into stems.”
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Ye, Donda

Kanye West formally applies to change name to Ye

Rapper, whose new album Donda is expected this week, previously announced name change in 2018Kanye West has filed court documents to formally change his name to Ye.In the filing with Los Angeles Superior Court, West aims to distil his full name – Kanye Omari West – to just Ye, with no other first name or surname, citing “personal reasons”. A judge will now need to approve the filing. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, US news, Rap, Kanye West, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Drake, Ye, Donda, Kanye Omari West, Los Angeles Superior Court West

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