Kanye West

Oct
6
Kanye West Has ‘20 Finished Songs’ for New Album

Kanye West

In between trips to Paris for Fashion Week and vacations in Mexico, Kanye West has been in the studio finishing up his new album. While a title and release date still remain under wraps, his frequent collaborator and G.O.O.D. Music signee Malik Yusef shed some light on the follow-up to Yeezus, which is due before the year is out.

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Sep
26
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Booed at Paris Fashion Week

Kanye West

Kim and Kanye’s Fashion Week fiascos continue. The superstar couple was met with boos at the Lanvin show in Paris on Thursday. They arrived to their seats after the show had started, which upset a couple people in the crowd.

Kanye went on the defense and confronted the hecklers. He explained that they were not late and that Lanvin’s creative director, Alber Elbaz, had asked to see them backstage.

“Alber asked to see us. Don’t boo us. We’re not late,” said ‘Ye.

Following Kim’s scary run-in with prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who almost tackled her to the ground, the couple has beefed up their security. In addition to riding in armored vehicles, they have hired two additional teams of armed bodyguards to follow them during Fashion Week.

Paris police say they will not take action against Sediuk after the attack.

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Sep
25
Ciara, Kanye West, & Kim Kardashian Attend Lanvin Show

Ciara

Ciara stepped out in style to the Lanvin show during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday. The “Body Party” singer looked gorgeous in a faux-leather green trench coat while supporting her designer friend Alber Elbaz.

“Me and Alber Elbaz Pre Show. He Is So Funny:) Great Show,” said CiCi, who is working on her new album with Dr. Luke and Diane Warren.

After bringing their daughter to the Balenciaga show on Wednesday, Kim and Kanye left little Nori back at the hotel to check out the latest in womenswear from Lanvin.

Earlier in the day, Kim was tackled by notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk while getting out of her car. Kanye was on the other side of the car, but Kim’s security managed to quickly whisk her away.

Check out the crazy moment below.

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Sep
24
North West Sits Front Row with Kim and Kanye at Paris Fashion Week

Kanye, North, and Kim

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian stepped out to Paris Fashion Week, but it was their daughter North West who stole the spotlight. The 16-month-old was the center of attention while attending her first fashion show at the Balenciaga spring/summer 2015 presentation. She sat in her mother’s lap in the front row and watched the models strut down the runway.

The little fashionista matched her parents in all black—wearing a leather skirt, leggings, Timberland boots, and a Yeezus T-shirt.

The family came out to support Alexander Wang, who is the creative director for Balenciaga.

This is not North’s first foray into fashion. She has already appeared with her parents in Vogue and scored her first fashion editorial in Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book.

See North make her Fashion Week debut below.

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Sep
23
Tyga Teases Kanye West-Produced Single ‘40 Mill’

40 Mill

As he gears up for the November 18 release of The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, Tyga has shared a snippet of his new single “40 Mill,” co-produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean.

“I don’t wanna be famous, I just wanna be rich / 40 mill with some acres, make-up for my bitch / I don’t fuck with these ni**as, stop pretending and shit,” raps T-Raww, while Yeezy provides ad libs.

The G.O.O.D. Music chief also serves as the album’s executive producer. “He hears certain melodies that I wouldn’t hear or even think about adding,” Tyga told Nylon Guys. “He taught me that 808 drums and bass aren’t enough. You have to have that warmth.”

In addition to releasing his album, Tyga hinted that he will be joining Chris Brown and Trey Songz on their upcoming joint tour.

Get a taste of “40 Mill” below.

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Sep
22
Common Brings Out Kanye West at AAHH! Fest

Kanye West and Common

Common put on for his city at AAHH! Fest 2014 in Chicago on Sunday. Fresh from his BET Hip-Hop Awards performance, the rapper took over Union Park for a star-studded concert featuring his fellow Chicagoans including Jennifer Hudson and Lupe Fiasco.

Dave Chappelle served as master of ceremonies, but it was surprise guest Kanye West who received the biggest response.

The G.O.O.D. Music chief performed “Get ‘Em High” with Common before running through a nearly 40-minute set of hits including “Jesus Walks,” “Touch the Sky,” and “POWER.”

Jay Electronica and Vince Staples also joined Common to debut the remix to his Nobody’s Smiling single “Kingdom.”

The concert was organized by Common’s Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House.

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Sep
16
Rap-Up TV: Teyana Taylor Talks ‘VII,’ Kanye West, & Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor will silence her critics when she releases her debut album VII on November 4. The project has been years in the making for the Harlem singer, who parted ways with Pharrell’s Star Trak/Interscope Records and signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2012.

And no one could be more excited than Teyana herself. Rap-Up TV caught up with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady backstage at August Alsina’s “Testimony Live” tour in L.A. to discuss the long-awaited release.

“It’s kinda hard because people don’t really know the politics behind the industry,” said Teyana. “Everybody is being impatient and so am I. I’m like, ‘I need answers now.’ I finally got an album. I’m just as excited as everybody else and I just hope everybody likes it.”

She has enlisted production from Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order, with appearances from Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, and her friend Chris Brown, who appears on “Do Not Disturb.”

“It’s one of those slow animated songs,” she said of the Breezy duet, which she has been performing on tour.

Unlike her past situation, Kanye West has given her the freedom to do what she wants. “He definitely gives you that creative control. He kinda lets you do you and then you take your project to him,” said Teyana. “You have it all laid out and then he puts the icing and the candles and blows ‘em out and everything else.”

But she won’t hand in the album to Kanye until it’s perfect. “I’m a perfectionist just like him. He always says I’m a female version of him.”

In keeping with the title, VII will be packaged with seven visuals, which she plans to tease in the weeks ahead.