Tag: Kanye West

Tekashi 69’s Label Tried To Get Him To Move To LA To Live Near Drake And Kanye

Getty Image In a new profile on controversial, incarcerated rapper Tekashi 69, the CEO of Tekashi’s label says he tried to get the “Gummo” rapper to move out of New York before it all came crashing down. Elliott Grainge, CEO of 10K Projects, said that after a kidnapping and robbery attempt in 2018, “I don’t […]

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Soulja Boy Tells ‘Em… He Taught Drake Everything He Knows?

Rapper Soulja Boy attends BET ‘Music Moguls’ premiere event on June 27, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.Photo: Maury Phillips (Getty Images for BET) So, I was lollygagging on Twitter (half my job, half bullshitting) minding my timeline’s business when I saw “Soulja Boy” in the trending column. One of the possibilities was his reported beef […]

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Who Is James Turrell And Why Did Kanye West Just Give Him $10 Million?

Florian Holzherr/Getty/Uproxx If you’re like anyone who uses the internet, you’ve likely heard that Kanye West just donated $10 million to James Turrell, which probably led to you immediately exclaiming, “Who the f*ck is James Turrell?!” Backing up a bit… Kanye had quite the 2018, it led many of his once loyal fans to wonder […]

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Pissed Off TSA Agents Are Reportedly Playing Uncensored Rap Music In Airports To Protest The Shutdown

Getty Image From Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” to Kanye’s “Lift Yourself,” unpaid, disgruntled TSA agents have begun blasting uncensored rap songs on airport loudspeakers as the government shutdown drags into its history-making 25th day. Rap has always been considered a genre born of protest, but now it’s living up to that designation thanks to government […]

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South Florida Rapper YNW Melly’s Upcoming Album Will Feature Kanye On The Track ‘Mixed Personalities’

YNW Melly Back in October, Kanye West kept the music world collectively holding its breath. After a controversy-filled year and a tepidly-received, seven-song album, everyone was curious what would do next. Well, it was supposed to be Yandhi. But, as we all know, that has yet to materialize. In the meantime, however, Ye seems to […]

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Kanye Reportedly Quit Coachella After They Refused To Build Him A Giant Dome

Getty Image Kanye West backed out of headlining this year’s Coachella Festival just two days before his involvement was announced. The reason? Coachella wouldn’t build him a giant dome as a stage. According to Billboard, festival executives warned Kanye that building a giant dome just four months before the festival opened just wasn’t possible. Not […]

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Coachella’s 2019 Lineup Is An Expertly Crafted Vision Of Where Music Is, And Where It’s Going

Getty Image We’re only three days into 2019 and already one of music’s biggest annual talking points has arrived. Go on social media and you’ll see countless takes about how Coachella’s 2019 is its worst ever or its best, with even a few rare evenhanded approaches that paint the latest docket as neither inherently good […]

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ASAP Mob Co-Founder And Head Of VLONE ASAP Bari Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault In London

Getty Image Jabari Shelton co-founder of the ASAP Mob and head of the fashion label VLONE appeared in court in Central London on Thursday, January 3. Shelton, known professionally as ASAP Bari, pleaded guilty to one of two charges of sexual assault filed against him. The charges were in connection to an incident that occurred […]

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All The Biggest Rap Beefs That Dominated 2018

Getty Image / UPROXX STUDIOS To say 2018 was one hell of a year, if not an outright exercise in developing an unfortunate tolerance to vapidity masquerading as innovation, simply isn’t enough. Everyone really went through it last year, and we most certainly have the scars to prove it. Still, at least we have music. […]

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Coachella Lineup Rumors And Backlash Prove That Festival Leaks Are Rarely To Be Trusted

Getty Image In October, rumors began that claimed to identify the three headliners of Coachella. The source of the speculation came from HITS Daily Double, but anyone close to the music industry heard similar rumblings. They stated that Childish Gambino, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake would close out respective nights at the Indio, California event, […]

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Kanye’s Latest Rant Finally Revealed The Reason Behind His Beef With Drake

Getty Image / Uproxx Studios Rappers are sensitive. On some level, we all know this. The garish tattoos and the stoic ice grills are just a put-on, a showy facade designed to reinforce established, market-tested notions of the “cool,” “tough,” “streetwise,” hustler image that became prevalent in the ’90s. Strip away the fierce looks and […]

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I Don’t Ever Want to Try Whatever Kool-Aid Kanye West Keeps Drinking 

Photo: Oliver Contreras (Pool/Getty Images) Radical acceptance. The Serenity Prayer. “It is what it is.” That’s just a few of the myriad methods that many of us employ when trying to come to grips with that shit we don’t like. You didn’t get that Chrimmuh bonus you just knew you deserved? It sucks, but being […]

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Everyone We Couldn’t Escape in 2018

In the cursed year of 2018, big names made their own rules. From film to politics, to music and fashion, the people at the center of the biggest cultural phenomenons were setting a new standard with their unapologetic approaches, calling out the government’s bullshit, changing the the pop game with a single “Thank U, Next,” […]

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5 Christmas Rap Songs That Definitely Slap

Screenshot: YouTube When it comes to the holiday season there are a few keywords that likely come to mind: snow, presents, Christmas trees, Santa, hot cocoa, family, seasonal depression and the overwhelming anxiety of being able to afford to participate in a tradition of ravenous consumerism. All festive and wondrous things! And then, of course, […]

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Travis Scott Takes Super Bowl’s Halftime Sloppy Seconds After Everybody Else and Their Mama Turned It Down

Travis Scott performs at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Travis Scott has gone full “Sicko Mode.” According to TMZ, the overly-manufactured and unseasoned band formerly known as Maroon 5 confirmed they’re adding Scott to their Super Bowl 2019 halftime show. Advertisement When everyone says no, […]

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Travis Scott Takes Super Bowl Halftime’s Sloppy Seconds After Everybody Else and Their Mama Turned It Down

Travis Scott performs at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images) Travis Scott has gone full “Sicko Mode.” According to TMZ, the overly-manufactured and unseasoned band formerly known as Maroon 5 confirmed they’re adding Scott to their Super Bowl 2019 halftime show. Advertisement When everyone says no, […]

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Nicki Minaj Defends Kanye West And Pete Davidson, Accuses Fans Of Being ‘Flippant’ About Mental Health

Getty Image Nicki Minaj put her platform to good use this morning when she weighed in on recent controversies involving Kanye West and Pete Davidson and their mental health via Twitter, imploring fans to be more empathetic toward people who might be suffering from disorders. “We can be so insensitive,” she wrote. “God bless Kanye […]

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