Kanye West News

Chris Lambert, from the Watching the Throne podcast, keeps you up to date about the latest happenings in Kanye West news. Note: These episodes are first recorded in video form for the Watching the Throne YouTube channel.

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Yeezy x Jordan
Kanye seems like he's interested in collaborating with Michael Jordan on what could potentially be the biggest thing in shoes since the invention of shoes. Jordan 350s? Yeezy 1? What absolute madness could we see? Marcus Jordan, Michael's son, certainly seems interested.
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New Kanye feature | DJ Khaled
Kanye went to Miami and spent some time with DJ Khaled and recorded a verse for some upcoming Khaled project. Khaled, being the social media guru that he is, shared a ton of photos and videos from the day.
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Will Kanye cancel Jeen-Yuhs, the Netflix docume...
Ye is unhappy about a lack of control when it comes to the forthcoming Jeen-Yuhs documentary on Netflix. We have Coodie and Chike's initial response to Ye. And discuss more about what could happen and why he's upset.
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Kanye texts Jay Electronica for DONDA 2, possib...
Jay Electronica shared text messages with Ye talking about DONDA 2 and a potential EAZY remix featuring a Jay Elect verse. INCOMING?
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Jason Lee info about Kanye and the birthday drama
Jason Lee went live on Instagram to share some thoughts his interview with Kanye and the aftermath of the interview. He's been genuinely interesting to me to see someone in the media who is more on Ye's side rather than simply trying to get clicks.
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Watch Jeen-Yuhs: a Kanye Documentary EARLY | Su...
It's possible to see Jeen-Yuhs: a Kanye Documentary ahead of its February 16th launch on Netflix. You can actually watch it when it premiers at Sundance or in movie theaters on February 10th.
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New Kanye feature alert | Daylight by Vory
Well, this old Kanye song has become a new Vory song featuring Kanye. Daylight will have its official release on Vory's forthcoming album, Lost Souls. After a stellar showing on DONDA, you can only hope Vory will bring more magic to this project.
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Big Sean on Donda 2? | Kanye, French Montana, P...
We know Ye is in his bag, working on DONDA 2. And some new faces have arrived at the studio. In a heartwarming turn of events, Big Sean and Ye have reunited, seemingly putting the Drink Champs drama behind them.
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Who directed the Heaven and Hell music video? |...
If you wanted to know more about the team who made the Heaven and Hell music video, look no further! We have you covered. We start with director Arnaud Bressow then get into some of the other team members.
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Donda 2 movie, incoming? | Kanye, Julia Fox
Daily Mail (I know, I know) is reporting that Kanye and Julia Fox did a photoshoot that's supposed to be part of the Donda 2 rollout and they mentioned there's even a Donda 2 movie in the works that will star Julia. Let's discuss.
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The Kanye Birthday Party drama, a breakdown
Let's dive into and breakdown the saga today with Kanye trying to attend his daughter's, Chicago's, birthday today. We get at what's going on between him and Kim Kardashian. What he's said about Pete Davidson.
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Coming soon: Donda 2, Pusha album, and Fivio al...
We're seeing even more movement on Donda 2, with Kanye back in warehouses, working on stuff. We also see him with Pusha T, recording some new music video. And Fivio Foreign. And have confirmation from Theophilus London that Ye and Fivio are in the studio.
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Ye about to eat Julia Fox | Interview Magazine
Julia Fox talked with Interview Magazine again, giving everyone more insight into her whirlwind romance with Kanye West. There are some amazing photos and great insight.
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Donda Deluxe CD drops February 11? Target says so
Target has a listing for a physical Donda CD. The bad and good news is that it's the Deluxe sequencing. Let's discuss. #Kanye
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"EAZY" IS SPOTIFY EXCLUSIVE FOR 24-HOURS?!?!?! ...
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.......... Alright, well. My Life Was Never Eazy is apparently Spotify exclusive for 24 hours.
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Kanye/Game CONFIRMED release time | Pete Davids...
The Game says midnight ET (9pm PST) for MY LIFE WAS NEVER EAZY. And there's already controversy around the song as Ye has a line about Pete Davidson that will only fuel drama and conversation. So get ready!
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"EAZY" ONLY AVAILABLE FOR 24 HOURS?!?!?!?!?!? |...
I didn't even realize The Game's rep made it seem like "My Life Was Never Eazy" will only be available for 24 hours then disappear. I thought it was Spotify exclusive for 24 hours. My mind is melting. Kanye is definitely looking to change the game up a bit.
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Kanye punched someone? A breakdown
TMZ's reporting that Kanye punched someone in downtown LA at 3am. There's video of the aftermath. So we dive into the timeline of what was going on and how Ye went from the studio with Pusha T, ASAP Rocky, and the Game...
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"Tomorrow!!!" siiiiiiiiiiiigh | Kanye didn't dr...
The Game says the new song with Kanye is coming out "Tomorrow." But who knows what that means lol. As of right now, we can assume the song is called My Life Was Never Eazy and features an Eazy-E sample.
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Kanye posts skinned monkey | MY LIFE WAS NEVER ...
We might be getting new Kanye music in like 15 minutes. The Game. DJ Premier. And Hit-Boy involved? I don't know. But I do know Kanye posted the image of a skinned monkey that comes from a Nick Knight photo set.
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BREAKING: Kanye says NEW SONG on Friday | Ye al...
Tracey Mills shared a video of Ye calling DJ Premier to recruit Premo to work on a song that's dropping this Friday. On the call, The Game also mentions Kanye's album, Game's album, and Pusha T's album.
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Kanye is headlining Coachella 2022, a breakdown...
As the title says, Ye will headline Coachella! It's his second time headlining and first since 2011.
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Kanye is in the studio. I repeat. Kanye is in t...
We don't know what Kanye is recording, but we know he's recording. Over the last week, he's repeatedly been in the studio with The Game. The question is, what is he recording? And will it ever see the light of day?
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Kanye is going to Russia to meet Putin? Maybe. ...
Ameer Sudan says Kanye is going to Russia. A PR rep for Kanye says nope. Who is right? Who is wrong? Why is any of this happening? This is honestly one of the craziest things I've covered in the 7 years I've been doing Watching the Throne.
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ASAP ROCKY in the studio with Kanye West | Dond...
Ye has been IN the studio the last week with the Game. Now Pusha's there. and Mike Dean. And, surprisingly, Asap Rocky. Man, what is going on???!?!
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YEEZY X GAP HOODIES ARE BACK IN STOCK | black a...
Good luck!
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The JEEN-YUHS teaser | reaction to Netflix's Ka...
Netflix has given us the first teaser from its forthcoming Kanye documentary by Chike & Coodie. This teaser is already a force of nature. If it's any indication of the documentary quality, we're in for a treat.
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Heaven and Hell by Kanye West | Official video ...
For the Heaven and Hell video, Ye pulls from Gustave Dore and John Martin for visual references and meaning, creating a rich and nuanced video that contrasts the doldrums of the day to day world with the sublime and awesome world of the spirit.
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Kanye and Cardi B shot a music video at a Balen...
Kanye West and Cardi B have connected for a music video at Balenciaga's Miami store. Is it new music from Ye? Will he be featured on Cardi's new album? Let's speculate.
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Kanye x The Game x Hit-Boy studio session | Don...
Ye was in the studio with The Game for the first time since Game's Wouldn't Get Far. We look at stories from photographer Kevin Wong that give some behind the scenes visuals of Ye and Game. As well as step into the history Ye has with Game and Hit-Boy.
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Yeezy x Gap as Engineered by Balenciaga | a fas...
Kanye and Demna have officially teamed together for a Yeezy x Gap x Balenciaga project, and it's rocking the fashion industry. It's kind of crazy to see the shift in how the fashion media treats Ye today after how they treated him back in 2011.
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DAYLIGHT | The almost-DONDA song will appear on...
Vory, who delivered some awesome moments on DONDA, has confirmed via Instagram that Daylight will be on his album, Lost Souls. The song seemed destined for DONDA until it didn't. But it lives to see another day! Will Kanye still be on the record? Only time will tell!
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PLAYBOI CARTI: "Forget about the samples. Drop ...
Is Playboi Carti about to drop an unexpected yet highly anticipated follow-up to Whole Lotta Red? It sure seems that way! Will Kanye have any influence on this project? I sure hope so.
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Kanye follows Kim Kardashian on Instagram again!
Kimye is back!!! On Instagram, anyway. Kanye has decided to once again follow Kim Kardashian after previously unfollowing her. Why? Let's take a look.
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Kanye Verzuz Drake | Swizz Beatz says it almost...
We almost had an official Kanye and Drake Verzuz. Unfortunately, Drake won't give the people what they want. Write your State Representative and tell them you want the U.S. to extradite Drake and force him to face Kanye in the Verzuz.
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Kanye performing at the VMAs tonight?!
Rumor is that Kanye will perform at the VMAs tonight. Can we trust Page Six, though? Do they actually have information? Or are they jumping to conclusions after Kim Kardashian's appearance in NYC? Let's discuss.
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Scars by Baby Keem samples LOVE LOCKDOWN | Kany...
If you listen to one song off of Baby Keem's new album, The Melodic Blue, make sure to listen to Scars. It features an amazing sample of Love Lockdown. I'm going to be obsessed with this song for the rest of the year, I'm pretty sure.
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GOOD NIGHT! A long-loved Kanye song is finally ...
It only took 14 years, but Good Night is finally available on US streaming platforms. The song was a bonus for international version of Graduation. But now people from all over the world can enjoy it! Let's talk about it!
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Kanye updates his Instagram again | RIP loading...
It may seem not worth covering, but Kanye updating his profile picture does mark the end of a chapter in the DONDA rollout. Goodbye loading screen PFP. You will be missed.
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"Go Find God" | Kanye fires engineer in leaked ...
Well, did not expect to cover someone being fired through iMessage, but here we are! The DONDA rollout really does have a little bit of everything. Read how Kanye handles making a tough call like firing an engineer who slept through the start of work.
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DONDA DELUXE: the official KIDS SEE GHOSTS Face...
lol so we're certainly getting trolled. But I had enough people ask me about this that I figured I'd make a quick video just saying that we probably shouldn't take this as an official source making an official announcement.
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BREAKING: ANDRE 3000 verse for LIFE OF THE PART...
Kanye played a snippet of Andre 3000 on Life of the Party. What does this mean? Is it just an artifact from the making of DONDA, something that was recorded and will never be used?
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BREAKING: WE COULD BE GETTING A DELUXE VERSION ...
Dem Jointz says a deluxe version of Donda is on the way! Which presumably includes a fully mixed version of Life of the Party!!
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BREAKING: ANDRE 3000's statement on Life of the...
Andre 3000 has given his perspective on Drake leaking the Life of the Party track. It sheds some light on the timeline of events as well as how much Andre knew or didn't know about what Kanye was doing.
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BREAKING: DRAKE LEAKED LIFE OF THE PARTY, THE K...
What in the world is going on!?!?! Drake has leaked a CDQ version of Kanye's Life of the Party, featuring Andre 3000. On the one hand, it's a new Kanye song that's been highly anticipated.
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BREAKING: LIFE OF THE PARTY DROPPING AT 8PM ET?...
We may be getting an official release of Life of the Party tonight at 8pm. Consequence is hinting at it. We'll see what happens. Has Kanye made changes from the version Drake released?
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KANYE DRAWS A SELF-PORTRAIT | 2021 Edition
It's always cool to see Kanye drawing, since he was originally a drawer/painter and went to an art college. Today in Berlin he drew three self-portraits that are quite simple and reflective of his current style.
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THE MEANING OF DONDA CHANT | The 58 theory is w...
I'd like to set the record straight on the meaning of DONDA CHANT. For some reason this whole "58 times because Donda was 58 years old" and "it mimics her dying heartbeat" just infuriate me because they're so absurd.
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NEW: KANYE releases COME TO LIFE music video | ...
On the one hand, it's exciting to have a new Kanye music video. On the other hand, it's footage assembled from the Chicago listening party, so most of us have seen it before.
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What's Kanye doing in Berlin? A Breakdown
Kanye is on vacation! Which is nice to see, because this Donda rollout was... exhausting. So what's he up to in Berlin? We look at some media reports to get the lowdown on his time off.
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More rumors swirl about Donda Part 2! | Kanye West
We now have even more indications that more Kanye music is coming this Friday. Is it Donda Part 2? Are these bonus songs? Is it an explicit version? Is he doing this to mess with Drake? We address all the speculation.
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RUMOR: ARE WE GETTING DONDA PART 2?! | Andre 30...
Just when you thought it was over...it wasn't. Donda has been out for just a couple days and we're ALREADY hearing rumors of a "Donda Part 2". How much credibility is there to this rumor? Let's talk about it. If you'd like to watch
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Kanye's DONDA had the biggest worldwide debut E...
You can't stop Kanye! DONDA might have had the biggest day EVER on Apple Music, as the album was #1 in 130 different countries.
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Kanye's DONDA falls short of Drake for biggest ...
DONDA was busy breaking lots of records yesterday. But one it fell *just* short of was Drake's record for the biggest debut on Spotify. Luckily, Kanye has some time to make up ground in the coming days.
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Has Kanye fixed the mixing issues on DONDA?
A lot of people are complaining about the poor mixing choices made on DONDA. We know Kanye has updated the mixes of songs in the past... so is that currently the case with DONDA? Travis performs a mini-investigation.
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DONDA HAS BEEN "DELIVERED" TO STREAMING PLATFOR...
According to Bu and Consequence, Kanye has finally delivered DONDA to digital streaming platforms (DSPs). So what does that mean for a potential release? We look back at the Jesus Is King experience as a guide.
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OH BOY! Kanye is unhappy, claiming Universal re...
When everyone else is celebrating the release of DONDA, Kanye himself is unhappy. He took to Instagram, stating the Universal released the album without his approval and blocked Jail 2 (with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson) from being on it.
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DONDA BREAK: What is The Donda Foundation? | Kanye
As we wait for the DONDA album to maybe come out, we turn out attention to one particular sentence on KanyeWest.com: "A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO THE DONDA FOUNDATION."
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CLARIFICATION! KANYE TEXTS DABABY ABOUT DONDA D...
I messed up in the last video, but the important thing is to make corrections, you know? So here we look again at the text message conversations Kanye posted between himself and Bu...
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BREAKING: DABABY'S MANAGER IS THE REASON DONDA ...
Edit: I missed the context of the second picture! Corrected it in a follow up video!
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BREAKING: DONDA DROPS AT 8 AM EST ON SUNDAY AUG...
WE DID IT. IT'S FINALLY HERE. BU SAYS DONDA DROPS AT 8 AM EST TODAY.
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Theory: What if DONDA...never drops? | Kanye's ...
Years ago with The Life of Pablo, Kanye talked about creating a "living, breathing, changing" album. So what if DONDA is that finally happening? And we'll never actually get a finalized tracklist and release of the record?
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Kanye made more than $3 million from the ATL li...
Billboard posted an article with some interesting numbers. How many views did the Apple livestream get? How much money did Kanye make from the listening parties? From the merch sales?
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Kanye is embracing ambient music for DONDA and ...
Hello. My name is Travis Bean and I love ambient music. I also love Kanye West. And on Ye's new album, DONDA, he seems to be using a lot more ambient music. So now you have to sit there and listen...
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BLACCMASS: KANYE'S NEW STEM PLAYER CONFIRMS DON...
Today, Kanye West's new Stem Player became available on his website. And apparently the album will ship WITH the Stem Player. Which, according to Blaccmass...MEANS DONDA IS FINISHED AND READY TO RELEASE!
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Is Kanye channeling Charlie Kauffman's SYNECDOC...
So this is either incredibly accurate or just documentation of history. We'll find out on Thursday. But there's at least some reason to believe that Kanye, by building a re-creation of his childhood Chicago house...
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Are Kim and Kanye back together? Probably not. ...
The tabloids are at it again! BuzzFeed news is speculating that Kim and Kanye could be an item again. But there are plenty of signs that that's not the case. Regardless, let's sift through the information we have and see what's up.
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Update | New Kanye mask via Roddy Rich photos |...
Does Kanye have a new mask for the Chicago listening party? Maybe! Roddy Richh posted some photos with Ye and there's a brand new mask. We talk about that and Ye's history with Roddy Richh...
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BREAKING: KANYE LEGALLY CHANGING HIS NAME TO YE...
TMZ reports that Kanye has legally started the process of changing his name to Ye. Not Ye West. Just Ye. This may seem out of the blue, but if you've been following along since 2018, you'll know this is actually a long time coming.
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BREAKING | Kanye rebuilding childhood home in S...
People wondered if Kanye's Chicago house would be part of the staging for the Chicago listening party. And it turns out: yes, yes it will be. First photos emerge of what's happening at Soldier Field...
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BREAKING | KANYE POSTS DRAKE’S HOME ADDRESS | Feud
This feud between Kanye and Drake doesn't seem to be going gently into that good night. Instead, Kanye is escalating things by posting a photo of Drake's home address. It's pretty menacing. Let's talk about it.
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Update | More Kanye Instagram posts | Skateboar...
We take another look at Kanye's recent Instagram posts, focusing on these intense ones of him walking in a seemingly abandoned building. What's going on there? What does the Endless on his pants mean?
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Kanye has (unintentionally?) been Scarecrow, Ba...
Look, this is pure coincidence, I think, but Kanye has accidentally cosplayed as all the villains from Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. From Scarecrow to Bane to Joker. With the caveat being it's the Joaquin Phoenix Joker rather than Ledger.
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Film school | The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein/L...
I don't think this will be a recurring segment on the channel. But I thought it would be fun to do given how short this film is. We watch The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein and I live-react, explaining what's happening and why.
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UPDATE | Drake stood up Kanye 3 times and other...
The Kanye vs. Drake beef that's currently unfolding kind of came out of nowhere, or so it seemed to the general public. But it turns out things had been happening behind the scenes for the last few months.
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UPDATE | Kanye channeling Frankenstein for Chic...
Kanye has posted a still image from the 1982 short film The Ravishing of Frank N. Stein. We look at why he may have posted it, and a potential connection to Oneohtrix and Weeknd. Shout out Georges Schwizgebel.
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"You will never recover" | Kanye declares war o...
Kanye has decided we live in a society and that part of living in that society is declaring war on Drake. He did so via text message that he then posted to Instagram. And included a photo of Joker.
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BREAKING | Kanye may retire the mask era in Chi...
With a single Instagram photo, Kanye may have told us all that he's about to retire the mask era, going back to full-faced Kanye as he makes a triumphant return to Chicago for the next (and last?) DONDA listening party.
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This video is too long | Chance the Rapper talk...
I am also baffled by the fact I turned this into a 14-minute video. But that's now the reality we live in. Forgive me. But, as we wait for more DONDA news, hopefully, this is interesting to you because it was interesting to me.
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Did I accidentally cause Kanye to wipe his Inst...
Kanye just wiped all his pictures from his instagram. Why? I have a few theories. It could have literally been something I did. But it also could be Kanye just wanted a fresh start in the build-up to the Chicago listening party.
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Is Kanye finally going to release DONDA? Def Ja...
It's the question on all of our minds: will Kanye finally release the album. Chicago seems like the perfect place to do it, given what the city means to him and his mom. We explore everything from the DONDA ALBUM EXPERIENCE...
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KANYE ANNOUNCES THE CHICAGO LISTENING PARTY | T...
As predicted, Kanye posted to Instagram announcing the Chicago listening party at Soldier Field. Concert will "start" at 9pm. Tickets are on sale Friday. Let's go over what we know about the show...
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Kanye, DONDA, & the Divine Comedy theory
Today we look at a theory gaining in popularity: that the DONDA listening parties are inspired by Dante's Divine comedy. The two shows in Atlanta representing Inferno/Hell, and Purgatory.
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BREAKING: CONFIRMED DATE FOR DONDA CHICAGO LIST...
August 26th is the day for the Chicago listening part for DONDA at Soldier Field! Thanks to @allovefromye for the info! Man, we're really about to do this again! I can't wait.
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BREAKING: CHICAGO LISTENING PARTY FOR DONDA INC...
Multiple sources are confirming that next week Kanye will have a DONDA listening party in Chicago, possibly at Soldier Field. So long Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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BREAKING: KANYE IS OUT OF ALANTA & BACK IN LA! ...
What's it mean that Kanye is back in LA and visiting Dover Street Market? How does that location relate to the DONDA song Off the Grid? What can we expect for the album now? What is Dover Street Market?
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BREAKING: "DONDA NEWS OTW" says Blaccmass. What...
Producer and mix-master Blaccmass says Donda news is on the way. But what kind of news? And when? We get into all that we know about what he's saying. As well as who Blaccmass is and why we should trust him.
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EDITORIAL | Is Kanye running away from the fini...
On the one hand, this is purely speculative and I can understand why some people would roll their eyes at the premise. On the other hand, I feel like it's worth starting to discuss the idea that after The Life of Pablo, Kanye is, for some reason, running away from finish lines.
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UPDATE | Mike Dean: "I haven't quit anything. T...
Yesterday, it seemed like Mike Dean and Kanye were on the outs. Today, Mike clarifies. It seems like people took his words out of context. Was this just a genuine miscommunication? Or is this backtracking or even guerilla PR?
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BREAKING | A bad ending between Mike Dean and K...
Mike says he secretly left Atlanta because he had to get away. And agrees that the situation was toxic. We discuss in more detail, through fragments of tweets and Instagram activity...
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Netflix Kanye documentary update?
It's so unlike Kanye to delay something. But according to one person who claims to have a source with high-level information, Kanye has delayed the release of the Netflix documentary.
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Update: is Kanye still working on DONDA? Stadiu...
It's a chef world and we're just living in it. As most of Kanye's team has gone quiet about what's happening with DONDA, we turn to unusual but fun sources of information: chefs Matt Cooper and Willi Wallace.
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BREAKING: Mike Dean leaves ATL. Is this good ne...
Mike Dean, the legend himself, the Synth God, is no longer in ATL but back home in Los Angeles. What does that mean for DONDA? Is the album finished? Or is there a rift between Mike and Kanye?
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Update: Apple Music has changed the DONDA descr...
Is this meaningful? Is it nothing? Apple Music has changed its DONDA description (at least in Canada). We get into what this might indicate for Hurricane dropping as a single.
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KayCyy Pluto says DONDA is "on the way" (I'LL B...
Here we go again. KayCyy Pluto says DONDA is done and heading our way. Do we trust him? Probably not. But we still need to talk about it.
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APPLE SAYS DONDA IS OUT (but it isn't (but it m...
Apple sent out a notification saying DONDA was available!!! But...it wasn't. But.....someone from Apple said it would be later today? But........that might also be fake? Who knows anymore.
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Kanye shattered his own record on Apple Music w...
Two weeks ago, Kanye obliterated the record for most livestream views with his first DONDA listening party. And now...he's broken the record again.
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UPDATE: No album. No Hurricane single. But some...
Another week, another attempt at copium as we wait and see if Kanye will release anything pertaining to DONDA.
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RUMOR: IS LADY GAGA PART OF DONDA?! | A Kanye W...
There are rumors that Lady Gaga has shown up at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Which means she might be part of DONDA. Which means I'm about to have a heart attack.
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Kanye is having weekly Bible studies at Mercede...
As we continue to document the Donda Project Release experience, AKA, the Stadium Era, we see some of the interesting day to day details of Kanye living in the stadium. One of them is hosting weekly Bible study sessions with Pastor Kerwin Lee
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