This morning, Kanye took part in SHOWStudio’s live In Camera interview series with host Lou Stoppard. The chat, which featured viewer submitted questions from the likes Anna Wintour and Nick Knight, spanned nearly two hours and focused heavily on fashion. Complex has a roundup of interesting quotes here, including Ye’s assertion that some of the hate for his Yeezy 350 Boost is driven by racism, and his assertion that 808s And Heartbreak and Yeezus are better albums than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Kanye opens up about the second season of his Yeezy line, his presidential aspirations, the new album Swish and of course, design. Speaking to VF‘s Dirk Standen after the S2 launch earlier this month, Kanye talks about what went into the new line and the September 16th show as far as the styling, arrangement of the models and his choice of the song “Fade” for the soundtrack:
We had a couple options and I just thought it sounded good against the people. For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they’d be happy to hear some new music. I’ve been doing that [making a new album] too. That’s like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting.
He also says he’s absolutely serious about running for president in 2020 and comments on the apparent lack of outrage after his announcement at the VMAs.
In this short interview clip, Kanye sits down with longtime former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley after his Yeezy Season 2 debut to talk about how fatherhood has influenced his views on fashion and the aestetic of the new line.
Spotted: Miss Info
With the likes of Pusha T and Drake looking on, Kanye debuted the second season of his Yeezy line with a #NYFW runway show in NYC earlier today. Just like the debut of his first season, he took the opportunity to soundtrack the show with some new music. Check out the video above for some scenes from the show and a preview of the as yet untitled song.
UPDATED: I didn’t want to speculate as to who else was on the song, but the word is that Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone also appear and that it is called “Fade”
Previously: The New Yorker’s Kanye Cover
Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
Sometimes I find some stuff on the Internet that’s so lit I can’t bring myself to share it with everyone. I might tell a few close homies about it, but otherwise, nah—it’s too good to tweet about. Well my dog DJ E-Feezy, who is the man behind one of the greatest mixtape Blogspots in history—RecogTheReal—started a Soundcloud page earlier this year, and holy shit he’s been loading it more and more every week with nothing but mixtape classics. Craziness! And they’re all available for free download, too. Plus I like how he’s formatted them to be one long stream, so you can just press play and let them ride without having mad individual tracks clog up your iTunes. So if you want individual gems, go peep our Twelve Jewelz series. But this here right here is for the true mixtape heads who want that full, uncut raw.
With so much material on E-Feezy’s page to enjoy—from compilation mixtapes to vintage NYC underground radio show recordings to instrumental butters—I thought it might be fun for our latest Mixtape Memories feature to sift through his stash and highlight a dozen classic artist mixtapes that you can enjoy this Labor Day Weekend. Some of these were compiled by DJs without the artist’s involvement, some were collaborative efforts, and some are “Best of” style. But one thing they all have in common is simple—fire. Read/stream/download below, and big shout to the homie DJ E-Feezy from RecogTheReal for his dedication to the culture!
Kanye’s recent announcement of a potential 2020 presidential bid prompts an illustrated New Yorker cover. The image, by artist Barry Blitt, is inspired by the famous photo of Harry Truman holding a misprinted newspaper cover that read Dewey Beats Truman, a premature and inaccurate headline printed by the Chicago Daily Tribune in the wake of the 1948 election.
Says Blitt about the concept behind the image:
“And when one considers Mr. West, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds. The press wrote him off, too. That’s right—Harry Truman.”
h/t to Miss Info
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— MTV (@MTV) August 31, 2015
Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West was presented with this year’s Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift. Check out his 10 minute acceptance speech above, or if you’re pressed for time, hit the jump for a 30 second highlight reel.
The new issue of GQ (with Stephen Colbert on the cover) features a package that spotlights the first season of Kanye’s Yeezy collection for adidas and in this behind the scenes clip Style editor Will Welch and Creative Director Jim Moore share some of their favorite pieces with The Weeknd serving as the model.
Previously: Here’s Kanye’s New adidas Shoe, the Yeezy Boost