Check out Kanye West and J. Cole’s full performances at the 2014 Made In America Festival.
This is coming from the Post’s Page Six, so obviously it is to be taken as a completely unconfirmed rumor, but the word around town is that Kanye West and the legendary Paul McCartney have been collaborating on some music together. According to the Post’s report, the pair have worked on a couple of different tracks, including one called “Piss On My Grave”. As far fetched as it sounds, McCartney has praised Kanye and Jay-Z in the past, saying that if he was to ever collaborate with a rapper, it would probably be one of those two. He also reportedly has Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail on his iPod, and Kanye was said to have been in attendance at the former Beatle’s recent show at Dodger’s Stadium as well, so who knows, it could happen.
Previously: Kanye West – All Day (Preview)
It’s not the ideal way to hear a new Kanye single, but I guess we’ll take it? Last week a short snippet of “All Day”, Ye’s rumored first single from his upcoming new album, made it’s way onto the internet. The recording was so short and of such poor quality, it wasn’t even really worth mentioning. But today we get a much longer and clearer sample of the track.
Kanye mentioned “All Day” during his recent interview with GQ for their August cover story, and promised that it would be hitting airwaves within “weeks”.
Previously: Here’s a Snippet of Kanye’s Unreleased “Robocop” Video
A short clip from the unreleased video for Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak track “Robocop” has surfaced on the Instagram account of animator Shihan Barbee. In the clip, a tuxedo clad ‘Ye dances with a robotic Amber Rose. 2008 was a strange time.
Spotted: Miss Info
Previously: Kanye & North in the Studio (PIC)
When do you ever see ‘Ye with such a sincere smile? #RapDad
After sharing that gem of a clip of a 19-year old Kanye flowing at the opening of the iconic Fat Beats vinyl outlet a couple of weeks ago, DJ Eclipse today leaks an extended version of the clip (via 2DBZ) that also features bars from Al Tariq, Butter Lee & Black Attack.
I’m sure most of you have seen the Kanye clip from the grand opening of Fat Beats by now. Like I had mentioned before there were so many dope artists performing that day. Here’s the extended clip that the Kanye footage came from along with some back story. Al Tariq from the Beatnuts came through that day and brought some of his people with him. His people being Butter Lee from Rawcotiks, Black Attack and Kanye West. Both Rawcotiks and Black Attack were featured on Tariq’s “God Connections” album which came out on Correct Records in ’96. Another artist that was on Correct Records was Grav who was from Chicago and put out an album called “Down To Earth” (also in ’96). Not only was Tariq featured on that album as well, but it would also feature the first appearance of Kanye West on the mic on a song called “Line For Line” (which he also produced along with half the album). In addition to that connection, Kanye was a student of No I.D. & Dug Infinite who were producers that had been working with Common (Sense). Common was signed to Relativity Records as was the Beatnuts. So when Kanye started making trips to New York to “make it” in the music biz one of his first stops was at Relativity Records. There was a person who worked at Relativity named Peter Kang who was heavily involved with the Beatnuts and also took an early interest in Kanye West and started managing him. So whenever he would have the Beatnuts out and about he would bring around Kanye. And that’s how Kanye ended up at Fat Beats that day. Happy 20th anniversary Fat Beats!
I wonder what else Eclipse has in the stash?
Previously: Kanye Covers GQ’s August Issue
“The original location of Fat Beats launched on July 14, 1994 which means FB just turned 20 years old! Business was doing so well 2 years in that Joseph Abajian decided to move the store from it’s small 9th St. basement space into a 2nd floor location on 6th Avenue. August 1996 (day?) was the grand opening of the 406 6th Avenue location. It was also the beginnings of our independent movement which had recently started bubbling about a year before. Yesterday I started converting old Hi8 video tapes to DVD and came across some interesting footage from that day. Now we had a lot of the usual suspects in the place that day such as ILL BILL, Arsonists, Lord Finesse, Adagio, Breeze Brewin, A.L. Skills, Percee P, J-Live, Mr. Live, Chino XL, Al Tariq, Black Attack, Xzibit, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Rawcotiks, Ak Skills, Rob Swift, Roc Raida, DJ Spinna and many, many more. But what took me by surprise was the appearance of this 19-year-old kid who at that time nobody knew. At least in NYC.”
TMZ got their hands on a short clip of Kanye appearing on a reality show pilot back in 2010 for a show about “Travel Agent to the Stars” Brett Grolsch. In the clip we see Ye’s manager Don C going over some future travel plans with Grolsch and Kanye explaining how he tries to avoid unwanted fan attention by pretending to talk on his phone. For whatever reason, the show was not picked up by a network.
Previously: French Montana Teases New Kanye Collaboration
As we know, new BBILF (Best Brother-In-Laws Forever) French Montana and Kanye have been working on new music. According to French, the two have completed as many as 5 new collaborative songs together. Early this morning the Cokeboy gave us a quick IG video preview of a song called “Money Can Change That”.