Video: Hudson Mohawke Plays Kanye West’s “Bound 1”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

HudMo who famously previewed a lot of the Yeezus tracks at his club dates last year, played the full “Bound 1” at a show at Canal Mills in Leads, UK yesterday.

Check out Kanye’s latest rant/stream of consciousness in NJ last night after the jump. He speaks on being misunderstood, says “we love Drake”, threatens to beat up a Rolling Stone writer for a quick 250K, the media shitting on rappers, the perks of Adidas vs. Nike and calls out Nike’s top-brass in song format.

Previously: Kanye West – Drunk In Love (Remix)

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Eminem Rolling Stone Interview Excerpt

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Rolling Stone contributing editor Josh Eells sat down with Eminem in his Detroit recording studio to discuss his long battle with prescription drugs, his difficulties with women and being abandoned by his father at six months, as well as his musical comeback.

Below is an excerpt from the article:

Do you think it’s hard for you to trust women?
I have trust issues. With women, friends, whatever. You always wonder what their real motives are. I’ve got a small circle of friends, and it’s a lot of the same friends I’ve known forever. Right now, that works for me. I came out of some difficult things these past couple of years. I kind of feel like I’m just now finding my footing. So I want to make sure that’s secure before I go out and do anything else. I need to keep working on myself for a while.

What about your love life? Do you date?
Not really. As far as going out, like dinner and a movie—I just can’t. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.

The issue hits newsstands Friday.

Jay-Z Rolling Stone Cover

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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Jay-Z covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which is on newsstands now, and gives contributing editor Mark Binelli a glimpse into the sort of daily life the self-proclaimed God MC leads at the age of 40:

While Jay is notoriously private about his life with wife Beyoncé, Binelli gets the rapper to let down his guard, and Jay reveals his superstar better half vetoed a piece of artwork he’d bought for their 8,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse. The black-and-white Laurie Simmons photograph in question depicted “a noirishly lit pistol with a pair of women’s legs emerging from the handle… Beyoncé sent it back and had it replaced with a similar Simmons piece, only depicting a perfume bottle instead of a gun.” Binelli also encourages Jay to open up about his biggest challenges as president of Def Jam (the most frustrating meeting? “Honestly? All of them”) and his one and only experience in therapy, when as Binelli writes, “The psychiatrist gave him tea that made him sleepy and asked him questions like, ‘Who are your best friends?’ “

Link: How Jay-Z Became King: Inside the New Issue [RS via B.Dot]

Jay also professes his love for the indie rock scene, and brings up his most recent crush, Grizzly Bear. There’s been a trend of rappers fooling around with this genre of music, aside from Kanye’s blog picks and that horrid Lil Wayne rock album, as even Drake recently mentioned he’d only start a label if he could sign Away From Home tour openers Francis and the Lights, who produced Karaoke on Thank Me Later.

Lil Wayne Covers Rolling Stone

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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The cover uses a “Breakfast Club hat” Wayne picture stemming from a March 2009 photo shoot but the cover story is indeed recent. Rolling Stone Magazine got to spend some time with a Lil Wayne that was about to confront what was waiting for him.

For a decade, Lil Wayne has been hip-hop’s great unstoppable force, a 24-hour-a-day recording machine without an off button. But on February 9th, Lil Wayne will have to stop — for 12 months, when he reports to prison to serve a sentence for gun possession stemming from a 2007 arrest in New York City. Rolling Stone stays up all night with Weezy as he prepares to get locked down

The article preview stays he’s been working on C4 in his last days:

Tha Carter IV — which Norris is told features tougher, faster beats — is scheduled to arrive shortly after he gets out.

How long is a year, really? This issue hit newsstands today.

Related: Weezy Phone Home: Is Lil Wayne Hip-Hop’s Alien or Simply the Greatest? [RollingStone.com]

^ An online-only story by the writer of the Lil Wayne cover story.

Rolling Stone’s Michael Jackson Cover

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

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Issue will be out next week. Pre-order here.

Ninety-six pages chronicling the thrilling highs and chilling lows of Michael Jackson from Motown to Thriller to Neverland and beyond. Plus emotional remembrances from Quincy Jones, Slash, Will.i.am, Brooke Shields and more.

Related: Michael Jackson: The Rolling Stone Covers | Rolling Stone’s essential Michael Jackson coverage | Michael Jackson: A Look Back at King of Pop’s Life and Career (Photos)