Not inspired by Rihanna yet? Everything she's accomplished before turning 30

Rihanna, it's time to take a bow.Born on February 20, 1988, we are now at the dawn of RiRi's 30th birthday, and if you are looking for a fresh bout of inspiration, look no further than what the crown princess of pop music has managed to accomplish within her three decades of life. Her knack for picking out the right productions for the right cultural moment meant that her music is...
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22 Grammy winners we never listen to anymore

A Grammy carries a certain promise of immortality. Win one, just one, and your name is etched in history. But that’s no guarantee that you or your music will live on in people’s lives. In some cases, it's a matter of a cultural shift (people produce novelty songs besides Weird Al?), and in other cases, well. Some musical acts end up sabotaging themselves, while others just truly...
January 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Why we need more women in the 2018 Grammy nominations

The last few months of 2016 should serve as a reminder that the media, in general, isn’t very good at prognostication. There’s the coverage of the presidential election, of course – that’s the big lesson. But Billboard offered another example of how bad so-called experts can be at predicting the future. In a brief analysis of the 2017 Grammy nominations that ran last December, Chris...
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November 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Kanye West, 2 Chainz hoop it up at UCLA with Bruins players (VIDEO)

Rap mogul 2 Chainz will soon kick off his tour in Los Angeles on July 9, but he and Kanye West found some time to play ball with some members of the UCLA basketball program, and some others affiliated with the university. Young LiAngelo Ball was there for the action, apparently — and the good news is that his father, LaVar, was not. We know this because they all posed for a picture...
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July 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Dak Prescott skipped a Kanye West concert to go to bed early

Dak Prescott is not your average rookie. That has been demonstrated not just by his play on the field, but his demeanor off the field as well. Namely, the fact that he turned down Kanye West concert tickets to relax and stay home and go to bed early. “I wanted to go a little bit,” Prescott admitted to Pete Thamel of SI. “But I just think about the perception of it all. And I love...
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October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Dak Prescott passed on Kanye West concert, he was sleepy

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott does not mess around when it comes to his bedtime. Prescott badly wanted to attend a Kanye West concert on Sept. 22 at the American Airlines Center, after receiving free tickets to go. However, in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel, he admitted that getting a good night’s sleep is important to him, and he passed on the show in favor...
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October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

West-ern Literature: How Kanye's fans find meaning in between the lines

There's a big blue button in the text of the sidebar on the official Kanye West subreddit, nestled between the number of active users and a link to a Kanye West-themed podcast. Clicking the button will instantly take you to a corner of the internet full of rabid Kanye West devotees typing away in a lively Kanye-themed chat room. It's an eclectic bunch, for lack of a better word,...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour and the anti-celebrity

On Saturday, with a lineup wrapped around the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York extending into an adjacent parking lot an hour before the doors to the arena opened, Kanye West made the second stop of his Saint Pablo tour. Many of those who wanted to be the first one in the building were motivated by the tour merchandise that would be available, especially after the 21 pop...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

What will Kanye do with four minutes of 'free rein' at VMAs?

The annual MTV Video Music Awards are happening this Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and aside from the usual anticipation for the performances and the various award winners, the big story going into the show is, of course, Kanye West. Back on Thursday, MTV announced that the musical megastar would be making an appearance at the show. As if that wasn't already a...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kanye West apologizes to Michael Jordan

Kanye officially came out and apologized to His Airness. I'm sorry Michael Jordan I love and respect you. My beef was with Mark Parker. I respect you so much! — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016 Back on Dec. 31 Yeezy came out with an anti-Nike track called “Facts” where he repeated the phrase, “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.” Tuesday, His Yeezness came...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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