A children’s literary translation of Kanye West and his world

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Don’t worry, you won’t have to watch the Bound 2 music video ever again. But you might want to take a look at a children’s book called ‘Bound 2gether’. This book is going to show you just how hilarious Kanye West’s work really is.

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Maggie the dog gets autotuned to sound just like Kanye West

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Music, Video on Thursday 19 March 2015

Nothing against Kanye West, but you’ve got to give autotune a rest. The fad died with T-Pain’s career. One artist who is quite welcome to use autotune as much as she wants is Maggie. Maggie the dog.

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Rap and pop stars get a cartoon character makeover in Cartoon X Pop

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Cartoon X Pop is a project by German-based Zhi-Yun Zhang, giving rap stars and pop artists a whole new look, kinda. Zhang says of this series: ‘Nowadays in every entertaining industry there are features and collaborations. I wanted to bring two sectors together. So I mixed up the style of famous cartoon shows with some […]

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Yeezianity: the first religion based on Kanye West

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 January 2014

Remember when Kanye West first made it to the radio and he valued integrity above ego? Well that was so long ago, so you probably don’t remember. What you might remember are some of Kanye’s most obnoxious quotes: ‘I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men’s polo shirt. We weren’t there, like, ready for war’, ‘I’m like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and connector’, and ‘My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live’.

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Kanye West bans pre-orders of his new album

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By Mathew Ingham in New Music on Thursday 13 June 2013

If it wasn’t hard enough already to grasp sneak previews online of the new Kanye West tracks, Black Skinheads and New Slaves, you’ll feel even more hard done by to find out that pre-sale orders have also been banned by the rapper in order to maintain the hard-worked-for anticipation. See you on June 18 then, Mr […]

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Kanye said Leather Kilts are cool, so we guess Leather Kilts are cool. Right?

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By Jonny Burt in New Fashion on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Kanye West’s recent alliance with Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy has triggered a new trend of street menswear aesthetics combined with high-end fashion that oozes luxurious, Americanised urban style. Labels such as En Noir, SkinGraft and Sons of Heroes typically feature collections heavy in leather mixed with unconventional fabrics – leather vests/trousers/skirts that articulate fresh, mildly […]

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Kanye Wes Anderson tumblr

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 26 October 2012

Some ideas are so simple, we wonder why we never thought of it first. Kanye Wes is where Kanye West lyrics and Wes Anderson movie stills meet — and believe us, they work beautifully together. Just goes to show how you can find common ground anywhere if you just pry these peepers and look.

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Awesome music videos by Australian director Nabil

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By Max Little in New Film on Thursday 22 March 2012

So just who made this awesome Bon Iver video? Well, he also made this awesome Kanye West video below. Yes, two polar genres of music under one director. Starting out in Brisbane before moving to LA, film director Nabil has flourished as a photographer and director working with some of the biggest musicians in the world. Next up for him is a feature film.

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Jack the Ripper inspires Kanye West

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By Ras Kwame in New Music on Tuesday 6 March 2012

Take notes, Kanye! Since the American superstar hit the UK, he’s been retracing the footsteps of the infamous London murderer, Jack The Ripper, for inspiration. Really? Okay, we expect heavy Goth influenced t-shirts with whips and chains attached, plus solo album entitled Watch the Ripper anytime soon. Now, that shizz truly cray.

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The Rap Board

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By Forrest Martin in Cool Websites on Wednesday 4 January 2012

A lot of rappers and their trademark vocal punctuations. Like saying the same word over and over until it loses meaning, this experience will prove both disorienting and addictive. It’s always growing, but where are the ladies at!? Roxanne Shante? Salt ‘n Pepa? Lil’ Kim? And only one sound for Kanye West is surely bruising […]

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87 year old Iranian painter Ali Dowlatshahi

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By Danna Takako in New Art on Wednesday 21 December 2011

I was lucky enough to cross paths with the legendary Ali Dowlatshahi through a writing project last year. Entering the Iran-born artist’s home studio in Stamford felt a bit like uncovering a treasure that you want to share with the world, as much as you’d like to keep it for yourself.

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Power: a Kanye West video by director Marco Brambilla

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By Alva Bernadine in Video on Thursday 8 December 2011

An epic video for an epic track. Kanye West lays down the beats and the remarkable Marco Brambilla turns asymmetry into symmetry. The video is as populated as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, so much so that you can not take it in all in in one viewing or even two, but you need to see […]

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Hands, Cross and Wings glasses

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By Bridget Barnett in New Products on Monday 12 September 2011

Remember four years ago when Kanye West wore a pair of crazy striped white sunglasses in his Stronger video clip? It seemed like every member of Gen MTV jumped on the bandwagon, and there were a few years where you couldn’t go to a music festival without seeing a thousand knock off pairs among the glow sticks and fluro shirts.

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Jay Z and Kanye West: Watch The Throne album

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By Agent X in New Music on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Okay, this is greatness in all forms. This is why I make art and I can’t hang out with most human beings. The emotions, the music, everything. Even if you’re not a fan of rap music, you should have this album. Pure excellence.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch the Throne (ft. Otis Redding)

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By Agent X in Video on Thursday 28 July 2011

The weather is hot in New York city. Everybody is out and Summer is in full effect: cars blasting, BBQs, full SWAG! Then, while listening to Funkmaster Flex’s radio show, this drops. Now, I have been listening to Flex like a Shaolin Monk since I was I kid. But this was different.

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