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’.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The Muppets like you’ve never seen them before. Mind you, based on recent behavour, it’s kinda hard to tell which is the bigger Muppet: the Count or Kanye?