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KANYE WEST: IS HE STILL RELEVANT?

As a person who grew up listening to R&B and hip hop for most of my adult life, I could tell when someone’s time is up in the spotlight. As a former fan of Kanye West, I was surprised to see that he was dropping yet another album. The good-ole days of “Through The Wire” and “Gold Digger” are gone for this Chicago native. In a recent MTV article by Charles Holmes, the washed-up rapper announces via social media, that he is dropping two new albums in June 2018. See link to the MTV article below:

http://www.mtv.com/news/3074407/kanye-west-two-albums-june-kid-cudi/

I would like to share my thoughts on Kanye West and the evolution of his downfall.

It all started with the Taylor Swift incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards a few years ago. As you may recall, Mr. West interrupted Taylor Swift and shouted his opinion about one of Beyoncé’s videos being one of the best videos of all time. This action showed a lack of class for the hip hop star. This one incident started Kanye’s downfall.

One cannot notice that everyone who associates themselves with the Kardashians turns out to be a bust. Just look at all the sports stars who got with a Kardashian and see if they still have productive careers in their respective sport. Kanye and these other sports stars seem to get the “Kardashian Curse” which cripples their careers. Perhaps, the money is too good and they don’t need their careers anymore.

As you can see, Kanye has no more place in the hip hop world. It is time for the former hip hop megastar to hang up his rapping shoes and continue his career as a Kardashian associate. He is no longer relevant in the music industry.

Kanye West Set to Release 2 New Albums

Yeezus is back in the house. Fans of rapper Kanye West received exciting news over the weekend when he tweeted that two albums are on the way, with June release dates. One of the albums will feature fellow rapper Kid Cudi. West revealed that they have formed a duo called “Kid Sees Ghost.”

It seems that the “Kid Sees Ghost” concept has been in the works for awhile: West trademarked the name this past November, with the intent to appear on multiple platforms including TV.

He appears to have his finger on the pulse of other rap releases as well. West tweeted that both Pusha T and Teyana Taylor will come out with new albums this summer.

Cudi and West have had a tumultuous relationship for many years, despite frequent collaborations. West appeared on Cudi’s first two albums, while Cudi has worked on every single West album since 2008’s “808s and Heartbreak.” However, the two have also bickered over Twitter, with Cudi complaining that West doesn’t care about him. West fired back that he is the source of Cudi’s success.

The two seem to have mended things in recent years, with West referring to Cudi as his “brother.” After that, West and Cudi have performed onstage together many times. Cudi’s most recent solo album was “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’,” which was released in 2016.

West stayed out of the spotlight after 2016’s “The Life of Pablo,” but it appears that he’s back in the creative spirit. In addition to the upcoming albums, West says that he is also working on a book about philosophy. The book is tentatively titled “Break the Simulation,” and may also include photography.

Kanye West Announces 2 New Albums In 2018

Many fans of music, art, and fashion consider Kanye West to be somewhat of a maniacal genius. Despite some outlandish media stunts, when it comes to his craft, Mr. West rarely disappoints. Those that know and appreciate him as an artist were excited when they heard that Kanye West was holed up somewhere in nowheresville Wyoming, because they knew this must mean an album was coming. Leading industry influencers have even made mentions of missing Ye’s antics.

Kanye West satisfied the ever-so observant public with an announcement of not one, but two albums being released in the summer of 2018, June 1st and 8th consecutively. Less cryptic than other recent new music announcements, (ahem, we’re looking at you Rihanna) Yeezy tweeted the announcement in the most clear, straightforward way possible, even stating “my album is 7 songs”.

Kid Cudi, another tortured artist, is said by West himself to be teaming up with him on the second album. “Me and Cudi album … it’s called Kids See Ghost. That’s the name of our group”. Are Kanye West and Kid Cudi about to be the next rockstar duo power couple? Only time will tell, however, we have no reason to doubt the collaboration between the two rap giants is real. Earlier this year, Kanye West was seen on social media looking quite stoic and awkward in a video with Dame Dash, who is known as the former mogul of notable dynasty Roc-A-Fella Records. If Damon Dash is backing Kanye West on his new projects and Kid Cudi is with him in the studio in a joined comeback effort, this could be shaping up to be quite the interesting summer for music.

Kanye West Potentially Gearing Up to Drop a New Album

It’s been awhile since Kanye has released new music. His last album, “The Life of Pablo”, was released in 2016. His follow-up “Saint Pablo” tour was canceled after the rapper was hospitalized and underwent a psychiatric evaluation in November of that same year.

West has maintained a pretty low profile since then, most recently popping up on Instagram to wish his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, a happy Valentine’s Day. Prior to that, he hadn’t posted since deactivating his account in May 2017.

The hip-hop artist has recently been spotted in Wyoming, along with some other famous artists. This has a lot of fans wondering if the rapper is working on a new album. According to MTV, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, King Louie, Nas, A$AP Bari, and The-Dream have all been seen in the area. Top producers Jeff Bhasker, Pi’erre Bourne, and Wheezy have all been spotted as well.

TMZ also reported that Drake and Lil Uzi Vert were seen staying at the luxurious Amangani hotel in Jackson Hole, along with Drake’s songwriter, engineer, and personal photographer. They reportedly brought a lot of recording equipment with them, further spurring rumors of a collaboration with West, who is staying at a private house separate from the hotel.

Kardashian-West has also been seen in Wyoming, even posting videos of herself skiing to social media. The two recently welcomed their third child, daughter Chicago, on January 15 via gestational carrier. The couple are also parents to daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 2.

If West releases a new album, it will be his eighth studio album. The last time he jetted off to a remote location to record was for 2010’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” in Hawaii.

Kanye West And Chance The Rapper Songs Are Mashedup

The world has seen Chance the Rapper and Kanye West together on stage. It has not yet been exposed to a mashup of their music. The two men have worked together on songs like “Ultralight Beam” and more. The new mashup of their music was created by DJ Clyde and DJ Critical Hype. They have focused their efforts on making a new mixtape called Chance the Dropout. It is a blend of 23 songs that take Kanye’s beats and put them together with Chance’s songs. For fans of both artists, this is truly a delight. Chance has long been known for his great wordplay. Some consider him to be the wittiest rapper onstage at the moment. Kanye is famous for his smooth and entrancing beats. A new sample has been released to give us a teaser of what the mashup album will sound like.

The album took a year and a half to produce. The two DJs involved said that it was a match made in heaven. There has been a long standing feud between young and old Chicago artists. The album is in ways an attempt to bring them together. Kanye and Chance the Rapper will be opponents at the upcoming Grammy awards. Until they face off on that date, this album will bring fans of their music together. At one point in time, Kanye praised Chance the Rapper as “the future of rap.” You can read more about Kanye’s thoughts on Chance the Rapper here.

Kanye West on an Odyssey to finish ‘The Saint Pablo’ Tour

It goes without saying that the last few months of 2016 were quite awful for Yeezy. The ‘Jesus Walks’ rapper had a year marred with personal mishaps which included his wife, Kim Kardashian West, being robbed in Paris in October. This was followed by an astounding cancellation of the eagerly awaited ‘Saint Pablo Tour’ in the United Kingdom. To cap it all off, Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles and placed on a psychiatric hold in November. All I have to say is, ‘What a year!’

 

Kanye West has maintained an uncharacteristically low profile over the past few days. He asserted that he wants to focus on family and further mentioned that he prioritizes his children over any other thing. Yeezy looks forward to batten his parenting skills to a level as great as his lyrical prowess and become a good dad to his children.

 

Despite all the excruciating moments that 2016 had to proffer, Kanye West shook off the dust off his shirt and seems more vibrant, rejuvenated and exhilarated. Yeezy’s fans should be prospective of surprises from the Grammy Award Winner which would include more music and The Saint Pablo Tour. Kanye also intends to complete working on his fashion line.

 

Sources informed E! News that Kanye wants to finish the tour since he has a tremendous and inexplicable passion for it. Kanye shall hopefully make up for the time he missed during his hospitalization.

 

I remember being personally disappointed when the ‘Famous’ deacon of words cancelled the remaining dates of The Saint Pablo Tour; I would bet my life that virtually every Yeezy die-hard was equally disappointed. Well, Yeezy is back to give us all a treat! Buckle up, folks, this shall be epic!

Kanye West: The Life of Pablo

Although Kanye West made the news for a number of incidents this year, his album The Life of Pablo surprisingly fell by the wayside amid all of the drama. With West’s propensity for attracting press for all the wrong reasons, it seems a shame that songs as good as “No More Parties in LA” didn’t hit the airwaves more. With Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd popping up on songs, there is also no doubt that the collaborations are extraordinary. Throughout the entire album West is, as always, painfully honest about his demons. At one point, he even raps about going to therapy.

 

Musically, The Life of Pablo is definitely on point. Although it may seem disjointed at times, West never loses sight of his artistic vision. Since the title of the album refers to painter Pablo Picasso, this is a good thing! The track “Famous” is another example of an interesting song that became, ironically, famous for being famous due to a spat West was carrying on with pop star Taylor Swift.

 

After the album was released, West seemed confused about how to distribute it. Possibly, this may have contributed to its under-the-radar status. After there had been so much hype about the album, it’s hard to believe that the public didn’t want to hear it. Kanye attempts to slay some of his biggest dragons throughout these tracks, and his devotion to the music did not go unnoticed by critics at Rolling Stone and other publications.

 

Kanye West And Chance The Rapper Songs Are Mashedup

The world has seen Chance the Rapper and Kanye West together on stage. It has not yet been exposed to a mashup of their music. The two men have worked together on songs like “Ultralight Beam” and more. The new mashup of their music was created by DJ Clyde and DJ Critical Hype. They have focused their efforts on making a new mixtape called Chance the Dropout. It is a blend of 23 songs that take Kanye’s beats and put them together with Chance’s songs. For fans of both artists, this is truly a delight. Chance has long been known for his great wordplay. Some consider him to be the wittiest rapper onstage at the moment. Kanye is famous for his smooth and entrancing beats. A new sample has been released to give us a teaser of what the mashup album will sound like.

 

The album took a year and a half to produce. The two DJs involved said that it was a match made in heaven. There has been a long standing feud between young and old Chicago artists. The album is in ways an attempt to bring them together. Kanye and Chance the Rapper will be opponents at the upcoming Grammy awards. Until they face off on that date, this album will bring fans of their music together. At one point in time, Kanye praised Chance the Rapper as “the future of rap.” You can read more about Kanye’s thoughts on Chance the Rapper here.

 

Kanye West Rolls Ahead with the Life of Pablo

People were not sure what they would do with the Kanye West, “The Life of Pablo,” album. It was promoted by West himself as a gospel album. Kirk Franklin made a guest appearance and the album opened with prayer. Fans had no reason but to assume that things would on the right track as West promised. This would turn out to be the exact opposite of a gospel album though. Some critics praised it; many fans were just confused by what seemed like an unpolished mess of a project.

Still, Kanye West has decided to roll full steam ahead. He has released a video for wolves that features lots of models along with wife Kim Kardashian. This is a little less controversial than the “Famous” single that features a lot of “not safe for work” content. Kanye has managed to do what so many people have not been able to do. He attracts attention to his music regardless of what other people may think. He is a lightning rod for controversy so he fits quite well into the Kardashian family.

Fans have decided to write off “The Life of Pablo” as a stranger transition into a stripped down version of the new Kanye West. In the album he mentions how fans are talking about missing the old Kanye that was known for sped up samples of old soul classics. West is definitely a different man. He has not been the same since his mother passed.

The focus right now is leaning more towards getting a clothing line. Somehow he manages to keep the controversy high with Taylor Swift as he continues promoting his new sound.

Kim and Kanye Are at It Again, But It Is Different This Time

Are there ever moments when Kanye West is not making headlines? Rarely, and the remaining moments are often spent with cameras following his wife, Kim Kardashian West. Of course, there are also moments in between when the couple is together, which is the case in a music video for one of the songs on Yeezy’s new album, The Life of Pablo.

The song is entitled, “Wolves,” and features that couple that everybody equates to royalty. Though it is not flashbacks of the couple’s happiest moments, like their wedding or the birth of their children, North and Saint, it does feature them crying in some recognizable attire. Featuring their head turning, headline-making outfits that they wore to the Met Gala in May 2016, the only thing different than the original stunning photos this July were the couples immense tears.

Now, everybody knows that Kanye has some pretty deep music videos that have far greater meaning than just putting some images to the tune. This video actually doubles as an ad campaign for Balmain, and features gorgeous models as well as personalities, Vic Mensa and Sia. Regardless of who else is in this video, the focus is always on the stars of the hour: The Wests.

If the other music videos for the Life of Pablo album are like this one, it is safe to say that you should print off some coupons for tissues because “Wolves” is demonstrating just how intense this album really is, and the music videos must match that intensity.