Thursday, February 27th 2014
Kanye West may need a miracle of biblical proportions to resurrect sales of current album ‘Yeezus’, but that hasn’t stopped the rapper from taking the project to the big screen.
Moments ago, West unwrapped a trailer for a ‘Yeezus’ movie, which is set for a theatrical release.
While no further details about the project were released, one has to wonder if it can spark renewed interest in its parent album – which has sold just 640,000 copies in the US since release last June.
Can Yeezy change his musical water into wine? You be the judge after the jump…
Sunday, February 16th 2014
His recent run-in with ‘Rolling Stone‘ may have scored him some negative press, but Drake can always be sure to find positivity in the open arms of rival Kanye West, who has defended him against the publication.
Learning of his pal’s short-lived feud with the magazine this week, West took the New Jersey showing of his ‘Yeezus’ tour to share his thoughts on the matter, after comments made by Drake to the mag about him ‘off air’ were published in his feature.
Saturday, February 15th 2014
Beyonce taps into her inner cowgirl via a cryptic video uploaded to her Youtube moments ago.
Teasing what could be a sneak peek at the theme of her ‘Drunk In Love’ remix video featuring Kanye West, Bey rounds up the stallions in the sexy black-and-white clip – a throwback to a 2011 photoshoot from Essence magazine.
See it below:
Saturday, February 15th 2014
As Urban tracks go, it doesn’t get much bigger or more culturally relevant at present than Beyonce‘s blockbuster hit ‘Drunk In Love’.
Naturally, then, the Jay-Z assisted cut has been subject to a multitude of remixes, with the latest coming courtesy of The Carters close friend Kanye West.
Yeezy’s take on the song is not for the faint hearted, though. For, the rapper uses his bars to boast about impregnating his girl — in her mouth. Classy.
Take a listen to Kanye’s raunch-soaked remix below…
Tuesday, January 28th 2014
Over the last ten years, London’s Wireless Festival has become one of the world’ most renown – a trend that looks set to continue with its 2014 incarnation.
Today saw chart heavyweights Kanye West, Drake, Pharrell, OutKast, and Bruno Mars announced as the headliners for the three-day extravaganza, which takes place between July 4th – July 6th at two locations (which will rotate).
Sunday, January 26th 2014
At long last the 56th annual Grammy Awards® are upon us!
The 2014 showing of music’s biggest night will be lined with performances from Beyonce & Jay Z, Madonna & Macklemore, P!nk, and so many others. This, of course, between issuance of the industry’s most coveted prize – the golden Gram-o-phone.
Rap royal Jay Z leads the pack while his ‘Holy Grail’ co-star Justin Timberlake trails with seven nods (as does Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). And, while ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ hitmaker Drake stands to take home 5 trophies for as many nominations, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Lorde follow with four a piece.
As we await news on who will leave with what, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – for your ever insightful predictions. We know who we want to win, but with your musical savvy in tow, tuck in below with your thoughts on who you think will take home the industry’s top honors in Pop, R&B, rap and gospel categories. Two lucky commenters will win the 2014 Grammy Nominees album:
Monday, January 20th 2014
Kanye West is renowned for endorsing few others beyond Kanye West. As such, it’s both surprising and warming to see that the Hip-Hop titan has shared his love for Pop queen Madonna in the latest issue of Interview magazine.
The outspoken star not only expressed his admiration for the diva, he deemed her “the greatest visual music artist that ever lived”.
His words below…
Sunday, January 19th 2014
High sales may no longer be a guarantee with Kanye West (as seen by last year’s ‘Yeezus’), yet one thing the rapper is ever consistent in serving up is controversy.
Mr Kardashian poses it up in the February issue of Interview magazine, with the spread certainly likely to set tongues wagging thanks to a careful blend of dark imagery and religious overtones.
Equally engaging is West’s interview piece with Steve McQueen, excerpts from which can be found below. These days it appears few have a clear-cut understanding of who Kanye is or wants to be. However, as his words below highlight, he seems as sure of himself as sure can be.