Kanye West’s ‘yeezus’ Show Is Utter Brilliance: Top 10 Moments

The hip-hop forefather Russell Simmons, along with countless critics, have said he is a genius, while President Barack Obama has called him a jackass on more than one occasion, surely causing many detractors to nod in agreement. In the last year, The New York Times called him a visionary, and TV host Jimmy Kimmel reminded the rapper on national TV, a lot of people think you’re a jerk , as if he was unaware the Internet existed. West would agree most with Simmons, but even then he would be unsatisfied. He made this clear on his latest album, last June’s Yeezus, by naming the third song, I am a God. He was considerate enough to include God as a featured guest on the track.
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Kanye West will be among the first guests on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ when the chat show debuts February 24. Kanye West will be among the first guests on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. The ‘Bound 2’ rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and US Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, John Mayer Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World. The news comes after network NBC announced that Amy Poehler, who co-starred with Seth on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and its comedy news sketch ‘Weekend Update’, will be appearing on the first show.
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Blood on the Leaves (Yeezus, 2013) Black Skinhead is dark. Blood on the Leaves is grossly darker, and brings along with it hidden meanings related to Southern slavery and lynchings. But the set and the performance of the song felt appropriately more like Hell, complete with fire spewing out of holes in the mountain, lights making it look as if the thing was dripping with hot, molten lava, and fiery images on the massive circular screen above the mountain. West’s anger was palpable, raw and harsh.
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Ebay The auction price for one pair of Kanye Wests Air Yeezy 2 Red October sneakers has reached almost $16.4 million. The Nike Air Yeezy 2 is now available http://t.co/B9D2BtBQRx RELATED: GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI TALKS FRIENDSHIP WITH KANYE WEST As a result, the latest Air Yeezy 2 sneakers, which retailed for $245, are now going for a pretty penny on eBay. The current bid for one pair had reached 10 million pounds ( nearly $16.4 million ) by Monday afternoon. The shoes, a UK mens size 8, had 84 bids. kevinhart4real via Instagram Comedian Kevin Hart got his hands on a pair of the coveted Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October sneakers, which sold out in a matter of minutes on Sunday. These don’t need much of a description as most people that are looking at this listing know exactly what they’re looking at, the seller wrote .
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/kanye-west-red-october-nikes-16m-ebay-article-1.1608541

Kanye West Looks Back on 10th Anniversary of ‘College Dropout’

Also sure to make some waves is Vice President Joe Biden, who also will be appearing during Meyers’ first week. Biden is famous for his interview gaffes, and the Internet has had a field day making the VP into a viral sensation with various memes and fake Twitter accounts. The message Meyers is sending with these guests? Go viral. Further proof: Meyers has also scored Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who have become viral celebrities with their epic bromance that has delighted the Internet.
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Kanye West’s Last ‘Air Yeezy’ Nike Sneakers Are Selling For $15,000 On eBay

“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout,” he wrote. “I say ‘finally’ because it was a long road, a constant struggle and a true labor of love to not only convince my peers and the public that I could be an artist, but to actually get that art out for the world to hear. “I am extremely grateful to each and every person along that road who helped, lent an ear, lent their voice, gave of their heart to that project, and to all the projects that followed, and are to come. I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past 10 years. “I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of. Ten years later, I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-looks-back-on-college-dropout-10th-anniversary-20140210

Kanye West Explains Original “College Dropout” Title, Jay Z Denying Collaborations In Rare 2002 Interview

According to Kanye, Jay Z denied him when approached about appearing on both Jays first two singles offBlueprint 2, Excuse Me Miss and 03 Bonnie & Clyde. Half of Kanyes verse for Excuse Me Miss Was released on hisFreshman Adjustment 2mixtape on his Excuse Me Miss Remix song and he released a freestyle on 03 Bonnie & Clyde. However, in the interview, Kanye raps a completely different verse intended for 03 Bonnie & Clyde than the one that appeared on his freestyle: Kanyes Unreleased 03 Bonnie & Clyde Ayo, planes, trains, automobiles The G500 with the auto-roll wheels The Pinot Grigio got em on chill See now, see me hoe, I got that deal If you trying to build, I bet youd like that My father was a Black Panther with Geronimo Pratt And back in college I aint run with no frat I just ran with the track Kim Kardashian official sex video that put the Chi on the map[1] Now the Roc in the building UIC Pavillion Two years ago I was just a civilian Now every chickenhead swear I got millions In area codes with unidentified children I used to want the Jordans thats most recent Now I throw Jordans on the whip just to look decent Just to get pulled over by the precinct, so frequent Its like Im back being a delinquent They want to know where I live, stay and work How a young black n*gga get all these perks How I stack my paper, got adidas in every flavor Excuse me officer, I dont know Rod Laver Or Stan Smith What they dont understand is, how I got that color in canvas. One prominently poignant part of the interview is Kanye Wests idea of what his at-the-time unfinished debut albumCollege Dropout meant. Kanye has said in numerous interviews and onCollege Dropoutfirst single Through The Wire that the car accident changed his view on how he makes music, however he still had the same idea of what the album would be and even had a different title originally: Thats exactly what I want people to think with that title: Im right there with you. Ive thought about calling my sh*tIm Good, because thats a cool title, like just having a title thats like, Yo, you cant criticize that. But for me to try and put on the facade of being the coolest motherfucker ever, its not going to come across like that. Im not saying Im the coolest motherfucker ever,Im just saying Im just a fucking smart-a*s.
Source: http://allhiphop.com/2014/02/10/kanye-west-explains-original-college-dropout-title-jay-z-denying-collaborations-in-rare-2002-interview/

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