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San Francisco’s Outside Lands Reveals 2014 Lineup

There hasn’t been a day in the past couple of months where we didn’t post about a festival’s lineup. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s really beginning to feel that way. Luckily though, 2014 is a huge year for iconic festivals and nearly all that have been announced for 2014 have had a lineup worth talking about.

Since its inaugural run in 2008, Outside Lands has been bringing the best in mainstream headliners with a undercard that cements itself on every festival-goers ‘must attend’ list. Past acts have included Radiohead, Muse, Metallica, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Dave …

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Required Listening: Future Featuring Kanye West – “I Won”

A lot of rap released this year has focused on wealth and success, but for his latest single Future has chosen to celebrate the woman that makes him feel like a champion.

“I Won,” which is arguably the most anticipated track off Future’s forthcoming album, found its way online late last night. The track pairs Future with Kanye West for a mid-tempo jam celebrating the women in their lives (in this case, Ciara and Kim Kardashian). These women are trophies, you see, and both these guys are champions because they’ve managed to find one to call their own. You can …

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Yeezus Tour Film Coming to Theaters

In a post on his website today, Kanye West announced that a Yeezus Tour film is in our future.

Directed by Hype Williams, the tour film will be available for viewing in theaters. A trailer for the film was posted along with the announcement. It was also shown during West’s appearance on Seth Meyers’ show earlier this week.

The release date for the film is yet to be announced.

You can view the trailer for the Yeezus Tour film here.…

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WATCH: Kanye West Performs Medley Of Hits On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Given Kanye West‘s tendency to shy away from televised performances during the Yeezus album cycle, it’s been fascinating to see how the new songs translate into the finicky, live-for-TV setting. Our very first taste of Yeezus came from a historic performance of “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” on Saturday Night Live last Spring, a dark and hard to watch presentation that set expectations for the equally discomforting record.

Earlier this week on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Kanye flipped expectations once again and returned to TV with a lighthearted medley of his greatest hits over the past ten …

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Get “Sanctified” With This New Track From Rick Ross, Kanye West, And Big Sean

All I want is a $100 million dollars and a bad bitch.

Rick Ross surprised fans last night by sharing his new album, Mastermind, via iTunes a full week ahead of the record’s official shelf date. The entire record is worth your time, but for those who only want the hits we are sharing what is bound to be the most talked about track.

Featuring Kanye West and Big Sean, “Sanctified” is a larger-than-life anthem about climbing the ladder of success. The hook touches on the stereotypical symbols of success, while the verses focus more on …

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Kanye West Invites James Blake to Work on New Album

After a very successful 2013, Kanye West is ready to start recording and release a new album in 2014 — and he’s got his eye set on working with UK crooner James Blake.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Blake said that Kanye has recently invited him to join him in the studio. The problem for Blake, however, is that he approaches music-making in a bare, close, one-on-one setting; Kanye ropes everyone into one room in hopes of creating a think tank. “You know, the way that I like to work is bare bones and personal,” said Blake. …

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Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform History of Rap Part 5

If you’re like me, then you’ve watched the four episodes of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon performing the history of rap way too many times. Good news: now there’s a new one to memorize.

Last night Justin Timberlake went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to do a reprise of their History of Rap series. Pay attention. They’ve merged recent hits with oldies for another good mix of rap, including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, N.W.A., OutKast, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Run-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Skee-Lo, LL Cool J, Biggie, and more. Watch it below:…

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Lily Allen Titles Upcoming Album ‘Sheezus’

When Kanye West’s Yeezus dropped this past summer, it met a fair deal of criticism, with many critics reprimanding the Chicago native’s undeniably misogynistic lyrics. Likewise, it only seems fitting that the openly feminist Lily Allen would title her forthcoming album Sheezus.

The UK songstress confirmed the album’s title during her recent appearance on BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, saying, “It’s a confident title choice…and a little nod to Kanye West.”

Sheezus, Allen’s first album since signing with Warner Bros. Records back in December, is set to hit shelves later this year. You can check out the album’s lead-off …

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Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, and More Confirmed For Bonnaroo 2014

2014 is the year the music festival market hits its peak saturation point. Every lineup announcement up to this point has been bigger and wilder than the one before, but I think the team behind Bonnaroo may have just won the announcement game for good.

Right now, I want you to take a moment and think of any major star from the last few decades you would like to see live alongside 100,000 screaming, somewhat filthy music freaks. Go on, I’ll wait.

Did you think of Kanye West? He’s there.

Elton John? Got him too.

Lionel Richie? A little obscure, …

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The Weekend Of “Drunk In Love” Remixes Continues As The Weeknd, Diplo Join In

It’s the tail end of a Valentine’s Day weekend, one that fell not too long after Queen Beyoncé dropped a nuclear bomb on the pop wars of 2013, may they rest in peace. Just as it has been the song of the last few months, so too was Yoncé’s single the song of the weekend.

The track was already perfect for a wine-soaked weekend with a lover, but then some of hip hop’s biggest names started dropping remixes.

Detail, the track’s producer, dropped a high-minded monolith of a remix, a bigger than life beast that commands we bow down and …

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Required Listening: Kanye West – “Drunk In Love” (Remix)

Kanye West rarely drops new music on the fly, but last night he surprised fans worldwide by adding a few bars to Beyonce’s current “Drunk In Love.”

Marking the first appearance of new music from Kanye West in 2014, the remix of “Drunk In Love” finds Yeezus offering a bit of a return to form for fans who may have been turned off by the abrasiveness of his last studio album. It’s fun, lighthearted, and is almost catchy enough to make you forget about the rants that tend to make headlines more often than the art created by this highly-publicized …

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Free Mp3: Kanye West – “Love Lockdown” (Imanos X NGHTMRE Remix)

It is hard to believe six years have passed since “Love Lockdown” originally hit radio, but this morning its been given new life thanks to an incredible trap remix courtesy of Imanos and NGHTMRE.

Kanye West caught fans off guard when “Love Lockdown” hit the radio in 2008. People accustomed to hearing the Late Registration rapper on tracks like “Gold Digger” did not know how to approach his colder, more vocoder-driven sound at first, but the song would eventually go platinum and top charts worldwide. The remix found below, which is available as a free mp3, takes the tribal-like catchiness …