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Hudson Mohawke Chimes In On New Single

Due to receiving stamps of approval ranging from hoards of trap music fans all the way up to our lord and savior Kanye West, expectations are always high for Hudson Mohawke’s newest releases, whether they be for collaborations with Lunice under the now defunct TNGHT banner, or in the case of a brand new cut entitled “Chimes,” his solo work. Fortunately for the bass pounding producer, most listeners will surely be pleased with his latest effort. Featuring bare-bones percussion and bass kicks sounding more akin to Death Grips than Mohawke, floaty synths swirl about before sinking into a slow-burning beatdown …

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Kanye West Announces New Single “All Day,” Explains Why Jay Z and Beyonce Missed His Wedding

GQ magazine’s latest issue stars none other than Kanye West and his cover story is an extensive interview that delves into new music, his wedding, and what he thinks of Drake (“Let’s be honest—he got last summer.”). The most exciting bit of the interview is that Kanye does announce he has a new single on the way titled “All Day” that will drop in “the next couple of weeks.” According to Kanye, it’s a club song (like “Don’t Like” or “Niggas in Paris”). As for the album, it’s coming in “most likely September.”

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Kanye West Played 20 New Songs in London Yesterday

When it comes to Kanye West, it’s best to expect the unexpected. Shortly after dropping the excellent Yeezus out of nowhere last summer, he’s already dishing up new material despite getting married, working on his fashion line, and doing court-ordered community service. That’s right. After London’s Wireless festival last night, Kanye and consigliere Virgil Abloh manned a London club’s DJ booth where he supposedly spun new material.

According to Complex and several eyewitness Twitter accounts, they played around 20 new songs. People described it as “dark,” “hellish,” and (surprise) “groundshaking.” Who knows if the songs are …

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Jack White Covers Kanye West In Dublin [Video]

Jack White is never one to play things safe. Every single project he has been attached to in the world of music, from The White Stripes to Third Man Records, has been built upon a foundation of innovation that seems to never cease. There is no sound too odd or story too long, just music.

Recently, Jack White traveled to Ireland to play a large scale music festival. The show opened with White and his band performing the Yeezus cut “Black Skinhead” in full, then transitioned into material from White’s critically acclaimed career. You can view the first fifteen minutes …

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Kanye West’s Court-Ordered Community Service Was Announced and It’s Pretty Great

Back in March of this year, Kanye West pleaded “no contest” to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft after confronting paparazzi and the court ruled that he was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 250 hours of community service. TMZ has just shared what Kanye’s community service obligations are, and it’s actually pretty great: teaching at a fashion school.

Apparently he’s been speaking at colleges all over the country. On Monday of this week, he went to the L.A. Trade Technical College to give a three-hour discussion on fashion designers, marking his third visit there in six weeks. Honestly, …

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Chris Rock Announces First Stand-Up Comedy Tour In Six Years

It may be hard to believe this, but more than half a decade has passed since Chris Rock last graced the live stage as a stand-up comic. His most recent special, Kill The Messenger, was recorded in 2008 and released in early 2009, which makes it so old that the majority of the material still references the George W. Bush administration. Woof.

Earlier this week, Chris Rock surprised fans when he announced on Jimmy Fallon’s late night television show that he is returning to the stand-up stage this fall with a new nationwide tour. Dates for the run have …

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Kanye Gets Hitched, Teases “God Level” With A Little Help From Adidas

It’s a pretty big day for the college dropout from the Windy City.

Starting with a bit of pop culture news, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian finally tied the knot during a private ceremony in Italy this afternoon. Guests in attendance included Big Sean, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, LaLa Anthony, Rachel Roy, and Q-Tip, among others. This is Kanye’s first marriage and Kim’s third. Expect plenty of photos and additional coverage on sites that are not UTG for the next several weeks.

In addition to marrying the supposed girl of his dreams Kanye has begun teasing new music. An advertisement …

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Made In America Festival Reveals Philadelphia Lineup

The second annual Made In America festival will take place August 30 and 31 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are not on sale at this time, but just after noon today the initial lineup found its way online.

Kanye West and Kings of Leon will serve as the headliners for the two day festival when it kicks off at the end of summer. Joining them will be a diverse lineup of today’s biggest musical acts, including Tiesto, The National, Girl Talk, Spoon, De La Soul, Tommy Trash, Mayer Hawthorne, and more. You can view the first promotional …

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Street Art Depicting Kanye West As Jesus Christ Being Crucified Is Guaranteed To Infuriate Conservatives

There are few quicker ways to piss off conservative members of our society than by making a mockery of their religion, especially on Easter weekend. Add Yeezus to the mix and nonsense like this begins to occur.

Yesterday (Good Friday), a new piece of street art appeared in Los Angeles depicting rapper Kanye West as Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross. A message accompanying the image read “The new messiah?,” but offered no insight as to who first brought the image to life. You can view the image, courtesy of someone with a smartphone, below:…

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Future Releases “I Won” Video Featuring Kanye West

Future has been gaining a lot of attention for his Honest single “I Won,” and earlier today the track was given the official video treatment.

Directed by Hype Williams, “I Won” blends together sexy women and high gloss performance footage to create a hypnotic accompaniment to Future’s latest love anthem. The majority of the clip plays in black and white, but every so often a splash of color appears to emphasize a few of the harder lines. Yeezus appears as well. You can view the clip below:…

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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 …