Teyana Taylor dating Drake

First, let's go all the way back to 2005 when a then 19-year-old Drake (real name: Aubrey Graham) was linked to actress Tika Sumpter and Jade Lee the following year. Fast forward to 2009, and Drake was apparently very busy, with romance rumors connecting him to Tammy Torres, Blac Chyna, Teyana Taylor, and Vanessa Veasley. More about the Drake and Teyana Taylor dating / relationship. More about the Drake and Lira Galore dating / relationship. More about the Drake and Nicki Minaj dating / relationship. More about the Drake and Taraji P. Henson dating / relationship. More about the Drake and Kat Dennings dating / relationship. May 28th, 2009. Teyana Taylor uploaded these photos to her Myspace Account and by the looks of things, her and Drake seem to be a little too chummy. Teyana Taylor has been in relationships with Soulja Boy (2009), Daniel Gibson (2008 – 2009) and ASAP Rocky (2006). She has also had an encounter with Drake (2009). She has been engaged to Iman Shumpert (2015) and Brandon Jennings (2011 – 2014). Teyana Taylor Responds To Reports Of Iman Shumpert Dating Mother Of Drake's Alleged Child May 31, 2018 - 9:30 pm by Jessica McKinney TWITTER 'I ain't got nothing to do with dat.' By: Amanda Anderson-Niles. Drake and Teyana Taylor dating?Many are starting to wonder if there is some kind of romance brewing between the Young Money superstar and the up and coming starlet of Kanye’s label G.O.O.D. Music. While there hasn’t been any major spotting of these two to cause for most to suspect anything was going on between them, last night an interesting Instagram post by ... More about the Teyana Taylor and Drake dating / relationship. More about the Teyana Taylor and Chris Brown dating / relationship. More about the Teyana Taylor and Tyga dating / relationship. More about the Teyana Taylor and Soulja Boy dating / relationship. More about the Teyana Taylor and Colin Kaepernick dating / relationship. A stunning model, a gifted dancer and a talented singer Teyana Taylor grew up in Harlem with her two half-siblings. At the age of nine she got really passionate about the stage and so, soon began taking part at various singing competitions. So like 20 minutes later Teyana gets off cam and lets these 2 gay n***as run her show while she gets on the phone with Vanessa SImmons I guess…Now, Teyana is in the back arguing and the gay n ... Teyana Taylor has been engaged to Brandon Jennings (2011 - 2014). Teyana Taylor has been in relationships with Soulja Boy (2009), Daniel Gibson (2008 - 2009) and ASAP Rocky (2006 - 2007). Teyana Taylor has had encounters with Colin Kaepernick (2013 - 2014) and Drake (2009).

2020 Bet Award Winners...... Were Winners Well Chosen? Discuss!

2020.06.29 16:56 newrapsongs 2020 Bet Award Winners...... Were Winners Well Chosen? Discuss!

The 2020 BET Awards were held virtually on Sunday night (June 28) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But for the first time, the annual award ceremony aired on CBS in addition to BET and BET HER.
Hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales, the show featured a slew of major performances from Public Enemy, Megan Thee Stallion to DaBaby, Roddy Ricch and more.
Drake led the pack with with six nominations, followed by Hot Girl Meg and Roddy who had five nominations each. Beyoncé, Chris Brown, DaBaby, Lizzo and Nicki Minaj were also tied for the third-most nominations with four a piece. Other notable nominees include Travis Scott, Cardi B, Griselda, Migos, Rapsody and the late Pop Smoke.
See the full list of winners below.
Jhene Aiko
Lizzo — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
Anderson .Paak
Chris Brown — WINNER\*
The Weeknd
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Migos — WINNER\*
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance” — WINNER\*
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale f. Jeremih – “On Chill”
DaBaby — WINNER\*
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER\*
Nicki Minaj

Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled f. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER\*
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”

Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor — WINNER\*
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Fever – Megan Thee Stallion
Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé
I Used to Know Her – H.E.R.
Kirk – DaBaby
Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch — WINNER\*
Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee f. Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin – “Just For Me” — WINNER\*
PJ Morton f. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae — WINNER\*
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan — WINNER\*
Omari Hardwick
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin — WINNER\*
Miles Brown
Storm Reid
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim — WINNER\*
Ajee Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles — WINNER\*
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James — WINNER\*
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyoncé f. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER\*
Ciara f. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo f. Missy Elliott – “Temp”
Rapsody f. PJ Morton – “Afeni”
Chris Brown f. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future f. Drake – “Like is Good”
H.E.R. f. YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion f. Nicki Minaj- “Hot Girl Summer” — WINNER\*
Roddy Ricch- “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER\*
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER\*
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

taken from HipHopDX: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.56568/title.here-are-the-2020-bet-awards-winners
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2019.05.15 18:41 TheRoyalGodfrey April 2019 RIAA Certifications

Source is RIAA website. It's sorted by cert level then release date


Artist Single Certification Label
Bruno Mars & Cardi B Finesse 4x Platinum Atlantic
Kodak Black Zeze (feat. Travis Scott & Offset) 3x Platinum Atlantic
Gucci Mane Wake Up In The Sky (feat. Bruno Mars & Kodak Black) 3x Platinum Atlantic
Childish Gambino This Is America 3x Platinum RCA
Tory Lanez Say It 3x Platinum Mad Love/Interscope
J Cole Middle Child 2x Platinum Dreamville/Roc Nation
Meek Mill Going Bad (feat. Drake) 2x Platinum MMG/Atlantic
Cardi B Money 2x Platinum Atlantic
Cardi B Ring (feat. Kehlani) 2x Platinum Atlantic
Famous Dex Pick It Up (feat. A$AP Rocky) 2x Platinum 300/Rich Forever
Jhené Aiko The Worst 2x Platinum Def Jam
Cardi B & Bruno Mars Please Me Platinum Atlantic
Tory Lanez Talk To Me (feat. Rich the Kid) Platinum Mad Love/Interscope
Trey Songz Nobody Else But You Platinum Atlantic
Logic Alright (feat. Big Sean) Platinum Def Jam
Jhené Aiko Bed Peace (feat. Childish Gambino) Platinum Def Jam
Mustard Pure Water (feat. Migos) Gold 10 Summers/Interscope
YK Osiris Worth It Gold Def Jam
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Startender (feat. Offset & Tyga) Gold Atlantic
Roddy Ricch Every Season Gold Birdvision Ent
Ella Mai Shot Clock Gold 10 Summers/Interscope
Kevin Gates Me Too Gold Atlantic
Joji Slow Dancing In The Dark Gold 12Tone/88Rising
Roddy Ricch Die Young Gold Birdvision Ent
Teyana Taylor Gonna Love Me Gold Def Jam
Lil Durk Home Body (feat. Gunna & TK Kravitz) Gold Empire
YK Osiris Valentine Gold Def Jam
Migos & Marshmello Danger Gold Atlantic
Yella Beezy That's On Me (feat. 2 Chainz, T.I., Rich the Kid, Jeezy, Boosie Badazz & Trapboy Freddy) Gold Hitco
Lecrae Blessings (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) Gold Columbia
Ella Mai 10,000 Hours Gold 10 Summers/Interscope
Logic Super Mario World Gold Def Jam
NF Got You On My Mind Gold Capitol
Tory Lanez LA Confidential Gold Mad Love/Interscope
Logic Lord Willin' Gold Def Jam
Logic I Am The Greatest Gold Def Jam
Logic Till The End Gold Def Jam
Jhené Aiko Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle) Gold Def Jam


Artist Album Certification Label
Cardi B Invasion of Privacy 3x Platinum Atlantic
Plies The Real Testament Platinum Slip‐N‐Slide/Atlantic
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Hoodie SZN Gold Atlantic
YG Stay Dangerous Gold Def Jam
Mac Miller Swimming Gold Warner Bros
Mac Miller Watching Movies With The Sound Off Gold Rostrum
How Do Certifications work?
When a song has 150,000,000 streams in the US or 1,000,000 sales, an artist can purchase a certification (for around ~$300). You don't automatically get a plaque when you cross the threshold. The label or the artist needs to buy it. Often artists will buy certifications in bulk before they release new music.
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2018.11.10 20:55 TreatmentForYourRash Let's make MBDTF: Updates

Remember this post? Well, we aren't imalegitgirl and we're actually going through with it instead of disappearing.
It's going great, we've already dropped two singles but as it stands we still need a bunch of stuff if we're gonna hit that magical November 22 release date.
Here's everything we need:
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Intro (Nicki Minaj), Hook (Justin Vernon & Teyana Taylor) (We still need a bunch of OH OH OHHHH, OH OH OHOHs), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Bridge (Justin Vernon & Kanye West)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Hook (Kid Cudi), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Verse 3 (Kanye West), Verse 4 (Raekwon)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: [Almost all of it is Kanye so] Intro, Chorus, Verse 1, Verse 2, Verse 3, Outro (Kanye West & Dwele)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat (Interlude and Actual Song)
  2. Vocals: Intro (Choir (we gon need a fuckton of vocals for all the choirs you see and like 500 vocals stacked on top of each other so yea the more SYNCHRONIZED choir submissions that are sent the better)), Chorus (Rihanna), Post-Chorus (Rihanna & Elly Jackson), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Pre-Chorus (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Bridge (Kid Cudi), Verse 3 (Fergie, Rihanna &...Drake? I didn't even know that was drake it dont even sound like him lmao), Last Chorus (Choir), Outro (Alicia Keys & Elton John)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Intro (Justin Vernon), Intro Verse But Really Its A Bridge What The Fuck Genius (Rick Ross), Chorus (Kanye West), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Jay-Z), Verse 3 (Nicki Minaj), Outro (Justin Vernon and whoever is singing those last lines too)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Refrain (Swizz Beats), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Hook (Kanye West & Cyhi The Prynce), Verse 2 (Jay-Z), Verse 3 (Pusha-T), Verse 4 (Cyhi The Prynce), Last Hook (RZA)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Intro (Kanye West), Chorus (Kanye West), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Last Chorus (Kanye West), Verse 3 (Rick Ross)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat (Including the outro of the track)
  2. Vocals: Chorus (Kanye West), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Bridge (Kanye West), Verse 2 (Pusha-T), Verse 3 (Kanye West), OH MY GOD THE FUCKING HUMMING OUTRO (Kanye West)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat (needs 2:26 - end)
  2. Vocals: [Same as Power, almost all this shit Kanye] Verse 1, Hook, Verse 2, Verse 3, Outro (if youre female we'd love it if you did the moaning at the end)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Intro (Kanye West), Chorus (John Legend), Verse 1 (John Legend), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Verse 3 (Kanye West), Poem (Kanye West), Chorus (Kanye West), Bridge (Kanye West), Outro (Kanye West), Skit (Wiz Khalifa and Amber Ro-- I MEAN I MEAN Chris Rock and...unknown female? idk if there somehow is more than one girl in this subreddit please audition for this role or maybe the girl that did the moans can say these lines too idk)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Intro (Justin Vernon), Chorus (Kanye West and Justin Vernon), Verse (Kanye West), Pre-Chorus (just add Elly Jackson to some lines from the chorus), HEY WOAH OH OH WOAH OH OH (Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis, just put another "choir" label in it), Outro (Gil-Scott Heron and we need a few claps that are almost in sync with the track ones)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
  1. Beat
  2. Vocals: Hook (Charlie Wilson and Kanye West), Bridge 1 (Beyonce & Kanye West), Verse 1 (Kanye West), Bridge 2 (Beyonce & Kanye West), Verse 2 (Kanye West), Bridge 3 (Beyonce & Kanye West), Interlude (Kanye West), Verse 3 (Big Sean), Outro (Kanye West)
  3. Mixing
  4. Fusing
So if you're wanna be part of this kanye history, send us some shit at [email protected] and join our Discord at https://discord.gg/8XPqsAU.
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2018.08.22 08:44 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: popheads top posts from 2017-08-21 to 2018-08-21 03:26 PDT

Period: 364.52 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 96641
Rate (per day) 2.74 264.31
Unique Redditors 444 9635
Combined Score 358413 2444377

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 13704 points, 40 submissions: impeccabletim
    1. [FRESH] Taylor Swift - Gorgeous (985 points, 761 comments)
    2. [FRESH VIDEO] Camila Cabello - Havana (feat. Young Thug) (825 points, 254 comments)
    3. [FRESH VIDEO] Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut to the Feeling (616 points, 135 comments)
    4. Demi Lovato releases official statement and is now focusing on sobriety & healing (592 points, 41 comments)
    5. Robyn - Missing U (435 points, 100 comments)
    6. Allie X thanks popheads for her 2017 Album of the Year write up by u/bwc222 (432 points, 50 comments)
    7. [FRESH] Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa - One Kiss (429 points, 99 comments)
    8. [FRESH VIDEO] Katy Perry - Swish Swish (feat. Nicki Minaj) (424 points, 268 comments)
    9. [FRESH] Eminem - Walk On Water (feat. Beyonce) (415 points, 290 comments)
    10. [FRESH] Lorde - Homemade Dynamite Remix (feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) (392 points, 155 comments)
  2. 13636 points, 42 submissions: Me-Luigi
    1. Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' Rollout Reeks Of Desperation And Hypocrisy (791 points, 370 comments)
    2. Spotify Now Displays Songwriter Credits (632 points, 66 comments)
    3. YouTube just added songwriter, label and publisher credits to millions of songs (574 points, 48 comments)
    4. [FRESH] Nicki Minaj - Chun-Li (483 points, 62 comments)
    5. Beyonce confirmed for The Lion King 2019 (445 points, 83 comments)
    6. Rita Ora called for a minute of silence at 538 Koningsdag before performing Lonely Together for the first time since Avicii passed (442 points, 2 comments)
    7. Nicki Minaj tweets and deletes “3”, continuing the countdown she started yesterday (420 points, 53 comments)
    8. BloodPop hints that a collaboration between Lady Gaga and SOPHIE is happening (410 points, 92 comments)
    9. "I Like It" reaches #1 in the US (395 points, 211 comments)
    10. Nicki Minaj feat. Ariana Grande - Bed (393 points, 149 comments)
  3. 7264 points, 22 submissions: sapphire1921
    1. American Idiot by Green Day hits UK charts ahead of Trump visit. (786 points, 108 comments)
    2. ABBA to release new music for first time in 35 years!! (2 new songs) (684 points, 75 comments)
    3. Lady Gaga makes history as the first female performer to headline Wrigley field (sold out, 41k) (556 points, 44 comments)
    4. All of Australia will be singing 'Untouched' by The Veronica's at once (August 4, yes it's a legit event) (449 points, 39 comments)
    5. Joanne World Tour is officially the highest grossing female tour of 2017 (75.6M so far) (385 points, 43 comments)
    6. Carly Rae spills more details on 'CRJ4' (New Yorker Festival) (327 points, 54 comments)
    7. Dua Lipa looks set to record the next Bond Theme. (Ed Sheeran & Jessie J also in the running) (320 points, 127 comments)
    8. Lorde's 'Supercut' will be sent to Australian radio this week (new single) (311 points, 31 comments)
    9. All Aboooard!!!... Carly Jepsen to perform on cruise ship (win tickets) (308 points, 77 comments)
    10. Carly has already written 75 songs for the new album, and held multiple listening parties. (Japan Radio) (305 points, 94 comments)
  4. 6623 points, 16 submissions: shabuluba
    1. Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit. (1347 points, 121 comments)
    2. HDD: Ariana Grande will drop the first single from her next album on April 27 (666 points, 128 comments)
    3. Spotify will no longer feature R. Kelly's music in editorial or algorithmic playlists (641 points, 179 comments)
    4. Hayley Williams on Mental Health: 'I Didn't Laugh For a Long Time' (457 points, 21 comments)
    5. Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Trailer] (387 points, 63 comments)
    6. Coachella's first weekend will be streamed live on YouTube again. 74 artists, including Beyoncé, confirmed so far. (381 points, 25 comments)
    7. Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for 'DAMN.' (348 points, 45 comments)
    8. Rihanna plans to make a reggae album (301 points, 54 comments)
    9. [ARTICLE] How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice: After hiding behind an alter ego for years, the pop star is ready to step into a more authentic self with “Dirty Computer.” (293 points, 41 comments)
    10. [FRESH] Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel (291 points, 15 comments)
  5. 6450 points, 16 submissions: claudiolemos
    1. Lorde: “In the next 5 years I want to entirely do a record, everything. Write it completely myself, produce it.” (1041 points, 202 comments)
    2. Carly Rae Jepsen registered a new single called "Play It On Repeat". Probably being released after Dec 8 performance on Jimmy Kimmel. (605 points, 62 comments)
    3. Taylor is on the cover of TIME's Person of The Year: The Silence Breakers (482 points, 170 comments)
    4. BTS Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Love Yourself: Tear' (475 points, 141 comments)
    5. ...Ready For It? MV coming Thursday (429 points, 253 comments)
    6. The Yodeling Walmart kid will perform at Coachella alongside Post Malone (406 points, 83 comments)
    7. [DISCUSSION] Kim Petras on Dr. Luke: "I would like my fans to know that I wouldn’t work with somebody I believe to be an abuser of women" (368 points, 233 comments)
    8. Dua Lipa is the SNL musical guest on February 3 (360 points, 63 comments)
    9. Charli XCX - 5 In The Morning (354 points, 41 comments)
    10. Christina Aguilera just changed her social media layout. New era incoming! (335 points, 63 comments)
  6. 5949 points, 19 submissions: ThereIsNoSantaClaus
    1. Childish Gambino - This is America (681 points, 141 comments)
    2. Cardi B 'Moves' to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow', Post Malone Debuts at No. 2 With 'Rockstar' (554 points, 441 comments)
    3. Owl City will be joining us for an AMA on June 1st! (444 points, 136 comments)
    4. [FRESH VIDEO] Troye Sivan - My My My (389 points, 184 comments)
    5. Kanye West has returned to Twitter and is currently removing his entire tweet history. (346 points, 83 comments)
    6. new Cupcakke album 'Ephorize' coming January 5th (310 points, 68 comments)
    7. Tom Petty Found Unconscious in Full Cardiac Arrest (304 points, 29 comments)
    8. Radiohead's publishers say no lawsuit has been issued against Lana Del Rey and that they never asked for 100% of the publishing, only to be credited as writers. (301 points, 106 comments)
    9. AMA Announcement: MØ will be joining us tomorrow at 1PM EST!! (292 points, 41 comments)
    10. Kanye West & Kid Cudi - Kids See Ghosts (282 points, 100 comments)
  7. 5427 points, 11 submissions: JunkyGS
    1. [Fresh] Lorde - Run Away With Me (Carly Rae Jepsen Cover) (1529 points, 196 comments)
    2. Pitchfork: Nicki Minaj, 6ix9ine, and the Alarming Normalization of Predatory Behavior (737 points, 176 comments)
    3. Rihanna calls Snapchat out on Posting an Ad that Jokes about Domestic Abuse (698 points, 118 comments)
    4. Aretha Franklin Reportedly in “Gravely ill” Condition (559 points, 28 comments)
    5. Kendrick Lamar Can’t get a Pass for Supporting XXXtentacion (472 points, 117 comments)
    6. Kelly Clarkson Gave Up Millions in Royalities Because She Did Not Want Her Name Next to Dr. Luke's (370 points, 52 comments)
    7. [Discussion] When Did Feminism Become a Job Requirement for Female Pop Stars? (247 points, 115 comments)
    8. Bon Iver Rants about Grammy and Defends Lorde (211 points, 50 comments)
    9. All 3 of Reputation’s Singles make the Top 5 of Biggest Drop Offs in Spins in Pop Radio History (204 points, 176 comments)
    10. Lily Allen Embraces Her Spiral: “I’m sure this album will be a commercial disaster” (203 points, 14 comments)
  8. 4925 points, 12 submissions: mokitsu
    1. Lorde and her family receive a Diamond plaque for "Royals" (1009 points, 72 comments)
    2. [DISCUSSION] Melanie Martinez is being accused of rape.... (875 points, 500 comments)
    3. Carly changes IG bio - "When you move it's like a disco darling" - possible hint? (734 points, 109 comments)
    4. VMAs ratings sink: almost 50% of viewers gone in three years, down by more than a million from last year! (310 points, 101 comments)
    5. Complex reveals Kendrick and The Weeknd will have a collab on the Black Panther soundtrack (307 points, 23 comments)
    6. Nicki Minaj confirms collaboration with Cardi B and Migos (278 points, 77 comments)
    7. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee becomes the first latin song to be certified diamond (257 points, 49 comments)
    8. [ARTICLE] Apple Music on Track to Overtake Spotify in U.S. Subscribers (248 points, 127 comments)
    9. [ARTICLE] Bjork Speaks Up About Sexual Harassment Experience (231 points, 27 comments)
    10. Beyonce becomes the first woman to have three albums with over 1 Billion streams on Spotify (227 points, 33 comments)
  9. 4468 points, 16 submissions: Piccprincess
    1. [DISCUSSION] It's official. "Look What You Made Me Do" just broke Adele's record for most views in the first 24 hours on a YouTube video. (650 points, 293 comments)
    2. 2017 Album of the Year #32: Taylor Swift - reputation (331 points, 83 comments)
    3. Calls To National Suicide Prevention Line Tripled After Logic's Grammy Performance (315 points, 26 comments)
    4. Charli teases release of new song on instagram (310 points, 20 comments)
    5. Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour Opening Night (308 points, 386 comments)
    6. Kesha's tour has completely sold out! (280 points, 34 comments)
    7. LWYMMD breaks Hello's record for fastest Vevo certified music video (100 million views) (273 points, 53 comments)
    8. Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show won an Emmy! (269 points, 36 comments)
    9. DJ who groped Taylor Swift gets new job in country radio under a pen name (241 points, 65 comments)
    10. Fake Happy is Paramore's next single (236 points, 34 comments)
  10. 4455 points, 2 submissions: GoWestYoungKanye
    1. Lorde isn't performing at the Grammys because she wasn't allowed to perform by herself, while all of her male AotY counterparts were offered solo spots (Variety) (2454 points, 316 comments)
    2. you can predict whether a year was good based on whether or not pitbull charted in the top 40 with a song not with lil jon that year (2001 points, 123 comments)
  11. 4348 points, 10 submissions: swiftawaywithme
    1. [FRESH VIDEO] Taylor Swift - Delicate (804 points, 487 comments)
    2. Taylor Swift announces Camila Cabello and Charli XCX to be the opening acts on the reputation Stadium Tour (752 points, 170 comments)
    3. [FRESH VIDEO] Dua Lipa - IDGAF (610 points, 156 comments)
    4. [FRESH VIDEO] Taylor Swift - End Game (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future) (573 points, 314 comments)
    5. Homemade Dynamite Remix ft. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA tomorrow! (375 points, 128 comments)
    6. Drake Claims 7 of Hot 100's Top 10, Breaking the Beatles' Record, As 'Nice For What' Returns to No. 1 For Eighth Week (332 points, 272 comments)
    7. [FRESH PERFORMANCE] Taylor Swift - ...Ready For It? (Live on SNL) (266 points, 137 comments)
    8. Drake Dethrones Drake Atop Billboard Hot 100 as 'In My Feelings' Replaces 'Nice for What' at No. 1 (228 points, 145 comments)
    9. Never Be The Same video this Thursday (216 points, 34 comments)
    10. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin's 'I Like It' Vying for No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Next Week (192 points, 91 comments)
  12. 4195 points, 10 submissions: MashLuke
    1. SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES (588 points, 256 comments)
    2. [FRESH ALBUM] Charli XCX - Pop 2 (577 points, 207 comments)
    3. Lorde's album 'Melodrama' was actually hung in the Louvre (569 points, 66 comments)
    4. American Boy by Estelle featuring Kanye West came out 10 years ago! (510 points, 63 comments)
    5. [FRESH] Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX - Girls (452 points, 193 comments)
    6. 2192 women sign an open letter against abuse in the Swedish music industry. Zara Larsson, Robyn and Tove Lo are a few of the women who have signed. (413 points, 86 comments)
    7. popheads_irl (336 points, 26 comments)
    8. [DISCUSSION] Zedd released "Clarity" 5 years ago! (277 points, 58 comments)
    9. [FRESH ALBUM] Kali Uchis - Isolation (240 points, 66 comments)
    10. [DISCUSSION] Charli XCX might be directing a music video with a similar concept to "Boys" for Rita Ora's upcoming song, "Girls" (233 points, 41 comments)
  13. 3501 points, 11 submissions: VodkaInsipido
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With only a few days left until the album drops, I thought it would be useful to compile everything which has happened these past few err..interesting months and include sources. If you haven't been keeping up with Kanye's crazy antics, this should get you ready for his new album which should release June 1st. I'd also love to hear everyones predictions for what the album will be like based on this information.
Kanye was in Berlin with Frank Ocean and A$AP Rocky. Rocky later confirmed in an interview Kanye (and Tyler) produced on the album. Testing has no tracks crediting either, which means Rocky is either on Kanye's album, a Frank single/album, or there is another album after Testing
Kanye came back to twitter and began tweeting multiple times a day, regarding a variety of topics. Ye confirmed albums from him, a double album with CudYe entitled "Kids See Ghost", a Pusha T Album, Nas album and Teyana Taylor album. He is producing all fo them and they are all dropping in June. Kanye confirmed his solo album drops June 1st, and Kids See Ghost will drop June 8th.
Kanye stirred up controversy once again for wearing a Make America Great Again Hat. He confirmed the release date for his album as June 1st, and the Cudi collab June 8th.
Kanye then cleared everything up in an interview with Charlamagne which every Ye fan must watch
Only hours later, Kanye goes to TMZ for an interview and says that "slavery seems like a choice" and that he was addicted to opiates after getting lyposuction
Kanye releases "Lift Yourself", one of his greatest songs yet
Kanye and TI release a politically "aware" song, where they go back and forth on their political opinions. The song was recorded in a day
Kim Kardashian lashes out at haters, saying that it's disrespectful to automatically assume somebody is mentally ill whenever they have a controversial opinion
Kanye wanted the album cover to be a picture of the surgeon arguably at fault for his beloved mother's death, and tweeted a picture of him out. He did this to show that he forgave him. The surgeon later asked Kanye not to make this the album cover, but accepted Kanye's apology
Kanye and Lil Uzi feature on Travis Scott's Watch. Kanye talks more about his opiate addiction which he mentioned in the TMZ rant. He also mentions the "sunken place" meme
Kanye tweets out some "Kids See Ghost" artwork
Kanye confirms a "Kids See Ghost" shortfilm
Takashi Murakami talks about the Kids See Ghost cover and alludes to a Graduation-esque cover and return of the Dropout bear and a Fox character for Cudi
"We were talking and making up the character for two hours, and I did the bear thing and dog thing. Kanye was quiet and then finally he saw the character and was like, “Cudi, you are the fox. You’re a fox. No dog. You’re a fox, OK?” Kid Cudi said, “OK.” So I had to change the character into a fox. But in my head it was already a dog, that’s why the fox image looks like a dog. It’s a very strange composition."
Kanye shares blurry tracklists for each album, confirming that Kids See Ghost is done and he has two solo songs finished, according to the whiteboard. You can also hear Ye making a beat
Pusha T confirms that Kanye is working extremely hard and he thinks the album will come out on time. He also explains why every album is seven tracks long.
Pusha T releases DAYTONA, entirely produced by Kanye. This album shows that Kanye still has his producing chops, as it's basically 20 minutes of perfection.
Kanye also features on "What Would Meek Do" where he addresses recent controversies including the MAGA hat.
Pusha T fires shots aimed at Drake on the last track, Infrared. He talks about Drake's ghostwriter and there past beef.
Drake fires back at Pusha, and drags Kanye into the mix with his song "Duppy Freestyle" where he says that Push is a hyprocrite becayse Drake helped write FSMH Pt 1 and 30 Hours for The Life of Pablo. However, Kanye did actually credit and tweet about Drake. Drake also fires one shot at Kanye, for wanting to "hold Virgil Abloh back"
Rhymefest, an old Kanye collaborator and Chicago rapper, was put in charge of Kanye's charity for Chicgao youth dedicated to his Mom. He uses the Drake beef as an opportunity to attack Kanye for abandoning the youth, and accuses him of saying "fuck the youth of Chicago"
Kim Kardashian jumps in to defend Ye's honour while he works on his albums
Ex-members of the Donda House charity attack Rhymefest, claiming he was irresponsible and defend Kanye and Kim. This has lead many people to think Rhymefest is just clout-chasing at this point
So, this has been an eventful Yeezy Season. Kanye has now defended Donald Trump, been dragged into a beef with Drake, been accused of abandoning the youth of Chicago. However, there have been bright moments too; the Lift Yourself troll was amazing, Kanye proved his prowess once more as a producer on DAYTONA and Kanye has a dope verse on a new promising Travis single. I think it's kind of incredible how these past few months have been filled with controversy and absolute insanity and we still have no fucking clue what the album will be like.
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2017.02.09 00:12 Mevansuto Album of the Year 2016 #24: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Artist: Kanye West
Album: The Life of Pablo
Apple Music
The Life of Pablo is a loaded title. Almost as loaded as our expectations. Does our brother Kanye really have the audacity to compare himself to the greatest painter of the twentieth century, the most notorious drug dealer the world has ever known and the author of half the New goddamn Testament in four short words? Yes. Yes he does. It can be hard to be shocked by Yeezus nowadays, but regardless of your thoughts on the album itself, you cannot deny it is one of the most important albums of the past few years. From the messy rollout, to the second Taylor Swift controversy, from the twitter rants to the subsequent tour, the Louis Vuitton Don’s ever changing, scattershot cubist thesis was an event album. The kind that rarely exists anymore.
Already famed for his outspoken media personality, and following six of the most acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time, pushing gangster rap from the mainstream, reinventing RnB for the masses, and general making and doing dope shit, Kanye’s eighth album, and seventh solo album was one of the most anticipated albums ever. In the three years since his uncomfortable, experimental masterpiece Yeezus, Kanye had refocused. He dropped three loose singles with Paul McCartney, created an excellent arthouse music video with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen, and performed a couple new songs live, but other than that, he appeared entirely focused on bringing up his two children with ubiquitous media personality Kim Kardashian-West, his announcement that he’ll inevitably run for Preezy and making an impact of the fashion industry with his unique, gender-defying styles and iconic Adidas shoes, the Yeezys. You can’t walk a mile in a metropolitan area without seeing more than a few Yeezy clones. And the same is true of music industry, with literally hundreds of notable, successful artists citing Kanye West as a key influence. In January 2016, things seemed to be going well for Mr. West.
Starting from the new year, each week heralded a new GOOD Friday single from Kanye West. Beginning with withthe underwhelming, Metro Boomin’-produced Nike diss track Facts, Kanye followed up the introspective and personal Real Friends and the bouncy, bar-for-bar, boom-bap Madlib and Kendrick Lamar collaboration, No More Parties in L.A.. Starting with the braggadocios, and ending with the more pernicious aspects of his fame, it was clear that Kanye was doing what he did best, making you empathise with him. Placing you so firmly into his mindset and point of view that it was hard not to feel what he felt. But these songs, while two out of three are great, are messy. Real Friends is the sonic equivalent to one of Kanye’s more coherent rants, while No More Parties lacks anything resembling basic song structure.
If this didn’t clue us into Kanye’s mindset at the time, the constant name changes should have. Originally announced as the shamefully now-cancelled So Help Me God, to the braggadocios Swish, to the controversial reference to his influence in Waves. A now infamous Twitter rant ensued when Wiz Khalifa, Kanye’s ex-girlfriend’s ex-husband and baby daddy, stated that Ye had pilfered his new title from the imprisoned Max B. Kanye’s response, was, well, less than civil, but more than a little hilarious. “I am your OG and I will be respected as such,” is not in the top ten most narcissistic things Kanye has ever said, but it might well be my favourite.
And so came the iconic tracklist, two equally meme-worthy variant covers, [1] [2] and proposed release date for “the best one of the best albums of all time… Out of respect for Q-Tip, Puff, Hov, Lauren, Pharcyde, Mary, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, James, Pete Rock, Pac, Marvin....” Kanye West had announced that he would debut his lean, three act, ten track album, TLOP at his gorgeous Madison Square Garden Yeezy Season 3 Fashion Show offering free Yeezys and tickets to anyone who correctly guessed the identity of the album’s acronym’s letters. So, on February 11th, myself, along with many, many others, tucked into our local cinema to watch the live stream of this event. And this was an event.
And it went well. The actual fashion and show (looks weird), but the album sounded good. Vic Mensa and Sia were missing from the SNL-debuted Wolves, but otherwise the album was pretty great. The gospel influence Kanye announced was present, but not the full-blown gospel album Kanye promised, rather just an expansion of the religious themes seen in his earlier works. The exception being in the beautiful outro and Pitchfork Best New Music, Ultralight Beam. A wonderful gospel-influenced track with a stunning guest verse from upcoming rapper, and soon-to-be 2016 MVP, Chance the Rapper, affecting vocals from Kelly Price and The-Dream, a superb outro from gospel artist Kirk Franklin that stirred hip-hop animosity in the gospel community, an unusually powerful Vine sample and quite possibly a sample from Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Keep doing you Kanye.
So after the show, Kanye and his GOOD Music affiliates passed around the aux cord and played banger after banger. Vic Mensa and Young Thug both debuted new tracks and Kanye himself played a much, much improved remixed version of Facts, produced by new mystery producer Charlie Heat and I think Lil Yachty got chips or something. I dunno, he’s a bit of an enigma. Kanye also debuted his yet unreleased video game about his late mother’s celestial ascent. The crowd reacted with laughter. Assholes. And as we all left the cinema, we all eagerly awaited the release of The Life of Pablo onto Jay Z’s new “for-the-artists” streaming service Tidal. For £20 monthly, Hov was taking the piss, but it was worth it for his exclusives. Earlier Rihanna’s and later Beyoncé’s fantastic albums both debuted as exclusives to Tidal.
But the album was delayed. Why? Blame Chance. Partially responsible for the album not showing up until two days later for want of an additional track to be mixed (Waves), however I find it hard to point the finger his way when Kanye himself not only added an additional six tracks and split Father Stretch My Hands into two songs and reordered the entire tracklisting. (be warned: that article has the most ironic of titles). To keep us satisfied, however, he did release the reflective 30 Hours onto his Soundcloud account.
On the Saturday succeeding Yeezy Season 3, Kanye went on NBC’s Saturday Night Live to perform Ultra Light Beam and the Young Thug-featuring Highlights. A historic show where not only did an artist named Young Thug performed in from of an audience of millions, but Chance the Rapper became the first unsigned artist to ever perform on SNL. And a few hours later the album dropped.
Well, kind of. Kanye referred to the initial Tidal release as “living, breathing art,” but those in the video gaming community mockingly referred to the incomplete album as a beta release. Almost immediately Kanye went to claiming “Ima fix wolves,” in response to fan disappointment for the absence of Vic Mensa and Sia hinting at the many future updates that came to the album. The majority of the album’s tracks, were modified slightly between the initial Tidal release, the April 1st digital download and other streaming services release and then the final version released in mid-June with a brand new song, first debuted at Yo Gotti’s listening party, Saint Pablo. The album became a great success and although listening numbers were never divulged by Tidal, it became the first album to ever chart without a physical release and the heavy sampling of the song Panda from new GOOD music signee and resident weirdo ball of energy, Desiigner, helped catapult him and his adlibs to number one.
This unusual release structure prompted a lot of criticism from listening, some preferring older versions of songs and others left dissatisfied with the answer to “is The Life of Pablo done yet?” Many questioned whether it would ever be complete and whether or not it was acceptable for an artist to keep returning to and modifying their art.
For the most part The Life of Pablo received good reviews. An A from the A.V. Club, 9.0 from Pitchfork, four and a half stars from Rolling Stone, an A- from Robert Christgau and was praised as “highly listenable,” a “beautiful mess” and a “masterpiece,” however a lot of criticism was leveled at it for it’s unfocused nature, however Rob Sheffield praised it for just that, claiming “West just drops broken pieces of his psyche all over the album and challenges you to fit them together.” He also asserted that it’s very nature as a messy album is deliberate, a source of contention between the album’s fans and detractors. The New York Times stated “this is Tumblr-as-album, the piecing together of divergent fragments to make a cohesive whole.” No Tumblr account is deliberately constructed to convey the owner’s own personality and reality, but it’s hard to deny they usually end up that way.
Many listeners were critical of the length of the album and the track structure, claiming the number of tracks to be a greedy move on West’s part and the song order to seem incredibly thoughtless, especially compared to the three act structure of the earlier track listings. Many people came up with alternate listening orders for the album, often choosing to remove some tracks altogether or include some songs from what would have been So Help Me God. Many believe that So Help Me God would have sounded closer to tracks like All Day, but with a much heavier gospel sound than we ended up with in The Life of Pablo. Songs often included are Famous, Wolves, Ultralight Beam, Real Friends, the Paul McCartney loosies Only One, All Day, FourFiveSeconds, leaks such as I Feel Like That, Fall Out of Heaven, Awesome, or tracks that ended up on other artist’s albums such as Travis Scott’s Piss on Your Grave and 3500, Rick Ross’s Sanctified, Theophilus London’s Can’t Stop, Big Sean’s All Your Fault and The Weeknd’s Tell Your Friends (which Kanye uploaded a remix of to Kanye’s SoundCloud with an epic Mike Dean guitar solo). There’s a fantastic compilation of these songs here that I recommend checking out for my fellow stans.
Many remixes of the songs appeared online. Many artists like Stefan Pounce and DJ Premier released remixes of the acapella track I Love Kanye. Easily the best though was J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League’s cinematic reimagining. Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky hopped on the Freestyle 4 instrumental for the blast of a song What the Fuck Right Now. Producer Ludlow along with Chance the Rapper’s young brother Taylor Bennett remixed the skit Low Lights turning it into a complete song. Heir to the Dirty South, Big K.R.I.T freestyled over both Real Friends and 30 Hours. Madlib collaborator, Freddie Gibbs completely bodied the beat for No More Parties in L.A.. Producer Lido remixed the album in its entirety into one great track called The Life of Peder. A Japanese producer attempted to recreate the entire album without ever hearing it due to Tidal’s Asian absence based entirely off the Wikipedia samples list and feeding the lyrics through a text-to-speech application. It's pretty interesting Some /mu/ members composed a fascinatingly weird and equally dreamlike plunderphonics album called The Death of Pablo. I hope the mods don’t mind this link too much. Darkly intimate, The Death of Pablo puts you into this warped soundscape that is Kanye’s mind.
Redditors Dorian_Ye and TheRealBlockaShotya both compiled entire new versions of the album made up of leaks, extended samples, unofficial remixes and covers. The Life of Paul chose to focus draw from sources that Kanye himself had a hand in whereas The Life of Pablo [Extended Edition] pulls from a variety of artists and producers who remixed and covered the album.
If you are a Yeezy Stan, The Death of Pablo, The Life of Peder, both extended editions of The Life of Pablo and Section 80’s theorised Swish and So Help Me God mixtapes are must-listens. Props to the Kanye fan community for adding so much to the initial album that I still, almost a year on, haven’t settled on my TLOP playlist.
So the album came out, and for the most part it was very good. Kanye kept being Kanye though. He engaged in several more Twitter rants admitting to being in $53 million dollars of debt, begging Mark Zuckerburg for money. He announced he had forty songs with Young Thug and forty songs with Kendrick Lamar that have yet to surface and his intention to put out six collections and three albums this year. He had a very eye opening interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that devolved into a rant about how he wants to help people be themselves and be happy.
The Ellen interview is something that very much disappointed me. Outside of his music, Kanye has never been the most articulate of people, but the ideas he’s had, for the most part, have been both incredibly well-meaning and actually quite smart. The Ellen rant is full of insightful comments about personal self-esteem, black representation in the media, the influence of art on people and how it can open doors for future generations and how the media influences public perception of celebrities negatively. And I was so impressed. Coming from a mixed race family, he was saying shit that my brothers and sisters knew, but didn’t have the words for, or the tone, or the platform. And here he was, on daytime television, presenting this realness with the same emotional conviction you can hear in his finest work. Yet, people chose to focus on his fragmented, slightly incoherent and a little rambly method of communicating these issues. Take this, frankly disgusting, video from a political comedian that I myself am a fan of. Not enough people took a moment to think about what was being said and why he was saying it, instead focusing on his way of speaking. His black way of speaking. A lot of the dismissal of Kanye West seems to stem from the fact he is an arrogant black man who talks like he’s from the southside of Chicago, and like how the dismissal of Kim Kardashian has serious misogynistic undertones, sometimes the dismissal of Kanye can feel similarly ignorant. And I don’t see how anyone could mistake this arrogance for a self-involvedness unless they’re not truly listening to what’s being said, but instead how he’s saying it. With an accent.
And it’s hard to tie all of his public persona to the album, because he is such a multi-faceted man. Everyone knows that his mother passed away and that changed a lot inside of him. He became much more outspoken, and artistically experimental, to the point that it was grating to people. But he also began to suffer from depression, rapping about lexapro and suicide and it’s hard not to feel at least a twinge of sympathy for him when he’s expressing his willingness to die for his family.
The balance of these personas are what the title - if not the whole album - is about. Is Kanye Pablo Picasso, the groundbreaking artist whose impact is still seen a hundred years later? Is he Pablo Escobar, the celebrated criminal and villain the media makes him out to be? Is he Saint Paul, the apostle who was so deeply connected to Jesus Christ that he personally preached the word of his God in a world that persecuted him for it? Or is he none of these men?
We will see how each song could potentially represent a different aspect of Kanye’s life later on as we go through the album track-by-track.
In the meantime, let’s jump ahead a couple of months. Kanye West has announced two new albums, the video game/vapourware inspired TurboGrafx-16 and the sequel to 2012’s Cruel Summer, Cruel Winter and unveiled its first single - banging posse-cut Champions - in an hour long interview on Big Boy in the Morning. He also hinted at collaboration albums with both Lil Chano and Drake. I for one think Kanye is in too different a place from Chance for a coherent collaboration and Drake is ass so I hope that shit never happens (fight me). Over the summer, Kanye hoped on many songs showcasing some diverse and unique new flows such as on THat Part by ScHoolboy Q, Pussy Print by Gucci Mane or the Tiimmy Turner remix by Desiigner. Many praised him for him energetic bouncy style, whereas overs - perhaps fairly - accused him of phoning it in. Personally, I have no doubt that he phoned it in, but who cares when it’s all so hype?
In late June, at a Tidal exclusive event, Kanye debuted the infamous Famous video]( www.vevo.com/watch/kanye-west/famous/USUV71601791). The video depicts the aftermath of a party, with the camera intimately inspecting the sleeping, naked bodies of George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ray J., Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby. The end pans out to reveal them all in the same bed posed as in Vincent Desiderio's painting Sleep. Bit weird, but an interesting commentary on the lack of privacy of fame or however you want to interpret it. Werner Herzog has an interesting interpretation of it that’s very much worth watching, if only to hear a 74 year old German man analyse a rap music video feature a naked Kim Kardashian and Ray J. (Props to Herzog though, guy’s a legend. TrueFilm represent.)
Kanye popped up in Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry magazine with an, um, interesting poem about fast food. It’s not really relevant to anything, but I love it so much I’m going to make you read all of it.
*The McDonald’s Man*
Calabassas, California
McDonalds man
McDonalds man
The French fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
The salad bad and the ketchup made a band
Cus the French fries had a plan
The French fries had a plan
Interesting first stanza. Let's see how this plays out.
McDonalds man
McDonalds man
I know them French fries had a plan
I know them French fries had a plan
The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band
To overthrow the French fries plan
I always knew them French fries was evil man
Smelling all good and shit
I don’t trust no food that smells that good man
I don’t trust it
I just can’t
McDonalds man
McDonalds man
McDonalds, damn
Them French fries look good tho
I knew the diet Coke was jealous of the fries
I knew the McNuggets was jealous of the fries
I could see it through his artificial meat eyes
And he only be there some of the time
Everyone was jealous of them French fries
Expect for that one special guy
That smooth apple pie
This generation’s closest thing to Einstein everybody.
The MTV 2016 Video Music Awards, the show that has a controversial history with Kanye West, gave him a full four minutes to do whatever the hell he wanted. He took seven. Coming out to a certain set of lines from Famous, and greeted by chants of "Yeezy" from the audience. "I am Kanye West." Cheers. “And that feels especially great to say this year.” I’m sure that feeling lasted. He made some touch points on fame, but mostly focused on the violent struggles on inner-city Chicago. “Last week, there were 22 people murdered in Chicago.” “My friend Zekiah told me there's three keys to keeping people impoverished: that's taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models.” He believes that to be his job, to help those in need by being a role model and giving people the means to good self-esteem. He may have articulated it in a sort of messy and uneven way, but his point, was a good one. Here he debuted the video for Fade, inspired by Flashdance and starring Teyana Taylor. Warning to those of you who haven’t seen it: it’s a tad weird.
At the end of August he launched a now iconic tour based entirely off the ending scene of Mad Max: Fury Road, Saint Pablo. For those of you who don’t click links, the entire show was performed atop a floating stage. Pretty cool, right? Named for the introspective closing song of The Life of Pablo, the Saint Pablo tour went all over North America and was mostly a success. Mostly. It’s a bit hard to explain, but here we go. Like most of his tours, Saint Pablo featured many weird and some very unusual rants (including a very hypocritical one complaining about streaming exclusives). Kanye West has never been the most mentally stable of hip-hop artists, but this tour may have been where it reached its peak.
It started pretty well, until Kid Cudi mentioned Drake and Kanye in a twitter rant implying they are unoriginal artists (which, let's face it, Drake isn’t). Kanye stopped one of his tour shows for his first rant. “I birthed you,” he screamed to the crowd about Cudi, followed by a particularly hype performance of Can't Tell Me Nothing. Drake targeted Cudi’s mental health issues in a pretty dumb diss track as his response; “You stay xanned and perc’d up, so when reality set in, you don’t gotta face/Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy/Is you crazy?” I know that dissing people means nothing should be off-limit and what Cudi said to him was pretty bad, but I think it’s pretty hypocritical for someone who made his career off the same brand of whining Cudi did to criticise him for being unwell and he really is encouraging this terrible mental health stigma in the black community that I myself have been victim to. I think Two Bird, One Stone’s ghostwriters should have put a bit more thought into that one. Though I’ll never claim Cudi is a great artist, he really spoke to a lot of young, black men going through similar depressive issue and helped them. While this has been a bit of a tangent, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to paint Drake an asshole. While I’m at it, everything he does is super-derivative, his voice is dull, his lyrics are cringy Instagram hashtags, and as someone who is both Jamaican and English, I’d really appreciate it if he could stop pretending he’s one of us. Sorry, I’m done now.
Not long after, Cudder checked himself into rehab for his depression and the thirty-eight year-old, eight year-old publically apologised, dedicating the hook to Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 to him at another show. Drake made no such grown up action.
(Edit: I had some details about Cudi wrong.)
In early October, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $4.5 Million, causing Kanye to abruptly cancel midshow to fly over to Paris to see her. Many people were very impolite towards Kim in the aftermath of the shooting - as they usually are - and afterwards, she took a strategic retreat from her public presence. Kanye returned to touring, but appeared more shaken up than ever. Apparently his sleep cycles got decidedly worse and his rants got more and more frequent. He suffered much public scrutiny for the nature of and length of his rant. One night he criticised Jay-Z and Beyoncé for not getting into contact with the Kardashian-Wests after the robbery. He begged Hova “not to send his shooters.”
The anniversary of the death of Donda West was around this time.
Another notable rant involved him seemingly announcing his support for Donald Trump. Granted the speech explicitly states he didn’t vote - and the fact he donated to the Clinton campaign - and his interests in The Donald were more an admiration of his aesthetics than a resounding political endorsement, but I doubt the general public really looked into it that much. Not many people payed much attention to his rousing desire for change in the system, down to abolishing the two party system, desegregating schools and acknowledging people’s distrust in the government. People sort of overlooked that and focused on the headline “Kanye West Would Have Voted Trump.” Sure, he cancelled the show after only four songs, but he gave a refund and he clearly wasn’t feeling to hot as you’ll see.
Not too much later, Kanye was handcuffed and forcibly admitted to hospital for “sleep deprivation,” and “being a danger to himself and others.” Many speculated that this was the result of a possible suicide attempt, something which he had previously alluded to in his music. He was in hospital for nine days.
When he came out, Kanye joined his wife on the down low. He reemerged with as Blonye, supposedly for the new Frank Ocean video and laid low. Doing a couple shows here and there, but being otherwise quiet. You know you’re entering a new era when Ye switches up his style. He met with then President-Elect Donnie T to discuss “cultural issues.” He garnered a lot of flack for this, which again I feel was really unfair. No one criticised Leo for meeting with him to discuss environmental issues. I hope over the next four years, people on my side of the political spectrum learn that the best course of action is to talk to people from all sides. At least, in my opinion.
(It’s worth noting since then Kanye has deleted all of his Trump-related Tweets and seemingly has retracted all apparent support for him.)
As 2016 came to a close and Kanye appeared on many, many, many best of lists (warning: download link) and was nominated for five Grammys included Best Rap Album. So that was a year in The Life of Pablo. I hope people don’t mind how long I spent examining the context surrounding the album before examining the individual tracks. I feel like when an album like TLOP comes out and is a reflection of such a busy and active creator, it’s important to know everything that’s going on in his mind to help make sense of these twenty tracks. Perhaps art should stand-alone, and maybe that’s why Pablo won’t stand the test of time as well as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but we’ve got it right now, so let’s just enjoy it. I mean, if you want to. There’s many perfectly valid reasons to not enjoy this album; if you can even consider it an album.
Track-by-track breakdown
I admit, I went a bit wild and ran out of space here. Please see the comment section below.
Now, we enter a new era. No longer the abomination of Obama’s nation, the sherbert haired and more reclusive, post-hospitalisation, post-Pablo Ye suggests something new coming. Whether it’s previously promised TurboGrafx-16 album or GOOD Music’s new collab, which will likely feature exciting new (kind-of) signees such as Migos or, um, Tyga or whatever dope shit he has down the line. I will be there, first in line, every time and I hope y’all be joining me.
Get well soon Mr West.
  • Favourite tracks?
  • Favourite lyrics?
  • Favourite features?
  • Does something as not cohesive as The Life of Pablo function as an album? Was it a deliberate homage to the refracted perspectives seen in the Cubism movement that Pablo Picasso himself was a member? Is this and some of the messier albums of last year, such as Views and Blank Face LP, indicative of hip-hop moving away from the traditional album format, such as Frank Ocean suggested he wanted to do?
  • Where does this rank among Kanye albums? There's such a wide range in his eight albums, most people have different answers.
  • Would you have liked for So Help Me God to have officially been released? What if it was instead of The Life of Pablo?
  • Kanye hasn't lived in Chicago for well over a decade, can he still rap from the perspective of a Chi rapper?
  • What is your preferred tracklisting?
  • Do you think it was right for Kanye to continue updating the album after its initial release? Do you think all of the changes were made for the better?
  • Has Kanye’s lyricism actually gone downhill since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in spite of his use of ghostwriters? Has he gotten more efficient at using words to elicit an emotional response or is he just embarrassing himself? Has No More Parties in LA not convinced you he can still spit?
  • Here to start a fight: which extended version of The Life of Pablo is superior? Dorian_Ye’s or TheRealBlockaShotya’s?
  • Bonus Question: What do you think of Kanye’s features as of late? Has he been phoning it in or do you think his experiments with flow in songs like THat Part and Pussy Print are exciting and innovative?
  • Bonus Question: Best Kanye nickname?
  • Bonus Question: Best /Kanye meme?
  • Bonus Question: Why did it take until February for the HHH logo to get rid of its Santa hat?
I will try and respond to every comment on this thread. This album is a controversial one, so I expect there to be a great level of discussion stemming from this. I hope you don't mind my references to my own personal politics, faith and thoughts on Drake, I didn't want to seem arrogant, but I felt it was important to express myself to understand my views on this album. And please do forgive the novella, but did you expect any less from a sub filled with crazy Kanye Stans like me?
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