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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Kanye Rocks “SNL” With “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” (Plus Kanye’s New YEEZUS Album Artwork)
Mr. West had a lot to scream off his chest Saturday night on ‘SNL". As the musical guest for the fifth time, Kanye debuted a brand new track called "Black Skinhead" and his other new track "New Slaves."
Check out both of Kanye’s rock-style performances where he’s bringing his social consciousness to the world, plus his new album artwork for Yeezus….
‘Ye debuted an interesting track called "Black Skinhead" on "SNL". And through all of the screaming and slight auto-tune, we could tell he was saying some powerful ish. While images of fire, political slogans, advertisements and more played in the background (one said "Not For Sale"), Kanye was on 100 living the crowd a rock-style performance.
And if you’re thinking that all dude needed was black nails and lipstick and we could have mistaken him for Marilyn Manson for that performance, you’re not too far off. The music reportedly sampled a Marilyn Manson song. Check out his performance of "Black Skinhead" above.
By the way, Virgil (Kanye’s right hand) posted the lyrics to the track saying Kanye literally wrote "Black Skinhead" minutes before his performance. Luckily the network let him perform that piece on live TV (y’all know they like to know what they’re getting before something airs live).
And here’s his other performance from the night, "New Slaves." This performance comes one day after Kanye showed the visuals for the track guerrilla style in 66 cities around the world….projected against buildings.
Your thoughts? Scary genius…or just scary?
According to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s latest Instagram pic, the Chi-Town native’s upcoming album is called Yeezus (of course) and will be released June 18th. Kim posted the album artwork below saying, "#Yeezus #RedYeezy’s #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18"
Photos: NBC/Virgil’s Instagram/Kim’s Instagram
The topic of much speculation, Kanye West has seemingly debuted the title of his forthcoming studio album. Leaked via the Instagram feed of Kim Kardashian, an all-but-subtle title choice of “Yeezus” is situated against an all-red Nike Yeezy II. Shortly following the release of the track “New Slaves” featuring Frank Ocean via projections of buildings in 10 cities, the unveiling of the title also arrives just before Kanye West’s SNL appearance. While further info is still to come, what we know so far is that Ye’s album is expected too see collaborations from the likes of Daft Punk, Odd Future, Skrillex, Chief Keef, Young Chop, TNGHT and more. Stay tuned.
Yes, we know. There has been a fair share of rumours about this one, but the more we are approaching June 18, the more “news” regarding Kanye West’s new long-player arrive. After debuting his new song entitled “New Slaves” featuring vocals by Frank Ocean last night via projections on buildings in 10 cities across the world, Rap-Up “can confirm” that ‘Ye’s new album will be called Yeezus.
So far, we have learned that the followup to 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is set to feature the likes of Daft Punk, Odd Future, Skrillex, Chief Keef, Young Chop, TNGHT, and more. Stay tuned for Kanye’s performance on Saturday Night Live tonight.
UPDATE: Kanye’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian has just instagrammed the image situated above. As you can see, it features all-red Nike Yeezy IIs and following hashtags #Yeezus #RedYeezy’s #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18″
It’s been 20 years since Janet Jackson released her fifth album janet. On the anniversary, she looks back on the iconic project and shares her plans for the future.
The pop icon, who secretly wed Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana last year, reminisced on her 1993 album, which sold 7 million copies and spawned six Billboard Hot 100 singles.
“I can’t believe it is already 20 years!” the 47-year-old singer told Billboard. “I always write my music based on what is going on in my life at the time. I wanted to allow people in… I want my fans to really know me. The janet. album was sexual and I was beginning to really discover that side of me.”
Despite a five-year absence from music, Janet is back in the studio working on her first album since 2008’s Discipline. She is still in the early stages and is in no rush to release it.
“I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music,” she said. “I am excited about the direction we are taking. I don’t want to rush it… I don’t want to put a time constraint on the creative process.”
She also gave the stamp of approval to Kendrick Lamar, who sampled her janet. single “Any Time, Any Place” on his hit “Poetic Justice.” “I have listened to the music that is out there and I love Kendrick’s ‘Poetic Justice,’” said Janet, who also enjoys Adele and Bruno Mars. “There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.”
Yeezus is coming. After much anticipation, Kanye West will release his sixth solo album next month.
Rap-Up.com can confirm that the follow-up to 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will be titled Yeezus and arrive on June 18.
The G.O.O.D. Music rapper premiered a new song entitled “New Slaves” last night via projections on buildings in 10 cities across the world. The song, about modern day slavery, features vocals from Frank Ocean.
The 35-year-old West stirred speculation about the June 18 date with a tweet earlier this month.
During a trip to New York last month, the father-to-be stopped by his label Def Jam to play music. Hot 97 host Peter Rosenberg described the album as having a “dark” tone. “Everyone at the label listened to the album and loved it,” he said. “I heard it’s dark, but really good.”
Details surrounding his recording sessions remain scarce, but he has been in the studio with Daft Punk, who programmed drums for the album. “It was very raw: he was rapping—kind of screaming primally, actually,” Thomas Bangalter of the French duo told Rolling Stone. “Kanye doesn’t give a fuck.”
Kanye is expected to premiere new material during tonight’s season finale of “Saturday Night Live.”
Many counted out Mobb Deep after a very public falling out last year. Luckily, the legendary duo have since reconciled, and are currently prepping a new album. Sermon of SermonsDomain.com caught up with the Queensbridge natives at The Crocodile in Seattle to discuss the aforementioned project, the concept behind the title of P’s forthcoming LP with Alchemist, Albert Einstein, their plans to release novels and more.
“I love this album that we’re doing right now. It’s retarded,” said Havoc, before fighting the urge to play it. Prodigy interjected, saying “Every time we listen to it, we play it, and we just smile and look at each other like this is amazing.”
Viewers will see an earnest reaction from the two, who claim to be sticking to their formula in their latest material.
Mobb Deep also revealed plans to release separate books. Prodigy’s will be a “fictional story about some stick up kids from Brooklyn,” titled H.N.I.C.. It will be the first novella in a series of short stories, and it releases July 16. Havoc is also working on a book titled The Silent Partner.
Mobb Deep claims to be about halfway done their next body of work. Since no release date has been provided, we suggest that you listen to Havoc’s 13 in the meantime. Fans can also expect Albert Einstein from Prodigy and The Alchemist June 11.
See the full interview below.
It’s been five years in the making, but Rick Ross and Birdman are finally ready to drop their joint album The H: The Lost Album, Volume 1. And it’ll be available for free download.
DJ Khaled will host the album, which is currently scheduled for release on May 23, and will include material that the two rappers recorded back in 2008. An official announcement came by way of a video shot by Derick G, with some words from both Rozay and Stunna. “We did so much music and we’ve just been sitting on it,” Ross explained “Stunna just hit me like, ‘Man, let’s go and feed the streets with that.” And there you have it.
Both MMG and Cash Money have plenty of releases due in the next few months, including an album from Rich Gang, Ross’ Mastermind, Wale’s The Gifted and even Khaled’s Suffering From Success. It’s primed to be a big summer for both labels.
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Candice Glover joined Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, and Jordin Sparks by becoming the newest “American Idol.” Only hours after the confetti fell from the “Idol” stage, the South Carolina singer had already announced her debut album.
The 23-year-old excursions coordinator from St. Helena Island beat out country singer Kree Harrison in Thursday’s finale and performed a duet with her idol Jennifer Hudson.
Glover, who cites Jazmine Sullivan and Christina Aguilera as inspirations, auditioned three times before winning. She was still soaking in the surreal moment.
“I don’t remember [Ryan Seacrest] saying my name,” Glover told The AP. “I do remember confetti getting in my mouth.”
The vocal powerhouse has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings/Interscope Records and will release her full-length debut Music Speaks on July 16. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes featuring her coronation song “I Am Beautiful.”
Glover will hit the road with her fellow “Idol” contestants on the “American Idol” summer tour, kicking off June 29 in St. Louis. She is also set to visit “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “Live! With Kelly & Michael” during her press tour.
Did you know, or care, that back in 2008 Rick Ross and Birdman created a gang of songs that haven’t seen the light of day? The MMG and YMCMB honchos have announced that they will be dropping the first volume of said work, titled The H: The Lost Album, Vol. 1, on May 23.
DJ Khaled will serve as the album/mixtape’s host. Derick G caught up with the two rappers on the set of the “Started From The Bottom” video shoot in Miami, where they offered a few details of the album’s creation.
“This is a project me and Stunna did maybe in three days,” recalls Rozay. The Cash Money honcho then added, “We probably did 40 songs in less than 10 days.”
Call us pessimists but can we expect much quality if the music is being created at such a fast clip? We trust someone will be double checking their lyrics for any lines that will piss off any of their political connects. Also, will there be the addition of a new song to serve as a diss track going at Reebok and Mountain Dew? Probably not.
Watch the Bawse and Baby’s announcement below.
Photo: Derick G
Wale’s third album The Gifted arrives on June 25 and above is what you can expect to see on the shelves in just over a month. During his appearance on “RapFix Live” in March, the moody MMG rapper had this to say about the project: “I’m giving you music, I’m giving you what the people need. I’m tired of y’all rappers like, ‘I got four joints for the ladies, I got two for the club, I got three inspirational,’ … Nah, paint a picture, show me wassup.” Word.
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