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Yeezy Season? Making Sense of Kanye West’s Confusing 2015

When the New Year begun, I remember the excitement for Kanye’s “Only One.” It was the pre-play excitement, when your mind creates that assumption you'll soon be getting an earful of genius. The... Read More
Posted one month ago

Is Kanye West’s “Graduation” Album a Masterpiece? We Debate

The great Abraham Lincoln once said, "A house divided cannot stand," and that's true. Lincoln was a very wise man. But on the other hand, Big Sean once said, "I guess drama makes for the best content." Oh shit,... Read More
Posted one month ago

Kanye West Changes Forthcoming Album Title to “Swish”

There is still no release date for Kanye West's forthcoming album, but it has been given a new title. For now. I’m changing my album name to SWISH — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 3, 2015 I might... Read More
Posted 2 months ago

Kendrick Lamar To Guest on a Remix of Kanye West’s “All Day”?

To date, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar have not been featured on the same record, but soon that might change. Despite the lack of an announced release date (will we even get one?) for Ye's forthcoming album, So Help... Read More
Posted about 3 months ago

“Power” Trip: How Much Power Does Kanye Actually Have?

Have you sped? I mean really sped? On my way to college, I would make the trek up U.S. Route 15. Once you get out of 95's gridlock, where the strip malls turn to farmland, it's a straight shot; unless of course you... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

31 People Worked on Kanye’s “All Day” & That’s a GOOD Thing

Kanye West's "All Day" started off as a laughably low quality snippet that leaked in 2014, anticipation built over the course of six months as gradually longer and higher quality snippets leaked, the final... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

Kanye West Announces New Album Title, “So Help Me God”

Kanye West has announced via Twitter that the title of his forthcoming album will be So Help Me God. New Album title... — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 1, 2015 So Help Me God — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest)... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

Preview Kanye West’s “Wolves” with Vic Mensa & Sia

Today, during the unveiling of his Yeezy Supply line with adidas, Kanye West previewed the opening track on his new, still-untitled new album. "Wolves" features GRAMMY nominee Sia and fellow Chicagoan and buzzmaker Vic... Read More
Posted 4 months ago

One Song to Prove Kanye West is a Dope Rapper

Part of why they pay me Jay Z Memphis Bleek money is to think up original, engaging ideas for feature content, but on the real it's much easier when y'all just do my job for me. Case in point, loyal DJBooth... Read More
Posted about 10 months ago

What The F*ck Is Up With Kanye’s Voice: An Investigatory Report

Here at RefinedHype we like to consider ourselves the CNN of hip-hop. Expect instead of garbage we investigate the topics that really matter and affect all our lives; seriously we deserve a Pulitzer or even a Nobel Prize. I... Read More
Posted one year ago

Kanye West Brings Out 2 Chainz for Samsung Galaxy Note II Concert

Just when I thought major tech outlets would be reporting up-to-the-minute coverage on Apple’s new iPad mini for weeks on end, Kanye West Jesus Walked into New York’s Skylight Studios for Samsung Mobile’s Galaxy Note II... Read More
Posted 2 years ago

10 Thoughts from My “Watch The Throne Tour” Experience [Exclusive Coverage]

Chicago, Ill. -- What do you do when you're Kanye West and Jay-Z, and you've just released the biggest collaborative album in hip-hop history? You follow it up by co-headlining the biggest, flashiest tour ever unleashed on... Read More
Posted 3 years ago

Win Tickets to the “Watch the Throne” Tour in Chicago [Contest]

On Wednesday, November 30, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne Tour is set to visit Chicago's United Center. The DJBooth is in possession of a pair of tickets to the show, which we'll be giving away via Facebook. Visit... Read More
Posted 3 years ago

The “N*ggas In Paris” Debate: Is That Shit “Kray” Or Is It Just “Cray”?

Following the release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "N*ggas In Paris" the phrase "that shit cray" became quite popular to say the least. But according to a single Tweet that's making its way across the interwebs instead... Read More
Posted 3 years ago

Exclusive: The Hype Men & DJBooth Release Kanye West’s First Beat Tapes (Disc 2)

The Hype Men and DJBooth.net are proud to present Kanye West's First Beats (Disc 2), a collection of what we believe to be the first beats from the now world famous Mr. West ever released. "Last week I was stumbling through... Read More
Posted 4 years ago

Exclusive: The Hype Men & DJBooth Release Kanye West’s First Beat Tapes

The Hype Men and DJBooth.net are proud to present Kanye West's First Beats (Disc 1), a collection of what we believe to be the first beats from the now world famous Mr. West ever released. "Last week I was stumbling through... Read More
Posted 4 years ago

Dutch New York Executes “The Perfect Crime” Mixtape [Download]

New York, NY -- Dutch New York, the up-and-coming emcee who introduced himself to our readers with Booth-exclusive freestyle "Be A Boss," is back with his latest street release, a "Jackin' for Beats"-style project on which he... Read More
Posted 5 years ago

Drake Releases Kanye West-Directed “Best I Ever Had” Video

New York, NY -- Booth favorite Drake has just premiered the Kanye West-directed music video for "Best I Ever Had," the hit lead single off his acclaimed So Far Gone mixtape. Watch for the Toronto rapper's long-awaited... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Fonzworth Bentley & E1 to Drop “COLOURS,” Lead Single “Greener” Out Now

New York, NY -- The first gentleman of Hip-Hop, Fonzworth Bentley, is pleased to announce a new label partnership with E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). Bentley’s long awaited debut album,... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Kanye Leaks Video for “Welcome To Heartbreak”

Chicago, IL -- Kanye West's blog has leaked a brand new, Nabil Elderkin-directed video for 808s & Heartbreak cut "Welcome to Heartbreak." The tracks has not been chosen as a single (the next official selection is... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Wiz Khalifa Freestyles over Kanye’s “Say You Will” [Video]

Pittsburgh, PA -- Earlier this month, East Coast up-and-comer Wiz Khalifa started '09 off with a video freestyle entitled "Great 2 Be Here." After watching it become a YouTube hit, the Steel City emcee decided to record... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

DJ Semtex TV:  Kanye Headlines G.O.O.D. Music Showcase in U.K.

London, England -- This past Wednesday, the 12th of November, G.O.O.D. Music took a trip across the pond to hold a showcase in London, England. In addition to headliner Kanye West, the event included performances by De La... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Fonzworth Bentley Ready to Show Off His True “C.O.L.O.U.R.S”

New York, NY-- Everyone's favorite gentleman, Fonzworth Bentley, has scored with the single "Everybody," featuring two big pop culture icons: Kanye West and Andre 3000. The single is featured on his long-awaited album... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Knitting Factory Holds G.O.O.D. Music All-Star Showcase [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY -- The star-studded affair that was The Knitting Factory’s G.O.O.D Music takeover on Tuesday held a plethora of surprises, as Kanye West and Q-Tip joined Consequence, KiD CuDi and Big Sean on stage for a mix of... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

Jay-Z Performs New Kanye Produced Track at Glow In The Dark Finale

New York, NY -- So there will be a "Blueprint 3" after all. Despite Def Jam's denials earlier this year that Jay-Z was planning a second follow-up to his classic "Blueprint," the legendary emcee is in the process of... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

West Headlines Lollapalooza 2008, Both Strive For Greatness [Exclusive Coverage]

By Brian “Z” Zisook Chicago, IL – “Oh, Kanye West is performing?” Those were the words that led 75,000 concertgoers to Chicago’s Grant Park for the third and final day of Lollapalooza 2008. Yes, the festival... Read More
Posted 6 years ago

ABSOLUT(R) Partners With Kanye West For Glow In The Dark Tour

New York, NY -- ABSOLUT(R) VODKA, the most influential spirits brand in the world, announces a collaboration with musical genius and 10x GRAMMY(R) award-winning artist Kanye West that will join two icons of style together for... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye West Reveals Logo, Lineup for New Tour

Chicago, IL -- Rapper Kanye West has revealed that he will embark on the "Glow In The Dark Tour" later this year. The tour will feature opening acts Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco and N*E*R*D. Stay tuned to DJBooth.net for further... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye Tops U.S. Billboard Chart, 50 Shouldn’t Be Ashamed

Written By: DJ "Z" The highly-anticipated and much debated sales match between Kanye West and 50 Cent is over. The victor was announced late Tuesday evening and ladies and gentlemen, please rise in ovation for your winner:... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Chamillionaire Dresses Up As Bob O’Wildy, Debates Kanye vs. 50 Cent

New York, NY -- Rapper Chamillionaire dressed up as Evening News persona Bob O'Wildy recently and polled a large group of people on whose CD they planned to pick up this past Tuesday, Kanye West or 50 Cent. To view the... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye Takes the Lead, Is 50 Headed for an Early Retirement?

By Nathan S. What exactly would 50 Cent do during his retirement? What would the king of New York look like playing shuffleboard in Florida? It’s hard to picture the former crack dealer turned hip-hop icon clipping... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye West and ED in ‘08 Unveil New PSA Ad Campaign

Washington, D.C. -- Hip-hop superstar Kanye West and Strong American Schools' ED in '08 campaign today unveiled a new television public service announcement, featuring West urging the presidential candidates to address... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye Reveals Final Tracklisting for Graduation

Tracklisting: 1. Good Morning 2. I Wonder 3. Champion 4. Stronger 5. Skit 6. Can’t Tell Me Nothing 7. Good Life (Feat. T-Pain) 8. The Glory 9. Barry Bonds (Feat. Lil’ Wayne) 10. Flashing Lights (Feat. Dwele) 11. Drunk &... Read More
Posted 7 years ago

Kanye West’s New Album “Graduation”  Due In Late 2007

Chicago, IL - Kanye West is hard at work on his next album, "Graduation," tentatively due in late 2007 via Def Jam. The artist tells Billboard the likely first single from the album will be "Homecoming" featuring Coldplay's... Read More
Posted 8 years ago

Kanye & Common Invade 2006 Global Mixx DJ Retreat

CHICAGO -- The Global Mixx DJ Retreat announced Chicago natives, Kanye West and Common as their 2006 Co-Chairpersons. In exchange for their participation, charitable donations will be made to the rappers’ non-profit... Read More
Posted 9 years ago