The first photo of Bruno Mars, Questlove, Will.i.am, & Nicki Minaj on the upcoming Cleveland Show can be seen above. Hah, it's always funny to see these big names as cartoon characters.
The premise is that Cleveland discovers a secret hip-hop society fronted by Kanye West. Bruno Mars, Questlove, will.i.am, and Nicki Minaj are seen wearing cloaks as part of the secret group that controls pop culture.
Hmm, what do you think of this concept? The episode airs on October 21st.
Kanye West pressed the reset button on his Twitter today as his timeline now only reads this tribute to Steve Jobs, who passed one year ago today.
WE LOST STEVE A YEAR AGO TODAY. HE IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND INFLUENTIAL HUMAN BEINGS OF OUR EXISTENCE ALONG WITH MICHAEL JACKSON, WALT DISNEY, AND DR. KING. LET’S BE THANKFUL FOR HIS LIFE AND RESPECT HIS LEGACY BY NEVER COMPROMISING ON OUR FUTURE."
I got to talk with the beautiful, StarShell at The Gibson Ampitheater in Los Angeles.
StarShell was definitely one of the nicest people I have ever interviewed. If I were to describe her in a few words, it would be a good heart with talent. There really should be more people like her in this world.
Check out the interview where we talk about her connection with Kanye (she co-penned "Love Lockdown"), her most memorable birthday, the upcoming debut album and more!
RZA talked with MTV News at the BET Hip Hop Awards and goes into some detail about how Kanye West approached a new song "White Dress" off the upcoming soundtrack for The Man With The Iron Fists. 40 bars a la Ghostface from 'Ye. Officially anticipating this one to a high degree.
First off, damn. Those sample clearances aren't cheap. Second, I think this has the making of some sort of settlement due to the last fact above. And third, this story just made me dust off my MBDTF Samples. Some great tunes for any time.
What's Yeezy been up to since the release of Cruel Summer?! Well, today he was at the Christian Dior womenswear show for Paris Fashion Week. Kanye continues to spearhead this trend of famous people wearing black leather pants and he rocks some classic Jordan Is to match. Also, here's a closer look at a new limited-edition women's heel that 'Ye collabed on with Giuseppe Zanotti, inspired by the Cruel Summer artwork. The heel debuted during Milan's Fashion Week, can be seen below, and I echo the famous words of Benjamin Franklin when he said, "Those heels can get it." /needs citation.
R. Kelly spoke to Billboard about his new collab with Kanye West off Cruel Summer, "To The World" - the album's polarizing intro track. I, for one, feel underwhelmed at the unfulfilled potential of a Kellz/Kanye collab, while others I've talked to have "To The World" as their current song on repeat. Anyway, here's the words from Kellz himself:
“Kanye sent me a track he was working on. I sent it back. He sent it back to me, I sent it back to him... until we had something. It felt good to both of us. He trusts my talent and I trust his talent. I knew Kanye way before he was known. We've always had fun in the clubs or wherever we were, just kickin' it, but we never had a chance to get in the studio before and hook up like this, and I'm just glad we finally got that chance. I'm just very honored to be on this track working with him."
- R. Kelly
Interesting that they never were in the studio together. Yes, that's a common thing in today's collabs, but there's some things you get in the experience of making the track in the same studio together that you don't get via e-mail. Dah well. Be sure to hit the rest of the interview as R. Kelly also talks about his upcoming 'Single Ladies' Tour.
According to WWD, Kanye West will not be showing his women's wear line in Paris Fashion Week.
His shoe collaboration with Guiseppe Zanotti was a bust none the least and the poor reception of "Kim-ye" may be the cause to pull out of the show for the time being. Though no official word has been released about the status of his couture line.