Carlos Bryant, A young Cali rapper, lays down his matured rhymes down on a smooth, heartfelt beat, and speaks on his current position and thought process while working on his next project. This is definitely a great piece to tie his fans over with. This is a track you won’t wanna miss.
It's great to hear this news on the heels of Kanye's revealing, and honest new interview with Zane Lowe this week (all 4 parts here), most notably because he feels he's discriminated against as a black creative in the fashion world. British Vogue is reporting that 'Ye is working with Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin on a new clothing collection. Decarnin will act as the head designer.
As some background, you may recall Kanye launched his clothing line in the spring of 2012, as Vogue says to lukewarm reviews in Paris, and canceled a show in 2013 with no announcement on whether the label will continue. Naturally, I'm excited to see how this collab develops, especially seeing on another level how passionate Kanye is about fashion in that Zane Lowe interview (memorably saying how 80% of his time is dedicated to fashion and 20% on music).
Here's the Kanye West x Jimmy Kimmel feud recap! High comedy, ahead.
'Ye went off on an all-caps Twitter rant last night aimed at Jimmy Kimmel for his spoof of Kanye's interview with Zane Lowe this week. I love Ye's passionate first tweet about spoofing the first honest piece of media in years. The rest are escalating in anger and some purposeful humor (see: @KanyeWest).
#NoDissrespectToBenAffleck #AllDissrespectToJimmyKimmel is gold.
Kimmel not only responded on Twitter, but also in a segment last night seen above. I'm sure this will blow over, but it was surely entertaining too. As a big fan of both, I hope it does blow over and 'Ye goes on Kimmel sometime in the future. Your thoughts on the feud?
The fourth and final installment! What a fun and engaging interview, huh folks?
Amongst the topics above: the creative process of MBDTF, the influence of Jay-Z early on, touring with (and being excited about talking to) Kendrick Lamar, and the paparazzi. Here's a quote on the latter that may surprise you:
"Paparazzi is necessary, not even a necessary evil. It just needs to be legalized. Meaning at a certain point, there's cutoff switches."
As expected, part 3 of 4 of Kanye's vivid and engaging new interview with Zane Lowe. Part 4 tomorrow, and ICYMI, parts 1 and 2 and Jimmy Kimmel's spoof last night below.
In part 3 above, 'Ye talks in detail about his experiences in the fashion world (both with design and with the Yeezys), how the Internet is like our sky, his frustrations and the zen of Jay Z, and much more. Without a doubt, more compelling stuff from Kanye. "Thank you!"
Justin Timberlake shut down Hollywood Blvd. last night for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Legit, shut it down. They brought people in to fill the street and enjoy an outdoor JT concert, which was of course captured for the show. As of posting time, you can see JT perform his new single for the first time "TKO" and "Take Back The Night" below — both off the upcoming 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, which you can stream in full here.
I also saw Twitter and Instagrams of "Mirrors" and "Cry Me A River", so I suspect more videos on the way. That's not all Jimmy Kimmel was up to last night. He also re-created the Kanye West / Zane Lowe interview with two kids. Ha! Plus, rounding things out is JT again, this time with Jimmy Fallon as they make fun of hashtags. Watch the hilarity unfold below as well.
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Justin Timberlake "Take Back The Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live
After yesterday's hellacious part 1 from Kanye West with Zane Lowe, here is part 2 of the 4-part series. This is Kanye at his most candid and his answers and thoughts are very poignant and engaging. But c'mon, you didn't need me to say that. Watch with me above! (Parts 3 and 4 coming the next two days.)
Amongst the topics discussed: Kanye's creative aspirations (including doing more than music and to head a trillion dollar company), his thoughts on "classism", the Yeezys and more on fashion, and the hit record potential of "New Slaves". Lots of powerful quotes, as curated below:
On Lady Gaga: “Look at Gaga. She’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs. What the fuck does she know about cameras?”
On classism: "We got this new thing called classism. It’s racism’s cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that’s also been working for a long time when you don’t have to be racist anymore. It’s called self-hate. It works on itself. It’s like real estate of racism. Where just like that, when someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I had a song that said ‘I am a gangster’ or if I had a song that said ‘I am a pimp.’ All those colors and patinas fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?”
On splitting his time between music and fashion: “I’ve dedicated the last 10 years of my life to this. I’ve spent 80 percent of my time working on this, and 20 percent working on music. Why do you think the song ‘Niggas in Paris’ was called ‘Niggas in Paris’? Because niggas was in Paris! That’s why we were in Paris. I put in the 10,000 hours.”
Also, in other news, Kanye West is set to produce Charlie Wilson's upcoming album (which Charlie tells MTV News). With "Bound 2" and their live performances sounding even better, I'm excited for this!
More Miley today (I know, I know), but this is rather interesting. As part of the cover story to the new RollingStone (ahem, her topless cover, above) Cyrus talked about her newfound friendship with Kanye West. What do you all think of this?
Miley admits that before the telecast, she was feeling a little nervous. But then she got a visit in her dressing room that made her feel better. Kanye West had seen her rehearsals and wanted to talk to her before she went onstage. "He came in and goes, 'There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now,'" she recalls. "The whole room went quiet. I was like, 'Yo – can you say that again?!'" She laughs. "I just kept repeating that over and over in my mind, and it made me not nervous."
After the show, Miley and Kanye met up at a Manhattan recording studio to work on a remix for his song "Black Skinhead." The next day he sent a text: "He said, 'I still can't quit thinking about your performance,'" Miley says. She also happened to mention that a pair of fur Céline slippers she'd bought were falling apart, and Kanye bought her five more pairs. "Kanye is the shit," she says. "I kind of have a good relationship with him now. It's good to have someone you can call and be like, 'Yo, do you think I should wear this?' 'Do you think I should go in the studio with this guy?' 'Do you think this is cool?' That's what homies are supposed to do."