Kanye West

Gif Love: Kanye Set To Release New Album in 2014

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Not an April Fools joke.

I repeat, not an April Fools joke.

This morning Kanye West made the announcement that Australian leg of his tour was going to be postponed. Originally slated for May, the dates are now taking place in September. You’re probably thinking that¬†unless you live down undah (classless joke) this news doesn’t really affect you.

WELL THINK AGAIN

Kanye’s using the time to make/finish his new album. So there’s that.

Here’s a few of the things you’re probably thinking right now, assuming that he is actually going to use the time to finish his album and not marry Kim like everyone is saying.

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10 Years Young: Kanye’s The College Dropout Turns 10

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout.

Does anyone remember the Artist To Watch¬†segment from MTV? I know that it still exists, but there was once a simpler time where it would air right between Room Raiders and TRL. It was a quick 5 minute snapshot of a new artist, giving you just enough information to make you interested. I don’t remember a lot of the artists featured, but I explicitly remember Kanye.

The segment talked about his producing for Jay-Z, and the car accident that almost killed him. It was also the first time I heard ‘Through the Wire’, the song recorded during his recovery when his mouth was wired shut.

Multiple artists talked about how much they loved him. Different pictures would flash on the screen of him in a holding a bear mascots head. There was no leather pants, no grill, no stripped glasses. Just a guy wanting to step into the spotlight.

I’ll never forget when Alicia Keys, who was at the height of her career, said, “I think we can expect big things from Kanye.”

The College Dropout not only solidified her statement, but became one of the best debut albums in Rap history.

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Grammy Week: Rap Categories

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The last few years have brought a renaissance for Rap with the Grammy voters.

Rappers are now crossing into the major categories, and have been for the last few years . 2014 was a big year for Rap, especially since two rap albums are nominated for album of the year.

At the end of the day, if you’re into underground rap and the mixtapes, you’ll hate the Grammys. The Grammys only look at popular rap, so go into the show with that mindset.

I’m not ashamed to like popular rap and I actually prefer it.

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My predictions below:

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