1. Kanye West Debuts New Song ‘God Level’ In Adidas Commercial: Watch

    May 24, 2014 12:11 PM EDT Less than three weeks ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Adidas has released a new advertisement for its "The Dream: All In or Nothing" campaign that features new music by Kanye West, who married Kim Kardashian in Florence on Saturday. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Marry In…

  2. Kanye West's 'The College Dropout': An Oral History

    February 05, 2014 8:55 AM EST In celebration of its upcoming 10-year anniversary, 26 collaborators share their stories behind the making of Kanye West's debut album. "The College Dropout" is the story of and for the underdog, the underachiever. It still is, 10 years after its release (February…

  3. John Legend Talks 'Love In The Future' Collaborators & Definitive Technology Partnership

    August 05, 2013 6:15 PM EDT The singer recruits Pharrell, Q-Tip, Hit-Boy & More for upcoming album. With less than a month until the release of John Legend's 'Love in the Future' (Sept. 3), the singer says his soulful album is "wrapped up" and "ready." During a private Google+…

  4. John Legend Talks Kanye-Produced 'Love In The Future' LP, New Chevy Impala Campaign

    June 21, 2013 11:50 AM EDT 'I wanted to make a really great modern soul album,' the singer says. Over the past 18 months alone, Chevrolet has featured new music from fun., Theophilus London, Frank Sinatra, Patty Griffin and Ok Go in its national TV commercials — sometimes even featuring the artists on…

  5. John Legend Talks 'Love In The Future' Album

    April 11, 2013 12:10 PM EDT "'Love in the Future' has the feel of my first two albums [2004's 'Get Lifted' and 2006's 'Once Again'] but takes that sound forward." - John Legend John Legend doesn’t play around when it comes to teasing a video. The clip he released…

  6. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake brought along only close friends and family…

  7. Frank Ocean Talks Working with Jay-Z and Kanye West, Meeting Beyonce and More

    September 22, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Yesterday (Sept 21), the in-demand singer and Odd Future member Frank Ocean stopped by Hot 97 to chat with Angie Martinez. In his first major solo radio interview, Frank Ocean talked about working with The Throne, consisting of Jay-Z and Kanye West , meeting Beyoncé and Tyler, the Creator &…

  8. Chart Juice: Jay-Z and Kanye West Dominate the Billboard Charts

    August 18, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Will "Watch the Throne" leak? Newp. Will Kanye West outshine Jay-Z , or will it be the other way around, on "Watch the Throne"? Newp. The audible fulfillment behind "Watch the Throne" emerges from the dynamic between Jay and 'Ye. Last but not least, how much…

  9. Protecting The 'Throne': How Jay-Z & Kanye Beat the Leaks

    August 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT A week before the release of their album "Watch the Throne", Jay-Z and Kanye West threw a star-studded listening session at the Hayden Planetarium in New York's American Museum of Natural History. The most striking aspect of the event wasn't the stars like Beyoncé , Q-Tip…

  10. 88-Keys Talks the Making of 'Watch the Throne' Track, 'No Church in the Wild'

    August 11, 2011 12:05 PM EDT A funny thing happened on the way home from Saigon and Just Blaze 's show at the Apple store, in SoHo, on June 10. Producer/rapper 88-Keys decided to stop by Kanye West 's spot to say a quick 'hello.' Little did 88-Keys know that he'd be invited to a "Watch the…

  11. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  12. Kanye West Brings 'Fantasy,' Famous Friends to NYC Show

    November 24, 2010 11:05 AM EST One day after his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" hit stores, Kanye West gave fans, music execs like Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles, Sylvia Rhone and L.A. Reid, and celebrities including Mos Def , 88 Keys, ?uestlove, Diddy , Selita Ebanks and comedian Aziz Ansari, a surprise show at New…

  13. Kidz In The Hall Talk 'Make Believe' Album, Tour

    February 10, 2010 7:32 PM EST In support of its soon-to-be-released third album "Land of Make Believe," New York alt-rap duo Kidz in the Hall has announced a 20-city "Crowd Control" tour, which kicks off Feb. 27 in Syracuse N.Y. and includes a stop at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Tex. 88-Keys,…

  14. Drake, Ke$ha Join Bamboozle Lineup

    January 26, 2010 10:29 AM EST D rake and Ke$ha are the latest acts to be added to The Bamboozle Festival roster, joining the likes of MGMT , Paramore , Mike Posner and headliners Weezer , among others. Drake will be performing right before Paramore on May 1 and Ke$ha on both May 1 and 2. Others recently announced…

  15. Kid Cudi, Asher Roth Team For Great Hangover Tour

    June 02, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Rap newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi are setting off on their first co-headlining tour this summer. The two Universal Motown artists will hit 19 cities around the U.S. as part of the Great Hangover Tour with support from B.O.B., an Atlanta-based rapper. Labelmates Pac Div will be on the bill…

  16. GONZALES, "Solo Piano"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT And while the obvious touchstones here are Gershwin and Satie, a keen pop ear can also trace the heavy inspiration from Randy Newman's soundtrack work on compositions like "Gogol" and "Bermuda Triang It seems like every decade has a style of music they should be…

  17. 'Danger': Mos Def Returns In September

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. Rapper Mos Def will release his long-in-the-works sophomore solo album, "The New Danger," Sept. 28 via Geffen. The 18-track set will feature the tracks "…

  18. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…