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Excited for 'Vinyl'? Get Into The New York Mood With These Books, Films And Albums

Vinyl, the raunchy HBO '70s New York music drama produced by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and legendary director Martin Scorsese debuts in the UK on Sky Atlantic this coming Monday (15th). The show is a filthy and noisey dive head-first into the crazy 70s NYC music scene and stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano (Yes, from Everybody Loves Raymond). To get you in the mood - here are some of essential New York material to read, listen and watch before Vinyl.

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If Kanye West Lyrics Were Valentine's Day Cards

Kanye. He's nothing if not romantic. Last night Yeezy streamed his new album 'The Life of Pablo' during a weird fashion show in Madison Square Garden. One of the main talking points, apart from all of this batshit stuff, were the rapper's choice lyrics and it got us to thinking... Kanye's a man with some romantic success, what if we used his brand new lyrics to woo the ones we love this Valentine's Day?

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How Many Rappers' Hearts Were Broken By Kanye Last Night?

Last night's 'The Life of Pablo' launch - aka "the album of the life" - was a grandiose event, even by typical Kanye West standards. Turning New York City's Madison Square Garden into a giant Selfridges (with real-life models) to launch Yeezy Season 3, Ye also brought his laptop and aux cable along to entertain the 20,000 punters (and the millions watching on the Tidal live stream) with a few tunes.

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Nine Weird Moments From Kanye's 'The Life Of Pablo' Playback and Yeezy 3 Launch

Kanye West, you may have noticed, doesn't do things by halves. Last night saw him combine his two loves, fashion and music, at a massive, ridiculous event in Madison Square Gardens in New York. Broadcast around the world via cinema screenings and a stream on Jay-Z's streaming service Tidal (which kept crashing due to unprecedented traffic), it treated us to the first playback of his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, as well as the grand unveiling of his third fashion line, Yeezy 3. We've done a first impressions track-by-track review of the record, but first check out the nine weirdest moments (shout out to Joey Bada$$ getting into a fight with a pap) from last night's glitzy, baffling, celeb-studded event.

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Upset Kanye West By Making Your Own 'The Life Of Pablo' Cover Using These Handy Tools

When was the last time you thought about Kanye West? If your answer is more than two minutes ago, then his shambolic but weirdly effective marketing campaign for his seventh album – which has included four different album titles, three different tracklistings, two different covers, and one assertion of Bill Cosby's innocence – has failed. His most recent marketing initiative was possibly one of the biggest album promo events ever: a huge fashion show for the third season of his Adidas Yeezy fashion line, combined with a listening party, all of which was streamed live on Tidal and beamed into cinemas across the globe. But he still hasn't released the album to the general public.

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