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Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ producer apologises to Kanye West, Future and Mike Dean over ‘unfounded’ claims

Menace, the producer behind the beat for Desiigner's hit single 'Panda', has issued a public apology to Kanye West, Future and Kanye producer Mike Dean for "releasing unfounded and sensitive information to the media". In a recent interview Menace gave to DJBooth, he alleged that Future and Dean had filed separate copyright infringement claims on the beat which became 'Panda'. Menace also appeared to...

Paul McCartney on making music with Kanye West: ‘You basically don’t write songs’

Paul McCartney has spoken about the "intriguing process" of making music with Kanye West. The Beatles legend collaborated with the rap icon on West's singles 'Only One', 'All Day' and 'FourFiveSeconds', which also featured Rihanna. Recalling how their collaboration came about, McCartney told Tim Minchin in a Facebook live chat: "I got a phone call and my manager said, 'Kanye West would...

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ‘hire surrogate’ for third child

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Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian have reportedly hired a surrogate to give birth to their third child. The rapper married reality TV star Kardashian in 2014. Their first-born, daughter North "Nori" West, was born in 2013, with son Saint West following in 2015. The couple have discussed having another child recently, with Kardashian revealing that doctors have warned of possible health risks of her...

Kanye West producer Mike Dean hits back at Desiigner’s ‘Panda’ beatmaker

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Noted Kanye West producer Mike Dean has responded to claims made by Menace, the producer behind the beat for Desiigner's hit single 'Panda', by warning him to "get facts straight before he speaks on my name.” Dean's name was brought up in a recent interview Menace gave to DJBooth where he alleged that Future and Dean had filed separate...

How Jay Z can reclaim his crown as the greatest rapper of all time

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Hova or over? For the massed mainstream public Jay Z stands as rap’s towering Colossus, the genre’s breakthrough stadium kingpin, hip-hop’s first Untouchable. But for many of his long-term faithful, he’s lost the blueprint. As he’s embraced crowd-pleasing pop techniques and arena attitudes in his post-hiatus second era he’s lost his fundamental edge, they’d argue, surpassed by upstarts like...

Watch Die Antwoord’s Ninja talk about playing basketball with Drake and watching anal sex porn with Kanye

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Die Antwoord rapper Ninja has recalled an awkward story about playing basketball with Drake and Kanye West and then allegedly watching anal sex porn with Kanye afterwards. Speaking in a video for Viceland, South African shock-rap artist Ninja (real name Watkin Tudor Jones) opens the story by explaining that Paris Hilton had FaceTimed him while he was in bed and that West...

You can now buy Radiohead, Nirvana and Kanye West fidget spinners

Radiohead and Kanye fidget spinners
Fidget spinners featuring the logos and photos of some of the biggest music stars are being sold online. As Pitchfork reports, fans can purchase Kanye West, Radiohead and Nirvana-themed spinners via Amazon. Other artists with their own fidget spinners include Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Queens of the Stone Age. One fan wrote on Twitter: "Are you even a Radiohead fan if you don't own a Radiohead fidget spinner?" It...

New Kanye West tracks featuring Migos and A$AP Rocky leak online

Two new tracks from Kanye West mysteriously leaked last night (June 4) and they feature some heavy hitters from the world of hip-hop. Appearing on Reddit last night, news of the leaks revealed the two new tracks had been released by Music Mafia, the website that recently hacked Drake's Twitter and found some unreleased music from Yeezy. One of the tracks...

Kanye West’s original album title for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ revealed

Kanye West's classic album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' was originally called 'Donda's Boy', according to reports. West released the record in November 2010, with a former intern at his label Def Jam now revealing that when Kanye first played the album it had a completely different title and feel. Rory Farrell told the A Waste Of Time podcast that the...

Kim Kardashian defends Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump

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Kim Kardashian has spoken out over Kanye West's recent meeting with Donald Trump. West famously embraced Trump during a meeting at Trump Tower back in December, with the then President-elect claiming that the pair had been friends for a "long time". Kanye later explained that he had met with Trump to "discuss multicultural issues", arguing on Twitter that "it is important to have...