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- 03/09/15--13:29: Behold: Kanye West's Glorious Interpretation of the Robot
- 03/09/15--13:30: Kris Jenner's Paris Fashion Week Looks Are All Kim K-Approved
- 03/09/15--15:15: Listen to Woodkid's New Track With Lykke Li
- 03/09/15--16:00: Listen to Kendrick Lamar's Freestyle Tribute to Notorious B.I.G
- 03/09/15--17:00: Watch A$AP Ferg's New Video, "This Side"
- 03/10/15--07:46: Ciara's Back With a New Video For Break-Up Track "I Bet," And, Damn.
- 03/10/15--08:30: Zoolander and Hansel Made a Triumphant Return to the Catwalk
- 03/10/15--09:50: Nicki Minaj Adds a Sweet Verse To Maroon 5's "Sugar"
- 03/10/15--11:52: SNL'S Vanessa Bayer Gives Sleater Kinney The Worst/Best Advice
- 03/10/15--15:00: Watch RiFF RAFF Sell Used Cars with Mike WiLL Made-It
- 03/11/15--06:38: This Is Why the Gold Apple Watch Costs $10,000
- 03/11/15--08:30: Kanye Releases "Awesome," His Ode to Kim Kardashian
- 03/11/15--08:59: Emoji Sirens: A Rihanna Documentary is Coming
Kanye doing the robot dance pic.twitter.com/VLhws0AW5L-- WSHH FANS (@WORIDSTARHlPHOP) March 9, 2015
Kanye West is keeping busy in Paris. Upon arriving, he dyed Kim Kardashian's hair blonde, went to goth prom with Lorde, and has even had time to perform music during his residency at the Foundation Louis Vuitton. On the first night of his residency, Kanye premiered the Steve McQueen-directed video for "All Day" and then the next night Yeezus decided to try something different: he danced. He danced the robot, to be exact. It was (is and will remain) beautiful. Watch Kanye's interpretation of the timeless, awkward dance move, in all it's glory, above.
[h/t The Fader]
Kris Jenner scored points with beleaguered mothers whose offspring criticize their clothing choices everywhere last December, when she posted an email from daughter Kim Kardashian to her Instagram calling her out for recycling herPeter-Pan-collared shirt dress.
"I love u mom, but no more pilgrim Adams (sic) family outfits," Kardashian wrote. "You have exhausted this look. Done. Move on. We need chic, tight dresses, not this omish (sic) shit anymore."
Still, as of late there's been nary an Addams Family look in sight for Jenner, who we chatted with at the Givenchy Paris Fashion Week show yesterday. Does she think Kim had a point about her Amish shit?
"I show her my looks now and she helps me out," says Jenner. "Riccardo sent me some things over from Givenchy, which was so lovely. On the way here, Kim was actually complimenting me. She said, 'Mom, you've had the greatest fashion week!'"
Jenner says she has to step-up her fashion game when she's not in Calabasas.
"We can walk around in L.A. in workout attire after the gym and get away with it. The other day I was in the gym here at the hotel and thought about running out to pick something up and then thought, 'Don't you dare!' So I got a little bit of glam pulled together and put a nice outfit before I went out. And it felt better."
We're all for dressing up to run an errand, but Jenner should just go full slobcore and ride the athleisure wave. This could be you, Kris, but Kim's playing.
The soundtrack for Insurgent, the sequel to last year's Divergent (really), isnt out until March 17th but you can now stream the film's woozy Woodkid ballad "Never Let You Down" featuring Lykke Li. The soundtrack also includes the M83/Haim collaboration "Holes in the Sky" but, sadly, Li's cover of "Just Hold On We're Going Home" didn't make it on. We can't have everything. Listen above.
On the anniversary of Notorious B.I.G's death, Kendrick Lamar visited Big Boy's radio show and dropped an eviscerating freestyle over Biggie's "The What." With references to surveillance and police violence, Kendrick's bars are undeniably political -- but did he also sneak in an Empire "Drip Drop" reference up top? Hopefully! Listen to Kendrick Lamar's freestyle, via Revolt, above.
We will never be sick of A$AP Ferg. This is a good thing, since the rapper just keeps rolling out music videos for tracks off last year's mixtape Ferg Forever (see the previous videos HERE and HERE). The newest installment, for YG-collab "This Side," is pretty much just a compilation of hectic, red-filtered clips with Ferg and YG on- and off-stage. But we're not ungrateful. If you can stomach the loops of flashing lights, you'll probably end the video amped up and nodding along -- and maybe with only a slight headache. The price you pay.
Following her split from fiance Future last fall, former Paper cover girl Ciara is back with a new LP Jackie, and the brand new video for the album's raw break-up single "I Bet." Watch above as Ciara, who uses the image of the ballerina as one of physical strength, shows off her gams for days and generally eats her ex's new girlfriend, a "bitch .. with a silicon ass and the Brazilian hair" for dinner. Bye, Future.
Zoolander and Hansel brought the heat -- and the return of Blue Steel -- at the Valentino show earlier today at Paris Fashion Week. As the brand describes, "Derek wears a custom Night Butterflies brocade suit with hand-embroidered overcoat and black Creeper shoes. Hansel wears a Silk Continent print Pajama suit with Double Cashmere overcoat and Open sneakers." While the twosome are practically geezers in the male modeling world, their subtle pursed lips and on-point dead-eyed stare proves they've still got it.
Update: Sites are also speculating that the show might be part of Zoolander 2, which is said to start filming in Rome sometime this spring and will open in theaters on February 12, 2016.
Zoolander and Hansel at Valentino @maisonvalentino I've said it so often here that no brand is hotter and more in touch with the moment than Valentino and today they proved again why they are soooo smart and sooo on top ! Bravo !!! The room was absolutely shocked and awed ! Great fashion moment !!!!
Prolific tweeter Kim Kardashian has always kept us up to the moment with exactly what's going on in her life. If she's at the zoo with her boo and her baby boo or if her husband's on the verge of getting an ill-advised face tattoo, you'll know about it. Her Twitter presence isn't lacking anything, per se, but after watching Bette Midler turn Kim K's tweets into song, it's like we've finally seen the light. Watch Bette Midler transform Kim Kardashian's most banal tweets into the most fire lounge set of 2015, above.
Nicki Minaj's general presence tends to improve everything (see: Monster, life) and her verse on the "Sugar" remix is no exception. Minaj adds some short-but-sweet bars to the Maroon 5 song and our only complaint is that she's gone too soon. Listen to the "Sugar" remix, above.
Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer also moonlights as Janessa Slater (nice.) on Above Average's web series "Sound Advice," now on IFC. As the world's worst publicist she gives advice to bands on how they can improve their image and this time she gives the media coach treatment to Sleater-Kinney. After figuring out who they actually are ("As an all-girl band, how many mysteries have you solved? This seems like a Nancy Drew kinda team."), Janessa tries to parse out the concept of feminism: "Guys are running this place, but we can do stuff too! For every monster truck and every Lamborghini or whatever, there's also a flower shop. We're all just little riot girls, you know?" Uhh, yeah, sure. One day she'll sort out who Susan B. Anthony is, but for now we'll pray for her.
Watch the clip above, via IFC.
Lately, producers and artists alike are using the site Genius to reveal the story behind some of music's biggest hits. Last month, Def Jam co-founder and legendary producer Rick Rubin joined the party and today A-Trak followed suit. The DJ, who was hired as Kanye West's tour DJ from 2004-2008, revealed the play-by-play of his collaborations of three of the rapper's biggest tunes: "Stronger," "Gold Digger," and "RoboCop." Here are some highlights from the Genius annotations:
On "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx:
We got back together to play the Sasquatch Festival. He said, "Let me play you something. I put my vocals on all these songs." For "Gold Digger," he had this rough version, but it felt too pop to him. He wanted to give it some hip-hop cred. I had an idea for a scratch, for the part where he raps "Get down girl, go 'head, get down." I knew which sample to use.
Next thing you know, it's show time at Sasquatch. At the last minute, he gave me the track for "Gold Digger," because he wanted to perform it. I ended up live-auditioning. I pulled up the sample for "get down" and I scratched during the choruses, and as soon as we got off stage he was like "Alright, you're coming to LA, we gotta record this. I'll pay for the flights, I don't care." I went to L.A. and recorded the scratches, and the rest is history.
"Stronger" I gave him that sample. I'm the culprit. And I didn't want him to sample it, that's what's funny.
It sort of happened because Swizz Beats sampled "Technologic" for that Busta Rhymes record, "Touch It." We were on tour in Europe in 2006, spending a lot of hours on the bus listening to the radio. Kanye heard "Touch It" and thought that beat was cool. I said, "He just swooped up Daft Punk." And Ye said, "Who?" I just couldn't believe that Kanye had never heard Daft Punk.
He sent me the instrumental for what became "Stronger." He made the beat and spent months writing and rewriting his verses. At the end, he decided he wanted me to scratch on it...so I have a small four-bar scratch solo towards the end, which you can barely hear. I put a phaser on my scratch to make it wash with the synths a certain way. It barely sounds like a scratch, which was the intention.
Something wasn't quite right with "RoboCop," he thought. The beat was constant the whole way through, and he wasn't sure about that. He was listening to TV on the Radio, and had become friends with one of the guys in the band. He said something like, "How would someone in one of those bands arrange this song? I'm producing it too much like a rap beat." I said, "Why don't we take the drums out for a whole section and let the strings live? Let's forget about hip-hop production tropes or whatever."
He just wanted to try more stuff. Even once we took out the drums entirely for the second verse, he still wanted to try new things. "What if we did this? What if we did that?"...When you're working with Kanye, you feel like you're a part of this greater mission. So I worked on "Robocop."
Should RiFF Raff start selling used cars on the side under the name "Sharky McStevenson?" After watching this insane video for Mike WiLL Made-It's "Choppin Blades," a track from WiLL's cameo-filled Ransom mixtape featuring RiFF Raff and Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jxmmi, we think it's a role that fits him well. We'd absolutely let Sharky talk us out of a Pontiac and into a 2014 Mercedes. (Even Wacka Flocka, who makes a cameo in the video, seems to be a satisfied customer.) Watch above as RiFF RAFF, WiLL and Jxmmi wheel and deal at Big Hanks car lot and generally cause mayhem.
Kanye West has come along way. Before we even address the music, the proof of his journey is in his outfit in this glorious clip from 2003. Prior to The College Dropout Kanye was a backpack rapper with a literal backpack. He also had a snapback, a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup t-shirt and a fugly pair of camo cargo pants. Called "18 Years" at the time, the early version of "Gold Digger" that he performed at the second annual Dynamic Producer Conference is equally rough. Coincidentally, EDM DJ A-Trak recently took to Genius and provided some insight into the song. We have him to thank, in part, for the re-vamped version of "Gold Digger" sans John Legend. Watch Kanye circa the early-aughts in this recently unearthed clip, above. We've all come a long way since 2003, congrats everyone.
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Much has been written about Apple's new watch since it was unveiled on Monday, but it's still unclear as to why, exactly, the 18K gold variation costs an absurd $10,000. Until now.
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