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“Jeen-yuhs”: Kanye West and the reality of unmedicated heartbreak

Skylar Sena February 28, 2022
Following an ugly divorce from Kim Kardashian — characterized by petty house purchases, “Skete” Davidson and the muse from “Uncut Gems” — the rapper-turned-fashion designer has created quite a stir on the platform. 
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Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts annual Party in the Garden benefit in 2011. The rapper has recently taken to Twitter to express his support of President Donald Trump, warranting a mixed response from his fans. JASON PERSSE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Kanye West is “Gone” – Meet Ye

Amaya McDonald October 20, 2021
Say goodbye to Kanye West. The Chicago rapper famously recognized as Kanye Omari West has legally changed his name to “Ye.” The musician alluded to this change back in 2018, months after releasing his eighth studio album, “ye.”
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Drake performs in Concert at Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour - Chicago, Illinois at United Center on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. After months-long delay, Drake dropped his sixth studio album after months-long delay. Prince Williams/WireimagePrince Williams/Wireimage

Drake drops latest album “Certified Lover Boy”

Isaac Saia Gluck September 17, 2021
For rap megastar Drake, it's hard to know when the rapping persona stops and the goofing around starts. His feuds with other rappers and many of his actions are questionable and unatoned for, but his songs can have good hooks ... sometimes.
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Some Kanye West fans celebrate Donda – others are still confused

Some Kanye West fans celebrate “Donda” – others are still confused

Isaac Saia Gluck September 10, 2021
Kanye West, unquestionably one of the most important musicians of our generation and a proponent of the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity, released his 10th studio album, "Donda," following multiple extravagant and dramatic listening parties.
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Kanye West finally releases “Donda” album

Amaya McDonald August 29, 2021
The highly anticipated album was originally scheduled for release on July 22. In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, West moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia where he held two album listening events over the summer. 
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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” is different but still controversial

Isabelle Panza November 3, 2019
Kanye West's new album is nothing short of controversy despite his new apparent lease on life. "Jesus is King" released on Oct. 25.
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Cover of Kanye Wests upcoming album Yandhi. KANYE WEST / GOOD MUSIC/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Upcoming and anticipated music releases of the year

Benjamin Zimmer February 3, 2019
With another year complete in the music industry, 2019 has another sleight of releases, some of which haven’t yet been confirmed, that I’m absolutely ecstatic to hear.
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Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts annual Party in the Garden benefit in 2011. The rapper has recently taken to Twitter to express his support of President Donald Trump, warranting a mixed response from his fans. JASON PERSSE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Kanye West’s free thought deviates from reality

Thomas James May 6, 2018
Within the last month, Kanye West has made several statements that shun reality. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the two biggest narcissists in the country support each other.
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Flatbush Zombies during a performance in 2014. The rap trio released their sophomore album “Vacation in Hell” on Friday, April 6. TIFFANY KOMON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Review: Flatbush Zombies puts the rap game in a grave with “Vacation in Hell”

Gregory Zarb April 10, 2018
The Flatbush Zombies, who take their name partly from their neighborhood in Brooklyn, have returned after two years and multiple tours with their sophomore album “Vacation in Hell,” released on Friday, April 6.
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Migos performing at Veld Festival in 2017. THE COME UP SHOW/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Review: Migos trap epic “Culture II” lacks flair

Thomas James January 27, 2018
Migos haven't discovered how to diversify their sound now that they have made it to the top of their field.
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Jaden Smith’s genre-hopping “SYRE” is a directionless, yet enjoyable listen

Matthew Rainis December 10, 2017
Overall, “SYRE” is an enjoyable listening experience most of the way through, even if the constant tone and tempo switches are exhausting at times.
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