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Kanye’s jest?: the revised ‘Life of Pablo’

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By Nick Mullen / staff writer

April 20, 2016

Hip-hop’s most obsessive artist might be getting too finicky for his own good. When Kanye West released his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” on Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services on April 1, he brought along some revisions. The album was initially released as a TIDAL exclusive, ...

“Pablo” unites divided Kanye


By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

I consider myself a Kanye West apologist. When stories of Kanye’s antics — read: the “BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!” tweet — pervade the news, I’m jump to defend him, citing his artistry and creative talent. Besides, Kanye West’s music and his public persona have historically been at odds wi...

“At.Long.Last.A$AP” an unremarkable tribute

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

June 24, 2015

“At.Long.Last.A$AP”A$AP RockyReleased: May 25Grade: B+After much speculation and delay, the sophomore album from hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, “At.Long.Last.A$AP,” dropped unexpectedly on May 25.Compared with the hazy, slightly eerie but ultimately energized and swaggy music of Rocky's preceding works,...

Big Sean works on focus with third LP

Big Sean works on focus with third LP

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2015

Big SeanDark Sky ParadiseGrade: BIn his music video for the single “I Don’t F*ck with You,” which GOOD and Def Jam released in November, Sean plays a high school football quarterback making the final drive of “the big game.” In the first half of the video, he is unfocused. He snaps the ball...

Matt Schaub, Kanye West and paparazzi ‘zoo-animal’ treatment

Matt Schaub, Kanye West and paparazzi 'zoo-animal' treatment

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

October 14, 2013

Two weeks ago, rapper Kanye West sat down with BBC’s Zane Lowe for a passionate interview that covered a broad spectrum of topics including self-esteem, innovation and his admiration for “dopeness.” Soon after, Jimmy Kimmel aired a sketch on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” reenacting West’...

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