LL Cool J was a guest on Arsenio Hall’s show on Monday, and Arsenio asked him to list some of his favorite rappers. He named Kanye West but said only when he is not complaining, which I think most people would agree with LL Cool J on that one. Check out the video to see who else he names.
“Ten years ago today we finally released what had been my life’s work up to that point: The College Dropout.
I say “finally” because it was a long road, a constant struggle, and a true labor of love to not only convince my peers and the public that I could be an artist, but to actually get that art out for the world to hear.
I am extremely grateful to each and every person along that road who helped, lent an ear, lent their voice, gave of their heart to that project, and to all the projects that followed, and are to come.
I am honored and humbled by my fans, for the unwavering support and love over the past ten years. I wake up every day trying to give something back to you that you can rock to and be proud of.
Ten years later I am still the same kid from Chicago, still dreaming out loud, still banging on the door. The doors may be heavier, but I promise you WE WILL BREAK THEM.” – KANYE WEST
Kanye West unleashed a tirade about the Grammys during his concert in Phoenix on Tuesday.
The rapper, who picked up two Grammy nominations last Friday, considers the pair of nods a snub.
It’s not that he hasn’t been honored with awards before — but West feels as though his new albumYeezus isn’t getting the respect it’s due from the Grammys, especially given its commercial and critical success.
West ranted, “I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys. That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist.”
He continued, “And Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list. But only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice?”
The rapper further ranted:
Do they think that, someway, I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment? But no, no. Only positive energy, only positive vibes. But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say ‘marginalized,’ when I say ‘boxed in,’ when I say ‘hold back,’ when I say people are afraid of the truth, that’s one example right there in front of you. And people come to me and congratulate me on those two nominations. F*CK THOSE NOMINATIONS!
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Earlier this year, Kanye West and Sway made headlines when Ye proclaimed that he gave the Sway his first TV. For the first time since the incident in March, the two hip hop heads talk in person.
Their interview began with Sway expressing his appreciation for Kanye’s Yeezus tour.
“My demo is the Yeezus tour.” Says Ye. “Pure creativity… The Yeezus tour is more of a film, or broadway or play idea, Watch the Throne is more of a Rap idea.”
Ye then began to discuss his production inspiration from greats like Diamond D & Showbiz.
From discussions of DONDA, to fashion, to the status of his Red Octobers, West passionately says…
“I am the #1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google… Do you want to marginalize me until I am out my moment?”
Sway’s next question sparked excitement and passion from Kanye.
“Why don’t you empower yourself, and don’t need them, & do it yourself?” Asked Sway.
“You ain’t got the answers Sway!” Shouts Ye. “You ain’t spent 13 million dollars of your own money trying to empower yourself!”
After the quick heated conversation, they both brought their talk back to music. Why was Pusha T & Big Sean not on the tour? Why did he mention that Nicki Minaj had the best verse on Monster?
Kanye West officially announces his partnership with adidas. Kanye’s primary vision for this partnership is to consistently put out new product. The info came from Kanye’s recent interview with HOT 97 where Kanye shares the disappointment he received when he put of Air Yeezy Nike not receiving “royalty treatment.” Apparently, Adidas offered Kanye royalty treatment (Royal Pay). Leave us your comments about Yeezy’s signing with Adidas.