Elle, Getty You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, . . .
Seoul-based producer BRLLNT dropped a gem on us over the weekend in the form of his “Flashing Lights” remix. The Graduation era Kanye West record was superb in its original form, but I’m not mad at the way this remix came out at all. Stream BRLLNT’s “Flashing Lights” remix below.
Kanye West beats will hold a special place in the hearts of many for years to come. It’s not hard to understand why. Essnse, the homie from the West Coast, saw fit to bless the world with another edition of Produced by K. West for Very Good Beats that’s full of classic Kanye West instrumentals . . .
It’s the last day of 2016, but there’s still time left. Tyga and Kanye West let off one more single to close the year out. It’s called “Feel Me,” and it features upbeat production along with a Kardashian reference from each of them. This song has a definitively ominous vibe to it, which just might . . .
Holiday season is in full swing, but Audio Push isn’t necessarily taking time off. The West Coast duo recently rleased a remix of Kanye West’s “Fade,” following up their remix of Amine’s “Caroline.” Stream Audio Push’s “Fade” remix below, and look for their My Turn 3 project to release in the near future.
After recently dropping the Kodak Black-featuring “Weatherman”, Yo Gotti is back with the star studded “Castro.” It’s a GOOD Music posse track as it features Kanye West, Big Sean, Quavo, and 2 Chainz. (*The song is only available in select markets. US listeners will have to wait until midnight) Listen to “Castro” below and be . . .
“Couldn’t afford a car, so she named her daughter Alexis.” Monte Booker brings forth an intricate take of Kanye West‘s “All Falls Down” in “Alexis.” Prominent jazz chord progressions and ricocheting percussion create the main groove of the song. The incorporation of upbeat trap elements with lush layers of instrumentation are essential to Booker’s bouncy sound. In . . .
It’s crazy how many different phases we’ve seen Kanye West go through as an artist and person since his emergence with College Dropout. Let’s not make the mistake of assuming that ‘Ye was relaxing before that project dropped. Thanks to the power of Reddit, we can now hear a pre-College Dropout, less polished version of . . .
Many people take inspiration from Kanye West. Who can blame them? Bronx native Black Dave is one of them, and he delivers with “Aløne,” a new anthem inspired by Kanye. The record sees Dave take a trip down memory lane and speak on the state of NYC right now. He also gives us some more . . .
It’s always fun to watch Kanye West’s most bold exclamations, but Ras Kass makes it clear that everyone has a “Kanye Moment” sometimes. The West Coast veteran uses his newly released video to poke fun at Mr. West in a lighthearted way, while also delving into societal issues that he finds important at the moment. The . . .
Kanye West assists Desiigner for the new “Timmy Turner” remix. It features a new verse from Kanye West and updated drums throughout that give the track a more tribal feel, at times. It seemed like after the drop of the single, it didn’t push limits in the same way as it predecessor, “Panda” did. However, . . .
“It’s a good year to be a Kanye West fan, you know what I’m saying?” I’d be disappointed to attend a Kanye West concert that didn’t include an epic Kanye West monologue of some sort. Kanye’s most recent St. Pablo tour stop didn;t let attendees down. Kanye took the stage and spoke about the importance . . .
Last night was an eventful night, to say the very least. Following a brief monologue at the VMAs, Kanye West premiered a seductive video for “Fade.” The standout track from The Life Of Pablo features the amazingly fit Teyana Taylor reminding us that she is more fit than all of us combined, and also includes . . .
“You know, you know, how the story go.” Drake isn’t one to tread softly, and the Canadian emcee has a few chips on his shoulder on this previously unreleased track, the Kanye West-produced “You Know, You Know.” This was recorded during Drake’s Thank Me Later sessions, and is produced by the one and only Kanye West. . . .
Mixing samples from Queen, Cold War Kids, and Kanye West sounds like a tough to execute and potentially gimmicky task, but Atlanta talent Kelechi succeeds with flying colors on “Part 3 (Father Stretch My Bands).” Kelechi shows his talent as an emcee, producer, and vocalist with ease throughout this complex but sonically pleasing record. Stream . . .