Kanye West

Dana Carvey: John, Paul & Kanye

Dana Carvey: John, Paul & Kanye

On The Howard Stern Show, Dana Carvey did a bit from his new Netflix special, Straight White Male, 60, in which he envisions a conversation between Paul McCartney and John Lennon where Paul tries to explain Kanye West. His micro-impressions are amusing too.

Kanye West: The Art of Staging

Kanye West: The Art of Staging

(PG-13, Flashing lights) Musicians often have eye-catching stages at live performances. But for the past decade, Yeezy has worked with Vanessa Beecroft, Es Devlin and other visual artists to create sets that are both provocative and deeply personal.

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Cub Sport: Ultralight Beam

Cub Sport: Ultralight Beam

Like a Version presents an unexpected, but phenomenal cover version of Kanye West’s opus about faith, performed by Australian indie pop group Cub Sport, fronted by the smooth and dreamy vocals of Tim Nelson.

Kanye West’s Favorite Noises

Kanye West’s Favorite Noises

Kanye West has built up a repertoire of hoots and hollers to get the people going. We miss the Uhh Kanye, the Laaa la la la Kanye, not banshee-tune Kanye, or angry HAH?! Kanye. The auntie team Kanye, not the god dream Kanye, but we’ll let Kanye be Kanye.

Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey/Gum

Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey/Gum

This variant of Kanye West’s first Adidas signature shoe pairs the original release’s light grey suede upper with matching grey laces and a translucent and glow-in-the-dark outsole. Drops 6/11/16 for $350 via the Adidas Confirmed app and in select stores.

Let Kanye Be Kanye

Let Kanye Be Kanye

The people who still watch daytime TV were treated to 100% concentrated Kanye West when the artist unleashed one of his signature semi-coherent rants on Ellen. Stephen Colbert says he can relate to Yeezy. “Man I promise, I’m so self-conscious…”

Deadpool Won’t Be Hosting SNL

Deadpool Won’t Be Hosting SNL

(PG-13: Language) “I’m 50% more influential than MC Hammer, Apostle Judas Iscariot, the Kia Sorrento…” Fans have petitioned that Ryan Reynolds host Saturday Night Live as Deadpool. Ryan says no thanks by mocking Kanye’s delusional SNL rant.

We Have to Help Kanye

We Have to Help Kanye

Kanye West the musician is a legendary figure. But his online persona is on the opposite end of the spectrum. The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert takes Yeezy to task over the latter’s recent string of needy and nonsensical tweets. Time to wake up, Mr. West.

Kanye West: No More Parties in LA

Kanye West: No More Parties in LA

(PG-13: Language) “I know some fans who thought I wouldn’t rap like this again, but the writer’s block is over emcees cancel your plans.” Yeezy goes back to his old school storytelling game with the help of Kendrick Lamar and Madlib.

Kanye of the Stone Age

Kanye of the Stone Age

Producer ToToM combined Kanye West’s rhymes with Queens of the Stone Age’s riffs. If you love Yeezus you’ll probably dig this bizarre mashup as well. You can download the album for free, but ToToM will also donate any proceeds to charity.

Kanye x Caroline Shaw: Say You Will

Kanye x Caroline Shaw: Say You Will

Yeezy dropped this powerful remix of his 808s & Heartbreak single Say You Will, turning the minimalist song into an room-filling wave with the help of Caroline Shaw. He also uploaded a few verses over the beat he made for The Weeknd’s Tell Your Friends.

Late Registration Sample Infographic

Late Registration Sample Infographic

WhoSampled and The Grammys celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kanye West’s sublime second album Late Registration by creating an interactive infographic, featuring links to the many songs that Yeezy sampled on the record and more.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Black

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Black

Kanye West’s low-cut signature shoe gets a nearly all-black variant on 8/22 for $200. Check out Sneakerhead UK to spot the stores where you’ll camp out. More images here and here. Thumbnail image by Jay Woo. Skip to 1:15.

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350

Kanye West’s second signature shoe with Adidas is a low-cut slip-on trainer featuring the Boost midsole cushion found in Adidas’ latest running shoes, and a Primeknit one-piece upper with a rad pattern.

Maggi Yeezy Boost Tan Custom

Maggi Yeezy Boost Tan Custom

Sneakershot presents this modified version of Kanye West’s latest signature shoes. Inspired by the Air Yeezy’s Net colorway, sneaker modder Maggi remade the Yeezy Boost’s suede upper in tan leather.

Kanye West: All Day

Kanye West: All Day

(NSFW: Language) Forget about throwing diamonds in the sky. Kanye’s on his flamethrower game. All Day serves as a warning that he’s still Yeezus. But this time instead of using Auto-tune and drums he’s just rapping his heart out.

Adidas Yeezy Boost

Adidas Yeezy Boost

Kanye West’s first signature shoe with Adidas, the Yeezy Boost look like casual sneakers from the future. They’re set to drop on 2/28 for $350, but don’t even dream of getting them at that price, because only 9,000 pairs will be sold.

Kanye West: Only One

Kanye West: Only One

Kanye West’s single is an auto-tuned ballad featuring Sir Paul McCartney on keyboard. Apparently, it’s a song for Kanye’s daughter North, but from the perspective of his late mother Donda. More here and here.

Kreezus

Kreezus

(NSFW: Language) “I AM A CLAUS.” Local Business Comedy covered Kanye West’s entire Yeezus album, putting a Christmas spin on it. Listen closely because they’re about to drop a lot of jokes on your chimney. Also on YouTube.

When Chappelle Met Kanye

When Chappelle Met Kanye

Dave Chappelle dropped by The Tonight Show to promote his upcoming shows at Radio City. While he was there, he recounted how he met a few musicians. At around 4:05, he proves that Yeezy has always had Kanye-fidence. Also, yes, it’s real.

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Kanye Self-Confidence Generator

Kanye Self-Confidence Generator

Try walking in Yeezus’ shoes with USA Today’s Kanye West Self-Confidence Generator, which has hilarious quotes from the narcissistic superstar. But remember: he’s not turned up 100% of the time, and you shouldn’t be either.

Ronny Chieng vs. Kanye West

Ronny Chieng vs. Kanye West

(NSFW: Language) After a brief comparison of apples and oranges, comedian Ronny Chieng takes on the misogynistic lyrics in Kanye West’s ridiculous Bound 2 which somehow manage to get him in hot water with his girlfriend.

Rogen & Franco: Bound 3

Rogen & Franco: Bound 3

(NSFW: Language, Gross) Seth Rogen and James Franco did a shot for shot remake of Kanye West’s intentionally(?) generic and cheesy music video for his single Bound 2. You can see both videos side-by-side here. Jesus wept.

How to Quit Your Job

How to Quit Your Job

For two years, Marina Shifrin worked for a boss who valued quantity over quality. Instead of handing in her resignation letter, she created a video, which will probably get more views than anything she worked on at her old job.

Black Skinhead: Moleskine Video

Black Skinhead: Moleskine Video

(NSFW: Lyrics) David Fuenz was sitting on a train from Stockholm to Copenhagen with nothing better to do, so he used the time to illustrate the lyrics to Kanye West’s latest single in his Moleskine journal. (Thanks Daniel!)

Kanye Wes

Kanye Wes

Let’s do a word association. We’ll say the name of a popular hip hop artist and you tell us the first director that comes to mind. Kanye West. Did you say Wes Anderson? Of course you did. Check out their tumblr lovechild now.

Kanye West: White Dress

Kanye West: White Dress

(NSFW: Language) Yeezy’s contribution to the OST of The Man with the Iron Fists is a return to his old form; the Kanye that blew up, not Kanye blown up. Guess we have to thank Kim K for this one.

Nike Air Yeezy II

Nike Air Yeezy II

From the anaconda textured leather and reptilian spikes to smaller details like the hieroglyphics and obelisk lace aglets, Kanye West’s new signature shoes are all about one thing: attention.

Kanye West: Mercy

Kanye West: Mercy

(NSFW: Language) Good Friday, G.O.O.D. Music: Kanye West swags all over the airwaves once again. We’re not fans of his other new single, but we’ve had Mercy on replay.

Sound-Reactive Kanye Glasses

Sound-Reactive Kanye Glasses

(NSFW: Lyrics) DIY geek Ch00f took a pair of the slatted sunglasses Kanye made famous, and rigged them with EL wires, and a circuit which reacts to music. The slight delay is only the video encode.

Ella’s Gotta Have It

Ella’s Gotta Have It

Tyler McAbee was going to shoot a home video welcoming his newborn niece, Ella into the world. Instead, he created this brilliantly updated version of Kanye and Jay-Z’s Gotta Have It.

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