Kanye West Drops "Sunday Service" YEEZY Apparel

As his highly-anticipated Easter Sunday Service at Coachella took place, Kanye West took up the opportunity to debut a new “Sunday Service” capsule for the YEEZY brands. The new collection was on full display at the Empire Polo Club in Indio Sunday evening and is now made available online for mass consumption.

The new capsule includes a crewneck in a tie-dye design that reads “HOLY SPIRIT. Other pieces include a cotton poncho, a short-sleeved t-shirt that reads “TRUST GOD,” matching sweatpants and even “Jesus Walks” socks. The pieces range from $50 USD to $225 USD and according to brief clips captured on festival grounds, Kanye fans were not shying away from such prices at all, nearly cleaning out the YEEZY merch setup.

This week’s Sunday Service was a star-studded affair that saw the likes Teyana Taylor, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi, and DMX all joining ‘Ye as he delivered on a special Resurrection Sunday edition his running series. Kanye also took the chance to debut his new ‘Water” track, a possible teaser leading into his forthcoming Yandhi album.

The majority the performance was a run through his existing catalog, including renditions “Jesus Walks” and other performances similar to the ones that we’ve seen through circulating clips in weeks past.

Kanye West Premieres New Song "Water" At Coachella Sunday Service

Kanye West took his Sunday Service to Coachella today, Easter Sunday. Mr. West was originally rumored to headline the event, but he allegedly denied the massive festival’s fer because they could not build a stage to his liking. It doesn’t get more Kanye than that. No harm, no foul though, as Kanye decided to give the Coachella audience an exclusive performance that was more special than a headlining spot would have been. Kanye blessed those at the festival with his Sunday Service, and brought along special guests as well. 

DMX, Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor, and Chance the Rapper all made appearances during Kanye’s nearly two-hour performance. Mr. West also debuted a new song while he performed on Easter Sunday. The track, entitled “Water,” finds Mr. West crooning in Autotune about the healing powers the water. Washing away your sins is something that is forever connected to Easter, so it was the perfect time for him to debut the single. Possibly, this is a taste  Yandhi.  Other than that, Mr. West spent most his time performing songs from his long catalog. Check out some clips from Kanye’s Sunday Service at Coachella below. 

Livestream Kanye West’s Coachella Sunday Service Here

Kanye West was rumored to perform at Coachella 2019, but he allegedly turned down the fer when they could not construct a stage to his specifications. Then, Mr. West announced that he was bringing his Sunday Service program to Palm Desert for Coachella Weekend 2. It didn’t really make sense for ‘Ye to perform so close to Empire Polo Grounds (where Coachella takes place), without actually gracing the festival. After hopping on stage with Kid Cudi on Saturday night, Mr. West is now performing his Sunday Service on festival grounds. 

Kanye’s Sunday Service shows have all been invite-only, taking place in the Colorado Desert. This Coachella performance is open to everyone attending the festival though. A choir and a live band will accompany Kanye for the Easter special. Special merchandise is on sale for the event at Coachella, which will undoubtedly be sold for double by resalers. It would be a truly marvelous Easter in general, if not for the horrific bombings that killed hundreds in Sri Lanka. While we enjoy this performance from Kanye, do keep in mind that there are others suffering on Easter Sunday. 

The Sunday Service will be live-streamed on Coachella’s YouTube page, which can be viewed below.

Stream Kanye West’s Sunday Service & Final Day Of Coachella 2019

Indio, CA – The 2019 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival comes to a close on Sunday (April 21) with a special presentation by Kanye West. The G.O.O.D. Music boss is kicking off the final day by hosting an edition of his Sunday Service series.

Kanye’s Sunday Service began in January, but this Easter version will be the first time it’s been open to the public. Fans around the world will be able to witness Yeezy’s unique celebration as part of the Coachella livestream on YouTube.

Later, the festival wraps up its second weekend with another jam-packed day of performances. YG, Pusha T, Rico Nasty, Khalid, Playboi Carti, Lizzo, SOB x RBE, Kaytranada, H.E.R. and Gucci Gang (Gucci Mane, Lil Pump and Smokepurpp) are among those scheduled to take the stage.

Watch Kanye’s Sunday Service and the rest of Coachella 2019 above.

DMX Joins Murda Beatz On Stage At Coachella

In Weekend 2 his Coachella debut, Murda Beatz kept the surprises coming as he brought out DMX for delivery the legend’s “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem.”

Throughout the week, the Canadian producer teased that he had something up his sleeve but after such a stellar showing last weekend, there was no telling what direction he’d take things this time.

During Weekend 1, he brought out A$AP Ferg and Rich The kids to the crowd’s delight, a decision he says was made at the last minute.

“It’s kind a spur the moment thing. ASAP Ferg, he’s the fucking festival God, I was just like ‘Yo I’m at Coachella, I need to bring out ASAP Ferg!'” he told Variety. “Me and him have a relationship already, we’ve never made any music together but been in the studio a bunch times. I hit him up and he was down. Shout out Rich the Kid, that’s my dog. Been my brother for seven years. I met him with the Migos a long time ago.”

On Sunday (Apruil 21st), DMX is scheduled to hit the stage again alongside Kanye West in the Coachella edition his Sunday Service. Lauryn Hill is expected to make an appearance as well.

Kanye West’s "GOOD Friday" Sessions Were Subjected To David Blaine’s "Wild Magic"

Kanye West‘s celebrity outreach knows no limits. Unless we’re given access through social media, the general public remains on the outside-looking-in. Privacy is the last tenet our Society, let alone the pencil-pushers, have any say over. When Kanye gives us access to his private dealings if comes into effect like a slalom. When he deprives us that access, his fans lash out like they’ve been starved attention.

In the case David Blaine doing a private performance for Kanye West during the “Christian Dior Denim Flow” era, the general public was asked to wait a whole decade to gain the slightest bit insight as to what was going on behind the scenes at GOOD HQ. According to a retrospective piece published by Briana Younger, David Blaine was taking part in one the many “GOOD Friday” gatherings when the illusionist decided upon himself to perform “wild magic” to the astonishment the intimate crowd.

“There was a studio session where they were recording ‘Christian Dior Denim Flow’ and Chris Rock was in there and so was David Blaine and he was doing all types wild magic,” Pusha-T’s longtime manager Steven Victor relayed to Briana Younger. “That shit was crazy, he was bending quarters and splitting hundred dollar bills in half. Kanye was making a beat and David Blaine was doing fucking tricks.”

Kanye West famously commissioned private performances by Kenny G and Lana Del Rey as a serenade to his wife Kim Kardashian. On at least one  those occasions, Kanye West made the arrangement just to even a marital score, and not because a formality like St. Valentines, etc. Check out the other incredulous anecdotes highlighted by Younger in her piece at the link provided below the write-up.

Kanye West’s Sunday Service At Coachella Details Announced

Kanye West was supposed to perform at Coachella this year as a headlining act but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Apparently, Kanye wanted to build a dome for his performance which the organizers the festival weren’t necessarily down for. However, they found an alternative for Kanye. Instead headlining one the night’s, he’ll be bringing Sunday Service to Polo Grounds for a special Easter Sunday performance. 

Coachella has unveiled the location and other details surrounding Kanye’s special Sunday Service for Easter. The performance will take place at “the mountain” in camping with doors for the special event opening at 6 a.m. The performance itself will take place at 9 a.m. while brunch will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Coachella will be serving everything from “plant-based breakfast burritos and fresh acai bowls, to decadent-yet-nostalgic bagels dishes and chicken & waffles.” They also advise attendees to find the Bloody Mary bar in camping. Coachella also revealed shuttle bus details which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Coachella also laid down the rules for items that are and aren’t allowed on the grounds during the performance which are pretty standard. You could check out the list rules right here.

For those you who won’t be able to attend the second weekend Coachella, YouTube will be streaming the sets from that day including ‘Ye’s Sunday Service. This marks the first time in Coachella history that both weekends will be streamed live. 

Time Magazine Snubs Hip-Hop On "100 Most Influential People" List

Last year, Cardi B‘s Invasion Of Privacy secured the number one spot atop Time Magazine’s “Album Of The Year” list. While it’s a testament to the crowd-pleasing strength Cardi’s debut, we took umbrage with the fact that her album represented the lone hip-hop inclusion – especially in a year as strong as 2018. Of course, such is but one exhibit that the minds over at Time appear to devalue the cultural contributions hip-hop. Regardless the fact that rappers regularly top the Billboard charts, acting as pioneers in both the music and fashion worlds. Some are even prominent entrepreneurs behind the scenes and out in the open. In any case, none were deemed worthy Time’s inclusion in this year’s Most Influential People.

Time Magazine Snubs Hip-Hop On "100 Most Influential People" List

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It’s not as if Time has a historical beef toward emcees. Across the years, the institutional magazine has previously named Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chance The Rapper, and Childish Gambino. Yet this year, despite the inclusion names like Khalid and Ozuna, hip-hop largely went unrepresented. Of course, some self-loathing hip-hop fans will make excuses as to why rappers caught the snub, subconsciously alluding to rap as a lower artform. Yet the truth the matter is evident. Hip-Hop is a global phenomenon, given power by some today’s sharpest writers. In matters such as this, it seems wise to stand on the right side history.

That is not a slight at Time Magazine, nor any the year’s chosen inclusions. Yet it would be a shame to see The Most Influential play out similarly to The Grammys, consistently looking beyond the rap world in favor a more “audience-friendly” option. Little did they know, the audiences are more than willing to give their favorite rappers the time day.

See Time Magazine’s full 2019 lineup here

Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

Kanye West made dad shoes cool back in 2017 when he revealed the Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner” to the world. While sneakerheads looked at the shoe with some confusion, likening it to some kind Walmart discount rack sneaker, people eventually came around and a trend was born. Soon afterward, every single shoe and high fashion company had their designers crank out their own takes on chunky runners. Some shoes were better than others but the trend has survived all the same.

With Adidas being a Kanye collaborator, the brand attempted their own dad shoes, one which is the Adidas Yung-1. There have been a few colorways the shoe so far and with Spring here and Summer approaching, the brand with three stripes has a new model in store. This one is interesting as it sports an all-black upper, while each side has neon stripes. For instance, the outside the shoe has green stripes with orange outlines, while the inside has pink stripes with blue outlines. Adding to the neon aesthetics is a pink and green tongue.

According to Sneaker News, these will be dropping in the coming weeks for $120 USD.

Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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Adidas Yung-1 Reinvigorates Dad Shoe Wave With Black & Neon Colorway

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French Montana Offers Kanye West "Yandhi" Update: "Bigger Than Music"

The most anticipated album release for this year is arguably Kanye West‘s Yandhi. After initially preparing the project for a release on Black Friday, the Chicago-bred artist ended up pushing it back indefinitely. Yandhi still does not have a release date but brief information has been leaking out about it. Several weeks ago, one Ye’s engineers spoke about a collaboration that Kanye has with Nicki Minaj called “New Body” in an interview. After that information was revealed, the song was actually teased on an episode Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Then, an unrelated track featuring Bon Iver and Santigold leaked online, which appears to have been recorded during the Yandhi sessions. French Montana is the latest to provide an update on the work, speaking with Zane Lowe about his own upcoming album before touching on Kanye’s project.

French Montana Offers Kanye West "Yandhi" Update: "Bigger Than Music"
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Revealing that his album is approximately 96% finished, French Montana seemed excited to speak about one song he has with Post Malone and Cardi B, two the biggest superstars in the game right now. He says that the album, which remains untitled, is his best work to date. Somehow, the conversation shifted to Kanye West, who the Coke Boys leader says is making some “special” vibes right now.

“He’s working on something that’s so crazy,” said French about Kanye. “I think he’s working on something bigger than music. When I went to go see him, he showed me something that was so crazy. But, that’s what makes people like him stand out, because he always thinks outside the box – really outside the box. Shout out to Kanye. No, but definitely he’s special, man. He’s special. I feel like he’s going to touch something that’s going to change everybody’s life.”

French Montana isn’t the first person to speak so highly Ye’s upcoming album. Those who have heard snippets are generally impressed.

Concord Music Publishing Announces JV with Noah Goldstein

Concord Music Publishing has reached a deal with producer Noah Goldstein to represent his full catalog and future works.

The Grammy-winning recording engineer and mixer has worked closely with Kanye West and crafted a number of hits.  ‘New Slaves’, ‘Black Skinhead’, and ‘Ultralight Beam’ all feature Goldstein’s talents.  But that’s just one of several notable superstars with whom Goldstein has collaborated.

Goldstein began his career in New York at Electric Lady Studios.  It was there that he cut his teeth engineering records for artists who used the facility. Rihanna, Mos Def, Nas, M.I.A. and more have tapped Goldstein’s engineering talent.

Later, Goldstein worked with Arcade Fire to record The Suburbs, which won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammys.

Columbia Records CEO recently promoted Goldstein to Senior Vice President of A&R. Before that, he spent eight years as a producer, A&R, engineer and touring audio director for West and his G.O.O.D. Music label.

Concord Music’s head of creative/A&R Jeremy Yohai says his team is thrilled to be representing Noah.

“We are so excited to have Noah join our roster. He has proven himself to be a creative force in the industry, as a writer, producer, engineer, and A&R.”

Both Concord and Goldstein have also partnered on a joint venture to sign developing artists and writers.

The first signing to the joint venture is Simon Christensen, better known as Psymun online. Psymun is a hip hop producer from St. Paul, Minnesota, whose 2014 Pink Label EP gained widespread attention.  He has co-produced hit singles with Future and Juice WRLD.

Psymun currently has 29 tracks available for listening on SoundCloud, including a playlist of collaborations with other artists.

Concord Music Publishing Announces JV with Noah Goldstein

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Concord Music Publishing Announces JV with Noah Goldstein

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Kanye West Being Bipolar: “It Is An Emotional Process"

Kanye West has previously been open about being diagnosed with a “mental condition” and now his wife, Kim Kardashian, has opened up to Vogue to discuss more on Kanye’s bipolar and how it can be an emotional process. “I think we’re in a pretty good place with it now,” she told the publication. “It is an emotional process, for sure. Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them.”

Kim Kardashian Opens Up About Kanye West Being Bipolar: “It Is An Emotional Process"
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When it comes to medicating himself for bipolar, Kim detailed how it’s simply not an option for him since it throws f his creative process. “It just changes who he is. Traveling a lot does set it f, so he doesn’t travel as much as he used to,” Kim added.

“But honestly, I never want to speak for him, because I am not in his mind. But I think some the hurtful things that I read online … What is she doing? She’s not stopping him. … Like it’s my fault if he does or says something that they don’t agree with? That’s my husband. I share every opinion that I have and let him know when I think something’s wrong.”

When it comes to Kanye being “in the middle a bipolar episode” she detailed how she does everything she can to diffuse the situation and help make things calmer. 

Kanye West Pastelle Sneaker Sample Selling For $5000

Before his line with Nike and Adidas, Kanye West created his very own streetwear brand called Pastelle. At the forefront this brand was the gorgeous varsity jacket above which was different shades blue mixed with yellow and red highlights. Unfortunately, Pastelle never actually came to fruition. None the pieces were released to the public, which left Ye stans wondering “what happened.” All that was left were some samples which only a select few were able to get their hands on.

One those samples was for a pair shoes that were supposed to release in the Fall 2010. The pair ended up in the hands model Gio Mitchell, who is now selling them for $5000, according to Complex.

The shoe is a one one sample that looks a bit like a Nike Vandal Low. Based on the pictures, the shoes are fairly used and dirty. There is discoloration towards the back, which muddies up the creamy beige upper. These kicks come with white laces and a white velcro strap that stretches across the tongue.

If you’re looking to cop these and shell out the $5000 necessary, you can buy them right here.

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Kim Kardashian Once Jumped Over A Table To Aid Her Son Having An Allergic Reaction

Keeping Up With The Kardashians season 16 is now two episodes deep and the latest episode had fans applauding Kim Kardashian on Twitter for how calm and collected she was when confronting Kanye West about moving to Chicago. I guess the way Kim stayed chill on the matter, calmy talking with her husband about why it wasn’t the best idea was something her fans admired.

Kim Kardashian Once Jumped Over A Table To Aid Her Son Having An Allergic Reaction
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“Love seeing more Kim and Ye’s relationship on KUWTK. They’re truly goals,” one user tweeted, while another added: “Kim is so calm. can she teach me how to be that calm? #KUWTK.”

Kim responded to the last tweet, letting it be known that she isn’t at all “calm” when it comes to her kids. “t doesn’t benefit you to not be calm. But let me tell you when one my kids get injured or anything and I’m screaming and freaking everyone out,” she responded. 

In a since-deleted tweet, she added: “I did it this weekend when my Sainty had an allergic reaction and I jumped over the table like a hurdle lol Screamed call 911 and Khloe had to calm me down! I’m either super zen or so dramatic!”

It’s safe to say Saint is doing fine and well and Kim assured so in yet another tweet, “Yes my baby is fine.”

Kanye West Teases Nicki Minaj Collaboration ‘New Body’

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are cooking up another collaboration.

After first teasing the track last fall, Kanye provided another confirmation about the long-awaited Yandhi track. During last night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Ye revealed how the song, tentatively titled “New Body,” came together while he was in New York for “SNL” in September.

While in the studio with Kim, Kanye called up Nicki to see if she would be interested in hopping on the track. “This is gonna be fire,” he said while FaceTiming with Minaj, who was more than excited.

“I’m gonna say some real ass shit that bitches need to hear too and that they want to say and be feeling like they can’t say,” said Nicki. “Let me start working on this because I’m really excited. And Kanye, thank you so much.”

During the episode’s airing, Kim took to Twitter to praise Nicki. “Nicki really is the goat! @NICKIMINAJ We FaceTimed her and within an hour she had written the song and it’s soooo [fire],” she tweeted.

Last October, Kanye spoke about the track, which is about body shaming. “It’s a Ye concept but I’ma say it to y’all right now. I’m taking two stigmas at once because I love taking stigmas and flipping ’em to a positive—negative energy to a positive,” he told TMZ.

This would not be the first collaboration between Kanye and Nicki. The two worked together on “Monster” and Nicki’s vocals also appear on “Violent Crimes” off last year’s ye.

Kanye has been working on his long-awaited album Yandhi. In addition to Minaj, he has reportedly been in the studio with collaborators including Lil Wayne, Migos, Timbaland, 2 Chainz, and Tee Grizzley.