I have a question I want to ask you, Mr. President,” I venture, once I catch his attention.

“Sure,” the president says.

“Kanye or Jay-Z?”

The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says.

“Although I like Kanye,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.

“Even though you called him a jackass?,” I ask.

“He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.
David Samuels, The Atlantic
When this photo hit the internet, I wasn’t exactly phased by it. “Oh,” I thought, “A photo of Kanye West looking at an autographed photo of himself that he addressed to… himself? Excuse me while I try to find the strength to be surprised.” But it turns out Kanye has a sense of humor! Who knew!
This photo is actually a still from Kanye West’s never-released puppet sketch show (yes, puppet sketch show) “Alligator Boots” created for Comedy Central…
More —> MTV Buzzworthy Blog

When this photo hit the internet, I wasn’t exactly phased by it. “Oh,” I thought, “A photo of Kanye West looking at an autographed photo of himself that he addressed to… himself? Excuse me while I try to find the strength to be surprised.” But it turns out Kanye has a sense of humor! Who knew!

This photo is actually a still from Kanye West’s never-released puppet sketch show (yes, puppet sketch show) “Alligator Boots” created for Comedy Central…

More —> MTV Buzzworthy Blog

rollingstone
rollingstone:

The CD edition of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s first collaborative album, Watch the Throne, hits Best Buy stores tomorrow, but Rolling Stone has a sneak peek at the gilded packaging that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed for Watch the Throne’s physical album release. (The album was released on iTunes on Sunday.)
Deeming the large-scale rap collaboration as “one of the biggest joint  efforts in music history,” a representative for the  Givenchy explained that Tisci brought bold colors and angular lines together to depict the “masculinity of two of the  most iconic rap figures of our time.”
But in the Rolling Stone review, Jody Rosen writes that this is more than just a tricked-out “bling album.” Jay-Z and Kanye “may be  obsessed with their own king-size lives, but the tone here is serious,  sober, weighty.” 
Find Rosen’s review and more on Watch the Throne at Rollingstone.com
—Leah Greenbaum

rollingstone:

The CD edition of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s first collaborative album, Watch the Throne, hits Best Buy stores tomorrow, but Rolling Stone has a sneak peek at the gilded packaging that Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed for Watch the Throne’s physical album release. (The album was released on iTunes on Sunday.)

Deeming the large-scale rap collaboration as “one of the biggest joint efforts in music history,” a representative for the  Givenchy explained that Tisci brought bold colors and angular lines together to depict the “masculinity of two of the most iconic rap figures of our time.”

But in the Rolling Stone review, Jody Rosen writes that this is more than just a tricked-out “bling album.” Jay-Z and Kanye “may be obsessed with their own king-size lives, but the tone here is serious, sober, weighty.” 

Find Rosen’s review and more on Watch the Throne at Rollingstone.com

—Leah Greenbaum