#MUSIC: KANYE WEST NAMING NEW ALBUM “I AM GOD”?
BBC News reported on March 23 that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian plan to name the first child North. Although the baby boy is expected this July, the other big news the UK outlet let slip was that Yeezy is possibly naming his sixth studio album I Am God. From BBC News:
#FASHION: GIVENCHY PRE-FALL 2013
For pre-fall 2013 Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci forwent the refined femininity he found for spring to reference his previous (and amazing) resort collection, its influence evident in the new season’s geometric patchwork of neutral blacks, tans, and browns.
KANYE WEST’S 7 SCREEN EXPERIENCE LIVE @ REVEL (VIDEO)
Last night Hip Hop impresario Kanye West took to the stage at Atlantic City’s Revel Resort to perform the first of 3 consecutive sold out shows, billed as the “7 Screen Experience”. Ye’ thrilled the crowd with hit after hit from oldies such as ‘To the Sky’ all the way to his latest material with ‘Mercy’ and ‘Clique’. West also donned both a “Kanyeti” mask and a diamond-encrusted mask from Maison Martin Margiela during the performance.
With a dazzling larger than life LED display as the background, Kanye took the 5,500 audience members packed in Ovation Hall on what Billboard reports as an “Intimate, confessional 75 minuet set,” that at one point showered the audience with snowflakes while the LED screens pictured icebergs and cascading snow covered mountains. So sick! Check out footage from the show after the jump:
WETHEURBAN’S TOP 25 SONGS OF 2012
Oh, what a truly amazing year in music this has been! Compiling this list was one of the hardest things to do considering all of the great material musicians of every genre served up this year (probably the best this decade so far).
Lana Del Rey, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks, Grimes, and Charli XCX are some of the many acts whose hit tracks made WeTheUrban’s Top 25 Songs of the Year list for 2012 along with so many more. Kick back, turn up your speakers, and enjoy these tunes after the jump:
KANYE WEST | WHITE DRESS (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
Last month the full version of the Kanye West track ‘White Dress’ from ‘The Man With The Iron Fist’ movie soundtrack was released. Today an alternate version of the song, one of Kanye’s best works in a while, has been released by RZA.
Featuring Tru James of Wu-Tang’s affiliated soul group Stone Mecca, it’s a more stripped down production driven by an upbeat piano composition that gives the laid-back beat more soul than the original. Check it out (above)!
MACY GRAY FOR WETHEURBAN ISSUE 5
STORY: WILLIE GREENE | PHOTOGRAPHY: GUILIANO BEKOR
“Five-time Grammy-nominee Macy Gray has returned. This time with with Covered, her sixth studio album release and a surprisingly risky new record of Gray tackling tunes from the likes of Arcade Fire and Metallica to Kanye West, Colbie Caillat and so many more. Reached at her home in Los Angeles, Gray, 44, (with her voice sounding as raspy as it first did on her breakout single “I Try,”) gave WeTheUrban all the tea on the new record, dreams, and her upcoming role in the new Lee Daniel’s directed movie Paper Boy.”