Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
Two of the largest rappers have entered a new chapter in their long war of words, and while many fans are grabbing popcorn, the battle is already stagnating.
Mason Cannon, Columbia University
‘Although they may express it beautifully, sometimes what they have to express from within themselves doesn’t come from somewhere beautiful at all.’
The 22-time Grammy winner is about to drop his 10th studio album, and the details surrounding it continue his long history of bizarre releases.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
While many people are expressing discomfort with presidential candidate Yeezy’s remarks, others are expressing concern for the artist’s psychological state.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
With Election Day only being a few months away, Kanye West is extremely late in announcing his intentions to be a part of the 2020 presidential race.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
The musician’s latest release, ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters,’ fights against perfection but still gets a rare 10.0 review from the long-running music site.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
Hailing from Australia, this teenager is carrying on the legacy of his former mentor, Juice WRLD.
The Chicago-based music video director and his homemade, low-budget aesthetic is in high-demand among SoundCloud rappers.
Bryan Lance, Liberty University
The company’s released their fair share of fresh kicks and slick designs.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
The artist speaks out on some controversies in this new release.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
The new album might be his worst one yet.
Air Jordans, Olivia Kim’s ‘Black Cat’ and a new Yeezy Boost are all set to drop before the year’s end. Enter into 2020 with style.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
And stirs up controversy as he typically does.
Luke Hebert, Baruch College
Yeezy there Kanye … You’re getting a tad too culty.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Two years after Styles teased new music, the follow-up to his successful 2017 debut album has been shrouded in mystery.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Check out these triple double no assists.
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
Sure, Kanye’s politics are a mess. But his products aren’t.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Please stop listening to ‘Astroworld.’
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Kanye’s MAGA hat and pro-Trump rhetoric has left fans upset, America confused and everyone wondering: Where is this coming from?
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
Hip-hop fans must have done something right.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
That’s not even the weirdest part.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
If it’s hard to unpack why West backs the president, it’s because it makes no sense.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Kanye reaffirmed his support for Trump, before being hit with a question that left him stunned.
Remington Jensen, University of Idaho
The eight-track ‘K.T.S.E.’ sees Taylor in gloss, with priceless production behind her and a voice like Noname.
My beautiful dark twisted fantasy house.
No, not Miami … Switzerland!
After two years’ hiatus, and on the heels of a slew of controversial remarks, West is back.
Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
Add her to the growing list of celebrities who have made it painfully clear that they are probably not at all like you imagined them.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
Has the rapper’s recent behavior robbed him of his artistic achievements?
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
The bromance nobody asked for.
Alex Johnson, New York University
And to think we were excited about his return to Twitter.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
By fusing Lovecraftian horror with the story of one of the most notorious names in hip-hop, Joshua Chaplinsky took the genre in a refreshingly hilarious direction.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
You: It’s a match made in heaven. Me, an intellectual: Actually, it’s a match made in ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
These are the albums that are (or should be) defining the decade.
Rae-Kwon Andrews, Saint Leo University
From his first meeting with Kanye in the backseat of a car, to touring the country and releasing an album, Desiigner’s ascension has been meteoric.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
Is it possible that ‘Ye’s recent rants and breakdowns stem from something much deeper than we had assumed?
Jenna Ramsey, Seattle University
Is it just nostalgia that’s made music ownership a fond memory, or has the industry actually taken a wrong turn?
Mallory Arnold, Ohio University
For celebrities in the digital age, every tweet, post and picture is a self-promotional platform. Combine that massive influence with megalomania, and you get Kanye West.
Charlie Wooley, University of San Diego and Guest Contributor
From the cloud of dust kicked up by multiple media miscues, Kanye’s grandest, most schizophrenic work to date emerges.
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