Posts Tagged ‘Kanye West’

December 9th, 2010 - 10:58 pm § in Freelance Work

I’mma use your cover | Music | The A.V. Club Chicago

RedEye designer Trent J. Koland made the cover image of Kanye, which happens to look a lot like the cover of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life, the first book in O’Malley’s popular graphic novel series. O’Malley took to Twitter and wrote, “this is both an honor and an outrage: chicago r[...]

January 4th, 2010 - 6:43 pm § in True/Slant

Is Kanye West the new Maya Angelou?

Will Kanye’s new album have a riff about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? Well, West made reference to Caged Bird author Maya Angelou today on his blog while announcing his return to the studio: IT’S FUNNY HOW SO MANY RAPPERS GET WORSE AS THEIR CAREERS STRETCH OUT BUT TRUE POETS GET BETT[...]

December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

November 6th, 2009 - 1:30 am § in True/Slant

Sufjan Stevens' 50 states project is a joke – here's the punchline.

So, by now the “news” that Sufjan Stevens has declared his 50 states/50 albums project long gone has made its waves. In case you didn’t pick that up, here’s the excerpt from his interview with Paste: “The whole premise was such a joke,” he says now, “and I think maybe I[...]

October 19th, 2009 - 11:45 am § in True/Slant

Kanye West & Spike Jonze – We Were Once A Fairytale

Kanye West is back, back to being an artiste of merit, back from the depths of hell he was cast in after a disastrous VMAs appearance, back from South Park cracks and autotune-haters’ smacks. Or something like that. MTV reported that the short-film collaboration between Where The Wild Things A[...]

August 31st, 2009 - 1:55 am § in Perfect Lines


It seems that the Seattle Times‘ Andrew Matson has stumbled upon the formula that came to fruition in popular culture a bit over half a decade ago: “random genre/culture/thing/idea/word” + “emo” = combination of the former two concepts! Back when emo first really hit it[...]

May 1st, 2009 - 12:19 am § in Perfect Lines

iMusician Meme

Stumbled upon this video through the 100 Bands in 100 Days Project: [youtube=] iBand… one of those many “phenomena” that might not be called such if it weren’t for the Internet. And these folks aren’t the only ones in on the iPo[...]

March 6th, 2009 - 1:04 am § in Perfect Lines

The Rap on Emo Rap

P.O.S. said emo rap “sounds pretty unfortunate,” so one must wonder what Kanye West must think about the term. Sure, various blogs abound on the Internet that didn’t meet a song with any emotive content they couldn’t shake a finger at and immediately label it have tied Kayne&[...]

December 12th, 2008 - 2:10 am § in Perfect Lines

Top o' 2008

A countdown of the best albums of 2008, in all their colors.[...]

October 21st, 2008 - 7:19 pm § in Perfect Lines

Kanye Wemo

It’s been a number of days, but Stereogum’s post on Kanye West’s “Coldest Winter” caught my eye for oh so many reasons. Of course, images offer the best summation. Thanks Stereogum: The post offers an interesting look at the perception of emo today. Given that Stereogum[...]

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