Charlie Gershinson evaluates Kanye Wests’ career and how he has maintained his fame following further controversies.
Online Music Editor, Tom Bosher, reviews Kanye’s 10th studio release album, Donda.
William Thornton gives us a taste of his Quarantunes – Kanye Style
Exeposé Music Writers discuss their top ten albums of the decade
Tom Bosher reviews Kanye West’s latest album
It’s easy to overstate the impact of an album as singular as Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak, so let’s begin with the caveats. Scarface reckoned with suicidal thoughts on the 1991 Geto Boys classic ‘Mind Playing Tricks on Me’, several years before a hungry young West helped Jay-Z patent The Blueprint, whereas T-Pain recognised autotune as […]
Less than 24 hours after its long-awaited release, DAYTONA was already stoking a fiery reception. The closer, ‘Infrared’, an unusually calm diss track, prompted Drizzy himself to drop an exasperated freestyle in response. But Pusha-T’s chewy putdowns aren’t easy to shake. “How could you ever right these wrongs/ When you don’t even write your songs?”. […]
For anyone wondering what ‘stanning’ is, it’s a term used to describe someone who is a super-fan of a certain artist, combining the word ‘stalker’ and ‘fan’, originating from the self-obsessed fan described in the Eminem song ‘Stan’. Even though there should be some immediate red flags regarding how healthy this sort of approach to […]
My reputation has never been worse for being a Taylor Swift fan than in the last few months. I have been repeatedly interrogated about the media feuds involving Swift, and over her ‘audacity’ to release an album critiquing of her ‘haters’. I think this hounding by my own peers says a lot about an increasing obsession […]
Following last year and the shock of Skepta’s beating Bowie, grabbing grime’s second Mercury and shaking the British music scene, this years award appeared anyone’s for the taking. Kate Tempest’s genre bending Let Them Eat Chaos was packed with sharp bars and social commentary. Indie behemoths and previous winners alt-J and The xx seemed poised […]