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Better than your own kin did

I went to CalSO less than a month after Kanye West dropped Yeezus. At one point, I found myself stuck behind a modestly sized group of tall guys who had started chatting about the album. I scurried behind them so that I could be within earshot and enthusiastically said, “Hey!
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Former collaborators Jay-Z and Kanye West diverge with their latest albums

Jay-Z's new offering fails to live up to its mother album, 'Watch the Throne'

Sometimes, when Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Frank Ocean love each other very much, they form a self-referential and very profitable psychosexual corporation and produce an album. That album was 2011’s Watch the Throne. Since that album, Jay and Kanye have become fathers, Ocean publicly came out and Beyonce’s stardom
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Tunesday: Rap Bromance

I don’t necessarily mean to continue on with the rap marathon from last week, but the debut of Jay-Z’s latest solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, a few weeks after the premiere of Kanye West’s Yeezus begs an obvious comparison between the two and perpetuates a friendly rivalry that’s been
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Kanye West: Yeezus Review

“Yeezy season approaching,” announces Kanye West. “Fuck whatever y’all been hearing.” And indeed, you may as well check your assumptions — and sensibilities — at the door. In contrast to the straightforward hip-hop of the Kanye bear era, the auto-tuned emoting of 808s & Heartbreak or the excruciatingly balanced braggadocio/rap-god
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