Tag: Kanye West
On Learning to Consume Hip-Hop Responsibly
What business do I, a middle-class girl from Canada, have listening to music rooted in black history and struggle?
Nas’s “Nasir” Is the Album 2018 Deserves
It’s a fascinating and depressing listen for our current moment, a collaboration between two once-beloved icons reduced by their own grievous public misdeeds.
Kids See Ghosts, “Kids See Ghosts”
While Kanye’s lyrical performances are a marked improvement over his slapdash “ye” verses, “Kids See Ghosts” works best when he allows room for Cudi to shine.
Kanye West, “ye”
With his eighth solo album, Kanye West has finally asked too much of us.
PLAYLIST: A Soundtrack to the Resistance
Mute your TV. Turn up your stereo.
Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was
Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.
The FLOOD Top 40
Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016
Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.
Frank Ocean Releases Official “Channel ORANGE” Followup
Say hello to “Blond.”
Twenty-Three Short Stories About Lolla
This ain’t no recap, it’s a reenactment.
PLAYLIST: C. W. Stoneking Shares the Songs that Influenced “Gon’ Boogaloo”
From Ethiopian jazz to Hank Williams to Kanye West.
FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016 (So Far)
It’s been six months already?
Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”
He did a good-ass job.
“I Can Walk!”: What to Watch/Listen/Read/Do for Earth Day
Yeah, yeah, every day is Earth Day. But do you make time to watch “Dr. Strangelove” every day? Didn’t think so.
WATCH: Ease into Your Monday with Coachella Weekend One Video Highlights
Run the Jewels, Sufjan Stevens, Mavis Staples, and more lit up the desert this weekend.
WATCH: Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim are Dancing to Kanye and Having Lots of Fun in Italy
Don’t blame them for wanting to be free.
Kanye West, “The Life of Pablo”
Kanye West’s God Complex is finally complete.
WATCH: Kanye West Brings “The Life of Pablo” to “Saturday Night Live”
Plus, he shuts Kyle Mooney down in a rap battle.