Chaos and Creation: Inside the Making of Yeezy Gap

In 2020, two fashion brands announced an unusual alliance. Now that goods are finally hitting stores, is Yeezy Gap a corporate-creative cautionary tale, or a new model for fashion to come?

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Kanye West Replaced by Swedish House Mafia and the Weeknd at Coachella

A little over a week before the music festival’s first weekend, West, now known as Ye, dropped out of his headlining slot.

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The Psychic Contortions of the Black Billionaire

Black billionaires are rare, and a disproportionate number of them are performers. What does that much wealth do to your art?

#black-people, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #jay-z, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye, #winfrey-oprah

Grammys 2022: How to Watch, Time and Streaming

A guide to everything you need to know for the 64th annual awards on Sunday night.

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The Grammys, Always Unpredictable, Face New Surprises

The lead-up to the awards has involved controversy over a last-minute ballot change, Covid-19 cases, a nominee’s death and, of course, The Slap. But producers say the show will be ready.

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Kanye West’s Stormy Relationship With the Grammys Erupts Again

The musician, nominated for five awards, was told he will not be able to perform at the ceremony on April 3. The decision came after weeks of erratic and troubling public behavior.

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Tech Offers a Silver Lining in Ukraine

Big Tech has shown it can make meaningful choices about who can use its platforms.

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Julia Fox Will Come for You

One latex-clad evening in Italy with the woman who hasn’t yet had her fill of fame.

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Yeezy Gap/Balenciaga Is Here. Is It Worth It?

What exactly are we buying, when we buy fashion? A disruptive collaboration provides one answer. There are others.

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Kanye West Always Wanted You to Watch

The three-part Netflix documentary “Jeen-yuhs” shows the superstar in his earliest days, then time warps to the present, with disorienting results.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coodie-clarence-simmons, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jeen-yuhs-a-kanye-trilogy-movie, #netflix-inc, #ozah-chike, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

A Timeline of Kanye West’s Relationships

The artist now known as Ye has vacillated between begging Kim Kardashian to take him back and publicly criticizing her — all while briefly dating someone new.

#dating-and-relationships, #davidson-pete-1993, #fox-julia-1990, #kardashian-kim, #west-kanye

The Kanye West Documentary ‘Jeen-yuhs’ Finally Hits Netflix

The new three-part film “Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” has been in the works since the early 2000s. In an interview, the directing duo Coodie & Chike discuss its long journey to Netflix.

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The Tao of the Yeezy Gap x Balenciaga Project

No products have been announced yet, but there’s already a lot to unpack.

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Best Albums of 2021

Less isolation didn’t mean a return to normalcy. Albums with big feelings and room for catharsis made the most powerful connections.

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At Last Minute, Kanye West, Taylor Swift Added as Top Grammy Nominees

Abba, Lil Nas X and others benefited as the number of competitors in the four all-genre categories grew from eight to 10 in a meeting the day before the nominations were announced.

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The YZY GAP Round Jacket Review

If you love to talk to people, this is the coat for you.

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Grammys Snubs and Surprises: Kacey Musgraves, Jon Batiste and Abba

A jazz musician snagged the most nominations, and the Weeknd, an artist who said he’s boycotting the awards, found his name on the ballot.

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An Architect Who’s Known for Aesthetic Purity and Counts Kanye West as a Client

The cult Swiss talent Valerio Olgiati creates austere, often concrete spaces that eschew references to history or place.

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Miss the Old Kanye? Try the New Kanye.

West has always been dreaming big, speaking loudly, courting controversy and channeling all of that into music. But one thing has changed.

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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Is No. 1, but Drake Waits in the Wings

The total for “Donda” includes 357 million streams in the United States, the most in a week so far this year.

#donda-album, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Arrives, as Chart Battle With Kanye West Continues

The rappers’ anticipated albums, “Certified Lover Boy” and “Donda” — both potential streaming blockbusters — arrived within five days of each other, with very different rollouts.

#certified-lover-boy-album, #donda-album, #drake-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Era, on a Chaotic Stage

West is still one of the most influential pop stars of the century, but multidisciplinary spectacle is more his goal than music now, and he isn’t the star of his own 10th album.

#content-type-personal-profile, #donda-album, #rap-and-hip-hop, #west-kanye

How Kanye West Is Using Fashion in the ‘Donda’ Era

How West has used fashion to signify musical evolution, how he’s been regarded by the fashion industry and how other musicians are following in his footsteps.

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Is the Yeezy Gap Jacket Really Any Good?

The first product of the much-hyped collaboration made a big splash. But can Kanye West actually save Gap?

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Who is Kim Kardashian’s Divorce Lawyer?

A Hollywood divorce lawyer with lots of practice.

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The Green Party’s Biggest Fan? In Some States, It’s the G.O.P.

Republicans have tried boosting Green Party candidates in previous election cycles to siphon votes from Democrats. They are at it again this year — but it hasn’t always worked.

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Kanye West’s Perplexing Run as a Potential 2020 Spoiler

Even those around the hip-hop artist struggle to explain his motivations for a presidential candidacy that some Democrats worry could siphon votes from Joe Biden.

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How ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Changed Everything

The reality show shaped not only TV but celebrity, beauty and entrepreneurship.

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What Are Walter Van Beirendonck, Virgil Abloh and Kanye West Fighting About?

Walter Van Beirendonck says Louis Vuitton’s latest men’s collection looks familiar, and Kanye West steps into the fray.

#abloh-virgil, #fashion-and-apparel, #van-beirendonck-walter, #west-kanye

Republicans Aid Kanye West’s Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot

At least four people involved in the effort to get Kanye West’s name before voters in several states have G.O.P. connections, renewing questions about the aim of his campaign.

#black-people, #mental-health-and-disorders, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #third-party-politics-us, #west-kanye

This Column Is Not About Cancel Culture

It’s about attention.

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Trevor Noah Praises Fox News Host for Actually Questioning Trump

“Chris Wallace did two things right there that Trump absolutely hates: He proved him wrong, and he made him do homework,” Noah said of the president’s “Fox News Sunday” interview.

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If Kanye West Is Running for President, So Is Your Mom

As far as the Federal Election Commission is concerned, Mr. West is an official candidate as of Thursday. Along with 1,144 other people.

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Gates, Musk and Other Top Tech Figures Get Twitter Accounts Hacked

In a major show of force, hackers breached some of the site’s most prominent accounts, a Who’s Who of Americans in politics, entertainment and tech.

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You May Not Know These 15 Songs. But You’ve Heard Them.

Artists like Edwin Birdsong and Ballin’ Jack aren’t household names, but their music is instantly recognizable as the samples behind hit pop songs.

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The Real Lessons of Telfar, Kanye and the Gap

First came Gap x Telfar. Then came Yeezy Gap. Then came the outcry. But Telfar Clemens says everyone has it wrong.

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