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Kim Kardashian Reacts To Kanye West’s Epic FORBES Cover: “He’s Finally Getting The Recognition + Credit He Deserves”

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is proud-proud. The hip-hop wife has come forward to reflect on rap star hubby Kanye West landing on the new issue of Forbes.

On Thursday, Kim K hit up Instagram to geek out over the iconic financial publication putting some respect on Ye’s billion-dollar Yeezy Adidas empire.

In the cover feature, West dishes on turning his Yeezy brand into a billion dollar success story.

Within the feature, Kanye also addresses getting labeled “crazy” by some peers.

“I am a product guy at my core – ‘Crazy’ is a word that’s not gonna be used loosely in the future. Understand that this is actually a condition that people can end up in, be born into, driven into and go in and out. And there’s a lot of people that have been called that ‘C’ word that have ended up on this cover.” (Forbes)

This week, Kim also shared a must-see pic of their son Psalm.

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I meannnnn my baby Psalm is so sweet!!!

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Kanye West Sneaker Empire Worth to Make $1.5 Billion Dollars in 2019

Just a few years ago, Kanye West was reportedly in massive debt trying to get his clothing line off the ground. Now, his vision has come to pass, and his company is a smashing success.

Besides his love of music, Kanye West loves fashion. But instead of just buying clothes, West has built a fashion empire that is bringing in major coin.

Kanye West’s sneaker empire is a billion-dollar enterprise, according to a new cover story on the rapper’s business endeavors by Forbes magazine.

The incredibly popular Yeezy sneaker line, which began at Nike, now with Adidas, is projected to make over $1.5 billion in sales in 2019. West is said to have taken home over $150 million in income over the past year, as reported by Forbes.

Since moving the Yeezy line from Nike to Adidas in 2013, West has struck what Forbes calls an ‘unprecedented deal’ for 15 percent royalty on wholesale, plus a marketing fee.

For comparison, Michael Jordan is said to get a royalty rate of 5 percent on the Air Jordan line, which does annual sales of about $3 billion.

West has had a major turnaround from a few just a few years ago. He sent social media ablaze when he asked Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in his “ideas” and claimed to be $53 million in debt.

“I’m just blessed through the grace of God to go from tweeting at Mark Zuckerberg” to ask for money, West says, to where he is today. He can laugh at himself a little now. “People wondered, ‘Why did you tweet at Mark Zuckerberg?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, I heard he was looking for aliens.’ ”

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Kanye Credits His Recent Success to a ‘Radical Obedience’ to Christ

Kanye West will grace the cover of the prestigious Forbes magazine for their August 21, 2019 issue.

The business mag pegged the producer-turned-rapper-turned-fashion designer because of his outstanding entrepreneurship, which landed him in their Celebrity 100 List that features the “world’s highest-paid entertainers,” snatching the #3 spot.

Oh… so you didn’t know that ‘Ye has been making that bank? Well peep this: His Yeezy brand expecting to exceed $1.5 billion in sales in 2019, earning him an estimated $150 million in royalties from his deal with adidas just this year alone. Let’s not talk about tour… merchandising… and music…

Other things you will learn is that he listens to Bach when he is in his Lambo and that the floors in his house are so expensive and exotic, that if they get scratched or scuffed, someone will have to come in pick up the floor and fly it to Europe to get fixed.

The refreshing thing that one learns in this article is that Kanye attributes his positive turn around to his faith. Aside from him making church cool through his Sunday Services, he recognizes that his sanity lies in him“being in service to Christ” and  “the radical obedience.”

Hallelujah.

 

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Watch: 6ix9ine Gets Dissed, Kanye West Addresses JAY-Z Status, Willie D Reveals Truth About Bushwick Bill

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The hip-hop news cycle never ends. Today, Brooklyn rap personality Jonny Fastlane focuses on Willie D talking about Bushwick Bill‘s death, Tekashi 6ix9ine getting dissed and Kanye West reaching out to JAY-Z through the music. Let’s talk hip-hop!

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Kanye West Returns To His Signature Sound W/ New, Must-Hear BROTHERS Banger

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Kanye West is back-back. The hip-hop superstar has returned to his Graduation days courtesy of the new standout track from BET’s “Tales” series.

Last night, Yeezy’s much-hyped “Brothers” collaboration finally premiered during the “Tales” premiere.

After teasing the new track as part of BET’s Tales last month, Kanye West has finally revealed his new track alongside longtime collaborator Charlie Wilson, entitled “Brothers.” Produced by Irv Gotti and Murder Inc producer Seven (Channel 7), the track debuted on the show’s two-hour season premiere late Tuesday night. Reminiscent of the “Big Brother” sound from Ye’s Graduation era, the song relishes in much of the style that early Kanye fans have craved from the artist’s current and future projects. (Hypebeast)

Yesterday, Ye’s wife Kim Kardashian went to Twitter to plug BET’s “Tales” season premiere and remind followers “Brothers” will finally get released.

“Tales” executive producer Irv Gotti made sure to salute Kim on the co-sign and announcement.

Last month, Gotti revealed Yeezy came into the picture for his “Tales” banger a couple years ago.

“As you guys know, with ‘Tales,’ I take existing songs and turn them into, like, a movie. When I approached Kanye back in October of 2017, I was like, ‘Yo, I wanna do something special for the culture. I love the hip-hop culture. I’m a huge, like, believer in the hip-hop culture and what it is and I want to do this for the culture.’ I know this sounds cliché-ish but it’s honest. I said, ‘Yo, let’s give them a new song. I’m going to make a two-hour movie to the song and it’ll be the season premiere.’ You know, Kanye rode out with me, man. He was like, ‘That’s a great thing.’” (TMZ)

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Nas’ Lost Tapes 2 Tracklist Has RZA, Pete Rock, Kanye, Alchemist & More Producing

After teasing fans with a short, cryptic social media video last month, NasLost Tapes has a release date. The legendary and his Mass Appeal Records dropped a trailer for the compilation that is due July 19. The video, which includes a Statik Selektah-produced “Lost Freestyle” as its sound-bed, confirms production by RZA, Pete Rock, Alchemist, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, No I.D., Kanye West, Hit-Boy, and  Statik, among others. Pete and RZA are each responsible for two songs. Pete Rock Salutes Nas & The Album He Worked On With Time Is Illmatic (Mixtape) A Def Jam Records press release confirms that the songs stem from sessions surrounding 2006’s Hip Hop Is Dead, 2008’s Untitled, 2011’s Grammy-nominated Life Is Good, and last year’s NASIR.
Def Jam confirmed NasLost Tapes 2 tracklist:
1. No Bad Energy [PROD. BY SWIZZ BEATZ]
2. Vernon Family [PROD. BY PHARRELL]
3. Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack) feat. Al Jarreau, Keyon Harrold [PROD. BY EDDIE COLE]
4. Lost Freestyle [PROD. BY STATIK SELEKTAH]
5. Tanasia [PROD. BY RZA]
6. Royalty feat. RaVaughn [PROD. BY HIT-BOY]
7. Who Are You feat. David Ranier [PROD. BY ERIC HUDSON]
8. Adult Film feat. Swizz Beatz [PROD. BY SWIZZ BEATZ]
9. War Against Love [PROD. BY DJ DAHI & DJ KHALIL]
10. The Art of It feat. J. Myers [PROD. BY PETE ROCK]
11. Highly Favored [PROD. BY RZA]
12. Queens Wolf [PROD. BY DJ TOOMP]
13. It Never Ends [PROD. BY ALCHEMIST]
14. You Mean The World to Me [PROD. BY KANYE WEST]
15. Queens Bridge Politics [PROD. BY PETE ROCK]
16. Beautiful Life feat. RaVaughn [PROD. BY NO I.D.]

Large Professor Speaks About His Lost Tapes With Nas (Video) Notably, Al’ worked on 2002’s first installment, producing the Barry White-sampling “No Idea’s Original.” Kanye West, who created all of the music to last year’s album, also received an early credit via “Poppa Was A Playa” on the Columbia/Sony Records first volume. Pete Rock, who produced “The World Is Yours” on Nas’ Illmatic debut, reunites with his lyrical pupil. P.R. has done an assortment of remixes since the 1994 video single. Statik Selektah: Where It All Began (AFH TV Video) One year ago, Nas told Angie Martinez that he was recording a NASIR follow-up with RZA and Swizz Beatz producing. Lost Tapes 2 has reportedly been in the works for more than five years.

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Kim Kardashian Reminds Us Kanye West’s New BROTHERS Song Premieres Tonight

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The wait is almost over. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reminded fans her husband Kanye West‘s new “Brothers” song is just hours away from premiering.

Kim K went to Twitter Tuesday to plug BET’s “Tales” season premiere and remind followers Ye’s latest audio banger will finally get released.

“Tales” executive producer Irv Gotti made sure to salute Kim on the co-sign and announcement.

Last month, Gotti revealed Yeezy came into the picture for his “Tales” banger a couple years ago.

“As you guys know, with ‘Tales,’ I take existing songs and turn them into, like, a movie. When I approached Kanye back in October of 2017, I was like, ‘Yo, I wanna do something special for the culture. I love the hip-hop culture. I’m a huge, like, believer in the hip-hop culture and what it is and I want to do this for the culture.’ I know this sounds cliché-ish but it’s honest. I said, ‘Yo, let’s give them a new song. I’m going to make a two-hour movie to the song and it’ll be the season premiere.’ You know, Kanye rode out with me, man. He was like, ‘That’s a great thing.’” (TMZ)

A few weeks ago, the “Tales” creator lit up Instagram with the huge announcement and also revealed music legend Charlie Wilson is featured on the anthem.

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Taylor Swift Lashes Out at Kanye West & Justin Bieber’s Manager Who Purchased Big Machine Label Group and Acquired Her Discography

To kick off July, Taylor Swift called out celebrity manager Scooter Braun after he acquired her discography. Hitting Tumblr, Swift stated she was “sad and grossed out” at the fact that her albums are now owned by the man who provided her with “incessant, manipulative bullying” over the years.

The acquisition by Braun was one of the major pieces of news online over the weekend. Braun purchased Big Machine Label Group LLC, which would now make him the owner of Swift’s catalog, in addition to Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and more.

“For years I asked, pleaded for a chance to own my work,” Swift began. “Instead I was given an opportunity to sign back up to Big Machine Records and ‘earn’ one album back at a time, one for every new one I turned in. I walked away because I knew once I signed that contract, Scott Borchetta would sell the label, thereby selling me and my future. I had to make the excruciating choice to leave behind my past. Music I wrote on my bedroom floor and videos I dreamed up and paid for from the money I earned playing in bars, then clubs, then arenas, then stadiums.”

Swift states she has been bullied by Braun throughout the years and would call back incidents with other celebrities to compare the level of bullying Braun issued her.

“Like when Kim Kardashian orchestrated an illegally recorded snippet of a phone call to be leaked and then Scooter got his two clients together to bully me online about it. Or when his client, Kanye West, organized a revenge porn music video which strips my body naked. Now Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it.”

Braun represents both Kanye West and Justin Bieber.

“This is what happens when you sign a deal at fifteen to someone for whom the term ‘loyalty’ is clearly just a contractual concept,” she wrote. “And when that man says ‘Music has value,’ he means its value is beholden to men who had no part in creating it.”

Controversial in her own right, Iggy Azalea issued some thoughts regarding why she decided to make sure she owned her masters.

In reference to the above Instagram post, Bieber would apologize for the moment that Swift feels like is bullying but then let her know how he felt about her attempt to paint Braun as a villain.

I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshoted of scooter and Kanye that said ‘taylor swift what up’ he didnt have anything to do with it and it wasnt even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.”

From there, Bieber let his true feelings out out:

“As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations. So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? seems to me like it was to get sympathy u also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully scooter.”

The Blast details Bieber isn’t the only one to protect Braun, his wife, Yael Cohen Braun, also spoke against the issues Swift brought toward Scooter.

 

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@taylorswift, I’m here to talk privately anytime.

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Meanwhile, Scott Borchetta, head of Big Machine, revealed that Swift did know about the sale, posting a contract that Taylor signed, which also showcased the opportunity she had to receive all of her music.

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Jermaine Dupri Says Everyone – Yes Everyone – Should Attend Kanye West’s Sunday Service

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Atlanta producer Jermaine “JD” Dupri sees Kanye West‘s weekly Sunday Service is much more than great music. The hip-hop veteran has encouraged people to see what Ye is crafting every seven days.

This past Sunday, JD went to Instagram to explain Kanye’s greatness and music-making gift.

Recently, Hollywood star Kevin Hart admitted he had no plans to attend a Yeezy Sunday Service celebration.

Earlier this year, rap star Travis Scott and Ye’s sister-in-law Kylie Jenner attended West’s Coachella Sunday Service.

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tell me a secret bae #sundayservice

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Hypebeast Alert: There Is a YEEZY Clog On The Way [Photos]

Just when you thought Kanye couldn’t outdo his very polarizing scuba boot he proves us all wrong. It looks like some clog trainers maybe a real thing in the near future.

As spotted on Hypebeast Kanye’s daughter North was spotted wearing some never seen before feet pieces. While out on the town with her superstar mother Kim Kardashian, the six-year-old was sporting some sort of Croc inspired trainer on. To the naked eye it seems to be a slip on with openings all through the upper panel. According to the report the build out mirrors the midsole from the BOOST 700 leading many in the footwear industry to believe the all-white clog is indeed a forthcoming YEEZY release.

As of now there is no indication if this shoe is just a one of one sample for his daughter or an early prototype that most likely will be available at retail in the near future. Regardless of the outcome; we good love. Enjoy.

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