Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo—the album that seems to have self-awareness, the ability to change, and perhaps even sentience—still has plenty of life left in it. Despite releasing the album over a month ago, he released an update to it last night that made good on his promise to “fix wolves.”
In non-Kanye news, Drake’s next album is probably coming out next month, Chris Martin was challenged to a Super Bowl dance-off by his fellow performers, Iggy Pop and Josh Homme came on our podcast, Michelle Obama established an all-star line-up for a female empowerment anthem, and Adele is out there just letting love bloom.
Fixing Wolves 2day… Worked on it for 3 weeks. Life Of Pablo is a living breathing changing creative expression. #contemporaryart
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 15, 2016
“Wolves” has finally been “fixed,” a month after Kanye tweeted out his promise. An updated version of the song was released on Tidal last night, and it features previously included contributions from Vic Mensa and Sia, adding 80 seconds of length. The album also added a 38-second track titled “Frank’s Track” that transitions from “Wolves” and features, as the tittle suggests, Frank Ocean. This follows subtle updates he made to “Famous” a few days ago. [Fuse]
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If The Life Of Pablo has shown the world precisely how the sausage is made, Drake’s upcoming Views From The Six barely lets you know that there’s sausage to be had. There’s been little news surrounding the release of Drake’s upcoming album, but yesterday, he certainly implied in the above Instagram post that the album will be released at some point in April. He’s actually been in incognito promotional mode for awhile, though, between appearances at bat mitzvahs and the “VIEWS” billboards that have popped up in Toronto, one of which is depicted above. [HotNewHipHop]
If you were making a list of musicians with whom not to engage in a dance-off, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé would be somewhere near the top. Still, during the most recent Super Bowl, Coldplay frontman was challenged by Mars, and he didn’t back down. Martin was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night and told the story of his rhythmic inadequacy, at least relative to two of the most multi-talented entertainers in the world, and seemed in high spirits about the whole thing. It also helped that Fallon pulled out an old clip to prove that Martin does in fact have at least one serviceable move. [MTV]
Iggy Pop and Josh Homme recently collaborated on a studio album titled Post Pop Depression, and more recently, we got some face time with the duo when they joined us on the Nerdist Podcast. The two had plenty of tales to share, and they told us about the time Iggy rolled around on glass on stage, the time Iggy posed nude for an art class, and in a far more domestic twist, about Homme’s life as a father. [Nerdist]
When Michelle Obama has a message to get out there, the First Lady does it big. This time, she wanted to spread a message about female empowerment, so she recruited Janelle Monae, Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, Diane Warren, Jadagrace and Chloe & Halle for a song called “This Is for My Girls. Warren said of the song, “It’s kind of like ‘We Are the World’ meets ‘Lady Marmalade’ with these strong voices and strong women. When was the last time you heard a song like this or a record that had this many amazing divas on it? I’m really proud.” [Huffington Post]
Adele’s performances are beautiful because she’s Adele, but what happened at her concert last night prompted her to say, “That was the most beautiful thing I’ve witnessed at one of my shows.” Here’s what went down: Adele invited a couple who had been together for twelve years on stage during a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” which the couple said is “their song.” That’s as good a time to get engaged as any, so that’s what they did, and it was lovely. [NME]
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