News / 26.08.21

Kanye West launches stem player that allows fans to “customise any song” from Donda

The handheld device is available to preorder for $200

News / 25.08.21

Kanye West files to legally change his name to Ye

The rapper cited ​”personal reasons” for the change

News / 21.07.21

Kanye West to release new album Donda this Friday

West’s tenth studio album, which is named after his late mother, was due to land last summer

News / 19.07.21

Tyler, the Creator and Kanye West spotted in the studio together

It seems the pair may be working on tracks for West’s long-awaited ‘Donda’ LP

Jesus Is King

Kanye West – Jesus Is King

Kanye West’s attempt at resurrection on Jesus Is King is less than miraculous

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News / 26.09.19

Kanye West delays release of upcoming LP

Jesus Is King was due to come out this Friday.

News / 30.08.19

Kim Kardashian-West reveals details of possible new Kanye album

A new Kanye West album, ‘Jesus is King’, looks to be coming on 27 September

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News / 27.08.19

Pusha T releases new Kanye West produced track, Sociopath

Pusha T releases new, previously leaked collaboration with Kanye West, ‘Sociopath’.

News / 03.09.18

Watch Childish Gambino’s animated video for Feels Like Summer featuring Migos, Drake, Kanye and loads more

Kanye West appears in a MAGA hat whilst being comforted by Michelle Obama FYI

From Abbey Road to Wyoming: What makes a legendary studio run?

A look back through moments where unique recording spaces became catalysts for new, ingenious sounds

News / 22.06.18

Mykki Blanco worked with Kanye West on Teyana Taylor’s album

Mykki Blanco is a featured artist on the new album by G.O.O.D. Music artist Teyana…

We caught a bus to Kanye and Kid Cudi’s album launch bonfire in the middle of nowhere

The listening party of Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s much-anticipated collaborative album Kids See Ghosts was as weird as you’d expect

Kanye West Ye album review

Kanye West – ye

Kanye’s refusal to engage with deeply troubling statements and affiliations contributes to an overpowering sense that ‘ye’ is a minor work in a major discography

News / 09.05.18

TIDAL accused of manipulating streaming data

A report alleges Jay Z’s platform faked the numbers for Kanye’s The Life of Pablo and and Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Why Sade’s silent legacy is more relevant than ever

A study into how the British-Nigerian soul singer propelled herself into stardom by turning away from fame

News / 15.02.18

Kanye returns to Instagram for Valentine’s Day, reminds us that love is real

‘Ye is back

News / 29.11.17

Jay-Z addresses his “complicated relationship” with Kanye West

He calls Kanye “a very compassionate person”

News / 24.10.17

Preview Kanye West’s new Calabasas zine

A first look has been shared of Kanye West’s new Calabasas zine. DAZED published a gallery…

A conversation with Willo Perron, the mind behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 campaign

The creative director sits down with Crack to talk Jay-Z’s 4:44 artwork and the visuals for the forthcoming tour

News / 30.06.17

Jay-Z’s 4:44 comments on feud with Kanye

On the track Kill JAY-Z

News / 05.06.17

Listen to two leaked Kanye tracks featuring Migos, Young Thug and A$AP Rocky

They’re called Euro and Hold Tight

Designer Patso Dimitrov reimagines contemporary albums with old-school artworks

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Kehlani and more get the retro vinyl treatment

News / 09.05.17

Kanye West reportedly working on new album on mountaintop

The rapper is allegedly ‘holed up’ in a Wyoming retreat at the top of a mountain, finding inspiration and creating new sounds

News / 03.04.17

Watch Killer Mike discuss Kanye’s meeting with Trump

“It didn’t bother me. Why wouldn’t you?”

News / 28.02.17

Kanye West shares The-Dream remix which soundtracked Yeezy Season 5

Yeezus dropped the track for his latest fashion show today on Soundcloud

News / 24.02.17

Kanye West is launching a new makeup brand

Yeezus has announced his plans to launch Donda – a cosmetics line named after his mother

News / 17.02.17

Stormzy covers Ultralight Beam for Radio One Live Lounge – listen

Stormzy dropped by Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today and – for his cover –…

Sampha review

Sampha – Process

Sampha channels his experiences of pain and loss into his debut album, ‘Process’, to create something exquisite.

The Year in Collaborations

Contributors and collaborators from Blackstar, The Life of Pablo, Konnichiwa and more reflect on their part in the year’s biggest releases

News / 14.12.16

Kanye elaborates on Trump meeting

The pair apparently discussed “multicultural issues” such as “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence…

News / 13.12.16

Kanye West and Donald Trump “discussed life” at Trump Towers

The rapper, who was recently hospitalised for exhaustion, requested a 15-minute sit down with the…

Tracks Of The Year 2016

From world-changing pop through low key grime anthems, these are the 25 tracks that defined 2016, according to Crack Magazine

Albums Of The Year 2016

The 100 best albums of the last 12 months, according to Crack Magazine

News / 03.10.16

Kanye West halts show as Kim Kardashian is held at gunpoint

The rapper left the stage in the middle of Heartless telling the crowd at Queens…

News / 26.08.16

Watch Travis Scott mosh with the crowd at a Kanye show

Kanye West kicked off his hotly anticipated Saint Pablo tour last night in Indianapolis and his…

News / 18.08.16

Kanye West is taking his Life of Pablo pop-up shops global

The rapper announced on Twitter that he will be opening 21 Pablo pop-ups including locations…

News / 12.08.16

Watch Werner Herzog analysing Kanye West’s Famous video

“I have never seen anything like this,” the German visionary muses as he contemplates a…

News / 02.08.16

IKEA invite Kanye West to design furniture

The Swedish company wrote on Facebook that they’d love to see Kanye’s designs in response…

News / 29.07.16

Kanye West releases star-studded new video for Wolves

Sia, Jourdan Dunn, Cindy Crawford, Kylie Jenner and of course Kim Kardashian West feature in the video for…

News / 22.07.16

Stream Gucci Mane’s new album Everybody Looking now

Drake, Kanye West and Young Thug all have guest spots on Gucci’s first post-prison album…

News / 25.06.16

Kanye West unveils video for Famous

It’s extremely controversial Yesterday (24 June), Kanye West premiered the visuals for his Life of…

News / 14.06.16

Kanye West has announced his Saint Pablo tour

Kanye West has just announced a string of US dates this summer in support of…

6 New Videos You Need To See

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best new videos on the internet

Long Reads / Opinion / 06.06.16

Perspective:
Hip-Hop
Against Trump

How rap’s hive mind has turned against a certain Republican figure

News / 13.04.16

Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim made a video for Kanye’s Famous

The Master Of None costars hit Rome in the brilliantly silly clip While we wait…

News / 06.04.16

A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, André 3000 and more pay tribute to Phife Dawg

D’Angelo, the Roots, Chuck D, KRS-One, Consequence, and Busta Rhymes also saluted the late rapper…

News / 05.04.16

Download two new Drake songs now

Pop Style features Kanye West and Jay-Z while One Dance samples a UK Funky classic…

5 Times
Pusha T Rapped
Over a Perfect Beat

Current Crack cover star Pusha T is a technical virtuoso with an uncanny ability to tackle complex beats

News / 14.03.16

Hudson Mohawke threatens to leak zip of unreleased Kanye and Drake songs

The producer says he hasn’t been paid for his work Former Crack cover star and…

News / 07.03.16

Björk and Drake reportedly feature on new version of Kanye’s Wolves

The song, that has previously featured Vic Mensa, Sia and Frank Ocean, might have yet another…

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Never Felt Better

Pusha T continues to stay one step ahead of the rap game. Jeff Ihaza takes a trip through Midtown Manhattan with the G.O.O.D Music boss

News / 24.02.16

Kanye West drops new song Closest Thing to Einstein at LA party

The song tackles his, debt, Twitter outbursts and his use of antidepressants on the new…

The Life Of Pablo

Kanye’s instilled something lasting in his listeners across seven albums, but people’s individual interpretations of his work vary

News / 18.02.16

The Game offered Kanye West $10 million to skydive with him

The Game has said he will invest in “Kanye West ideas” Earlier this week Kanye…

News / 17.02.16

Kanye West reveals The Life of Pablo credits

Kanye West revealed his latest album’s full credits and there are a few interesting surprises…

News / 14.02.16

The Life of Pablo is streaming now

You can listen to Kanye West’s new album via Tidal After what many have described…

Long Reads / Opinion / 12.02.16

Watching Kanye at Cardiff Cineworld

Xavier Boucherat heads over to one of the the Welsh capital’s prime screens to catch an earful of ‘The Life of Pablo’

News / 11.02.16

Nicolas Jaar has remixed Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves

Listen to it as part of the soundtrack for a documentary about artist Barbara Kruger

News / 09.02.16

Kanye is offering free Yeezy’s to anyone who can guess his album title

Can you guess what T.L.O.P might stand for? So Help Me God, he’s done it…

News / 25.01.16

Kanye West shares Swish tracklist

“So happy to be finished with the best album of all time.” Kanye West has…

News / 18.01.16

Kanye drops Kendrick collaboration

No More Parties in LA is now available to stream After Kanye’s wife and TV…

News / 08.12.15

Watch Kanye West’s full Oxford Guild speech

Kanye West spoke at length to Oxford Guild Society back in March Earlier this year…

News / 01.12.15

Spotify reveal most streamed artists

Drake’s music has been streamed 1.8 billion times in 2015 to over 46 million listeners…

News / 13.11.15

Pusha T reveals King Push album details

Pusha T has shared more information about his upcoming album King Push Speaking at his…

News / 09.11.15

Kanye makes Pusha T head of G.O.O.D Music

Kanye West has announced Pusha T as the new president of G.O.O.D. Music Kanye West…

News / 15.09.15

Yeezy Season 2 approaches

Watch Kanye’s second collaboration with Adidas Originals at a cinema near you Kanye West has…

News / 01.09.15

Someone recut Kanye’s VMA speech into a stand-up set

Kanye’s stand-up debut is actually hilarious Anyone who has ever seen Kanye West speak for…

News / 31.08.15

Kanye says he will run for president in 2020

Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for president in the 2020 election…

News / 19.08.15

Kanye still bringing in cash without new album

His 2007 single Stronger has now gone septuple platinum

Glastonbury 2015: Full Review

Ever had a seaweed bath in an Irish bar built into the hillside woods? A…

News / 30.06.15

Watch JENKEM mag destroy a pair of Yeezy 350 boosts

Everyone’s talking about the new Adidas Yeezy 350 Boosts. The trainers that Kanye built are…

Glastonbury: Day Three Report

“Did you enjoy the support band? Anyone? Who was it? Take That?”

Kanye West at Glastonbury

So the bookies had given 1/2 odds that Kanye would storm off stage due to poor reception, which seems to have been a serious miscalculation

News / 22.06.15

Kimye are having a boy

The couple are expecting a baby brother for Nori Kim Kardashian has announced the sex…

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8 Iconic Musician-Led Fashion Campaigns

In honour of Josh Homme’s addition to YSL’s Music Project roster, we round up the most…

Studio Talk: Beatmaker Roundtable

A group of hugely respected rap producers gathered for Red Bull Music Academy

News / 18.05.15

Olivier Rousteing announces Balmain and H&M collaboration

Models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn dropped hints via social media before joining Rousteing at…

5 Rappers Who Have Given University Lectures

Once in a while, the world’s finest academic institutions lower the drawbridge and invite those…

News / 12.05.15

Crunk veteran Lil Jon spoke at Oxford University

Kanye West, Killer Mike and Wu-Tang’s GZA are among the list of rappers who’ve given…

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News / 11.05.15

Watch Kanye perform All Day at USA basketball game

West appeared at Chicago Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers game with shortened version of newest song, All Day Returning…

News / 27.04.15

Listen to a newly unearthed Kanye beats compilation

Art collector and one-time rapper Jensen Karp discovered two mix CDs in his garage. Two…

Events / News / 14.04.15

Glastonbury announce 75 acts for 2015

Following the confirmations that Foo Fighters and Kanye West would perform headline slots, Glastonbury have…

HudMo: track-by-track

A brief guide to the producer’s definitive tracks

Hudson Mohawke: hands on the wheel

The past few years have been a whirlwind, and now Ross Birchard is taking control

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST

A garbled exploration into the limitless depths of egotism possessed by these two individuals, so…