Considering how BANANAS Kanye West’s concerts have been recently, it’d almost be believable that he was behind the celebrity mocking of his most recent music video starring his soon-to-be wife, Kim Kardashian.
But you know that Kimye has nothing on Sames Roganco.
Further proving that his spectacular Yeezus tour is actually a cover for a DONDA fundraising round, Kanye West used his screaming audience to secure an investment from Eric Schmidt at the Madison Square Garden show on Saturday night.
He repeatedly interrupted his set, Complex reports, to inform the crowd that Google chair Eric Schmidt was “in the house.” He then asked “approximately a dozen times, ‘Do y’all want Eric Schmidt to invest in DONDA?’” The crowd went wild. There’s nothing like peer pressure from a bunch of drunk groundlings to get a startup funded.
Woof There It Is
When you think about it, obviously. Obviously, Bret Easton Ellis deserves a podcast for all his hard work fighting with Nikke Finke and making The Canyons. And obviously, the premiere episode should feature Kanye West talking about “product” and disposable culture and bootlegs of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and what life was like before multiplexes and Kim Kardashian.
Fashion Week Observed
Starting around 10 p.m. last Saturday night, the scene outside the mall at Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport was something like a bizarro world Black Friday Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Jay-Z’s new record, Magna Carta … Holy Grail is getting more positive buzz and radio play than his pal Kanye West’s Yeezus. Well, Jay sings about his love for designer Tom Ford, while Kanye’s raps include tracks called “Black Skinhead” and “I Am a God,” a sentiment he likes to declare repeatedly. Heartthrob Justin Timberlake’s Read More
The Observer recently had lunch with Michael Azerrad, the rock journalist who edits a new music website called The Talkhouse, in Williamsburg. Mr. Azerrad has many connections in the field, and when we met, the site had already featured reviews by well-known musicians like Roseanne Cash and Bob Mould.
But Mr. Azerrad hinted to us that he had an even bigger name in the docket. When pressed for an answer, he kept quiet, saying it was a surprise.
Besides the other big Kardashian Klan news–that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West drank some NyKuil and named their child “Kaidence Donda West,” and that Mr. West’s album dropped today–the real story today is that Kourtney Kardashian finally allowed her husband, professional suspenders model Scott Disik, fulfill his destiny as a Patrick Bateman impersonator to promote his almost-brother-in-law’s record, Yeezus.
So besides the fact that the collaboration between Mr. Disick and Mr. West is a total rip-off of the brilliant Miles Fisher’s video for his cover of The Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place,” we can all rest easy knowing that Mr. Disick has finally found his lot in life as one of his wife’s sister’s baby daddy’s entourage.
An anonymous New York Post staffer emailed media blogger Jim Romenesko this morning alleging that the Daily News, the Post‘s main competitor, had published “a whole story stolen from the Times.”
The staffer was referring to an article that appeared in the News yesterday, titled “The ego has landed,” which Read More
Well, it took long enough, but the warm days have finally arrived. For some, that spells languorous subway rides and hot and sticky walks to work. For others, it means a chance to capitalize on the city’s outdoor resources, and how better than by taking advantage of the plethora of musical performances put on in Read More
There’s a new trend taking off in Williamsburg, but this one’s a little more commercial than its residents would probably like.
Over the space of two days in the past week, both Kanye West and James Franco have taken over walls in the hip neighborhood across the water, joining a fast growing fashion for P.R. Read More