Kanye West deliver a free-associative monologue about the media, George W. Bush, and Taylor Swift, though maybe that wasn’t a complete surprise when it happened almost three hours later. No, most of us were there for the music. On Monday, West released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, an album that just might be his best ever. Yesterday morning he announced a surprise show at the Bowery, a storied little club on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that fits 550 people, tops. Chances to see the day’s most talked-about star in such an intimate venue don’t come along every day, so downtown we flocked. READ FULL STORY »The hundreds of people crammed awkwardly onto the sidewalk outside NYC’s Bowery Ballroom around midnight last night were there for one reason. It wasn’t to hear
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You know who else wishes Kanye West would release some new music already? Aziz Ansari. Or, rather, the Parks & Recreation comedian’s foul-mouthed alter ego RAAAAAAAANDY. (That’s eight A’s, and don’t you forget it.) The deluded character made his public debut in last summer’s Funny People, as well as three web-only promo clips that were way funnier than the movie itself. Now Ansari — err, RAAAAAAAANDY — is putting together a mixtape in collaboration with, randomly, TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek. On “AAAAAAAANGRY,” a track that Ansari just posted for free download on his Tumblr, RAAAAAAAANDY claims that Kanye and other rappers including Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake, Dr. Dre, Kid Cudi, and more are all late in delivering promised guest verses for the mixtape.
Got all that backstory? Actually, you don’t need to. Just head over to Aziz’s site to enjoy hearing RAAAAAAAANDY yell furiously at all the rappers who have allegedly left him in the lurch. (Beware, lots and lots of NSFW language.) For example: “Kanye! What is taking you so long?! You know how you like to sample soul songs and speed them up? Why don’t you speed up the process of you getting your verses back to us?” And: “Jay-Z! You’re supposed to drop a verse. Where’s your s—, bro? Did Coldplay have to wait this long?” Also: “This is for the whole Wu-Tang Clan, especially RZA and GZA. Where y’all at, man? You know how many times I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and refurnished my bathroom since we sent you those beats? I’ve went through floor mats, fool!” Genius.
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