In the less than two week’s that his latest single has been out, Kanye West has attracted the customary amount of flak. First, PETA lashed out over the chorus’ reference to fur, then Theraflu objected to the use of their product’s name and image. Many thought nothing would come of either situation, save a likely verbal reprisal on West’s next project.
However, it seems the latter issue became a genuine problem. West has renamed the song, and removed the medicine’s image from the single’s artwork. Above is the new artwork, and for comparison, the former is below. It’s a bit of a bummer, the formerly cool artwork is a reduced a bit by the blank, awkward bottle.
Still no word as to whether the single is for DJ Khaled, who also appears, or West’s next project.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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