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Kanye West Sues EMI Over Contract That Doesn’t Allow Him To...

AFRICANGLOBE - It's hard to imagine anyone with the creatively volcanic sensibility of Kanye West ever truly going into retirement, but the artist is nevertheless unhappy with the terms of his contract with his music publisher EMI, suing EMI as well as Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam in January to "obtain his freedom" from his contracts. And now, EMI is countersuing Kanye for breach of contract.

Deal With Adidas Could Make Kanye West A Billionaire?

AFRICANGLOBE - Kanye West has been telling us for a while that he wants to be much more than just another rapper. Fashion has always been a major part of Ye's life, and the 39-year-old has always tried to deliver his fashion vision to the people. Whether it was his on again, off again, brand Pastelle, his collaborations with major brands, or his current relationship with Adidas, Ye has shown his ability design pieces that hypebeasts all over the world fawn over.

Jay Z Promotes ‘Artist-Owned’ Music Streaming Brand

AFRICANGLOBE - Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they are billing as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. Notably, the majority of the company will be owned by artists, a symbolic move in a business where musicians often have little control over how their work is distributed and consumed.

Kanye West: Obama Used Me

AFRICANGLOBE - Kanye West says he’s done trading insults with President Barack Obama. “I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” the rapper tolf Hot 107.9 in an interview that aired Monday. “That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.”

Black Popular Culture As the Tool of Empire

AFRICANGLOBE - Currently all the rage in the Black community, the Kerry Washington political intrigue program “SCANDAL” is about a Black Woman whose job is to help Washington DC politicos through damaging and embarrassing dilemmas. The show is an excellent example of the way Black popular culture is deployed to breed reverence for American empire and those who benefit from it.

Kanye West Wears Confederate Flag Jacket to Barneys

AFRICANGLOBE - Publicity wh*re Kanye West does not care if his Confederate flag merchandise is creating controversy -- in fact, he took it one step further on Monday, Nov. 4 by wearing a jacket emblazoned with the mark to a Barney's New York store in Beverly Hills.

Jay Z, Kanye, Madonna Join Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida

AFRICANGLOBE - A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder's footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest of the state's "Stand Your Ground" laws.

Black People Must Focus On Big Issues

Black people spend too much time focused on entertainment and other trivia than on important issues affecting their lives. In a culture driven by celebrity, entertainment gossip, bling and distraction, there is an open question as to whether the type of political mobilization required to meet the challenges of those issues is possible.