Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

Music | Sound Off Mar 28, 2019

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

by Dylan Foley

Takashi Murakami's work on Billie Eilish's new video for "You Should See Me in a Crown" is the latest example of Western music's ongoing love affair with Japanese anime. And while it may seem obvious — American kids who like anime and grow up ...

Toyomu imagines life after Kanye

Music Nov 20, 2016

Toyomu imagines life after Kanye

by Patrick St. Michel

American rapper Kanye West's seventh album, "The Life Of Pablo," felt inescapable when it emerged this past February. But that wasn't the case in Japan. Streaming music service Tidal — which initially had exclusive rights to "Pablo" — isn't available here. This gave Toyomu Hayashi ...

Kanye West cancels Fuji Rock headline spot

Music Apr 3, 2014

Kanye West cancels Fuji Rock headline spot

by Shaun McKenna

Kanye West has canceled his headline appearance at this year's Fuji Rock Festival "due to artist circumstances," according to festival organizers. The news came as West's camp also announced the 36-year-old hip-hop star would postpone his tour in Australia next month until September, citing "unexpected ...