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Kanye West, topless Kim Kardashian in sweet ‘Bound 2’ video
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Kanye West, God king of controversypaid Boston a visit on Sunday. Today, the hip-hop/production genius stopped by “Ellen” to premiere his new video for the closing track on “Yeezus,” “Bound 2.” The video features Kim Kardashian topless on a motorcycle with ‘Ye, riding through a bizarre green-screen desert fantasy. Ridiculous? Awesome? Ridiculously awesome? Check it out for yourself. More

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Evaluating Kanye West’s music: Revolutionary or overrated?
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Kanye West is not a God. In the amazing interview with the BBC’s Zane Lowe that led to his beef with Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye described himself as a “young revolutionary coming from Chicago.” But, how revolutionary can an artist be when they have won 23 Grammys and become known as a connoisseur of leather pants? Before his show Sunday at the TD Garden with Kendrick Lamar (to which tickets normally cost around $200), we’re left wondering: Does Kanye remain innovative and alternative or is he an entrenched part of the mainstream? More

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Quit hating: Kanye West is making America confront racism
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Kanye West certainly knows the currency of not being liked. His verbal candidness, which can simply be defined as not knowing when to shut the hell up, has made him the perfect centerpiece for media fodder. West called out then-President George Bush on his disturbing post-Katrina apathy, infamously tap danced all over the feelings of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, and recently denounced corporate-sponsored music (as well as the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake collaboration “Suit and Tie”). Whether or not you stand behind West’s antics, the man knows how to spark dialogue — even it if means inadvertently showing just how racist America remains. More