Sh*t you should know about: Kimye has another kid and Rick Ross disses Drake
Congrats are in order for my third favorite Kardashian, Kim, and her husband, Kanye West: the two welcomed Saint West into the world on Friday! There was speculation they’d name him Easton — Easton West, get it? — but Saint is much cooler. You can’t fuck with a kid named Saint. All I know is they better feature all this shit on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." I’m a frequent viewer (in fact, I’m watching the new episode as I type this) and it’ll be the ultimate betrayal if they leave it out of the show.
And according to Kim’s Instagram, the infant already has his own pair of Yeezy Boost 350s. No surprise there. More surprising was that the model won Shoe Of The Year at the 2015 Footwear News Annual Achievement Awards last week. In true Kanye fashion, the rapper gave a 20-minute speech that was as equally insightful as it was confusing. Nevertheless, I listened to all of it. He warns attendees at the start: “If you don’t like 10-minute profanity-ridden speeches that end with a presidential bid, you can go to the bathroom.” I bet a few people took his advice.
While everyone was talking about Kanye’s shoes, Pusha T was talking about Kanye’s upcoming album, SWISH. The rapper, and recently crowned president of Kanye’s Def Jam imprint G.O.O.D. Music, told Rolling Stone: “I haven’t worked on it at all, but everything I’ve heard is phenomenal and it has nothing to do with any of the other records that were released before.” But what does that even mean?
In other news, a lot of music I haven’t had the chance to listen to came out this week. I’ll just give you a brief run down:
Erykah Badu has a new mixtape, featuring her “Hotline Bling” remix and appearances by Drake and André 3000. Jeremih finally dropped Late Nights: The Album on Friday, to the surprise of many; the album had been long delayed due to issues with his record label. But if single “oui” is any indication of its quality, the project was definitely worth the wait. King Krule announced a multi-disciplinary project with his brother called A Place 2 Drown. The two are releasing an art book and a 10-minute documentary, for which Krule will provide a soundtrack. It’s set for release on the tenth, and you can listen to some of its singles on the project’s website. Kid Cudi released some new alt-rock project that I definitely won’t listen to, but I thought it was worth a mention. (RIP 2009 Cudi, though. Seriously, that shit was so good.) Rick Ross dropped Black Market on Friday, but the album was outshined by one of its tracks, “Color Money,” where the rapper takes some obvious shots at Drake.
This brings me to my favorite part of the column: Drake Time! In the song, Ross seems to side with Meek Mill in regards to the infamous Drake vs. Meek feud that went down over the summer. The rapper references Drake’s diss track “Back To Back,” as well as YMCMB president, Birdman: “My lil’ homie made a million on his girl tour / We back to back and down to whack a nigga unborn / Miami niggas got them changing all the gun laws / So run Forrest got some shooters and they dying too / I got more money than that pussy that you’re signed to.” Damn, Ross. I thought you and Drake were friends? But according to USA Today, Ross and “Color Money” are just doing what they’re supposed to do, which is “talk to the streets and the real G’s.” If someone wants to translate that for me, please do.
That’s all I got for you guys this week. If this seems short, that’s because it is. I, like you, am drowning in work, and while I enjoy a good Rick Ross verse as much as the next gal, I need to avoid failing my classes. To fill the void that was left from the absence of text, go watch the new Bill Murray Christmas special on Netflix! Murray is finally being funny again! Laugh, cry, avoid all your responsibilities! The world is your oyster!
I’m so tired. Goodbye.