Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is keeping busy heading into the summer, reportedly working on a secret new 3D entertainment project.
Details on the hush-hush project have started to circulate online.
Father-to-be Kanye West may be on the cusp of the next big technological and architectural trend. He is working with the director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, David Benjamin, on a confidential project that involves a “new type of movie theater and 3D entertainment experience.” Last year, Kanye worked with architectural firm OMA and designer Shohei Shigematsu to create a seven-screen theater at the Cannes Film Festival where he debuted his “Cruel Summer” short film. Since his new album is reportedly done, can we expect a similar short film or something like the visuals that accompanied his last solo and collaborative albums, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Thone? (Complex)
Over the weekend, new Kanye tunes were premiered by G.O.O.D Music affiliate Hudson Mohawke during a live show.
During Hudson Mohawke’s set at Poland’s Free Form Festival last night, the Scottish producer and G.O.O.D. Music signee dropped two new Kanye West cuts, one of which segued into TNGHT’s “Goooo”. (HudMo also played unreleased Kanye material in his set at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper last week, he tweeted, though there’s no video.) No word yet if these two tracks will appear on Yeezy’s upcoming sixth solo album (which may feature Daft Punk and Skrillex, and be released on June 18), but they’re significantly clearer than the Vine posts of new material debuted at last week’s Met Ball, so much so that it’s possible to pick out some probably soon-to-be-classic lines: “There’s leaders and there’s followers but I’d rather be a d*ck than a swallower.” (Pitchfork)
Last week, Mr. West also performed some unheard joints at New York’s annual Met Gala ceremony.
In a set that reportedly featured songs from his as-yet-untitled new album, West took a moment at one point to say, “Don’t let nobody bring you down, you’re so awesome, you’re so awesome!,” according to a Vine video posted by model Coco Rocha. Reports from the event indicated that the comment was meant for Kardashian, who has been the subject of ongoing tabloid ridicule during her pregnancy. In another clip, West, who took the stage in a leather skirt, sparkly Givenchy top and studded, gauzy mask, can be seen performing what sounds like another new song with a uptempo, glitch techno vibe and a song in which he yells, “I am a god!” West told the crowd he would only be singing new songs during the set. (MTV)
Recently, photos from Ye’s cameo in the forthcoming Anchorman follow-up flick hit the ‘net.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is back in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, GA today and the cameos will continue, too (rumor has it Vince Vaughn is on set today). According to permits, filming will continue near Park Peachtree St between Marietta St and Auburn Ave (along Woodruff Park) through Monday. Below are a few more pictures from Wednesday’s shoot, including new photos of Kanye West, Paul Rudd, John C. Reilly, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey thanks to @Live1DNews. (On Location Vacations)