Hip-hop historian Dan Charnas hopes "gangsta rap doesn't come back"
We spoke to the author of 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-hop' about moguls, the culture of the 90s and how now it's "the activists who are doing the work, not the rappers."
Kanye on Kanye: "Good at art, bad at celebrity"
In a moment of self-awareness, not unusual for the artist, Kanye West reveals that he sees himself as "a bad celebrity, but a pretty good artist."
Steve McQueen's new video for Kanye West features a 9-minute take
Steve McQueen, director of Twelve Years A Slave and Shame, is the mastermind behind Kanye West's new video for his upcoming album SWISH.
Tracking and forecasting the brands in Kanye West's albums
We track Kanye's product placement prowess and try to figure out his next move.