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Kanye West Talks Spirituality, Mental Health, Jay and Drake With Zane Lowe

Ye is ‘no longer a slave’.

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Prior to the release of his highly anticipated album, the frustratingly over-delayed Jesus Is King, Kanye West embarked on a tour to amplify his first gospel album. One of the promotional stops was a sit down with Zane Lowe, which took place on Thursday, October 24th on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

Love him or hate him, there’s no shred of doubt that Kanye West is possibly the most intriguing character in this generation’s Pop culture.

This interview offered an unfettered platform for him to engage Zane on the atelier of his ideas, many which have been as interesting as they have been alienating.

He spoke frankly on a sprawling range of topics, from music to his controversial political aberrations. Here are some of the hottest highlights from the interview

KANYE ON THE LINEAGE OF JAY TO YE TO DRAKE 

Kanye: I love all of these people but you gotta know there’s a lineage of Jay to Ye to Drake. This person is your idol, then you get to know em, then you be friends, then you turn to frenemies, then you turn to enemies, and then you gotta bring back the positive energy.

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But that’s the lineage of rap kings and inspirers, because Jay was my BIGGEST inspiration.

By the time I got to New York and we had the throwbacks, Big Boi had throwbacks first, but there was a little stand at Lenox and I’d be going down there doing beats with Jermaine Dupri and I’d pull up with my throwback and Jay is be like ‘man that’s nice’ then I pull up the next day with another throwback, and then day four they say, ‘what, you stay in Atlanta?’

ON WEARING THE MAGA HAT 

Kanye: Now that I’m in service to Christ my job is to spread the gospel. I’m no longer a slave I’m a son now, a son of God and I’m free, but this shows you that God is hilarious. Liberals love art and now I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time.

It’s just a fact. Right? So to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke on all liberals like nooooo not Kanye! But those liberals never, we are the same human beings, it’s not man vs machine, man IS the machine. We are God’s imperfect creation because we perish.

ON ASKING COLLABORATORS NOT TO HAVE PREMARITAL SEX

Kanye: There was times where I was asking people to fast during the album. This is gonna be radical what I’m about to say we can look at it in the edit. There were times I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working on the album.

I know that’s one where the Shade Room will be like ‘what you mean not have premarital sex!?’ but seriously there’s times I went to people that were working on other projects and said could you just work and focus on this? I mean it’s known when people pray together, families that pray together stay together. When people pray together and fast together, the power is increased.

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Elaine to Drop Visuals of You’re The One This Sunday

Elaine is set to drop the video of her single You’re The One this Sunday.

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Mark your calendar! Songstress of note, Elaine teased her fans with a young trailer of her chat-topping single You’re The One on Instagram. The visuals of the of the song have long been coming and they may just do the song some justice. If the snippet is anything to go by, we may see Elaine in a risqué position that we’ve never seen her before.

 

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Elaine’s EP, Elements has drawn praise from all corners of the globe. During her interview with Slikour Onlife, she revealed that music purist Joe Budden’s endorsement had put certain deals in motion that she couldn’t divulge at the time. Without putting too much pressure on her, Elaine’s debut video will definitely attract the same attention beyond Mzansi shores. We are here for it. It is set to drop on April 5th.

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METRO FM Reshuffle 2020 – Who’s In & Who’s Out?

Metro FM freshens up the shows with a reshuffle of the radio personalities in 2020.

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The start of April for METRO FM radio listeners came with a few changes after the public broadcaster made a some alterations to the roster. In an attempt to stay on top of the current, some radio jocks were swapped around to keep the freshness in the studio. The one casualty of the reshuffle was award-winning radio personality Relebogile Mabotja. She was initially roped into the station back in April 2019 to form part of the The Fresh Breakfast Show, before DJ Fresh was fired in July.

Here’s a breakdown of how things shake up for the weekday and weekend slots:

  • The Morning Flava remains unchanged with host Mo Flava (Moeti Tsiki) and the MOP team, continuing their set every weekday from 05:00 to 09:00.
  • The Bridge with Dineo Ranaka, Lerato Kganyago and Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung from 09:00 to 12:00 remains unchanged as well.
  • Lunch with Tomas & Pearl is still going from strength to strength with Thomas and Pearl between 12:00 and 15:00.
  • The Kings Suite fills the vacant post with Lindi Sirame.

Weekends will see a new twist to how the graveyard shift was hosted in the past. METRO FM will introduce two developmental slots aimed at discovering new and young talent. These are new weekend programmes from 02:00 -04:00 (The Lift) and 04:00 – 06:00 (Club with Mat Elle), hosted by Rorisang Thandekiso and Nthabeleng Matela respectively.

  • The union formed on Absolute Hip-Hop by Lootlove (Luthando Shosha) and DJ Speedsta (Lesego Nkayiseng) will be missed. Lootie joins the weekend breakfast, ‘THE WKNDR’ with MoG (Mpho Madise), leaving Speedsta to host the now two-hour-long show by his lonesome.
  • The WKNDR also welcomes Chante Jantjies to the fold, whose currently a news anchor on SABC TV.
  • Fan favourite, Cruise Control will gain an additional hour, extending the show from 13:00 – 16:00.
  • I Believe’ with Oskido (Oscar Mdlongwa) follows after, airing from 16:00-19:00.
  • The Sunday Love Movement continues to reign supreme from 09:00 to 21:00.
  • Sacred Space with Thami Ngubeni and Khaya Mthethwa is also unchanged, closing the week with the Urban Jazz Experience with Nothemba Madumo.

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Don’t Miss the Drop of Cassper’s New Single Amademoni

Cassper Drops New Single Amademoni on Ebro’s Beats 1 Show on Apple Music.

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After a brief hiatus from the rap game, 2 years to be exact, Cassper Nyovest announced his comeback with the release of Good for That, and it slapped. Now the Maftown hitmaker is set to release his next single Amademoni after teasing his fans on the socials for the longest timeInteresting fact though, he will drop the new single on Ebro’s Apple Music show Beat 1 today at 21:00 pm.

In recent couple of years, Ebro has taken a great interest in the South African hip hop landscape. Just last week, Nasty C dropped his new single There They Go on the show. Before that, he took a countrywide tour, from Johannesburg to Cape Town to speak with the who’s who of SA hip hop. Ebro also sat down with Sjava to breakdown the start of his hugely successful music career back in 2018. It is interesting to see what happens next with Ebro Darden and the spotlight shone on the industry.

Don’t miss the drop of Cassper’s new single and tell us what you think.

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