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Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
Kanye West on that Taylor Swift lyric: 'I will express how I feel with no censorship'

Kanye West just cannot stop stirring the outrage cauldron.

The day after his extravagant (and apparently still-evolving) rollout for both his new LP "The Life of Pablo" and the third season of his Yeezy fashion line, much of the conversation about the album revolves around a single lyric about Taylor Swift.

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Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson show songwriting at its best

One of the more moving sentiments that circulated around the Internet shortly after David Bowie died last month read, “If you are sad, just remember that the Earth is more than 4 billion years old, and you managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.”

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#GrammysSoWhite? Pondering a clean sweep by Taylor Swift

Could winning at the Grammys register as a loss for Taylor Swift?

Last summer the pop superstar suffered a rare defeat when she got into it with Nicki Minaj on Twitter.

You remember this. After not being nominated for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards, Minaj plainly described what she viewed as a kind of institutional bias.

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Twitter responds to Kanye West's strict performance rules and that Taylor Swift reference

Kanye West dominated the twittersphere today with the livestream of his Madison Square Garden event, which doubled as a release party for his long-awaited new album, "The Life of Pablo," and the launch of the latest iteration of his fashion line, Yeezy Season 3.The ticketed event was streamed live on TIDAL and quickly spawned the trending hashtag #YeezySeason3 and countless reactions, jokes and praises.The

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Kanye's fashion show album drop: the models, the website crashes, the video game and, oh yeah, the music

Rapper Kanye West unveiled his new collection of clothes and music on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Yeezy Season 3" after his line for Adidas, the event saw the polarizing artist coupling his twin passions.

Always one for a grand gesture, West also announced that he is at work on a video game called "Only One" and that it's about his late mother "traveling through the gates of heaven."

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Feb. 13 autism benefit to highlight 1967-77 Beach Boys era

In a canny bit of counterprogramming to this weekend’s flurry of Grammy Awards-related events, a cadre of Beach Boys/Brian Wilson enthusiasts will gather on Saturday in Glendale for a benefit concert focusing on the group’s music from its less-heralded 1967-77 period to raise money for the Autism Think Tank.

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