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Kanye West Updates 'The Life Of Pablo' With "Saint Pablo" Following Tour Announcement

Kanye West's "living breathing" album is still being updated.

The Life Of Pablo has once again been updated. Kanye West, who just recently announced a massive live tour starting up in August, has added a song to his already illustrious album. The track titled "Saint Pablo" featuring Sampha is now available on Tidal and Apple Music streaming services.

Many Kanye fans have already heard the song, after it was subsequently released and taken down from Apple Music in April. There have been numerous rips and leaks of the track floating around the Internet. Now, Yeezy fans everywhere can rejoice because it looks like Kanye has decided to make it a permanent fixture on his album. This puts away the rumors that the song was meant to go on the supposedly new album that Kanye is currently working on now titled TurboGrafx '16.

It makes sense he would want to release the official version of this song now after he decided to name his recently announced tour the "Saint Pablo Tour." When he first premiered the track, he made a point of saying he wrote the song after admitting to his greatest shame: his personal debt.

The addition to his album, five months after its initial release, also reinforces the idea that Kanye can still go in and tweak his album however he wants, whenever he wants. This shouldn't come as too big of a surprise, considering he once tweeted that The Life Of Pablo was "a living breathing changing creative expression" after going back and updating the track "Wolves."

As for the song, it is easily Kanye's strongest effort lyrically on the album. With intense production from Mike Dean, "Saint Pablo" is a track with classic Kanye one liners: like comparing himself to Einstein and referencing old tracks back from his College Dropout days.

"The ultimate Gemini has survived, I wasn't supposed to make it past 25."

Sampha provides the hook for the song, flashing talented soft vocals that show why he is an underground legend, of sorts, within the hip-hop community. Mainly known for his work with SBTRKT, Drake, Solange Knowles, and now of course Kanye, he gives the song an elegant electric feel that contrasts beautifully with the stark, aggressive, steam punk sound that comes from Dean's influence on the production. With introspective lyrics from Ye, this track continues to prove the brilliance of Kanye's musical talents and now ends his album on the perfect note.

Listen to the track here:

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Future Confronted Jay-Z Over '4:44' Diss: "You Supposed To Be Biggin’ Me Up"

Many suspected that there was beef between Future and Jay-Z after Hov appeared to take a jab at Future's current family situation on his 2017 album, 4:44. While Hendrix has remained rather silent about the subliminal line in the past, the rapper revealed during an interview on Hot 107.9 ATL's "The Durty Boyz Show" that he actually confronted Jay about the line.

The lyric in question appeared on Jay-Z's single "Kill Jay-Z." "In the future, other n***as playin' football with your son/You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston," Jigga raps. The lyrical wordplay appears to reference Future and Ciara's intense custody battle and also commented on Russell Wilson filling in as a father figure for Future's son.

While he admittedly thought it was a diss, he says Jay was singing a different tune. "When I talked to him, ‘I didn’t really say that. Look man, I didn’t mean it like that.'" He said of his conversation with the Brooklyn artist. "And I was just like, you supposed to be biggin’ up the rap community. NFL deal with NFL. You supposed to be biggin’ me up if anything."

The "Rocket Ship" rapper also stated that rappers shouldn't attack other rappers for the sake of Instagram captions or memes. "We come from the trenches. I come from the streets. You come from the streets," he continued. "You supposed to be biggin’ me up. You supposed to be giving that no negative attention for a hot line, something that’s going to always be out…"

Despite the past drama however, Future says he's moved on and is focusing his attention on bigger things.  "[The song is] out now… It is what it is. I ain’t even trippin’ off him. I’m trying to get to where I’m going, and ain’t nobody going to stop me or whatever going on, the talking, the captions, or whatever the memes – it can’t stop me because it’s a vision that I have and it’s goals that I have, that I set out for myself that I got to get that no matter what."

Future is currently promoting his latest album, The Wzrd, which was released on Jan. 18. Check out the clip from his recent interview below.

 

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112 Hints At A Christian Music Collaboration With Kanye West

Kanye West's highly-anticipated album, Yandhi is nowhere to be found, but that doesn't mean the rapper hasn't been working on new music. In fact, Ye is looking into creating new tunes in the Christian music genre. According to 112's Slim, the R&B group is teaming up with Kanye to produce new music that will draw the new generation to church.

Slim made the revelation during an interview with TMZ on Monday (Jan. 21). Unfortunately, Slim wouldn't drop too many details about the project, but hinted that the collaboration could or could not happen.

"Kanye being a musical genius, he’ll do an album and then scrap it," he said. "Whatever happens, it’s something that God wanted to happen."

Slim's latest comments come shortly after a video surfaced online of 112 serenading Kim Kardashian with a rendition of their single "Cupid" on FaceTime. The clip went viral, prompting suspicion of a possible collaboration.

Aside from music, Slim said he also talked to Kanye to see where he was mentally. "Kanye is in a real good place," he revealed. "We were talking about things that were more spiritual and he’s in a real good place right now."

Stay tuned to see if the Kanye West and 112 Christian collaboration actually happens.

Check out the full interview above.

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Chris Brown To Sue Rape Accuser For Defamation

Chris Brown is reportedly gearing up to take legal action against the woman who accused him of raping her at a hotel in Paris. The singer will reportedly sue her for defamation, TMZ reports.

Brown's Parisian lawyer, Raphael Chiche, says his client adamantly denies the allegations and plans to challenge them in court. "Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him," Chiche said in a statement. "He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris."

As previously reported, Brown was arrested on Jan. 22, after a 24-year-old woman filed a complaint claiming that he violently raped her in his Paris hotel. He was released from police custody without charges. Shortly after the incident, Brown took to Instagram where he claimed that the woman was lying. Another woman also jumped to the singer's defense, stating that he was not at the scene at the time of the alleged assault.

While the singer is free to leave the country, an official investigation into the alleged incident is still ongoing. It does not appear that Brown or his legal team have filed the defamation suit at this time.

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