All items tagged with "Kanye West"

Kanye West says Steve Jobs should have given away his ideas before he died

Kanye West in all his Apple-loving glory. Photo: Rodrigo Ferrari CC

Kanye West in all his Apple-loving glory. Photo: Rodrigo Ferrari/Flickr CC

With Kanye West’s astute analysis of Apple’s business, his close friendship with Steve Wozniak, and his unabashed love for “Jony Ives” (sic), Tim Cook must count his lucky stars every day that he managed to scoop the role of Apple CEO out from under Mr. Kim Kardashian.

Perhaps Yeezy was too busy laying down vocals for Watch The Throne to take over running Apple business back in 2011.

Whatever the reason, Apple probably wouldn’t be in too great shape under the control of Kanye since in a new interview he reveals what he thinks Steve Jobs should’ve done as his final move at Apple: given all the company’s patents away.

Yes, really.

Read the rest of this post »

Kanye West on why he’s inspired by Jony Ive(s)

zane-kanye

Zane Lowe and Kanye West during emotional interview: Photo: BBC

Zane Lowe, BBC DJ and future Apple employee, sat down with Kanye West today to talk about a number of subjects, including what the rapper’s amazingly innovative company will look like when it hits his projected $1 trillion valuation.

West didn’t sound too sure about the products he’ll be selling, but he pointed to some advice he got from none other than Apple design legend Jony Ive, saying innovation is basically overrated.

Read the rest of this post »

Jimmy Iovine is lining up artists for more iTunes-exclusive albums

Which bands made your 2014 playlist? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Could more exclusives be in iTunes’ future? Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is in fresh talks with the world’s top musicians, in hopes of landing more exclusive album deals for iTunes, reports The New York Post.

Apple is looking to replicate the success Beyonce had with her exclusive iTunes album in December 2013, by signing other hot artists to drop their albums early on Beats Music and iTunes. But according to industry sources, the idea of artists making side deals with streaming services is not going over well with record label executives.

Read the rest of this post »

I’mma let you finish, but Kanye West’s daughter is the biggest Apple fan of all time

Kanye West in all his Apple-loving glory. Photo: Rodrigo Ferrari CC

Kanye West in all his Apple-loving glory. Photo: Rodrigo Ferrari/Flickr CC

If both of your parents are unabashed Apple fans, there’s every chance that you’ll grow up as a Cupertino addict as well.

That appears to be the case for 16-month-old North West, a.k.a. the daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. With North’s dad having previously proclaimed himself the next Steve Jobs, and her mother likely to rake in an ungodly $200 million from her very own iOS app by the end of 2014, it’s no surprise that North seems to have a budding interest in all things Apple, as well.

What kind of interest? In an interview with PEOPLE.com, Kim Kardashian described her less-than-two-year-old daughter’s extreme iPod love, with her playlist apparently including a soothing mixture of lullabies and, well, Kanye West tracks.

Read the rest of this post »

iPhone 6 reveal date, Kanye’s tech pests and the rest of this week’s hottest news

iPhone 6 reveal date, Kanye’s tech pests and the rest of this week’s hottest news

The iPhone 6 seems to get nearer and nearer each week as Apple fanboys and other tech enthusiasts await an official reveal date with mounting anxiety, but the age of the iPhone 6 might finally be close at hand. A year’s worth of leaks, rumors, and theories regarding the iPhone 6 are finally about to be put to rest, thanks to sources who revealed this week exactly when we can expect Apple to reveal their next generation iPhone.

Watch today’s Cult of Mac news roundup for all the details on the rumored iPhone 6 keynote date, as well as iOS 8 beta 5 details, and even why one piece of technology has Kanye West filing lawsuits like his name’s Johnnie Cochran.

Of course, don’t forget to subscribe to Cult of Mac TV on YouTube and catch all our latest videos.

Kanye West: Apple spent $3 billion on Beats to get back at Samsung

Photo: AdWeek

Photo: AdWeek

From telling Tim Cook not to be dumb, to proclaiming himself the next Steve Jobs, Kanye West can always be trusted to chime in with a nuanced take on Apple business. Now the newly-married creative genius has offered his two cents on the reason behind Apple’s still-unexplained $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music.

Speaking at the Cannes Lions festival, West says that last year’s collaboration between Jay Z and Samsung — in which 1 million Galaxy owners were able to pick up free copies of the rapper’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album — pushed Apple to acqui-hire Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Claiming that Apple has lost touch with its culture since Jobs’ death in 2011, West thinks that the Beats deal allowed Apple to buy back some of the cultural relevance it has lost.

Read the rest of this post »

Kanye West Tells Tim Cook To ‘Quit Trying To Act Like You’re Dumb’ [Video]

(Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine)

(Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine)

Successor to Steve Jobs, BFF of Steve Wozniak, and all-around “creative genius” Kanye West had some harsh words for Tim Cook over the weekend.

Speaking/singing on stage at a Saturday night show in Newark, NJ, West blasted the Apple CEO for allegedly asking him to perform for free at an Apple event.

Read the rest of this post »

I’mma Let You Finish, But Kanye West Is The Next Best Steve Jobs Of All Time

(Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine)

(Credit: Steven Klein/Interview magazine)

Way back in early 2012, Cult of Mac reported on the way that genius artist rap singer Kanye West had raised the ire of Apple fans by claiming that he was “[picking] up where Steve Jobs left off.”

Since then he has repeated the statement on several occasions — telling the New York Times in 2013 that, “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means,” and describing himself as, “undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump.”

Read the rest of this post »

Kayne West Got These Autographed Steve Jobs And Woz Mice For Father’s Day

kanyewestmouse

Kayne West totally loves Steve Jobs. In fact, Yeezy proclaimed that he’s going to be like the  “Steve of  Internet,” because writing rhymes and wearing flashy clothing is the same thing as creating the iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, iTunes, and all that.

Needless to say, Mr. West is fascinated by the mystique and charisma of El Jobso, so for a Father’s day gift, his girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave him an Apple mouse signed by Steve Jobs himself. No M.C. can do without a hype man though, so Kim flew Woz out to the hospital and he signed the other mouse himself.

Kanye West: KANYE WILL BE THE NEXT STEVE JOBS!!!

Kanye West: KANYE WILL BE THE NEXT STEVE JOBS!!!

Kanye West is not known for his modesty. He once appeared on a Rolling Stone cover portraying Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. In 2004, he stormed out of the American Music Awards after not winning Best New Artist, saying “I was definitely robbed… I was the best new artist of the year.” Even President Obama has called Kanye West a “jackass.”

With all that in mind… hey guys! Guess who just declared himself the next Steve Jobs?

Read the rest of this post »