Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going to name their son North. As in North West. Har har, Kimye. Read about the long tradition of oddly named celebrity babies the pair will be joining once they welcome their son later this year: natpo.st/13qOO47
“I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the Jetson movie and someone on the call yelled out.. you should do a Jetsons tour! This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course becuase for anyone that’s seen the Watch the Throne Tour… Or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway.. you know I have real ideas… I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely… …illogical Good logic tells me smile Kanye… the world likes you again… red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow”
Shad reviews Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne stop in Vancouver Canadian rapper Shad, born Shad Kabango in 1983, is a hip-hop artist based in Vancouver who has been twice nominated for the Polaris Prize: in 2008 for his sophomore recording, The Old Prince, and in 2011 for TSOL. Since then he has earned a master’s degree in liberal studies from Simon Fraser, and lost his mind watching Kanye West and Jay-Z (a.k.a. The Throne) perform at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena
Our favourite albums of 2011 and why we loved them (plus, vote for your Top 10 albums of the year) It’s that time of year when arts and culture publications release their year-end best-of lists — perhaps the most contentious of which is the one listing the best albums of the year. Choosing the list is a highly unofficial and highly contested process, involving trails of email and a good deal of banter, but no matter what we end up with, it’s always up for (heated) debate. It is with that last point in mind that we’re mixing thing up this year, presenting you with a list of our National Post contributors’ 42 favourite albums, and leaving it up to you to choose the best of the bunch.
Here’s how it works: You’ll find our list of favourites at the click through (which are listed in no particular order), along with our writers’ defenses for their respective faves. After you’re done considering your options, click here to vote for your Top 10 albums of 2011.
Concert Review: Jay-Z and Kanye West exceed the hype It’s rare that a show of this magnitude lives up to its hype, but Kanye and Jay-Z actually managed to exceed it. From the Tron-inspired laser show to the hydraulic-powered stages at either end of the ACC to the pyrotechnics, it was a visual masterpiece. And then, of course, there was the music. (Photo: David Leyes Photographer)