Jay Z and Kanye West Probably Aren’t Boycotting Florida, Sorry

The full unreleased pilot for Kanye’s Curb Your Enthusiasm-style HBO show (“I’m the black Larry David,” West reportedly told one producer) has emerged stateside, to glowing reviews. “It actually wasn’t that bad at all,” wrote New York magazine , while Gawker called it “one of the most batshit crazy, wonderful pieces of television you can’t imagine.” We shouldn’t be surprised that Kanye has a talent for comedy (he did after all claim that “New Slaves” contains the best rap verse of all time), but here’s hoping that the reception convinces HBO to give him a full series. But our favourite Kanye-based discovery of the week? The existence of unofficial PC game Kanye West 3030.
Source: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2013-07/24/kanye-west-hbo-pilot-3030-video-game

Here’s what happened: April Ryan , White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, reported on Monday that “sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp” had confirmed a list of artists “joining him in support of a change” in Floriday’s stand-your-ground law. She added that “some of the artists” on the list had even canceled concerts in the Sunshine State. Jay Z, West, Timberlake, Madonna, and many others were on the list, but aside from gospel singers Mary Mary , nowhere did anyone say they were boycotting Florida. They just reportedly agreed with Wonder that laws giving the benefit of the doubt to people who shoot and kill people might be a bad idea. On top of that, 23 other states have similar laws, so any sort of boycott would be crippling to a touring artist. Today, it’s being reported some places that Jay Z, West, and all the rest are joining Wonder’s boycott, which is a very different thing and also completely unsubstantiated: Yes, Jay attended a rally for Martin over the weekend, but if he or Kanye are actually standing their ground with view site… Wonder, they haven’t said so publicly.
Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/jay-z-kanye-west-justin-timberlake-florida-boycott-trayvon-martin-unsubstantiated/

Kanye West-Inspired “Kanye Quest 3030” Video Game Now Available

According to Kotaku.com , a video game version of Windy City rapper Kanye West will serve as the protagonist in a newly-released, Japanese role-playing game (RPG) titled Kanye Quest 3030. Created by Phenix, “Kanye Quest 3030” is described as a hip-hop-themed science-fiction 2D roleplaying game starring Kanye West thats set in the year 3030. The game, which is not actually endorsed by West, also features artists such as Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil B, Tupac, and the Notorious B.I.G. But unlike West, the other rappers featured in the game are clones who are controlled by a god-like dictator. Kanye Quest 3030 is far from the first video game to incorporate a rapper or other musician. Beginning in 2003, Def Jam began to release a series of Hip Hop-heavy video games. The first, titled Def Jam Vendetta was a wrestling video game, which featured DMX, Joe Budden, Ludacris, and a handful of other artists. Hip Hop has also been prominent in the soundtracks of various video games including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and NBA 2K13. The trailer for Kanye Quest 3030 can be found below.
Source: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.24204/title.kanye-west-inspired-kanye-quest-3030-video-game-now-available/

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