Kanye West’s Project Wyoming Listening Tour Hits Williamsburg

A new type of musical experience unfolds in Brooklyn and elsewhere around the States

It’s not every day that an artist turns his album listening party into a nationwide tour, but then again, Kanye West is not an average artist. While the world waited for the release of Ye, West, with the help of famed content creator turned artist manager YesJulz of 1AM, was busy coordinating the travel for his friends, press, influencers, and others to join him in …

Kanye West: Ghost Town

Whether you love him, hate him, think he’s a maniac or a traitor, there’s no denying Kanye West’s talents as a record producer—and he’s proven it again with today’s release of Ye, his eighth studio album. Touching on topics from his mental health to Stormy Daniels and everything between, it’s a record of lyrics that will polarize, but with beats of undeniable power. Our pick …

How Kanye West Lyrics are Tricking Instagram’s AI

As part of Wired’s in-depth profile on Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, the 33-year-old discussed how he wants to clean up the internet—but it’s proving difficult. The company is using DeepText (a word categorization system) to try to filter “good” words from “bad” ones, but it’s tripping over cultural differences. For example, it stumbled over the British slang for cigarettes and plenty of Kanye West lyrics. …