KANYE WEST – ONLY ONE [FT. PAUL MCCARTNEY]

Kanye West pays tribute to both his daughter North and his late mother with a new track named ‘Only One’.  The tender track features none other than songwriting legend Paul McCartney on piano duty, and sees Kanye switch from the raw, impassioned rap of ‘Yeezus‘ to a down-tempo, auto-tuned croon.  In a DONDA-released statement, Ye says that…

RAY FIASCO – 100 COVERS FOR KANYE

Here at Province we tend to stick to what we know best; namely music.  However, a recent visual art project by Ray Fiasco, which centres around Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ has grabbed our attention.  Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ did what all great modern art does; it divided opinion, blurred lines and pushed boundaries.  So unorthodox was the album,…

KANYE WEST – DRUNK IN LOVE REMIX

Kanye West entered into the Valentine’s Day spirit last night, dropping a remix of Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love’, one of the most-loved tracks from her recent self-titled album.  Ye left vocals from Bey and Jay intact, but enlisted the help of producer Mike Dean to beef up the beat.  Most of Ye’s verse revolves around…

TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2013

It’s that time again where every music magazine, blog and website publishes their end-of-year lists, and Province is no exception!  First came ‘2013’s Most Innovative Releases’ (which featured the likes of Arcade Fire, Metronomy and Kanye West) and now we present to you Province’ Top Ten Albums of 2013.  This list is not based on…

2013’s MOST INNOVATIVE RELEASES

Now more than ever, musicians are faced with the task of making their music accessible to fans in a way that is both relevant and interesting. The best release strategies of today embrace new platforms and technologies, and use them to add context, and of course hype, to their art. However, one thing remains as true now…

KANYE WEST – YEEZUS

This afternoon the inevitable happened: Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ leaked.  This is Kanye West’s sixth studio album, and he has proved that he has still as irreverent, as innovative, and as controversial.  As promised it features plenty of primal screaming, classic soul samples, politically-barbed lyrical content, and the incredible mic technique that made Yeezy famous in…

KANYE WEST – NEW SLAVES/BLACK SKINHEAD

Two nights ago Kanye West debuted ‘New Slaves’ via projections on to sixty six buildings across the globe.  Last night, the track received it’s television debut, along with ‘Black Skinhead’, on SNL.  Both tracks feature on his upcoming album ‘Yeezus’ (June 18th), and explore the disenfranchisement of African American people.  Stylistically, ‘Black Skinhead’ is gutteral,…