Kanye Spanned His Career With a ‘Late Night’ Medley Performance (and He Gave a Great Interview)

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The Internet hasn’t been alone in reflecting on Kanye West’s legacy as this February marks the 10-year anniversary of his debut album, The College Dropout. Last night on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Kanye managed to chronologically spin through his entire career — all six albums — in just over five minutes. It was pretty speedy, kicking off with “Jesus Walks” and wrapping with a meaty section of “Black Skinhead.” Yeezy also gave a great, pleasant interview, riffing on the walls he’s trying to break down, the time he happily helped SNL poke fun at him, and whether being a dad means he’ll become the Wiggles of hip-hop.

Eight of Game of Thrones most intense deaths, reinterpreted 8-bit style. (Spoiler warning/awesomeness warning.)

Pharrell’s G I R L is streaming and so is Rick Ross’s Mastermind. (Both via iTunes, which, meh.)

Jimmy Fallon’s first Tonight Show “Lip Sync Battle” opponent: Paul Rudd.

With Harold Ramis’s passing, Ivan Reitman is reworking Ghostbusters 3. Ramis was set to have a torch-passing cameo.

Katy Perry and John Mayer broke up again. (It is again, isn’t it? Or is time truly a flat circle and the only thing I remember from my identical previous life was the day when Katy Perry and John Mayer broke up?)

“We are expanding the Spider-Man universe into The Sinister Six and Venom, so that we have Spider-Man movies every year.” Not even surprised enough to make an annoyed remark.

Didn’t expect this: Key and Peele will appear in FX’s Fargo.

Rihanna and Drake did “Take Care” in Paris last night. Can these two just fake insane chemistry with anyone or are they gonna get married in 10 years? Kinda betting on the latter …

HBO renewed Looking.

All four of Netflix’s Marvel series will film in New York City starting this summer.

Toy Story was supposed to be a musical at first, the Beatles were going to voice the vultures in The Jungle Book, Angela Lansbury didn’t want to sing for Beauty and the Beast, and 18 other alternate histories of Disney movies.

M. Night Shyamalan is making a mysterious movie called Sundowning; it’s got a cast and crew of 10 people. He tweeted, “I hope I don’t screw this up.”

And here is the title track of Ray LaMontagne’s upcoming fifth album Supernova. Rolling Stone says one song is “a psychedelic acoustic heartbreak waltz with four key changes.” Oh man.

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