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Kanye West ships surprise album through Imeem

Kanye West will release a remix compilation album featuring versions of tracks taken from previous albums and other hip-hop and reggae cuts through digital music service, Imeem.

DJ Benzi and Plain Pat were commissioned to put together the compilation, called ‘Sky High’, which is currently being streamed by Imeem and will reach hip-hop blogs later in the week.

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Apple iTunes grows hip-hop connection

Black Entertainment Television (BET) has reached an agreement with iTunes under which the channel will offer songs for sale from iTunes through its site.

The scheme, revealed by AdAge, is part of the channel’s build-up to its annual Hip-Hop awards. Denmark West, BET Networks’ president of digital media, explained the network to have chosen Apple as its partner for a music-purchasing platform that will debut in conjunction with this year’s “Hip-Hop Awards.

Site visitors will be able to find artist profiles and other information on the Hip-Hop Award’s website and will be able to easily purchase music from iTunes, also.

“Our partnership-based commerce model will provide deep integration into our site with the ability for people to buy it now,” said West.

Off-topic: cool

Martha Cooper was a photo-journalist living in New York City when she first began documenting the origins of B-boy (short for break-boys) and hip hop culture. While other New Yorkers at the time saw this movement as a trite, uninspired or even offensive fad, Martha found a new form of expressing art. If you like this video, then do take a read of our exclusive chat with Public Enemy’s Chuck D, which you can read right here.