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"Rap — this is a whole lifestyle," Pusha T tells NPR. "This is a whole culture." Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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On 'It's Almost Dry,' Pusha T plays the long game

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Ye, also known by his birth name Kanye West, has been on a social media tear in recent months. He behavior has gotten him booted from the lineup of performers for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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What's going on with Ye — and why does it matter?

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Kanye West in a sequence from Netflix's documentary series jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy. Netflix hide caption

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Kanye West is seen at a Donda listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music hide caption

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Kanye West, pictured at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. His long-awaited album, DONDA is on NPR Music's shortlist of the best releases out on July 23. Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On July 23

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In a string of deleted tweets, rapper Kanye West claimed that his wife Kim Kardashian was trying to get him hospitalized, following a campaign rally he held on Sunday. Jean-Baptiste LaCroix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yeezy, Meet Gap: Kanye West Announces A New Clothing Line Partnership

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Kanye West onstage during his Jesus Is King album and film event at The Forum on Oct. 23, 2019 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA hide caption

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Kanye West performs his Sunday Service event during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, Calif. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Kanye West performs Sunday Service during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

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