As soon as Ye returned to Twitter, he had everyone talking. Yes, he was talking on some controversial topics, which rubbed some people up the wrong way, but the fans knew what time it was. Yeezy was in album mode. The fans anticipation for a Kanye album began to rise ever since he started his ‘roll out’ for the string of G.O.O.D Music projects that we are set receive over the next month. He first took to the platform to announce the series of albums that he was working on with his team, including his own.
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The brand new album was launched at a listening party in Wyoming on Thursday night, where hundreds of guests gathered in a barn in Jackson Hole. We saw high profile characters such as Chris Rock, Nas, Jonah Hill, through to the likes of Tim Westwood, DJ Semtex, a range of media publications and of course Kim Kardashian-West and his close family and friends. The listening party was available to stream through WAV media app, but if you weren't in attendance, or locked into the streaming service, then you had to wait until today for the 7 track project to arrive on digital outlets.
1. I Thought About Killing You
3. All Mine ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Valee
4. Wouldn't Leave ft. Jeremih, PARTYNEXTDOOR & Ty Dolla $ign
5. No Mistakes ft. Charlie Wilson & Kid Cudi
6. Ghost Town ft. 070 Shake, John Legend & Kid Cudi
7. Violent Crimes ft. DeJ Loaf, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
Once again, the labelled genius, has constructed yet another impeccable body of work. It seems that he is found quite the love for the number seven. After executively producing Pusha's 'DAYTONA' which also came in at 7 tracks in length, it seems that Kanye is shifting the culture towards a system where short albums are appreciated more so than a traditional full length album. Not only has Ye' structured this project expertly in length, but the selection of featuring artists compliments his production and approach to this album. Many familiar faces appear on the track listing, which is a real sign into the space and environment that Yeezy has surrounded himself with.
With so much controversy around his name, the people were calling for Kanye to come through and address some topics. The album see's him lyricise his bipolar disorder, his fear of his daughter growing up in this generation, while he touches very briefly on the 'slavery' dispute, and briefly talks on Trump's dealings with North Korea, but there is no great break down of either situation.
So here we have it, another breathtaking project from Kanye West, and there is still so much more to come from him and his GOOD Music family. Keep your eyes peeled for more music, and be sure to check out 'Ye' right here at CGuk via the link below.