>Kanye West Says New Album is 80 Percent Done, Plots Surprise Release
>According to West, the album is 80% finished, and will be comprised of "bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good". He explained, "My last album was a protest to music, I was like 'I'm gonna take my ball and go home'...This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it."
>Other topics touched upon in the interview include Disney ("Thank you for Frozen," said West)
>West also explained his new single "Wolves", and teased news of a pending Young Thug collaboration:
> This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.
It's over. He's abandoned the artistry and is just going to pander to the masses. RIP to the greatest run of albums from any rapper.
drake has been in this game for so long and has dropped nothing interesting. Wow but he tries though.
Seriously kanye, release this album, HIP hop is in such a bad state right now.
Well if it's gonna be a surprise why are you telling us?
>"bars, songs, [and] cookout music that just feels good".
Worried about this but he also said in the interview that while he likes Cruel Summer he felt that he was just staying with the pack with it so who knows
In the interview he said he made it with the "kid who takes the ball home" type of mind
i.e. you won't let me design shit or whatever I'm bouncing fuck you guys. He also said Bound 2 was the only "music" on it whatever that means
pretty sure in the actual interview he didnt say anything about release date or how far done the album is. He did say he was working on ALL DAY with Q-tip and Vic
He said Frozen was like a nanny for North
1. Wolves feat. Vic Mensa & Sia [6:12]
2. Crucifix [5:33]
>Kanye entertains the delusion that he is the messiah
3. Whip Hand [7:34]
>Kind of a sequel to New Slaves. He declares himself as the slave master instead of the enslaved, and boasts about how he now has control over what people wear, how they speak and what they hear in the charts.
4. Panthers feat. Jay Z [6:06]
>Kanye with the help of Jay Z imagine an ideal America had the Civil Rights movement been trampled by the more extremist movements, such as the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. Kanye believes a United States run for the black race would rid him of his personal troubles with the paparazzi and the media and make his family safe
5. Angel feat. Paul McCartney [5:20]
>Basically a soppy love letter to Kim, though I doubt he was with her yet when he wrote this; there is no allusion to her or anything about her in the lyrics. It plays more like a prayer to God in the second half, sounds like Kanye asking God to send him an 'angel' to carry him away from the 'demons' of the media and press
6. Alpha feat. Rick Ross, Jay Z, Chief Keef, Pusha T [11:52]
>Kanye starts off with his life since Yeezus. His new power is making him a threat to the powers that be, as they fear he may reveal the truth. He also talks about persecution from those around him, some of whom were his close friends, who began to turn against him apparently out of envy of his power, but, in one of the more profound lyrics in the album, he feels helpless at trying to balance keeping his wealth and power and keeping those close to him, but he's got his fellow rappers in the game instead. Kanye ends the track by reprising Crucifix and claiming he will sacrifice himself to free America from the hands of the oppressors that cause him and his fellow black Americans so much grief.
7. Only One feat. Paul McCartney [4:43]
8. Omega [2:40]
>Kanye ends the album by saying he wants to get rid of world inequality and change the world for the better
I know I read #3 somewhere but it's weird, the article I found says #9.
1. Rihanna (47,571,000)
2. Black Eyed Peas (42,405,000)
3. Eminem (42,290,000)
4. Lady Gaga (42,078,000)
5. Taylor Swift (41,821,000)
6. Katy Perry (37,620,00)
7. Lil Wayne (36,788,000)
8. Beyonce (30,439,000)
9. Kanye West (30,242,000)
10. Britney Spears (28,665,000)
>This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it."
You'd think this would mean an album full of bangers, a bunch of golddigger-styled tracks and shit like that.
Wolves doesn't sound like a song for the people in that sense.
This isn't a judgment of quality, I just don't think Kanye has any idea what he's talking about.
It means that many of the songs were bad on purpose. Like how there are those indie comedies that do lame/bad jokes "on purpose" so that they can't get shit-talked for being just as shitty as mainstream. Hipsterific.
talking about the SOUND nigga, the all of the lights music video was a rip off of the movie enter the void that doesn't mean the score to that movie and mbdtf have anything in common. Grow a dick.
BS that's just Kanye trying to change the narrative. pic related
I think that's a bit naive of an interpretation. It was against commercialism and mainstream music. It was against corporatism. It wasn't bad MUSIC, it was bad MAINSTREAM music. Everything about it was anti corporate and mainstream.
You're right. This could be a good thing. If only Kanye's music ever reflected how he described it. Wolves is not the kind of track he seems to think it is based on this interview. Another Good Life or Gold Digger would kill.
I don't think that's what he means. I doubt Kanye thinks anything he makes is bad or would ever try to make an ironic album. It was given high scores in reviews and everyone was saying it was good on /mu/ and other music forums, and now he's saying it was bad. He's full of shit, he probably didn't even understand the album himself because his team of ghost writers and ghost producers made it for him, so he makes shit up about it being an ironic album.
Wolves is better than any track off yeezus so I'm not too worried,
Only One was kind of lame but it's only one track, assuming this album is reasonable length and not super short like Yeezus it could easily make up for that one.
Mensa's chorus on Wolves is pretty poppy though, I imagine it would get a fair amount of radio play. But he really does need another anthemic banger, which is presumably going to be All Day.