"[It’s] cookout music that just feels good. My last album was protest music. I was like, ‘I’m going to take my ball and go home.’… This album is just embracing the music, embracing joy"
"I’m finishing my album and my next collection…"
"This is not album of the year. This is album of the life."
Kanye West announced on his official Twitter account that the new title of the album is "WAVES".
A recent Instagram post has sparked rumors of Tyler, The Creator doing a guest appearance on the forthcoming Waves LP. Tracey Mills, West's friend and designer, shows the Odd Future rapper sitting in a studio looking at a notepad similar to that which revealed "Waves" track listing. The photo is accompanied by the caption: "Wolf gang in the building #Waves 2|11|16"
So either he's just hanging out, or he is in fact recording.
Kanye West is holding a contest for fans to guess the meaning behind his album title.
"@studio /final verses /new album title T.L.O.P. That's the new album anybody who can figure out the title gets tickets to Season 3 and free Yeezys."
It's finally here. And me and my co-host Louise, over at The Only Music Podcast, will review and publish a special episode dedicated to Kanye's latest offering. Join us as we try to separate Kanye the media personality, and Kanye the artist. The episode will be out this Monday (15th) and you can download it by hitting the source link below.
1. Ultra Light Beams (feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kelly Price, Donnie Trumpet & Kirk Franklin)
2. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 (feat. Kid Cudi)
3. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2 (feat. Desiigner)
4. Famous (feat. Rihanna & Swizz Beatz)
6. Low Lights
7. Highlights (feat. Young Thug)
8. Freestyle 4 (feat. Desiigner)
9. I Love Kanye
10. Waves (feat. Chris Brown)
11. FML (feat. The Weeknd)
12. Real Friends (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
13. Wolves (feat. Frank Ocean & Caroline Shaw)
14. Silver Surfer Intermission (feat. Max B)
15. 30 Hours (feat. Andre 3000)
16. No More Parties in L.A. (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
17. Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
18. Fade (feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)
On February 14th, Kanye West took to his Twitter to announce "Ima fix wolves" followed by announcing a further delay on the sale of his 7th project, saying "Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal." The album (as it stands currently) is available to stream on Tidal.
This comes after West decided to scrap the original version of Wolves featuring Vic Mensa & Sia to replaced it with a version that has a rap verse by West & a short outro by the ever-mysterious Frank Ocean.
We can only speculate what other changes might be made in the next week.
And now he’s said it’ll be Tidal exclusive. Forever.
How is this ‘cookout’ music?
i think he made the whole album in two hours at a bbq from the sounds of it
re-listened in its entireity…it’s not the best..not sure why i over-hyped it