"[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.
Where is this at????? Is it being released at midnight?
i wouldn’t be suprised if he drops it at 11:59 just to drive people nuts
fade is lit af can’t want for the official version
it’s out there listening now
What the fuck!! Where is it. I’ve been waiting so long! God fucking Dammit
Leaks 4 Ever has a good quality stream download.
This isn’t fun anymore, just leak the whole thing, Kanye!!!
Pandora are stating that they will have the album today, which means every streaming service will. And leak sites.
Also, Ebro and HOT97 just played tracks from the album, which weren’t recordings from the live premiere. It’s on its way.
Kanye posted a new track “30 hours” on his soundcloud
Hahahahahahahaha. It never ends. We’ve all been trolled
Starting to wonder if it’s all a publicity thing, or if he actually just has no idea what to do with the “album of the life”. Last minute decisions album.
It’s available via Kanyewest.com as a digital download right now, but only bundled with clothing.
And you need a password to get in.
how could you enter the page? i only see the message from yasiin bey, but i can’t see a skip button or something like this
WHAT IS THE PASSWORD THO??? ive been sitting here trying to guess it for an hour fuck
i think it was a foregone thing, all of it. the title changes, tracklist changes. just think of it. best advertising ever. who the f. cares about pre-orders and something boring things like this? but if you are a person like Kanye and tweeting all day that you are in the studio and this is the album title, but a few hours later you write something else its a better way to promote yourself and your album too. i think it was a foregone plan that the album will be named the life of pablo… so help me god-swish-waves, these title names were just garnish, i think.
+ Calling Taylor Swift a bitch and Bill Cosby innocent.
= You don’t need a marketing budget ;)
The wait is just madness. Twitter is going off like crazy.
Seriously this is bullshit, how long can this take!
DAmnit! First Kanye decides not to upload the album when we wanted him to, and now the link to mojib’s track is gone as well! What a TERRIBLE day!
who masters an album in an afternoon lol?
It’s not unheard of. Especially since they’ve only got one format (digital) in mind right now.
So, should I go to bed yet or not?
its pretttttttty unheard for an album of this stature. if hes mastering it in an afternoon it means hes mastering it on a laptop with virtual plugins in a DAW. this is the most hyped album of 2016. it should be properly mastered in a studio with proper mastering tools
Yup, it’s not ideal. And there’s no “should be” with Kanye. But it’s possible, and if you just want a loud record, it’s doable. Hopefully the physical version won’t be the same.
true. maybe because he’s kanye a studio can bang it out in an afternoon since he is GOD lol
You are aware most of those tracks will already have been individualy mastered? This will just be a redbook master so just a few EQs over the whole mix and some volume adjustments on the individual tracks. Really shouldn’t take more than an afternoon
All LiveRip torrents from the yeezt show have been removed from Kickass torrents. that was fast lol
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don’t say you will, unless you will
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Don’t say you will, then play you will, I pray you will
Why does Kanye West and Frank Ocean both insist on doing this to me? I care about Kanye’s album, but each time I go back on here to check if it’s leaked I lose a little bit more hope and interest. Don’t keep me waiting
Kanye you really want to ruin everyones friday night by taking so long? We wanna bump this for the ladies tonight!
I give up honestly…