'This Album Sounds Like Yeezus Had Baby', Kanye West Reveals His New Album Ye

Published June 1st, 2018 - 05:54 GMT
Kanye West revealed his new album Ye with an exclusive listening party (Instagram)
Kanye West revealed his new album Ye with an exclusive listening party (Instagram)

After much anticipation, Kanye West revealed his new album Ye with an exclusive listening party and live worldwide stream on Thursday.

The reactions were instant, with many glowing about the Chicago-born artist's eighth studio release on social media.

Others looked for insight into the rapper's life, taking a deep dive into lyrics like: 'Had to calm her down 'cause she couldn't breath / Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn't leave,' about wife Kim Kardashian

Many praised the seven-track record for being an exciting evolution of Ye's classics.

'Kanye's new album is some of old Ye mixed with a brand new sound,' wrote Big Brother alum Dan Gheesling.

'Crazy how he keeps reinventing every single album. Really enjoyed it #Kanye.'

'This album sounds like Yeezus had a baby with College Dropout but cheated with Life of Pablo and was adopted by Graduation,' wrote a fan.

Music writer Sowmya Krishnamurthy shared a quick rundown.

'One listen Kanye review: The beats are cool. Lyrically, you're not getting anything crazy insightful. Meh. I need more Kid Cudi in 2018. WTF was that Nicki Minaj voicemail?'

Others had more straightforward reviews.

 

 

Actor Ryan Phillippe wrote: 'The production is phenomenal. like magical. it’s just facts.'

Rapper Pusha T, who is embroiled in a beef with Drake right now, tweeted: 'Welp... #YE the album so fucking fiiiiiiire' with three flame emojis.

Some fans took issue with the album's brevity, as Ye is only seven tracks long.

One said: 'On the real though, wish the album would've been longer.'

Another posted: 'Wish this album was more than 7 tracks [sobbing emoji].'

Comedian Akilah Hughes wasn't giving the rapper any slack in the wake of his laundry list of controversial statement on TMZ and Twitter.

'This song is literally about when he tweeted that slavery was a choice. This is some lazy end of semester work is what this album is.'

Other people quoted the album's lyrics, revealing intimate verses about his wife Kim.

'Had to calm her down 'cause she couldn't breath / Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn't leave,' blog Rap-Up shared.

Hip hop magazine XXL quoted the lyrics: 'Father forgive me, I'm scared of the karma/'Cause now I see women as someone to nurture, not something to conquer' —Kanye on an emotional cut from his new Ye album.'

They also shared some feedback from the exclusive Wyoming listening party.

Posting the reactions of BigSean, Lil Yachty 'and more' the magazine said: 'all are going crazy to the sounds of Kanye's new LP.'

Many were pleased about the way he spoke about mental illness in the album.

'Every other artist makes a mental illness sound like the SADDEST shit ever in their music. Kanye said his mental illness is his 'Super power'. WE NEED THIS TYPE OF ENERGY,' wrote Kardashian superfan Myleeza.

Hip hop duo Moosh and Twist wrote: 'Kanye Talking About Mental Health On This New Album Is Great. He Said It's Not His Disability He Says It Makes Him A SuperHero.'

'KIDS NEED THIS S***. IF YOU EVER BEEN DEPRESSED OR SUFFER FROM ANXIETY THIS IS AN ALBUM THAT U CAN REALLY FEEL.'

Though the album has been unveiled, it isn't available on streaming services yet.

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