On Thursday night (May 31), the day finally came that Yeezy fans have been dying for and Yeezy foes have been dreading: the release of Kanye West’s eighth studio album, Ye.
In a first-ever, all-inclusive album roll out, the rap czar of GOOD Music flew out fans, friends, family and anyone else willing to lend an ear to the new project to his Wyoming hideaway. Kanye snuck away to the creative hub mountaintop sanctuary for about a year, according to early reports that date back to May 2017. A few inflammatory Twitter controversies, TMZ gags and industry-mate meetings later, and Kanye is now ready to share what he’s been working on with the world.
Among the folks that hopped on the flight to Wyoming were some of the star talents of the GOOD Music camp including Teyana Taylor, Pusha T, Big Sean and Kid Cudi. Comedy stars Chris Rock and Jonah Hill, trap music VIP 2 Chainz, Brooklyn rap star Fabolous, and longtime industry confidante Dame Dash also showed face. It goes without saying that the most familiar faces of Kardashian clan were close by as well, including Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick.
Ye finally made it past the star-studded listening session, and all seven tracks are now freshly lined up on streaming services for Friday (June 1). But not everyone pressed play on the controversially promoted album and (now) artist. For those that did, however, there’s many conflicting feelings that’s caused yet another major divide in the global Yeezy fan base.
See how fans are feeling about the long-awaited Ye album and listen to all seven tracks below.
Listening to Kanye West new album like: pic.twitter.com/REAquok96A— Jay Breeze (@DeLaBreezus) June 1, 2018
kanye’s new album got that old school kanye vibe— REY (@dratrevino) June 1, 2018
Im sure Kanye has some fire on the new album but I wont be listening. You dont get to spew nonsense and get my support.— Wee-Yum (@MrGee54) June 1, 2018
Yikes 🔥— Hardys Closet (@HardysMedia) June 1, 2018
All Mine 🔥
Ghost Town 🔥
Kanye's production 🔥 pic.twitter.com/56zszdBuaO
After everyone listens to the new Kanye album and realizes it’s trash... pic.twitter.com/gakk1VUWmv— Mark the Overseer 👀 (@MarkoftheBuzz) June 1, 2018
This new Kanye album is trash. 1/2 of is him moaning other 1/2 is some cringe bars about Stormy Daniels and focusing on 2 titties.— Resu (@EngElecMech) June 1, 2018
I’m so conflicted about Kanye. I absolutely hate the stuff he’s saying about slavery, etc but his album is good! Damn it! pic.twitter.com/lku9S6rx5J— JCK LFLR (@Jocklaflair) June 1, 2018
Y’all need to be consistent with who y’all “cancel.” Y’all crying about people listening to Kanye’s music, but still eat at chic-fil-a, work at & give your support to the most racist companies, etc. mind 👏🏾 your 👏🏾 business. pic.twitter.com/Xfecp9LuBE— mj. (@atribecalledkiz) June 1, 2018
Holy fuck @kanyewest is a fucking genius. This is literal perfection. Wow. I don’t have words. This is what art is. I can’t even believe what I’m hearing, it’s so perfect— Flaco (@boi_flaco) June 1, 2018
Me listening to Kanye West new album after a month of relentlessly torturing his vodoo doll: pic.twitter.com/QkunBjfwse— Jay Breeze (@DeLaBreezus) June 1, 2018
Less than 24 hours ago I literally witnessed a bunch of people on here defending black face. You damn sure aren’t about to judge me for listening to Kanye.— Nas (@Sucio_McFly) June 1, 2018
"I love your titties because they proved that I can focus on 2 things at once " 😂😂— Ken Harry (@Ken_harrys) June 1, 2018
- Kanye West pic.twitter.com/3B5xdyFAE4
Kanye West is a psychopath but he is a fucking genius, this album is incredible #YE— leesha (@laoisebyrne2001) June 1, 2018
This Kanye album is soooooo trash yo. I couldn't listen to any of the songs completely. Bruh. Wow. Yikes. Wasted samples.— Brianna (@LoneNative) June 1, 2018
#YE is nuts. Kanye's happiest, most hopeful...and PRETTIEST album by a fucking mile. Rich, melodic production that's confidently sparse when it needs to be and goes widescreen when called for. Few brush strokes, but they're big, and bright, and have a million colors in them.— sean boulger (@idiots_delight) June 1, 2018
Kanye West is officially washed. Sorry.— Gabriel🤟🏼 (@LifeOfCooke) June 1, 2018
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