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Kanye West recently released a new album entitled Ye, and every song on it ended up debuting on Billboard’s Top 40. The song “Yikes” even charted within the top ten at number eight. This is West’s eighth consecutive album to debut as number one on the Billboard 200 chart. He is currently tied in that position with Eminem, and only Jay-Z surpasses them as an individual artist.

West is no stranger to controversy in and out of his music. He recently attempted to explain why people continue to support him despite that fact. His reasoning is that he is “a family member of the world.”

“That’s the reason why the world won’t let me go, cause I’m a family member. They might disagree with me on certain s**t, but I’m they family. I been here for 15 years, 18 years.”

With this most recent album, Kanye West stirred up some outrage after making some controversial comments about slavery. He followed the controversial comments by wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, which stirred up even more outage. West said that he “completely redid the album” after that.

One noticeable change was made to his song “I Thought About Killing You.” The line initially read “If I wasn’t shinin’ so hard, wouldn’t be no shade,” but was later swapped to “Sorry but I chose not to be no slave.”

What would've been on this album before the release date was a mystery. Kanye hasn't released any single and we've known the album cover when the album was officially released. The only clue was the two throwaway songs which he released about a month before the official release. They were kinda low-key in their sound, as the whole "ye" album. The beats aren't the strongest thing about this project. They sounded kinda generic, lo-fi and sometimes with clumsy production, buy still kept the experimental vibe since he released Yeezus, with one exception, Ghost Town. The album kicks off with an amazing I Thought About Killing You, which sounds like a very personal and self-aware track portraying Kanye's recent feeling and thought about the main theme of this album, his bi-polar personality. Also, this track tells us that this album is much more concentrated about it's lyrical value than the epic production of previous albums. That continues until the track Ghost Town, which is a some kind of throwback to old Kanye with it's soul vibe, the 'Ye performance on it is absolutely incredible BUT Kid Cudi feature was trash, god damn. It's just a piece of really bad singing, also with trying too hard to sound good. Also, I didn't like the track with PARTYNEXTDOOR, completely felt out of place and I don't really enjoyed Thugger-like hook. Overall, this is the most low-key Kanye we've heard in a long time. A great piece of a smart, self-aware lyrical aspect, with most of the beats fitting great to it's vibe. Fav tracks: I Thought About Killing You, Yikes, No Mistakes, Ghost Town, Violent Crimes Least fav track: Wouldn't Leave Overall rating: 8/10 #kanye #kanyewest #ye #chicago #bipolar #wyoming #album #hiphop #rap #rapalbum #hiphopalbum #rhymes #bars #cd #new #goodmusic #rapblog #hiphopblog #instablog #instablogger

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West held his album listening party at a ranch in Wyoming, which was attended by tons of celebrities, as one would expect. People are still sharing photos from the event, West’s wife Kim Kardashian included.

Guess what baby…I feel freeeeeeeeee

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West also just dropped a joint album with Kid Cudi called Kids See Ghosts.


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