- 01 Jun 18
The album is set to be released to fans at some stage today.
Kanye West debuted his new album YE at a gathering in Wyoming and live streamed the event.
The album is not yet available to stream but fans have been told that “digital album will be delivered via e-mail upon global release on June 1”.
The albums 7 song tracklist hasn’t been officially revealed but it features Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Cudi, Jeremih, Young Thug and Charlie Wilson and, according to Def Jam, was produced entirely by West.
The album was played in full twice, which gave listeners the chance to spot that Stormy Daniels, Tristen Thompson and Nicki Minaj are all referenced by West. He even alludes to his controversial comments that “slavery was a choice” from an interview back in April.
According to his wife, Kim Kardashian West, the cover art for the album was taken on Kanye’s iPhone on the way to the launch party. They were joined by celebrities Chris Rock, Nas, Kid Cudi, Jonah Hill, Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz. Hundreds of journalists and people from the industry were also invited by West.
YE will be Kanye’s first studio album since 2016’s The Life Of Pablo. Since then, he has struggled with mental health problems as well as finding himself at the centre of controversy, in particular his public support and friendship with Donald Trump. All of this provides the basis for the album’s lyrical content.