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"Kanye West - The Life of Pablo"


          

Put it all here. Hopeful it drops today...

  

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Perplexed as to why he left "No More Parties in LA" off
Feb 11th 2016
1
RE: Perplexed as to why he left "No More Parties in LA" off
Feb 11th 2016
2
I agree with this part...
Feb 11th 2016
3
I feel like he does this with all of his projects
Feb 11th 2016
5
I'm mad about it but i get it.
Feb 11th 2016
11
Perplexed it hasnt dropped yet. Fuck "No More Parties in LA"
Feb 11th 2016
13
That song wasn't very strong
Feb 12th 2016
21
Supposedly re-added, but we'll see.
Feb 13th 2016
64
did he just watch Narcos. Uhhg.. comon ye
Feb 11th 2016
4
did this leak yet?
Feb 11th 2016
6
RE: did this leak yet?
Feb 11th 2016
8
it was supposed to be released but shit aint even finished yet lol.
Feb 12th 2016
17
I was more excited when it was called Swish
Feb 11th 2016
7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G--m0JFgG0
Feb 11th 2016
9
After the little I heard from that stream, this might be YE's worst albu...
Feb 11th 2016
10
heard parties in LA for the first time today ...
Feb 11th 2016
12
the album doesn't have that vibe at all
Feb 11th 2016
14
      the worst possible kanye baby
Feb 11th 2016
15
      ^^^^^^^ should be aborted
Feb 11th 2016
16
           lmao
Feb 12th 2016
19
      I just knew he was gonna chill with the autotune on this one lol
Feb 12th 2016
18
I wish Kanye would just go the Kendrick/Beyonce route
Feb 12th 2016
20
seems to me the idea for MSG came first
Feb 12th 2016
23
      he always warned that when he get on he was gone leave for a white girl
Feb 12th 2016
24
      lol fair enough but this isn't just any white girl
Feb 12th 2016
27
           *sig'd*
Feb 12th 2016
28
           lmao. Funniest thing I've read all week!
Feb 12th 2016
45
      Quoth Kanye:
Feb 12th 2016
42
Glad I didn't buy tickets to that shit
Feb 12th 2016
22
New GOOD Friday, 30 HOURS
Feb 12th 2016
25
I like this beat.
Feb 12th 2016
30
a snippet of that song leaked a lil while ago with a diff beat (link)
Feb 12th 2016
31
OK so I wasn't dreaming. I like both beats.
Feb 12th 2016
32
      yeah both beats cool.
Feb 12th 2016
35
Karriem Riggins on the beat!
Feb 12th 2016
55
      Karriem is dope.
Feb 12th 2016
58
           ever read the yeezus credits? he doesnt write or produce
Feb 13th 2016
59
                I'm aware that disagreeing makes me a stan
Feb 13th 2016
63
                     ^^^ this nigga never lies
Feb 13th 2016
66
                     he doesnt really make beats anymore (c) john legend in 2013
Feb 13th 2016
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                          I get it
Feb 13th 2016
68
                               I'm with you...
Feb 14th 2016
87
                                    Exactly. Can't add much to what you said. n/m
Feb 14th 2016
95
Updated tracklist
Feb 12th 2016
26
This motherfucker put "Facts" on there HAHAHAHA
Feb 12th 2016
29
he's just throwing sh*t on there now
Feb 12th 2016
33
Is he just PR stuntin with this or he is really this disorganized?
Feb 12th 2016
34
RE: >>30 hours beat was dope. Lyrics were yawn.
Feb 12th 2016
36
I enjoyed the lyrics on it
Feb 12th 2016
38
      Yea. That's pretty much all I'd ever expect and like I said I'm fine wit...
Feb 12th 2016
40
Nah he's a genius
Feb 12th 2016
37
Fam, it's Kanye Kardashian. Of course hes' PR stuntin.
Feb 12th 2016
39
PR stuntin
Feb 13th 2016
65
Reads like a deluxe version to me... n/m
Feb 12th 2016
41
Remarkable a major label
Feb 12th 2016
43
Ye had problems selling tickets in places like Denver
Feb 12th 2016
44
yeah, i live outside of kansas city
Feb 12th 2016
46
That's a problem then
Feb 12th 2016
47
      I went to the Yeezus tour in Vegas that sold out.
Feb 12th 2016
56
I caught the Yeezus Tour in Boston...sold that out.
Feb 12th 2016
48
Does anyone actually think
Feb 12th 2016
49
RE: Does anyone actually think
Feb 12th 2016
53
So Rhymefest said Ye's Mind and Spirit Isn't Right
Feb 12th 2016
50
fest bank account must be light and he in his feelings.
Feb 12th 2016
51
Fest don't seem like the jealous type
Feb 12th 2016
52
      RE: Fest don't seem like the jealous type
Feb 12th 2016
57
Maybe 'Fest heard "Real Friends" and felt a way, lol
Feb 12th 2016
54
He's playing with us....
Feb 13th 2016
60
This fuckin guy
Feb 13th 2016
61
I hope someone is filming the last month.
Feb 13th 2016
62
this is the weirdest album rollout i've ever seen
Feb 13th 2016
69
i think it's cool
Feb 13th 2016
70
this shit has me on the edge of my seat...
Feb 13th 2016
72
A ton of social media imprint on this album.
Feb 14th 2016
84
Man fuck all yall
Feb 13th 2016
71
There are only 10 tracks on the version you have....
Feb 13th 2016
73
      I'm aware...
Feb 14th 2016
74
wow ultralight beam is magic.
Feb 14th 2016
75
Probably on listen 20-30 currently
Feb 14th 2016
76
yeah, dogg....
Feb 14th 2016
82
It's out there!!!! Tidal.com
Feb 14th 2016
77
Album is actually kinda dope...
Feb 14th 2016
78
Hard to say that it's cohesive, but it's got bangers.
Feb 14th 2016
79
chance the rapper was the star of the album.
Feb 14th 2016
80
dude, chance is really fucking talented.
Feb 14th 2016
100
Haven't fired up the album yet, but one thing is clear
Feb 14th 2016
81
this might move Yeezus to the third slot for me... I'm fuckin' with this
Feb 14th 2016
83
RE: this might move Yeezus to the third slot for me... I'm fuckin' with ...
Feb 14th 2016
85
I feel much the same.
Feb 14th 2016
92
Damn...after looking at your list
Feb 14th 2016
88
Exactly what I thought
Feb 20th 2016
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yeezus and pablo above college dropout & mbdtf? interesting.
Feb 14th 2016
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      The latter, absolutely. The former, well...
Feb 14th 2016
91
           yeezus is like 40 mins. it flies by.
Feb 14th 2016
93
           i can dig it. cant hate on somebody for their personal taste.
Feb 15th 2016
110
love it...this is his most ethereal/disjointed/messy work to date
Feb 14th 2016
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I like Madlib, and I like No More Parties in LA on it's own
Feb 14th 2016
90
*replied in the wrong place*
Feb 14th 2016
106
Nice to have a Ye album that's just a RAP ALBUM again
Feb 14th 2016
94
MBDTF is way more of a rap album than this
Feb 14th 2016
99
theres all kinds of auto tuned singing on this
Feb 14th 2016
104
I strongly disagree
Feb 14th 2016
107
the fuck you talking about?
Feb 15th 2016
111
Are the vocals processed a lot again?
Feb 14th 2016
96
yeah, quite a bit of that again
Feb 14th 2016
108
      I do hate that sound
Feb 16th 2016
151
If you put a good singer or a great rapper on these beats
Feb 14th 2016
97
that's how most of his music is
Feb 15th 2016
124
disjointed but i like it. it feels like the roll out
Feb 14th 2016
98
who is Designer by the way
Feb 14th 2016
101
18 year old from Brooklyn known for the single Panda
Feb 14th 2016
102
      Future needs to charge that nigga rent.
Feb 16th 2016
145
           yea I don't get that kid's obvious swagger jacking at all
Feb 16th 2016
150
Dumb, kind of boring mess. Definitely not for me.
Feb 14th 2016
103
same...nm
Feb 15th 2016
112
first impressions:
Feb 14th 2016
105
did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?
Feb 14th 2016
109
RE: did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?
Feb 15th 2016
113
RE: did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?
Feb 15th 2016
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It makes sense from a business perspective..
Feb 15th 2016
122
*Nobody* loves "lights" more than Kanye West.
Feb 15th 2016
114
nice
Feb 15th 2016
118
I knew he was gonna pull that tidal first shit
Feb 15th 2016
116
Pitchfork, 9.0
Feb 15th 2016
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He can do no wrong in their eyes
Feb 15th 2016
119
too low.
Feb 16th 2016
141
well....I like it better than Yeezus and 808's
Feb 15th 2016
120
agreed
Feb 15th 2016
123
      After I watched that SNL performance
Feb 15th 2016
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Father I stretch my hands...
Feb 15th 2016
121
Kanye should produce an album for Chance
Feb 15th 2016
126
hmmm I'd be down for this if it included
Feb 15th 2016
127
I'd be with that
Feb 15th 2016
128
Uggghhhhh total mixed feelings. Also, here's my alt tracklist
Feb 15th 2016
129
RE: Uggghhhhh total mixed feelings. Also, here's my alt tracklist
Feb 15th 2016
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My own reordering
Feb 16th 2016
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I hate that music has come to this (link)
Feb 15th 2016
131
Haha yea looks like I won't be hearing it for a while.
Feb 15th 2016
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on the bright side
Feb 15th 2016
133
So is he off Def Jam?
Feb 15th 2016
134
Is the usually the case for albums on Tidal?
Feb 15th 2016
135
Nah
Feb 15th 2016
139
...welp....I won't be checking for that joint any longer.
Feb 15th 2016
136
agreed
Feb 16th 2016
143
good luck with that kanye
Feb 16th 2016
144
Guess I'll be illegally downloading it.
Feb 16th 2016
147
      Along with 500,000 + others
Feb 17th 2016
174
RE: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
Feb 15th 2016
137
Damn u mad. Sound like a T Swift fan clubber
Feb 15th 2016
138
      RE: Damn u mad. Sound like a T Swift fan clubber
Feb 15th 2016
140
B+ .... very close to being great, simply pretty good
Feb 16th 2016
142
RE: B+ .... very close to being great, simply pretty good
Feb 16th 2016
154
      I laughed so hard at this. What's a canyon asshole?
Feb 16th 2016
160
DISCOG rank
Feb 16th 2016
146
He might be the only artist
Feb 16th 2016
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RE: DISCOG rank
Feb 16th 2016
149
I think Kanye took after JayZ in that....
Feb 16th 2016
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His conensus classic is Dark Twisted Fantasy
Feb 16th 2016
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      Yea it's definitely subjective.
Feb 16th 2016
157
      how do you feel about Yeezus?
Feb 16th 2016
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           I hate it.
Feb 16th 2016
162
      I don't get why people like that album so much, man....
Feb 20th 2016
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           Agree with every word you said outside of the last point re: Yeezus.
Feb 22nd 2016
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RE: DISCOG rank
Feb 16th 2016
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RE: DISCOG rank
Feb 16th 2016
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Pretty much exactly mine
Feb 16th 2016
170
      OH JESUS CHRIST DUDE STOP IT
Feb 17th 2016
179
      I've never understood shit like this...
Feb 17th 2016
187
           RE: I've never understood shit like this...
Feb 18th 2016
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                No disrespect but
Feb 22nd 2016
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                     RE: No disrespect but
Feb 22nd 2016
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RE: DISCOG rank
Feb 16th 2016
163
well even his "worst" is still like a 7.5/10
Feb 16th 2016
164
my ranking
Feb 16th 2016
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lol @ the ranking disparities here. Someone's #1 is another's #7
Feb 16th 2016
168
its crazy how different everyones list is.
Feb 17th 2016
171
here's mine
Feb 17th 2016
176
damn i thought i was the only one who put 808s at number 2
Feb 17th 2016
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mine not including (but guessing where) Pablo sits
Feb 18th 2016
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mine
Feb 18th 2016
200
Damn... Dude has great catalog
Feb 19th 2016
217
I respect that top 2
Feb 20th 2016
237
I still don't know. Is this getting a physical release?
Feb 16th 2016
156
Kanye says never for sale. Tidal only.
Feb 16th 2016
159
      What does Def Jam say? Don't they actually own the album?
Feb 17th 2016
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Theyve estimated ~500k illegal downloads of TLOP
Feb 16th 2016
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Definitely bad business for Def Jam, but Tidal downloads have soared
Feb 16th 2016
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is there a "first month free" sort of deal for new users?
Feb 18th 2016
190
thats not even counting DDL
Feb 18th 2016
193
Why did he do a record about Petey? n/m
Feb 17th 2016
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NCCOARU TYSO TIRYH SILAH
Feb 17th 2016
177
Cydel Young is all over the credits
Feb 17th 2016
173
I thought I read about him doing a dis track against Kanye
Feb 17th 2016
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      the CyHi diss was part of a concept record. they still tight.
Feb 17th 2016
180
OG version of wolves leaked
Feb 17th 2016
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everyone should try the "waves" tracklist
Feb 17th 2016
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completely agree
Feb 17th 2016
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Wish it had Feedback on it tho.
Feb 18th 2016
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      I almost agree
Feb 18th 2016
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RE: everyone should try the "waves" tracklist
Feb 17th 2016
185
yup, that's a much better album
Feb 17th 2016
186
yeah, that bleached asshole shit ruined it for me... damn
Feb 18th 2016
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i've been listening to this tracklist non stop in the last 3 days
Feb 22nd 2016
254
I've been curious all week...what exactly was Chance's involvement with ...
Feb 18th 2016
191
the song or the album?
Feb 18th 2016
192
Waves the song
Feb 18th 2016
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he wrote the second verse of Waves
Feb 18th 2016
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Reddit thread beginning to track OG/New leaks as they happen
Feb 18th 2016
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thanks! i'll update my tracklist with some of them
Feb 18th 2016
197
Full ZIP was taken down. Can someone reup?
Feb 18th 2016
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+1
Feb 18th 2016
201
please & thank you
Feb 18th 2016
203
Act fast
Feb 18th 2016
205
      god bless u, sir
Feb 18th 2016
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      RE: Act fast
Feb 18th 2016
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           RE: More like in our lifetime?
Feb 19th 2016
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Everyone that responded to this, check your inboxes
Feb 18th 2016
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      RE: Everyone that responded to this, check your inboxes
Feb 18th 2016
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      can i get a copy?
Feb 18th 2016
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      Me too please
Feb 19th 2016
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      check your inboxes
Feb 19th 2016
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      RE: check your inboxes
Feb 20th 2016
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           check inbox
Feb 20th 2016
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      RE: Me too please
Feb 23rd 2016
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      please hook a brother up
Feb 19th 2016
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      check inbox
Feb 19th 2016
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           I'll take an inbox too please
Feb 19th 2016
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           RE: check inbox
Feb 19th 2016
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           RE: check inbox
Feb 20th 2016
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           check your inboxes
Feb 20th 2016
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                RE: check your inboxes
Feb 20th 2016
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           may I have inbox too please?
Feb 20th 2016
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      can i get one please
Feb 20th 2016
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      check inbox
Feb 20th 2016
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           Would LOVE a link, too, wreck, or anyone else. Thanks.
Mar 01st 2016
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      yo... help a brotha out?
Feb 20th 2016
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      if you could be so kind, thanks
Feb 20th 2016
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      Me three? Got to the thread late
Feb 21st 2016
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           Me too, please!
Feb 21st 2016
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      Thanks in Advance!
Feb 22nd 2016
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      RE: Everyone that responded to this, check your inboxes
Feb 22nd 2016
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      may I have the inbox sir?
Feb 23rd 2016
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      FIRST, thank you. SECOND
Feb 23rd 2016
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      If you don't mind sir. An Inbox would be fantastic.
Feb 23rd 2016
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All this damn "singing" in hip-hop is killin me
Feb 19th 2016
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Completely agree
Feb 19th 2016
219
      Haha! And that's saying something.
Feb 19th 2016
220
           Right?? Goddamn
Feb 28th 2016
283
"Real Friends" makes me mad as hell.
Feb 19th 2016
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One listen through... There are some very good and very bad tracks on he...
Feb 19th 2016
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There will be vinyl
Feb 19th 2016
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So...what's YOUR tracklisting?
Feb 19th 2016
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RE: So...what's YOUR tracklisting?
Feb 19th 2016
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Jigga got a hustler's spirit, period.
Feb 19th 2016
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bleached asshole isn't even the most annoying line
Feb 20th 2016
229
What exactly bugs you about the 30 hours line?
Feb 22nd 2016
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Access ≠ assess
Feb 22nd 2016
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      reminds me of that 'apologin' line from Can't Tell Me Nothing
Feb 22nd 2016
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RE: bleached asshole isn't even the most annoying line
Feb 22nd 2016
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      because that's not what he says
Feb 23rd 2016
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           RE: because that's not what he says
Feb 23rd 2016
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wow, this is really bad
Feb 20th 2016
231
Haven't chimed in yet
Feb 20th 2016
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RE:
Feb 22nd 2016
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      Thanks, Astral...
Feb 22nd 2016
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"many of the songs were still just loose ideas..." - Andrew Dawson
Feb 21st 2016
245
wow. sounds like hella work and a great time too
Feb 22nd 2016
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Awesome!
Feb 22nd 2016
252
This is exactly how I imagined it going down.
Feb 22nd 2016
257
album art - cheap trick did it first
Feb 23rd 2016
264
LOL wut.
Feb 23rd 2016
265
This dude does not make music that I like to hear anymore
Feb 23rd 2016
266
anybody got a link to the outtakes and bootlegs?
Feb 24th 2016
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Please!
Feb 24th 2016
272
this big ghost review is everything.
Feb 24th 2016
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and the funny thing about it, is that I mostly agree
Feb 25th 2016
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      yep. i want to say that he's too tough on cyhi-
Feb 25th 2016
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CLOSEST THING TO EINSTEIN (rip link)
Feb 24th 2016
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oh & apparently new album this summer, too-
Feb 24th 2016
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That a "Where I'm From" rip ?
Feb 25th 2016
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      indeed.
Feb 25th 2016
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DJ Premier remixed 'I Love Kanye'?
Feb 25th 2016
280
Hasn't had much replay value for me.
Feb 28th 2016
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RE: Hasn't had much replay value for me.
Feb 28th 2016
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with it being so hard to actually hear, i have no interest
Feb 28th 2016
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i wouldn't argue except to say
Feb 29th 2016
285
its 2016. it's a few clicks away. n/m
Mar 01st 2016
its 2016. it's a few clicks away. n/m
Mar 01st 2016
286
ALERT: For everyone who's d/led the album already.
Mar 30th 2016
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this is so odd lol.
Mar 31st 2016
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Very odd
Mar 31st 2016
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new updates
Mar 31st 2016
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Since it's Kanye then this is seen as genius or something
Mar 31st 2016
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LOL nah you nailed it.
Mar 31st 2016
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Weird, 90% of opinions I hear are like yours
Apr 01st 2016
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      like I said
Apr 01st 2016
300
inbox
Mar 31st 2016
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I'd appreciate it too...
Mar 31st 2016
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ilovekanyesong.com
Mar 31st 2016
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      Rumor mill has it disseminating to other services tomorrow
Mar 31st 2016
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           It's out on Spotify now.
Apr 01st 2016
298

Oak27
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1. "Perplexed as to why he left "No More Parties in LA" off"
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But now we get to speculate on whether a Kanye/Kendrick/Madlib collab album is coming in the future (#yeahright)

Also, between nearly a half dozen album name changes, tracklist alterings, and last minute recordings, does anybody else feel like this shit could potentially be a mess? This dude doesn't seem like he has any real vision or plan whatsoever. Yeezy has only disappointed me twice (808s, Yeezus) so I can very easily be wrong. I just want this shit to drop already.

  

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ToeJam
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2. "RE: Perplexed as to why he left "No More Parties in LA" off"
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No More Parties had little replay value to me. I have had no desire to listen to it again. I thought Yeezus was the shit, but I expect this to be pretty different.

Not so sure his process is any more different than most artists. He's just more transparent about it. Mark of a perfectionist.

  

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Boogie Stimuli
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Thu Feb-11-16 10:22 AM

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3. "I agree with this part..."
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>Not so sure his process is any more different than most
>artists. He's just more transparent about it.


Or he already has all this figured out and just used all this as a
free marketing tool.

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"Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"

  

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Thu Feb-11-16 11:03 AM

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5. "I feel like he does this with all of his projects"
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difference is now he has more pull so he can make the changes on the fly and even announce them (rather than seek approval from a label for example) but this is the same guy who's released singles and gone back to change the drums after they'd been shipped to all major radio outlets. he's always making changes until the last minute...sometimes beyond that.


>Also, between nearly a half dozen album name changes,
>tracklist alterings, and last minute recordings, does anybody
>else feel like this shit could potentially be a mess? This
>dude doesn't seem like he has any real vision or plan
>whatsoever. Yeezy has only disappointed me twice (808s,
>Yeezus) so I can very easily be wrong. I just want this shit
>to drop already.

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SP1200
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11. "I'm mad about it but i get it."
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Wasn't cohesive with the rest of the album like at all.

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13. "Perplexed it hasnt dropped yet. Fuck "No More Parties in LA" "
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21. "That song wasn't very strong"
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I played it maybe twice. Never added it to my phone.

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64. "Supposedly re-added, but we'll see."
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4. "did he just watch Narcos. Uhhg.. comon ye"
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werd.

  

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falafel stand pimpin
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6. "did this leak yet?"
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8. "RE: did this leak yet?"
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>

It streamed for free just now on tidal.

  

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Reeq
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17. "it was supposed to be released but shit aint even finished yet lol. "
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mike dean is still "tweaking" it.

ye basically suckered niggas into buying tickets to msg
just to hear him plug in an aux cord
and play snippets from an unfinished album
while "models" stand around in full body panty hose.

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7. "I was more excited when it was called Swish"
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I'm losing confidence in it with all these last second changes

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9. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G--m0JFgG0"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G--m0JFgG0

  

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aesop socks
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10. "After the little I heard from that stream, this might be YE's worst albu..."
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I heard little Instagram clips too didn't like much of it. But who knows maybe the good stuff can block out the crap I heard.

  

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12. "heard parties in LA for the first time today ..."
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... Dug it and am hoping the album has that sound. Couldn't help but think he's back on the witty stuff, than I heard him and Consequence back on good terms so maybe he's writing for him again or "bounching" ideas?

https://youtu.be/Kkp6UkSh5IQ

  

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14. "the album doesn't have that vibe at all"
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Which is why it was probably left off. Sounds kind of like yeezus and 808's had a baby to me. If you like those albums, you might like this. I would say its his worst album. It has some bad moments and it has some very good moments. Also, when I say its his worst... I love nearly all of his other albums. This one is a notch below I think.

Also keep in mind...I haven't heard the cdq, just the stream. But these are my thoughts after the stream.

  

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15. "the worst possible kanye baby"
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>Sounds kind of like
>yeezus and 808's had a baby to me. If you like those albums,
>you might like this.

  

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16. "^^^^^^^ should be aborted "
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My two least favorite Ye albums as well

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Boogie Stimuli
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19. "lmao"
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"Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"

  

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18. "I just knew he was gonna chill with the autotune on this one lol"
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I was SO WRONG lmao

http://i54.tinypic.com/2j51hj4.jpg

  

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20. "I wish Kanye would just go the Kendrick/Beyonce route"
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Don't announce anything. Randomly drop the album and let the music speak for itself. I can do without all the extracurriculars that come with Kanye's music. His self-important immaturity and antics were a lot easier to put up with when his music wasn't a mess.

  

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23. "seems to me the idea for MSG came first"
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Like, I don't think he even had an album in mind.

Feels like he had the idea "I should debut an album at MSG..."

then started making the album.


The music seems extremely secondary to the spectacle. An album was an excuse for this mess.

I mean, yeah every artists changes things up to the last minute but this dude changed the title what? twice in two weeks?

I wonder what happened to him. He's always been off, but how does a guy go from

"George Bush doesn't care about black people"...to "Bill Cosby is innocent!!" and beefing with Wiz over Twitter?

?

from Family Business to Roses to Big Brother to...White Dress?

I mean, the Kardashians? Really Ye? That's "Malcom West's" family? huh

Rather than growing, it is almost like he is devolving in front of our eyes. Some strange Benjamin Button type thing because dude is getting less mature and making worse music as time goes on.

While he clearly believes he is making important and great music, I don't think the music is what is important to him anymore.

He wants to make a splash, a spectacle, and it seems to me his ultimate goal is to become an icon/brand that is embraced by the white establishment.






  

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24. "he always warned that when he get on he was gone leave for a white girl"
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>I mean, the Kardashians? Really Ye?

  

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Stadiq
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27. "lol fair enough but this isn't just any white girl"
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To quote Schoolboy Q "I can't believe you wifin that"

Again, there is spectacle surrounding her as well.

Dude is just a mess it seems.

I mean, if at any point in your life you have to publically say that you don't like your a$$ played with, you have to look back and realize you made at least a couple wrong turns...

  

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28. "*sig'd*"
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Fri Feb-12-16 11:19 AM by Oak27

  

          

>
>I mean, if at any point in your life you have to publically
>say that you don't like your a$$ played with, you have to look
>back and realize you made at least a couple wrong turns...
>

  

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45. "lmao. Funniest thing I've read all week! "
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>
>I mean, if at any point in your life you have to publically
>say that you don't like your a$$ played with, you have to look
>back and realize you made at least a couple wrong turns...
>
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42. "Quoth Kanye:"
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>The music seems extremely secondary to the spectacle. An
>album was an excuse for this mess.
>
>I mean, yeah every artists changes things up to the last
>minute but this dude changed the title what? twice in two
>weeks?
>
>I wonder what happened to him. He's always been off, but how
>does a guy go from
>
>"George Bush doesn't care about black people"...to "Bill Cosby
>is innocent!!" and beefing with Wiz over Twitter?
>
>?
>
>from Family Business to Roses to Big Brother to...White
>Dress?
>
>I mean, the Kardashians? Really Ye? That's "Malcom West's"
>family? huh
>
>Rather than growing, it is almost like he is devolving in
>front of our eyes. Some strange Benjamin Button type thing
>because dude is getting less mature and making worse music as
>time goes on.
>
>While he clearly believes he is making important and great
>music, I don't think the music is what is important to him
>anymore.
>
>He wants to make a splash, a spectacle, and it seems to me his
>ultimate goal is to become an icon/brand that is embraced by
>the white establishment.

"The only rapper compared to Michael" ("I Am A God")

when you say "Michael", I think "Jackson" first.

and while Kanye BY NO MEANS is an artistic heir to Michael, this spectacle and the (negative) attention it brings reminds me a LOT of him.

and some of those things you wrote were things of which Michael was accused especially in the years following BAD. Some might even say THRILLER.

so Kanye doesn't completely outrageous with lines like this.

  

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22. "Glad I didn't buy tickets to that shit"
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SMH I don't know what to expect from this album now.

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25. "New GOOD Friday, 30 HOURS"
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https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest/30-hours

  

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30. "I like this beat."
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Is this the one that had a radio leak a couple weeks back ?

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Reeq
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31. "a snippet of that song leaked a lil while ago with a diff beat (link)"
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http://hippohosted.com/7yx

real short.
but i like the original beat better.
sound like some bass guitar heavy funk type shit.

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32. "OK so I wasn't dreaming. I like both beats."
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I hope he found a use for the other one elsewhere, or something. Which may be a little weird but it's been done before and that beat sounds like it deserves usage.

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35. "yeah both beats cool."
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the original beat was more of the typa sound i was hopin would dominate this album.

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55. "Karriem Riggins on the beat!"
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https://twitter.com/questlove/status/698220451789565952

  

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58. "Karriem is dope. "
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So what exactly does Kanye do if he's not making beats for the album ?

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59. "ever read the yeezus credits? he doesnt write or produce"
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"but hes an artist" -okp

  

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63. "I'm aware that disagreeing makes me a stan"
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but whatever.
My issue with the idea that Kanye just slaps his name on other people's ideas is that his body of work is stronger than that of most of his collaborators by far...at least in my opinion.
I'm a decent Rhymefest fan, and up until very recently I woulda told you that Consequence is one of thee very best rappers that no one cares to mention...but even when they were allegedly writing all his rhymes, Kanye's verse's always had more interesting, poignant, and humorous lines than theirs did. Not just when they did songs together, but on any record. Up until Yeezus (which is a good album, but has subpar lyrics to say the least), imo, Kanye consistently rapped verses that were more interesting and enjoyable than almost any rapper that was supposedly better than him (which, to most of you, seems to be about half the rap game).
On the production tip, Ye's done the same thing...he's consistently made what may be the highest quality hip hop of our generation, but his critics swear he adds nothing to the creative process. If I needed my other hand to count the rap albums that were better than LR & MBDTF in the last 15 years (longer, imo), I'd question Kanye's usefulness, but...nope.
I'm not sure how the fact that he gives others credit for contributing means that he himself makes no major contributions. People have been trying to discredit this guy his whole career. EVERYBODY he worked with since College Dropout is said by people who weren't in the studio to have done all the work. I'm skeptical.

  

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u just mad u drive a bucket
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66. "^^^ this nigga never lies"
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67. "he doesnt really make beats anymore (c) john legend in 2013"
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around 3:30 mark
http://www.power1051fm.com/pages/onair/breakfast-club/?mid=23116088

“he has all these young producers coming through and he just curates it and just helps put the album together. he helps write songs, he curates the beat selection, all that, song selection and helps with the videos.”


here is a mike dean interview in 2013 where he says the same thing around the 3:00 mark
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/southern-hip-hop-pioneer-mike-dean/51b0b99d78c90a03d2000198

he called him a couch producer that basically overseas everyone. he gets teams of producers to work under him. everybody puts their parts on a song and ye picks and chooses what he wants to keep.

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68. "I get it"
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>ye picks and chooses
>what he wants to keep.

but I think this is a valuable part of the process. I think hip hop created this myth that the producer is not an actual producer unless he "makes the beat with his own hands".
as I've said before, by that logic, George Clinton didn't contribute much to P-Funk; he had the likes of Bootsy, Bernie and Junie actually manipulating the tools that made the music, and George just made decisions. But how did the guys who'd break away from P-Funk from time to time sound without George?

EDIT:
Just watched both vids. I saw the Mike Dean one before.
Around 5:20, J Legend makes the same point I'm trying to make. Charlemagne's not havin it tho lol

  

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87. "I'm with you..."
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>>ye picks and chooses
>>what he wants to keep.
>
>but I think this is a valuable part of the process. I think
>hip hop created this myth that the producer is not an actual
>producer unless he "makes the beat with his own hands".
>as I've said before, by that logic, George Clinton didn't
>contribute much to P-Funk; he had the likes of Bootsy, Bernie
>and Junie actually manipulating the tools that made the music,
>and George just made decisions. But how did the guys who'd
>break away from P-Funk from time to time sound without
>George?
>

I always made the same argument for Dre. Most folks round here would say that Melman, Daz, Scott Storch, Yella, etc., were really responsible for Dre's sound. My retort has always been, then, where's their hits? Where are their classic albums?

I think we need to remember that Ye HAS produced tracks, knows how to work equipment, and can still do so if he chooses to. Nowadays he simply rather employ others to start the foundation and then pick and choose what works for him. A method like that allows for a better product and WAY more product than going at it alone. Now, with that said... Would I prefer that he made most of the beats and wrote all of the lyrics? YES!! Definitely. BUT, there are no rewards for that, only the respect of the serious music fan, which only makes up a small percentage of his buyership.

Come to grips with the fact that most OKP's are of the Nut Hugger lineage, so, if you' re not part of the little cliques that exist 'round here, your posts will probably tank like Souljaboy's album sales.

  

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95. "Exactly. Can't add much to what you said. n/m"
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26. "Updated tracklist"
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https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/698175350854021120

  

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29. "This motherfucker put "Facts" on there HAHAHAHA"
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Oh my god this is gonna be like a bad mixtape.

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33. "he's just throwing sh*t on there now"
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Album is a mess

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Falcons, Braves, Bulldogs and Hawks

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34. "Is he just PR stuntin with this or he is really this disorganized?"
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30 hours beat was dope. Lyrics were yawn.

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36. "RE: >>30 hours beat was dope. Lyrics were yawn. "
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I'm fine with that. That's the story of Kanye's career. So long as the beats are dope I never listened to Kanye for his lyrics anyway.

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38. "I enjoyed the lyrics on it"
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Plenty of LOL moments, one liners, stuff that you come to expect from Kanye. He's no Nas, but he's plenty good enough that as long as the beats are quality it's should be a great song.

  

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40. "Yea. That's pretty much all I'd ever expect and like I said I'm fine wit..."
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>Plenty of LOL moments, one liners, stuff that you come to
>expect from Kanye. He's no Nas, but he's plenty good enough
>that as long as the beats are quality it's should be a great
>song.

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37. "Nah he's a genius"
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39. "Fam, it's Kanye Kardashian. Of course hes' PR stuntin."
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65. "PR stuntin "
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This falls in the newer "confusion" technique, just taken to a whole
nother level!

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41. "Reads like a deluxe version to me... n/m"
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43. "Remarkable a major label"
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is giving him all this freedom with the album name and song sequencing changes. How much of a flop was Yeezus? I think I remember hearing stories of how he had problems selling tickets for some of the live shows, which I would imagine is more of a problem than poor album sales.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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44. "Ye had problems selling tickets in places like Denver"
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Not surprising. But LA NY and places like that sold out

  

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46. "yeah, i live outside of kansas city"
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and when he came thru for the yeezus show dec. 2013, the Sprint Center was vacant as fuck. but it's kansas/missouri, so...lol

https://s.yimg.com/ea/img/-/131206/kanye_west_empty_kansas_city_yezzus_show_19a2957-19a295i.jpg

  

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47. "That's a problem then"
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LA and NYC are only two cities. There are more cities in the US than there are major media centers like LA and NYC. Losing money from not getting huge album sales hurts, but not getting that money back from touring has to hurt more I would think.

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56. "I went to the Yeezus tour in Vegas that sold out."
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I wanted floor seats but couldn't get them the day they went on sale. Ye gets headlining status at festivals so I'm sure that makes up for not selling well in places like Denver or KC. I'm sure he sold a good amount of tickets in Chicago, Oakland, or Philly.

  

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48. "I caught the Yeezus Tour in Boston...sold that out. "
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49. "Does anyone actually think"
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this will be released today?

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53. "RE: Does anyone actually think"
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>this will be released today?

I hope so. I'm tired of being subjected to the fashion show in order to enjoy the tidal file.

I like that he added the other songs. I'll exec produce and end up with my master version. I've 'rescued' albums with less redeeming qualities.

It sounds like he tried to do all of the Kanyes in one album. I'm old so I like the older ones more but I 'get' all of it. Jokes, absurdity, general purpose good rapping, odd concepts that end up working out most of the time, guests who get to shine, and sweet samples. I'm in.

  

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50. "So Rhymefest said Ye's Mind and Spirit Isn't Right"
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On his twitter of course https://twitter.com/RHYMEFEST
That's how everybody communicates nowadays. Did they fall out or some shit?

Rhymefest ✔ @RHYMEFEST
@JakeChatty my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal
https://twitter.com/RHYMEFEST/status/698178615175987200

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51. "fest bank account must be light and he in his feelings."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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52. "Fest don't seem like the jealous type"
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But he also don't seem like the type to tweet about his "brother" like that, so...what do I know

  

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57. "RE: Fest don't seem like the jealous type"
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Fest used to cry and bitch and stomp out of every battle he got defeated in. Saw it many times. He's got that petty in him. But I do think he's right on with his criticism of ye. But none of that matters if the music is banging,

  

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54. "Maybe 'Fest heard "Real Friends" and felt a way, lol"
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60. "He's playing with us...."
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He's going to release it during the middle of the Grammy's to make a statement.

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61. "This fuckin guy"
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https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/698395090117644288

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62. "I hope someone is filming the last month."
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I would love to see all the changes and extras (on and off mic) this record has caused and been through.

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69. "this is the weirdest album rollout i've ever seen"
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70. "i think it's cool"
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this enwurd makes shit events all the time somehow

  

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72. "this shit has me on the edge of my seat..."
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like I'm just WAITING to get word that it dropped.
Even though I haven't been overly impressed with any of the tracks he already dropped. I liked em. Didn't love em.
But for some reason... I am anxious.

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84. "A ton of social media imprint on this album."
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Remarkable Def Jam gave dude so much leeway in terms of all the last minute changes. Gotta wonder if other artists will try to bite Kanye since it helped to drive a ton of interest to the album. Kind of cool he was transparent in that regard.

Is this the most 'Web 2.0' album as of this moment?

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71. "Man fuck all yall"
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I'm loving this album more and more after each listen.

*kanye shrug*

  

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73. "There are only 10 tracks on the version you have...."
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No comment on how I know which version of the album you have but there are multiple leaks none of which are the official album.

  

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74. "I'm aware..."
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75. "wow ultralight beam is magic."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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76. "Probably on listen 20-30 currently"
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This shit is god damn beautiful

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82. "yeah, dogg.... "
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77. "It's out there!!!! Tidal.com"
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78. "Album is actually kinda dope..."
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Definitely not his best album, definitely his least cohesive album, definitely his most rushed album............But still kinda dope.

I was ready for the unraveling of Kanye West. This is not Late Registration, but this is not bad at all. I wouldn't even call this his "to the 5 boroughs." This album reminds me of a quote from ?uesto about the tipping point where he said that it was received poorly because the fan base is used to A+ albums and they dropped a B. This is kinda like that. I don't think there are any bad songs, just bad moments.

Specifically, they are:
-The TSwift line
-The bleached asshole line
-The Ray J line
-The go pro line.

Best Songs:
Ultra Light Beams
Feedback
FML
Real Friends
Wolves

On the 30 hrs adlibs he says that its a bonus track, so everything after Wolves are essentially that ( I actually wonder if it will be labeled as such on the Def Jam release...)

  

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79. "Hard to say that it's cohesive, but it's got bangers."
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80. "chance the rapper was the star of the album. "
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cant believe i just typed that.

album kinda fell off a steep cliff after ultralight beam imo.
they shoulda tucked that track deeper into the album
instead of opening with it.
it dont recover til 30 hours and no more parties in la.

those the only 3 tracks i replay.

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100. "dude, chance is really fucking talented."
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kind of amazing that he's doing what he's doing at age 22.

i don't understand the hate for dude at all.


  

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81. "Haven't fired up the album yet, but one thing is clear"
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Kanye must really and truly love himself some Mos Def/Yasiin Bey. He probably loves Yasiin more than he loves Kanye West, but certainly more than any of us loves Yasiin.

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83. "this might move Yeezus to the third slot for me... I'm fuckin' with this"
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pre-Pablo ranking

1. Last Registration
2. Graduation
3. Yeezus
4. College Dropout
5. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Porcelain Toilet
6. 808s and Heartbreak (I don't hate this album, btw)


I think this might fall under Graduation, but I don't want to sice it without more time with it

  

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85. "RE: this might move Yeezus to the third slot for me... I'm fuckin' with ..."
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>pre-Pablo ranking
>
>1. Last Registration
>2. Graduation
>3. Yeezus
>4. College Dropout
>5. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Porcelain Toilet
>6. 808s and Heartbreak (I don't hate this album, btw)
>
>
>I think this might fall under Graduation, but I don't want to
>sice it without more time with it
>
>

To me, this is the album he's been trying to make since his mom died.

Pusha T is upset at you for not liking the Kanye album that he was most involved in. Haha.

In today's climate, I like the 'here's the songs, do whatcha like (*scratches in 'I see guys and girls dancin*).' Miss me with that 9 song + brooding instrumentals shit if you have plenty more. I'm glad that expansion happened. And besides, no more parties deserved to live. You can't leave off Kendrick and Mablib...you just can't!

I'm basically a sucker for Kanye's music almost all the time. I still hear the 'trying hard' cat that I rooted for soooooo hoard back when College Dropout wouldn't drop. Yeezus was the only time where I thought he'd lost the stuff that made me like him. Blood on the leaves tho.

Ultra light beam...wow...Jesus walks again.

I don't care about the getting a bunch of help stuff either. I think folks get caught up in that far too much. Maybe people still love to believe the story that legends like Stevie, Prince, and several others just curled up in rooms all alone and cranked out jams. I stopped buying that years ago. Lauren's situation was another exhibit as well. So it's no big. Honestly, cats like Kanye with the resources to get help SHOULD get help! He's insecure enough to want help, but he's a good enough cat deep down to try to give credit. And getting sued prolly sucks. And hell...people show up to help him!

When he sat back on Ultra Light Beam and pushed everyone else out in front, that's the Kanye I'll always care about. When I see him in the back smiling on snl while Kelly and Chance and Kirk and even Mr. Nash go in on their performances, that's when I'm convinced that the dude that rapped his whole first album over again is still worth my time as a fan of the genre. See? I'm a sucker when I think you care about what you're doing...

He's still the clunky doofus mama's boy who is trying like hell to make something that both jams and somehow 'matters'. If we stop rooting for this fool because of the same stuff that we for whatever reason ignored upfront, then that's on us. Everyone can't be cool. Or even normal. Most of our best acts aren't. And 'dude, shut up' just isn't what he does. And...rappers have almost always been trolls...aka saying shit to get reactions/move the crowd.

30 hours is the most early Kanye things ive heard from him in a while. Looped. The song is just gonna get looped when I'm on the toll road. Might miss my exit on that shit.

Earphones back on. Then I'ma listen to that Curren$y and Alchemist. I'm a sucker for that too even I get that worlds aren't changing when Spitta raps about the same 4 and half things for 40 minutes.

  

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92. "I feel much the same."
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>In today's climate, I like the 'here's the songs, do whatcha
>like (*scratches in 'I see guys and girls dancin*).' Miss me
>with that 9 song + brooding instrumentals shit if you have
>plenty more. I'm glad that expansion happened. And besides, no
>more parties deserved to live. You can't leave off Kendrick
>and Mablib...you just can't!
>
>I'm basically a sucker for Kanye's music almost all the time.
>I still hear the 'trying hard' cat that I rooted for soooooo
>hoard back when College Dropout wouldn't drop. Yeezus was the
>only time where I thought he'd lost the stuff that made me
>like him. Blood on the leaves tho.
>
>Ultra light beam...wow...Jesus walks again.
>
>I don't care about the getting a bunch of help stuff either. I
>think folks get caught up in that far too much. Maybe people
>still love to believe the story that legends like Stevie,
>Prince, and several others just curled up in rooms all alone
>and cranked out jams. I stopped buying that years ago.
>Lauren's situation was another exhibit as well. So it's no
>big. Honestly, cats like Kanye with the resources to get help
>SHOULD get help! He's insecure enough to want help, but he's
>a good enough cat deep down to try to give credit. And getting
>sued prolly sucks. And hell...people show up to help him!
>
>When he sat back on Ultra Light Beam and pushed everyone else
>out in front, that's the Kanye I'll always care about. When I
>see him in the back smiling on snl while Kelly and Chance and
>Kirk and even Mr. Nash go in on their performances, that's
>when I'm convinced that the dude that rapped his whole first
>album over again is still worth my time as a fan of the genre.
>See? I'm a sucker when I think you care about what you're
>doing...
>
>He's still the clunky doofus mama's boy who is trying like
>hell to make something that both jams and somehow 'matters'.
>If we stop rooting for this fool because of the same stuff
>that we for whatever reason ignored upfront, then that's on
>us. Everyone can't be cool. Or even normal. Most of our best
>acts aren't. And 'dude, shut up' just isn't what he does.
>And...rappers have almost always been trolls...aka saying shit
>to get reactions/move the crowd.
>
>30 hours is the most early Kanye things ive heard from him in
>a while. Looped. The song is just gonna get looped when I'm on
>the toll road. Might miss my exit on that shit.
>
>Earphones back on. Then I'ma listen to that Curren$y and
>Alchemist. I'm a sucker for that too even I get that worlds
>aren't changing when Spitta raps about the same 4 and half
>things for 40 minutes.

In that, this album on paper sounds like it makes absolutely NO SENSE. But at the same time, it's the complete sum of everything Kanye has done in his career in one album. It also seems to accurately reflect where he is as an artist and a celebrity in his life, which is essentially the bare minimum I ask of an artist before I listen. If I get a whiff of "focus group" in your shit, I'm out.

I'm not gonna rank this in the GOAT tier that a number of 2015 albums did for me, but this is a very, very good Kanye album. It helps if you're not turned off by his Twitter antics though.

  

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88. "Damn...after looking at your list"
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He will go down as having the most forgettable discography

  

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>He will go down as having the most forgettable discography

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89. "yeezus and pablo above college dropout & mbdtf? interesting."
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91. "The latter, absolutely. The former, well..."
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I go back and forth with College Dropout.
Loved the skits.

That album to me is: "Slow Jamz", "We Don't Care", "Through The Wire", "Last Call", and begrudgingly "Spaceship", everything else I can take or leave.

It's about even with Graduation, but I like the high points of that album (one of which is "Everything I Am") more than I like the stuff that I can take or leave from that album.

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Porcelain Toilet is the album I've listened to the least out of his whole (solo) discog. Not a song I take away from it and have to listen to, months away from it. "Power" might be it. And I forget it's on that album, I keep associating it with Graduation. He made better versions of those songs on Yeezus.

Yeezus was an album where it felt like he was gonna piss off the world. It's brief, it's hilarious, and he doesn't let songs go longer than they should. the album clocks in in about under an hour (I think), and I only dislike one song ("I'm In It"). Kanye was getting Kobe-type reviews. No fanfare, no "OLD KANYE IS BACK!!", just Kanye showing you where he was in that ridiculous life he was and taking you along for the ride. The motherfucker got me to actually listen to a song with Chief fuckin' Keef. He should get a Grammy off that alone.

As for Pablo. Too soon, but it reminds me of what I liked about Yeezus, while not being Yeezus Pt. 2. There's some stuff for "the outside world" to like on it too. Very disjointed, but combines everything from every stage of Kanye's career on one album. "I Love Kanye" might be the most hilarious thing I've heard recorded in years, not unlike his "I Am A God" from Yeezus.

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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93. "yeezus is like 40 mins. it flies by."
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110. "i can dig it. cant hate on somebody for their personal taste."
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just grabbed my attention
cuz i never seen anyone not put at least cd or mbdtf among his top albums.

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86. "love it...this is his most ethereal/disjointed/messy work to date"
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i hated the artwork at first but now i think it fits the theme well.

my only complaint is that the album should've ended after NMPIL..the last 2 tracks are pure garbage

  

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90. "I like Madlib, and I like No More Parties in LA on it's own"
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but the song sticks out like a sore thumb on this album. I wonder how off putting the track will be to folks that aren't familiar to Madlib. Hats off to Kanye for introducing Madlib to the masses though, there is something positive in that regard.

I suppose I sound like an oldhead and I should know better before making this critique, but I can't get pass all the autotune to give the album another listen.

I'm still kind of amazed Def Jam gave him so much freedom to go through all the changes and social media transparency with the album.

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106. "*replied in the wrong place*"
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*disregard this post*

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94. "Nice to have a Ye album that's just a RAP ALBUM again"
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I liked these albums but after 808s (which was more like auto-tune emo R&B), MDBTF (which was this huge overblown artistic statement), and Yeezus (which is more like an electronic album more than anything), it's nice to go back to a Ye album that's just a rap album. I mean it's all over the place at times and has a few groan worthy moments but I can definitely see just letting this groove in the car for an hour or leaving on over a BBQ... when if you threw Yeezus on at a party you could scare half the party away.

It feels like the album that Ye had to get out of his system and I'm happy it's here.

  

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99. "MBDTF is way more of a rap album than this"
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104. "theres all kinds of auto tuned singing on this"
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107. "I strongly disagree"
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there is auto tune all over this thing (too much if you are me lol). it's a rap album, sure, but it's not a rap album like say, his first three records or MBDTF

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111. "the fuck you talking about?"
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my first listen through and i was sitting here thinking about how much singing there is on this and so little rapping.

>I liked these albums but after 808s (which was more like
>auto-tune emo R&B), MDBTF (which was this huge overblown
>artistic statement), and Yeezus (which is more like an
>electronic album more than anything), it's nice to go back to
>a Ye album that's just a rap album. I mean it's all over the
>place at times and has a few groan worthy moments but I can
>definitely see just letting this groove in the car for an hour
>or leaving on over a BBQ... when if you threw Yeezus on at a
>party you could scare half the party away.
>
>It feels like the album that Ye had to get out of his system
>and I'm happy it's here.

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96. "Are the vocals processed a lot again?"
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I'm not a fan of the auto-tune Kayne - it sounds like Buck Rogers is mouth fucking Twiki.

Last night's SNL performance was filled with it and I am not a fan of the sound.

What's the ratio here?

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108. "yeah, quite a bit of that again"
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It's so played, but he's still going strong with it.

  

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151. "I do hate that sound"
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>It's so played, but he's still going strong with it.

I agree

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97. "If you put a good singer or a great rapper on these beats"
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this album would be so much better, Kanye's vocals kills a lot of this for me.

  

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124. "that's how most of his music is"
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98. "disjointed but i like it. it feels like the roll out"
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also can some one inbox my a DL

i signed up with Tidal just to listen to it, but don't wanna buy from them

  

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101. "who is Designer by the way"
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???

  

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102. "18 year old from Brooklyn known for the single Panda"
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....

https://soundcloud.com/lifeofdesiigner

He's a mix of Fewtcha and Young Thug but coming out of Brooklyn.

  

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145. "Future needs to charge that nigga rent."
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150. "yea I don't get that kid's obvious swagger jacking at all"
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103. "Dumb, kind of boring mess. Definitely not for me."
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I guess I like three songs (Real Friends, 30 Hours, No More Parties), maybe five if I'm being generous (I'm so-so on Wolves and Fade).

I can see why some are going to eat it up. Y'all have at it, I'm cool. I don't feel compelled to listen to it again.

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112. "same...nm"
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the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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105. "first impressions: "
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after my first listen I'd say this album is kinda like a mix of 808s and the more grandiose, very pop-ish, moments of my beautiful dark twisted fantasy. Lyrically I'd say it is marginally better than Yeezus, which I thought was a poor album but in particular was HORRIBLE lyrically, but it's not like, outside of the one song that was most definitely recorded around that period ("No More Parties In LA") we are getting Kanye lyrically circa 2010 and definitely no where near his earlier work, the lyrics aren't good - but that's expected. Musically I'd say this record is kind of a mess, in the sense that there are often beautiful moments juxtaposed with things that annoy me, like the decision to have autotune absolutely everywhere, for example near the end of FML there are some really cool sounding keys added to the song, but then more vocals come in and ruin it. Near the end of "Wolves" there is a very cool guitar-ish sound that sounds awesome, but before that I've had to sit through Kanye's autotune. I think this is a better album than Yeezus, but it seems kinda weirdly sequenced and is overall is kinda meh-ok

songs I enjoyed:
Ultra Light Beam: maybe the best track on the album, Chance has THE BEST verse on the album
Real Friends
No More Parties In LA (that beat is dope as fuck madlib)
30 Hours (great first half and the second half almost plays as if it should be the outro to the album)

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109. "did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?"
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HAHAHAHA!

This, nigguh...lol...smh

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113. "RE: did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?"
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>HAHAHAHA!
>
>This, nigguh...lol...smh

It's not done so that would be about right. There's a few liftoffs on this one.

Unfortunately, the information we received from him just made us all fill in the remaining blanks with more 'this prolly wasn't done' thoughts. If we woulda just stfu, maybe we wouldn't hear this album the same.

I have no idea how waves almost didn't make it. Even Nas is like 'man, you can't leave that song off'. At least Chance was there to cuss at folks until something happened.

30 hours...if we don't get 3k on that at some point, I'll be sad. Tip and Rawse and Frank were able to get something out of Mr. Been Jammin. Him casually cooing '30 hours' ain't gonna cut it for me. At all. He'd roast the hell out of that song. Cons did his thing too but cmon Dre...haha. It reminds me of that time JayZ was 'supposed to be on' We Major. The beat stopped, I thought it was on, then Kanye adlibbed for a minute...with echoes. Damnit!

  

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115. "RE: did that dude release the album..just to un-release it?"
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ha! I didn't even know Jay was supposed to be on "We Major"...that woulda definitely been the best Jay/Nas collab (even tho Nas only went medium hard on his verse). "Success" was real dope tho.

  

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122. "It makes sense from a business perspective.."
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...

Get Tidal to pay for one million albums and soft release it there. Then come back a week or two later with the deluxe edition finished with another bonus disc.

  

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114. "*Nobody* loves "lights" more than Kanye West."
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Nobody.

Flashing Lights
Street Lights
All of the Lights
Ultra Light Beam
Low Lights
Highlights

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118. "nice"
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werd.

  

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116. "I knew he was gonna pull that tidal first shit"
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Album sounds thrown together. He's letting the young dudes guide him instead of being a leader. Never thought that would happen with Ye. So far I'm liking this less than Yeezus

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117. "Pitchfork, 9.0"
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119. "He can do no wrong in their eyes"
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Yeezus got 9.5

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141. "too low."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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120. "well....I like it better than Yeezus and 808's"
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There's some very good songs here. Too much bad autotuned singing and vocals though. I'm amazed that shit is still not only acceptable, but actually LIKED by some people. SMH. Was hoping it was just a phase that everyone would look back and cringe at once the newness wore off, but nope. It's still here.

Overall the album is ok, but could've been a lot better. Same problem Dr. Dre's last album had....too many terrible vocals.

  

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123. "agreed"
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no idea what the obsession with autotune vocals is about, has always sounded terrible and Ye' has a terrible singing voice anyway..

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125. "After I watched that SNL performance "
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I was thinking the same thing. Who likes that shit? Even auto tune can't cover up terrible singing. And I get that it's not about being a strong vocalist but more of a style choice, but that style is the pits.

  

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121. "Father I stretch my hands..."
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>Put it all here. Hopeful it drops today...

Start at around 3:25 and at 4:50...that's the good stuff right there.

http://www.factmag.com/2016/02/14/kanye-west-samples-the-life-of-pablo/

I expected nothing less, but yep...grand source material is a hallmark throughout Kanye's sampling career. He's hella reliable for that no matter what.

  

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126. "Kanye should produce an album for Chance"
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With no Kanye vocals

  

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127. "hmmm I'd be down for this if it included"
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- no autotune
- a cohesive theme
- no Kanye vocals period, like you said

I didn't like Acid Rap really, found it to be quite meh outside of a few key moments (much like this album), but there is clearly some great talent there, "Ultralight Beam" is an amazing song and Chance was the highlight, if they are capable of making music of that quality together I'm all for it....

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128. "I'd be with that"
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Right now, Chance's third mixtape is probably my most anticipated 2016 release.
And he absolutely murdered Ultralight Beams

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129. "Uggghhhhh total mixed feelings. Also, here's my alt tracklist"
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No surprise, we're all talking about the Kanye album. I've always been a Kanye fan (.../defender...) but he makes it pretty hard here. But, there are still moments that are great. Is this what it feels like to be in an abusive relationship? Some bullet notes:

-Most misogynist thing he's done. Like, over the top. It's not usually a big consideration for me, I can look past the occasional quip, but some of this is ridiculous. Especially when you think "He has a beautiful wife! He has 2 kids!"

-Some of it sounds like "Kanye visits the trap." Or otherwise, not fresh. Young Thug doesn't need to be on here.

-How does he outshine Kendrick Lamar!!!

-The production is great

-It's bloated. A lot of unnecessary elements to songs (I love Frank Ocean, but Wolves doesn't need his outro), and some tracks are not carrying weight. Here's the playlist I put together and I'm enjoying it a lot more.


WAVES
Producers: Kanye West and Dro

1. Ultralight Beam
2. Pt. 2
3. No More Parties in LA
4. Famous
5. I love Kanye
6. Real Friends
7. Wolves
8. All Day (Yes, an addition... I consider it part of the TLOP suite)
9. Silver Surfer Intermission
10. Waves
11. 30 Hours (Bonus Track)
12. Fade (Bonus Track)

This way its a more focused statement. +/- 45 mins. Try it.

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130. "RE: Uggghhhhh total mixed feelings. Also, here's my alt tracklist"
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>No surprise, we're all talking about the Kanye album. I've
>always been a Kanye fan (.../defender...) but he makes it
>pretty hard here. But, there are still moments that are great.
>Is this what it feels like to be in an abusive relationship?
>Some bullet notes:
>
>-Most misogynist thing he's done. Like, over the top. It's not
>usually a big consideration for me, I can look past the
>occasional quip, but some of this is ridiculous. Especially
>when you think "He has a beautiful wife! He has 2 kids!"
>
>-Some of it sounds like "Kanye visits the trap." Or otherwise,
>not fresh. Young Thug doesn't need to be on here.
>
>-How does he outshine Kendrick Lamar!!!
>
>-The production is great
>
>-It's bloated. A lot of unnecessary elements to songs (I love
>Frank Ocean, but Wolves doesn't need his outro), and some
>tracks are not carrying weight. Here's the playlist I put
>together and I'm enjoying it a lot more.
>
>
>WAVES
>Producers: Kanye West and Dro
>
>1. Ultralight Beam
>2. Pt. 2
>3. No More Parties in LA
>4. Famous
>5. I love Kanye
>6. Real Friends
>7. Wolves
>8. All Day (Yes, an addition... I consider it part of the TLOP
>suite)
>9. Silver Surfer Intermission
>10. Waves
>11. 30 Hours (Bonus Track)
>12. Fade (Bonus Track)
>
>This way its a more focused statement. +/- 45 mins. Try it.

Do we really need a 45 sec interlude (5. I love Kanye)?

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169. "My own reordering"
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Wanted same thing as dro — a more concise, focused album.

However we don't seem to agree on what those tracks should be.

Here's mine:

1. Ultralight Beam
2. Father Stretch pt 1
3. Pt 2
4. Famous
5. Feedback
6. Freestyle 4
7. Fade
8. FML
9. Facts (CH version)
10. I Love Kanye
11. Real Friends
12. Wolves
13. 30 Hours (Good fridays version)

First 5 tracks work for me; from there I thought it needed to be focused and I think this alt version does that. I'm also back and forth on FML, that could be taken out.

Thoughts?

ps — I Hated Facts v1 — but there's something about this beat that totally changed my mind.

  

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131. "I hate that music has come to this (link)"
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Guess I won't own this Ye album

KANYE WESTVerified account
‏@kanyewest
My album will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale... You can only get it on Tidal.
https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/699376240709402624

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132. "Haha yea looks like I won't be hearing it for a while."
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I listen to most of my music on Spotify these days and buy vinyl. If I can't hear it on Spotify chances are I will only hear it when someone else plays it for me. I hate Kanye and his recent output hasn't made me feel it's necessary to actively seek him out so chances are pretty good I won't hear this for a long time.

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133. "on the bright side"
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I like when decisions are made for me.
I didn't know whether i'd cop the vinyl or not...I dig it, just wasn't sure how much yet.
I'm not subscribing to Tidal tho.

  

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134. "So is he off Def Jam? "
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I don't see a label being into not selling (one of the most anticipated) albums.
All this hoopla, and it's just going to stream?
Nah, I don't see it. Surely it will be for sale, at some point.

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135. "Is the usually the case for albums on Tidal?"
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I'm asking out of complete ignorance because I don't mess with getting musically digitally for the most part.

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139. "Nah"
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Rihanna's new album was a tidal exclusive for a week and then other outlets got it

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136. "...welp....I won't be checking for that joint any longer."
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*leaves thread*

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143. "agreed"
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Lots of benefits to streaming, but the penchant for exclusives is a terrible development. I don't service hop anymore - and more often than not, what isn't on the service I use I just don't check out (unless it's a tried and true artist for me, at which point I'm buying the record asap anyway...).

I also have no idea why he would forego a hard copy altogether? Even just make it a limited edition run or something...


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144. "good luck with that kanye"
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looks like I will never know if your album is good or not, it's probably okay.

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147. "Guess I'll be illegally downloading it. "
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174. "Along with 500,000 + others"
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I love Kanye, but he's handling this like a tool.

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137. "RE: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo"
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Just begrudgingly popped this album in. Is he trolling with this garbage? His music has always been bad but this is next level doofy. No wonder he was too pussy to release it for sale. Those diminished returns would bury this idiot for good.

  

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138. "Damn u mad. Sound like a T Swift fan clubber"
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140. "RE: Damn u mad. Sound like a T Swift fan clubber"
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You have a cleft asshole.

  

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142. "B+ .... very close to being great, simply pretty good"
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You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger Kanye stan than myself, but I've listened to this enough through the weekend to deliver a pretty objective review I think.

Echoing a lot of what others have already said and what you'll see in a lot of other reviews - this album is terribly uneven but close to being arguably his best work.

Getting the bad out of the way:
- There's about a handful of actually bad songs. He hasn't made many of those to date, but there's an abundance of filler and trash here. "Highlights" is sugary sweet and not nearly as good as he thinks it is, "Father Stretch My Hands" is pandering, "Facts" is the worst song he's ever put on a record.

- It's totally possible that he's not right mentally, but even then lines about nailing Taylor Swift and bleached assholes are still unforgivable. Him being a 38 year old father of two now makes them even more perplexing. Those two lines in particular are reminiscent of Eminem's worst moments and take me completely out of the moment on both occasions.


Now the good (and there's a lot of it):

- Ultralight Beam is a top 10 Kanye song, maybe top 5 even. It harkens back to the warm and extravagant production of Fantasy and Late Registration while never veering into cheese. Similar to Nicki's verse on "Monster", Chance makes a star turn here. It's easily the best song on the album and will make its case as one of the best records in his discography when all's said and done.

- No one has ever used guest appearances better than Kanye West, and nearly every role player here makes a statement: Frank Ocean's tender and muted delivery on Wolves is stirring, and though Post Malone will never be mentioned again after this album he's the primary reason "Fade" goes from being good to being special.


This album was close to being something brilliant, it could've been a live look at a wild man settling down and actually liking it. That would've been a great story to tell coming off of the violent hedonism of Yeezus. When he said this was a gospel album, he was actually closer to being right than this album would leave you to believe. "Ultralight Beam", "FML", "Waves", "Wolves", "Real Friends", and even last year's "Only One" shine a spotlight on a formerly torrid soul accepting the domestic life and ultimately relishing it. Scattered underwhelming interruptions like "Freestyle 4" hinder the potential of the narrative. But that's ok - the highs still far outweigh the lows, even if this his first non-concept album. In the end, Kanye's "really good" is still far better than what the majority of his peers are capable of on their best days.





  

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154. "RE: B+ .... very close to being great, simply pretty good"
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I was wrong; you have a canyon asshole. Kanye stans are actually redefining what a song/album is to justify his stupidity.

  

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160. "I laughed so hard at this. What's a canyon asshole?"
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146. "DISCOG rank"
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1. Graduation
2. 808s
3. MBDTF
4. TLOP
5. Late Reg
6. CD
7. Yeezus

the strangest thing about Ye's discog is that every one of his albums has been called a classic or trash by some one. there is very little grey with his career work.

personally, none of his albums are masterpieces top to bottom, but i enjoy all of them and he always has 2-5 songs on them that are just indispensable to my playlists for that year

dude is a legend and without a doubt the most important mainstream artist of the past decade.

  

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148. "He might be the only artist"
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where if you poll a room full of 100 fans what their true favorite Kanye album is, every one of his album would at least get a few votes. Like you said, even albums some fans think are rubbish (for me that's 808s) others swear by (you have it at 2). My pick for his best overall quality album without any bias for nostalgia or any other personal opinion would be Graduation, but so many people consider that an average album.

It's a great catalog, and IMO one of the best in hip hop. It's certainly a very interesting one to say the least.

  

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149. "RE: DISCOG rank"
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1. Late Registration
2. College Dropout
3. Graduation
4. MBDTF
5. TLOP
6. 808s
7. Yeezus

  

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152. "I think Kanye took after JayZ in that...."
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....he pretty much talked his way into classics rather than necessarily making them, if that makes sense.

For Jay, he said "I'm the greatest rapper alive" so many times, the media started pushing that narrative which resulted in a lot of the fans believing it.

In regards to Kanye, he proclaims every single album he makes to be the best ever made, so I think reviews tend to be slanted because of the grandiose expectations and larger-than-life stadium sound he tends to employ, on top of his braggadocio, which again results in the fans maybe overstating an album's importance at some point as well.

That's not to say that he doesn't have great albums, he definitely does, and several of them....I just think that the way you put it is apt in regards to his catalogue: he hasn't dropped a top to bottom masterpiece, yet every one of his albums has like 4 or 5 INCREDIBLE songs, amazing pieces of art that no one but him could create, then a few really good tracks, then a couple duds. Which to me means most his albums (808s and Yeezus excluded) are really, really good, but not necessarily the perfect, flawless front to back classics that he wants us to believe they are/the media portrays them to be.

My favorite example of this in his catalogue is MBDTF. When it dropped, everyone in media immediately certified it a classic album and perfect front to back. Meanwhile the expectations were so high that when I heard it I was TOTALLY underwhelmed and besides 2 or 3 songs didn't really touch it for like a year. But then when the hype died down and I decided his talent and history made every album he drops worthy of a second chance, I gave it a chance with unbiased ears and really liked it. I still think the narrative surrounding it is a little overblown ("Monster" is a song that people rave about that I'm kinda "meh - really?" about) but outside of 2-3 songs I find it to be a really good album with replay value.

Anyway I just typed a whole lot of words to try and say that I think Jay's influence on Kanye's ego may be understated a bit. Obviously Kanye had a universe-sized ego to begin with but I do believe that Jay's penchant for proclaiming himself to be the best rubbed off on Kanye as well.

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153. "His conensus classic is Dark Twisted Fantasy"
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music is such a subjective thing - like many have touched on, people love 808s and that's easily my least favorite album. So if you don't dig Fantasy I can believe it because that's your opinion. But it seems most regard that at as his finest work. It's not my favorite, but I would agree that's the best front to back album he's ever put together.


My personal favorites list:

7. 808s
6. Pablo
5. College Dropout
4. Graduation
3. Late Registration
2. Dark Twisted Fantasy
1. Yeezus

  

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157. "Yea it's definitely subjective."
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>music is such a subjective thing - like many have touched on,
>people love 808s and that's easily my least favorite album. So
>if you don't dig Fantasy I can believe it because that's your
>opinion. But it seems most regard that at as his finest work.
>It's not my favorite, but I would agree that's the best front
>to back album he's ever put together.

And Kanye, like you or someone else already said, is certainly one of the more polarizing in regards to his discography because every person you speak to has a different favorite and a different order. Which really speaks to his talent in my opinion.

And yes - you are correct in that MBDTF seems to be his most consistently celebrated album. I only used that album as my illustration because it seemed to me to be the first time he came out and said "I'm dropping the greatest album ever" and made it a narrative rather than just dropping the album and letting the work speak for itself.

What's interesting too about MBDTF is that while you and many others hold the belief that it's his best front to back album (again, all subjective), to me it was his least *cohesive* in sound to that point. College Dropout had a similar feel throughout with the soul samples and the kind of backpacky/underground feel it employed. Late Registration was all tied together by the stretched out orchestral instrumentals; even if it was a little long it had a consistent feel to it. Graduation was his most focused effort, short and to the point but had that "stadium" feel to it throughout, never really venturing from that sort of grandiose soundscape. 808s was (shitty) auto-tune and singing. MBDTF was, to me at least, the first time to that point that a Kanye album felt like just a collection of songs rather than a cohesive artistic statement. To this day I listen to that album and still don't feel that it has any kind of identifying theme or consistent soundscape. Which may, in addition to the media's knob-slobbing about it, be a big factor in why I was so lukewarm about it my first few times through. Like I asid I've come to appreciate it because a lot of the songs are insanely good, and I also love the Hawaii story about *how* it was created ("Rap Camp")...all I'm saying is that I don't feel that it has any kind of cohesive feel to it.

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161. "how do you feel about Yeezus?"
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that seems to be his most polarizing work, but ironically I think that's the most cohesive front-to-back sound you'll hear across any of his albums

  

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162. "I hate it."
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I agree that it's cohesive, but it hurts my ears to listen to that album. Lyrically it's atrociously misogynistic and boring from a technical standpoint (pretty standard for him but this album went above and beyond his typical shit) and the production is everything I hate about modern hip-hop.

But as I've often said in regards to Kanye and other artists of his ilk, I'd rather have him continuously push the envelope and create something I may not necessarily like than to keep dropping the same album over and over again, so from an artistic standpoint (production-wise, I never really judge his albums on his lyrics) I can at least appreciate what he was going for even if the sound isn't my cup of tea.

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238. "I don't get why people like that album so much, man...."
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over Last Registration and Graduation, which had more hits? College Dropout, even?

I think people hated 808s that much they were just glad to hear him rappin' again. Yeezus >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  

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253. "Agree with every word you said outside of the last point re: Yeezus."
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>RE: I don't get why people like that album so much, man....
>over Last Registration and Graduation, which had more hits?
>College Dropout, even?
>
>I think people hated 808s that much they were just glad to
>hear him rappin' again. Yeezus >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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155. "RE: DISCOG rank"
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From Most to Least Favorite:
1. The College Dropout
2. Graduation
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. Late Registration
5. Yeezus
6. The Life of Pablo
7. 808s & Heartbreak

Top 4 are all 4.5 to 5 star albums, Yeezus is a 3, Pablo is a 2 and 808s are 2s.

  

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158. "RE: DISCOG rank"
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Switched the order over the past few weeks

7. The Life of Pablo (2016)
6. Yeezus (2013)
5. The College Dropout (2004)
4. 808s & Heartbreak (2008)
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Graduation (2007)
1. Late Registration (2005)

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170. "Pretty much exactly mine"
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Except depending on mood I swap 808s and college dropout and also swap graduation and late registration.

College Dropout changed my world
Late Registration changed my life
808s has grown so much on me
Dark Fantasy is hip-hop's "dark side of the moon"

  

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179. "OH JESUS CHRIST DUDE STOP IT"
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>Dark Fantasy is hip-hop's "dark side of the moon"

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187. "I've never understood shit like this..."
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>College Dropout changed my world
>Late Registration changed my life


How do you even quantify that? Lol

  

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195. "RE: I've never understood shit like this..."
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College Dropout came out when I was a sophomore in college I believe. I was up on Ye as I had supported his mix tapes and he was one of my favorite producers. His goals almost seemed in fathomable by becoming a successful artist as well as bridging the underground and mainstream hip hop worlds. Here was someone being true to themselves, someone somewhat like me, that almost in a blink of an eye, everyone around me LOVED. I went from receiving questions from retailers when I tried to cop his mistakes, to watching Ye in sold out venues with everyone knowing all his words and wearing his merch.....
Changed my world.

I copped an MPC a month after Late Registration dropped.... Changed my life

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249. "No disrespect but"
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We have a very different concept of the phrases "changed my life" and "changed my world".

  

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250. "RE: No disrespect but"
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None taken.
I was speaking somewhat cerebrally.
I thought I might have further explained it.

But

"Changed my world" has literally only to do with me. Not anyone else. My world, my view.

  

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163. "RE: DISCOG rank"
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1. MBDTF
2. Late

3. Dropout
4. Throne

5. Pablo
6. Yeezus
7. Grad









8. 808s <The only wack one.

  

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164. "well even his "worst" is still like a 7.5/10"
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Perfection
1. MBDTF
2. Yeezus
3. Late Registration

Classic
4. 808s (when it's all said and done this will be considered his greatest contribution to music)
5. TLOP

Great but flawed
6. Graduation
7. College Dropout

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166. "my ranking"
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Tue Feb-16-16 06:27 PM by Kosa12

  

          

Albums that I think are great

1. Late Registration
2. MBDTF
3. College Dropout

Albums that I think are ok/meh

4. The Life Of Pablo - though the jury is still out obviously as it just came out

Albums that I think are poor

5. Graduation
6. Watch The Throne
7. Yeezus
8. 808s

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168. "lol @ the ranking disparities here. Someone's #1 is another's #7"
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Here are mine

1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Late Registration
3. Graduation
4. 808s & Heartbreak
5. The Life of Pablo
6. Yeezus
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.
.
.
.
7. The College Dropout

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171. "its crazy how different everyones list is."
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i think it just shows that he has an album for everybody really.

1. Late Registration
2. 808's
3. Graduation
4. TLOP
5. MBDTF
6. Yeezus
7. Watch The Throne
8. College Dropout

and its crazy that an album i like as much as CD is his worst album.

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176. "here's mine"
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1. Late Registration
2. Dark Fantasy
3. College Dropout
4. Graduation
5. TLOP
6. Yeezus
7. 808s

  

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181. "damn i thought i was the only one who put 808s at number 2"
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188. "mine not including (but guessing where) Pablo sits"
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1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: 9.72
2. Late Registration: 8.93
3. The College Dropout: 8.65
4. Watch the Throne: 8.31
5. Be: 8.00
6. Graduation: 7.95
7. Yeezus: 7.79
(The Life of Pablo)
8. Cruel Summer: 6.73
9. Finding Forever: 5.68


Includes the two albums he majority produced for Common because that's just how my system worked. I've still only had a couple full listens to Pablo but it's been my walk around joint since it came out and I've convinced my girlfriend to keep it running in the car even though she kind of hates it so I've heard several of the songs several times. Musically interesting but has a severely unfinished feel, and for every great line there's two bad ones. I don't think the score would be too far off from Yeezus as of right now but it's a far less enjoyable album overall than that one was.





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200. "mine"
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>1. MBDTF
>2. Late reg
>3. 808s
>4. Yeezus
>5. College Dropout
>6. TLOP
>7. Graduation

  

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217. "Damn... Dude has great catalog "
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1. Graduation
2. Late Reg
3. MBDTF
4. College Dropout
5. 808's
6. TLOP
7. Yeezus

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237. "I respect that top 2"
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>personally, none of his albums are masterpieces top to bottom,
>but i enjoy all of them and he always has 2-5 songs on them
>that are just indispensable to my playlists for that year
>
>dude is a legend and without a doubt the most important
>mainstream artist of the past decade.

and I agree with this.

anyway... I keep changing my ranks with him, but here's how I feel about them now. I'll do like BrooklynWHAT here and group them into how I feel about them

Indispensable
1. Last Registration

Good to Great
1. Graduation
2. College Dropout
3. Yeezus
4. 808s and Heartbreak
5. The Life of Pablo

It's Cool... I Guess
1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Porcelain Toilet

I tried to listen to DTPT again and now I realize why I don't go back to it often.... them songs are LONG AS SHIT with all this UN-autotuned singing and bullshit... and they don't have the nerve to be good enough to be that long! "Power" was the shit, but everything else... rrrrgh.

I feel the same way about that album the way y'all thought about Cherry Bomb (which, by the way, has become my 2nd favorite Tyler album... I wish "ALONE" and "FUCK IT" were songs on that album or end up on some Ultra-Deluxe Edition in the future)


Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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156. "I still don't know. Is this getting a physical release?"
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Or is it exclusive to Tidal?

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159. "Kanye says never for sale. Tidal only."
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I can't imagine that actually being the case though.

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175. "What does Def Jam say? Don't they actually own the album?"
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165. "Theyve estimated ~500k illegal downloads of TLOP"
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That Tidal exclusivity plan to push new subscribers sure is working.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/16/kanye-west-the-life-of-pablo-piracy-tidal-exclusive/

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167. "Definitely bad business for Def Jam, but Tidal downloads have soared"
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It's been either the top or second to top free app download since the album came out

  

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190. "is there a "first month free" sort of deal for new users?"
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i'd like to see what their retention numbers are a month or two from now

  

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193. "thats not even counting DDL"
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if anything that just shows how far torrents have fallen

  

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172. "Why did he do a record about Petey? n/m"
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177. "NCCOARU TYSO TIRYH SILAH"
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173. "Cydel Young is all over the credits "
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Guess CyHi is still one of Ye's main writers

http://www.kanyewest.com/credits/

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178. "I thought I read about him doing a dis track against Kanye"
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My memory could be wrong there I suppose. Also appears Drake got some writing credit on one of the songs as well. Dude is everywhere it seems.

I really want to know how Kanye's mainstream fans react to Madlib's contribution. I love the song, but it sounds completely disjointed form the majority of the sound on TLOP.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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180. "the CyHi diss was part of a concept record. they still tight."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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182. "OG version of wolves leaked "
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http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/zbg4lVac/file.html

  

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183. "everyone should try the &quot;waves&quot; tracklist"
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http://www.teamkanyedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Screen-Shot-2016-01-28-at-5.22.57-PM.png

with less fat and the tracks in that order it sounds soooooo much better now

  

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184. "completely agree"
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I know that's considered "coppin pleas" around here though, so I just kept it too myself

  

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202. "Wish it had Feedback on it tho."
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For beer lovers: http://thebeertravelguide.com
For movie lovers: http://russellhainline.com

  

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204. "I almost agree"
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yeah I'd be conflicted about leaving that song off just because that "ghetto Oprah" moment is a side of Kanye we don't see enough of anymore. I know similar jokes have been made, but I love that moment on the album.

  

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185. "RE: everyone should try the &quot;waves&quot; tracklist"
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>http://www.teamkanyedaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Screen-Shot-2016-01-28-at-5.22.57-PM.png
>
>with less fat and the tracks in that order it sounds soooooo
>much better now

I wonder if Dre3k was really supposed to have a full thing on 30 hours but somehow didn't get cleared or done in time. Getting a dope verse from him and Kendrick on back to back songs woulda been silly nice. Sticking that duo of songs in the middle of the album would change some negative opinions. That's two wouldas...

I'm so in love with No More Parties (and Susie Thundertussy AND how the two songs go together in crazy ways).

I think this thing has good songs on it, but there's impressively questionable/bad stuff too. And yep...the sequence is an issue.

I'll try this Waves edition with some adds.

Jimaveli

  

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186. "yup, that's a much better album"
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Now if there was a way to delete the "bleached asshole" line off Father Stretch My Hands....then we'd really have something.

Never have I gone from enjoying a song to "WTF???!!" status so quickly. This nutbag needs someone in the studio to check him on his dumb shit in the worst way.

  

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189. "yeah, that bleached asshole shit ruined it for me... damn"
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The first verse of Waves needs a do-over also..
And the first verse of Famous...

  

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254. "i've been listening to this tracklist non stop in the last 3 days"
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and this is officialy in my top 3 kanye albums ever..too bad the retail version is such a mess

  

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191. "I've been curious all week...what exactly was Chance's involvement with ..."
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He's not on the song, it's not exactly remarkable musically even if it is a bit feel good and grand...why did he essentially convince Kanye to delay the album, and what did he do to that song that made it fit for the album? He's got a writer's credit and that's it, but the photo they put out with his tweet made it seem pretty clear he was working the boards...

I don't know why I'm so fixated on that one aspect of the album right now but that's where I'm at.

~~~~~~~~~
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192. "the song or the album?"
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was this before the album name changed?

  

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194. "Waves the song"
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And I suppose the answer is, Kanye went ahead and put out the original version anyway?


http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/02/chance-the-rapper-waves-alternate-version/


This fucking album release, man.


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199. "he wrote the second verse of Waves"
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On his IG, he has the verse written on the SWISH tracklist...
It sounds like him if you think about it.

Waves could be a GREAT fucking song if it didnt have that dumbass first verse

  

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196. "Reddit thread beginning to track OG/New leaks as they happen"
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Kanye/comments/46fhqk/all_180216_leaks/

Currently:

(OG) Highlights (feat. Young Thug):
http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/wUPjK1Oi/file.html

(OG) Waves (feat. Chris Brown):
http://www79.zippyshare.com/v/rjufajcU/file.html

(OG) FML (feat. Travis Scott & The Weeknd):
http://www79.zippyshare.com/v/dQFgnrNm/file.html

(OG) Fade (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Post Malone):
http://www44.zippyshare.com/v/cFTRsxXp/file.html

(NEW) Fall Out of Heaven (feat. The-Dream & Bon Iver):
http://www104.zippyshare.com/v/MYe3Pnzg/file.html

(NEW) New Angels:
http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/8rphpl7d/file.html

(NEW) The Mind Is Powerful (feat. Swizz Beatz):
http://www79.zippyshare.com/v/MnBa8vWe/file.html

All tracks + some more DL:
http://www55.zippyshare.com/v/eRWgjs88/file.html

s/o to /u/evangelix, for full zip tracklist:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Kanye/comments/46fjjz/fucking_hot_fresh_leaks_full_zip_of_the_og_tlop/

~~~~~~~~~
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197. "thanks! i'll update my tracklist with some of them"
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lol..this shit is rediculous...a lego album

  

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198. "Full ZIP was taken down. Can someone reup?"
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201. "+1"
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205. "Act fast"
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http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/AvbGCeLB/file.html

  

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207. "RE: Act fast"
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>http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/AvbGCeLB/file.html

Thanks sir. Wow. This project is a compelling mess. Here my Dear.

He could pull a Capcom and redrop TLOP with different sequencing, songs and edits, and we'd take it...especially if it is much better than the thing on Tidal right now. This is like those Marvin 2-disc remasters with far less coverage for Kanye (all the flubs and stuff). Or like a Nas album release when a bunch of songs come out later that make you wonder wth everyone was thinking when Braveheart party is on the scene.

Give me the lyrics from that long-winded Highlights..I enjoyed that much more than what felt like 40 seconds too much of Dream trying to convincingly lay out that absurd cat call to 'every bad bitch up in Equinox'.

Okay okay...I even like Only One even if it is in that Hey Mama 'too cheesy/honest to deny it' type of way.

This could be a supreme double CD. First disc would be the last gasp at being single and the 2nd disc could be the domesticated + turning spiritua...let me stop. None of this is happening.

Pusha T, Big Sean, and Cyhi need to get to writing and help him finish The Mind is Powerful too.

I can't even describe how much I love that Waves OG sample.

  

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Can't decide on the title. Dualing sensibilities. God is in. God is NOT in. People are starting to REALLY wonder what's going on with the artist personally more than ever. Weird interviews/promotion. Drugs. Scrapped ideas, songs, and lyrics. Worried about the future. His own future. There's even a fake imaginary future...hehe. Going from one heavy relationship to another and popping out kids. And it could easily be unraveling behind the scenes since you know...dude is going/gone outta his mind. Oh...and the kids. Yeah that's closer.



>>http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/AvbGCeLB/file.html
>
>Thanks sir. Wow. This project is a compelling mess. Here my
>Dear.
>
>He could pull a Capcom and redrop TLOP with different
>sequencing, songs and edits, and we'd take it...especially if
>it is much better than the thing on Tidal right now. This is
>like those Marvin 2-disc remasters with far less coverage for
>Kanye (all the flubs and stuff). Or like a Nas album release
>when a bunch of songs come out later that make you wonder wth
>everyone was thinking when Braveheart party is on the scene.
>
>Give me the lyrics from that long-winded Highlights..I enjoyed
>that much more than what felt like 40 seconds too much of
>Dream trying to convincingly lay out that absurd cat call to
>'every bad bitch up in Equinox'.
>
>Okay okay...I even like Only One even if it is in that Hey
>Mama 'too cheesy/honest to deny it' type of way.
>
>This could be a supreme double CD. First disc would be the
>last gasp at being single and the 2nd disc could be the
>domesticated + turning spiritua...let me stop. None of this is
>happening.
>
>Pusha T, Big Sean, and Cyhi need to get to writing and help
>him finish The Mind is Powerful too.
>
>I can't even describe how much I love that Waves OG sample.
>

  

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Properly labelled and tagged. I have mild OCD and I felt like giving back.

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May I get a copy too?

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210. "can i get a copy?"
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Por favor?

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228. "RE: check your inboxes"
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Inbox Please?

And thank you.

  

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can I get that inbox?

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Inbox if you don't mind.

Thanks

  

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Appreciate it.

  

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plz

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244. "Me three? Got to the thread late"
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peace.

  

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246. "Me too, please! "
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Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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Please, sir may I have inbox?

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262. "FIRST, thank you. SECOND"
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i can't believe some of the mixes that ended up on TLOP

the versions of Wolves, FML and 30 Hours in this zip are so much better. I mean the whole atmosphere of Wolves feels fuller and stronger and Ocean part is def better to begin.

"new god flow" and "don't like" didn't need to be added, but in retrospect "All Day" def should've been on the album. with the performance no longer looming so large over the song, the CDQ is actually pretty damn dope and fits with the feel of TLOP

the version of "waves" is ehh, but i def need it with the Chance verse

  

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263. "If you don't mind sir. An Inbox would be fantastic."
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212. "All this damn "singing" in hip-hop is killin me"
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Half of these joints are sketches of actual songs. Some dope beats here and there. Guests I couldn't care less about. But then again I'm old do I guess it's not for me.
But a track like Wolves is useless to my ears. No direction. Dumbed down lyrics. I like more actual hip-hop from my hip-hop. Real Friends, No more parties and 30 hours are sick.

5/10.

  

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219. "Completely agree"
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My thoughts exactly when listening to the album. Most of the songs really feel like sketches, or sometimes even a couple of song sketches thrown together. Kanye's worst album lyrically too - it has some moments, but a lot of it is really dumbed down compared to something like MBDTF.

This album feels like an attempt to be post-modern with no real direction - half ideas just tossed together.

30 Hours and no more parties are really the strongest offerings on the album...

and what is with all of these super brief vocal cameos? do we really need 10 seconds of El Debarge or of Andre 3000? It just leaves the listener begging for more with no direction to the song. I don't understand why Kanye thought "disjointed and helter skelter" was art this time around. Yeezus was just way more cohesive.

  

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220. "Haha! And that's saying something."
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>Kanye's worst album lyrically
>too - it has some moments, but a lot of it is really dumbed
>down compared to something like MBDTF.

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283. "Right?? Goddamn"
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>>Kanye's worst album lyrically
>>too - it has some moments, but a lot of it is really dumbed
>>down compared to something like MBDTF.


Considering the atrociousness of Yeezus' lyrics, that means this
album is toilet residue. He even said Yeezus was more cohesive LOL.
But hey, I listened to both albums, and I'd have to say TLOP actually
has a couple of songs I *might* keep in my collection, so I do
disagree slightly. I don't think either album is very much worth a
damn tho.

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Why didn't he give this beat to an actual emcee?

  

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218. "One listen through... There are some very good and very bad tracks on he..."
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I'll give it another spin or 2 before sticking to that, but the good ones are among his best, but the bad ones are definitely among his worst.

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222. "There will be vinyl"
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223. "So...what's YOUR tracklisting?"
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I'm not sure how to treat it now that there these extra tracks. I might just do the "released" tracklisting and then add the rest as BONUS songs.

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225. "RE: So...what's YOUR tracklisting?"
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1. Ultralight Beam _ Great song, great opener.

2. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 - (the asshole lines are so bad, but I like the rest of the song)

3. I Love Kanye - sometimes I give this a listen. It's funny, though it obviously doesn't have much replay value.

4. Waves - This grew on me.

5. Real Friends - Best Kanye song in many years. This is the Kanye I love.

6. Wolves - Cool instrumental....Kanye is unbearable on this song though. Really stupid lyrics, but I think he really thinks he's being deep or something too. I tolerate the first 2:50 or so of the song to get to the last minute which is great.

7. 30 Hours _ Like others have said, if Andre spit this would be so much better. But it's cool.

8. No More Parties in LA _ Good song, dope beat.


That's it for me. Would make a solid EP, which is an improvement on everything else he's put out this decade.

  

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226. "Jigga got a hustler's spirit, period."
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yall wanna play hardball? I only wanted a piece of the action.
apple gonna only have drake.

this could get ugly.

album is REALLY DOPE. funny Ye back. electro pop gospel.

and a KILLER Swizzy banger.

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229. "bleached asshole isn't even the most annoying line"
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people are tripping over that line but i find it funny and enjoy saying it.

the line that bugs me the most is on 30 hours.

"I wake up in the morning accessing the damages"

smh. just like the 300 Romans line on Black Skinhead, this lyric proves Ye is either surrounding himself with yes men or idiots in the studio.

I miss the old Kanye ghostwriters.

  

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256. "What exactly bugs you about the 30 hours line?"
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261. "reminds me of that 'apologin' line from Can't Tell Me Nothing"
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258. "RE: bleached asshole isn't even the most annoying line"
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I love 30 Hours. Struggling to work out what is wrong with that line? "I wake up, assessing the damages."

  

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268. "because that's not what he says"
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>I love 30 Hours. Struggling to work out what is wrong with
>that line? "I wake up, assessing the damages."

he clearly says access, NOT assess.

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269. "RE: because that's not what he says"
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Ahh ok, I wondered if that was the problem. I guess he is trying to make "ex says" rhyme with assess by pronouncing it "axe-sess". Doesn't really bother me but I can see how it could annoy someone.

  

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231. "wow, this is really bad"
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there were a good number of songs i really had to struggle to finish. not a good showing by ye.

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243. "Haven't chimed in yet"
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Some thoughts if anyone cares...

I love and hate this album. I love to listen to it, parts get stuck in my head crazy. He really made a cohesive-sounding project. Some of the cringeworthy lyrics are the best ones. The others are the worst ones.

I definitely skip around on this.

I do not play this album out loud because it's embarrassing to listen to around other human beings. It's like your subconscious got mic'd up.

I love hearing this and thinking about it in the context of a married man.

The misogyny is really painful to listen to at times. Lyrically it is largely pretty stupid. Musically, directionally, moodwise it's pretty amazing.

But great painters don't necessarily make work that is beautiful or easy to look at. Maybe that's a cop out, but I have been obsessed with listening to TLoP. I wish the rollout was better. But that is pretty fascinating, too.

Hearing the album after those head-scratcher SNL performances was jarring, as well.

  

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247. "RE: "
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>Some thoughts if anyone cares...
>
>I love and hate this album. I love to listen to it, parts get
>stuck in my head crazy. He really made a cohesive-sounding
>project. Some of the cringeworthy lyrics are the best ones.
>The others are the worst ones.
>
yuo

>I definitely skip around on this.
>
yup

>I do not play this album out loud because it's embarrassing to
>listen to around other human beings. It's like your
>subconscious got mic'd up.
>
lofl. what an excellent description

>I love hearing this and thinking about it in the context of a
>married man.
>
>The misogyny is really painful to listen to at times.
>Lyrically it is largely pretty stupid. Musically,
>directionally, moodwise it's pretty amazing.
>
agreed

>But great painters don't necessarily make work that is
>beautiful or easy to look at. Maybe that's a cop out, but I
>have been obsessed with listening to TLoP. I wish the rollout
>was better. But that is pretty fascinating, too.
>
again, agreed

>Hearing the album after those head-scratcher SNL performances
>was jarring, as well.

i still haven't watched them

  

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251. "Thanks, Astral..."
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...skip the snl performances...

  

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245. ""many of the songs were still just loose ideas..." - Andrew Dawson"
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Somewhere around 4 a.m. in the quiet hours of an early January morning, Andrew Dawson's phone started ringing. When the longtime producer and recording engineer answered, Kanye West was on the line asking Dawson to come to West's home studio in Calabasas, Calif. to work on his forthcoming seventh solo album. Dawson didn't even wait until daybreak. "I went out and started working on the record every day with him since then," he says over the phone from his Los Angeles recording studio. "Answer those 4 a.m. calls, everybody."

Dawson, 35, had gotten those calls before. As a young engineer, he helped mix West's debut album, The College Dropout, winning a Grammy before age 25. He's worked on each of West's albums in some capacity since, from chipping in on a pre-Rick Rubin Yeezus to manning the boards for nine months straight while West crafted My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. West isn't the only blue chip artist Dawson has worked with, having engineered for Beyoncé, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and Nas, among many others. When he got the call this time around, he stepped into a work environment that was in constant motion. "Noah , main engineer, was just getting tired being up 24 hours a day," Dawson says. "He was like, 'We need you to come in and take kind of a shift,' so to speak. I would usually show up to the studio around midnight and then leave around noon the next day. And there was definitely stuff still happening at six, seven, eight in the morning: writing, laying down verses, trying out beat ideas, that sort of stuff. So it was kind of a round-the-clock operation. Makes it pretty intense."

West had been working, in his words slowly, on the follow up to 2013's Yeezus, but he kicked things into high gear in the new year. On Jan. 8, he released the single "Real Friends" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and tweeted "SWISH February 11 16," suggesting a release date for the album that would eventually be re-titled Waves, then The Life of Pablo. At the time, the album was still a collection of ideas; some songs, like "Fade" and "No More Parties In L.A.," were essentially done, while others had yet to be created. With a deadline set, Kanye began bringing in producers, rappers, DJs and singers, shifting operations from his Calabasas home to Ameraycan Recording Studios in North Hollywood. On Jan. 25, he tweeted a photo of a track list handwritten on his now-famous notebook and declared, for the first time, that the album was done.

It wasn't, course -- and it still isn't, despite the fact that it was released, sort of, in the early hours of Sunday morning (Feb. 14), one hour after West's performance on Saturday Night Live. But that Jan. 25 track list -- all 10 songs on the notepad made it onto Pablo -- was the first clear point of reference for what would make up the core of the record for Dawson and the rest of West's team of engineers and producers. Over the next two weeks, Kanye changed the title twice, updated the notebook -- steadily filling up with collaborators' signatures -- three times with new track lists, and announced that Feb. 11 wasn't the day Pablo would be made public, but instead the debut of his adidas-funded Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden, where he would premiere the album for the first time.

In the week leading up to the show, West moved his operation to New York City, setting up his team at Jungle City Studios in Manhattan as 12-hour shifts morphed into 20-hour (or more) days. The album, or at least the "partial version" that currently exists as a stream on Tidal, eventually stumbled out into the world three days after the main event in Madison Square Garden. This week, Billboard spoke to Dawson -- who has production and writing credits on Pablo in addition to his work as an engineer -- about that final frantic week, the "spontaneous, collaborative" feel of the studio sessions, and watching Kirk Franklin arrange the choral section on "Ultralight Beam" in 10 minutes flat.

What was the past week like for you?

Even though we initially decided to do the shift thing, all of us were pretty much at the studio 24 hours a day. I'd maybe go home and sleep for four hours, so doing the 12-hour work shift didn't really happen these last two, three weeks. And it was pretty intense to be honest with you. When Chance came in and wanted "Waves" to be on the record that last night, it was intense just finishing it up and getting everything done and polished the way it needed to be. The added songs on the track listing were cool, too; I was like, "Cool, let's give the fans more." I was actually kind of happy to see that more stuff was getting released rather than less, because it was all songs that we had been working on.

Were there any particular memories that stick out in your mind from those sessions?

When Kirk Franklin came in with the choir, they actually cut that at my studio across the street from Ameraycan. So he came in and got his choir going and was listening to the song, and in about 10 minutes -- maybe even less -- of him just listening to the song and figuring out the arrangement on the piano, he sat down his choir and he goes, "Tenors, here's your line. Altos, here's your line. Sopranos, here's your line." And he had the whole arrangement worked out in his head in less than 10 minutes. And obviously when you hear the result (on "Ultralight Beam"), it's a great choral arrangement, and the choir adds a super impact to that song.

And then seeing all the people's contributions when they would come in with straight fire. Like Charlie Heat, dropping straight fire on drums; it's great to be there in that moment when he's programming his drums and he plays you his new shit for the first time and you're like, "Ohhhh that's perfect!" Because you're looking for that lost element of the song that makes that song done, you know what I mean? The exclamation point on it. And to be around for all that was really great.

Everything was super spontaneous -- collaborative moments where you have Hudson Mohawke and Sinjin Hawke and DJ Dodger Stadium and Charlie Heat and all these people contributing all the production, and then all these people contributing vocals and writing, and Chance; this last month was kind of like a rollercoaster ride where you're blindfolded and you just gotta hold on, you don't know if you're gonna go through a tunnel or you're gonna go upside down, but when you come out it's an amazing ride, you know? And I think that kind of translates into the content of the album, too. It's kind of like an "art is a reflection of life is a reflection of art" sort of moment.

At the MSG show, the album was still unfinished.

Yeah, because he went back in and did "Waves" the following night with Chance in the studio. I actually caught the last half of the MSG show because I was working at the studio. I wanted to hear how the mixes sounded in the stadium. 'Cause he was like, "I want this to work in the stadium and be very minimal," and that's part of the aesthetic of stadiums, is that if you have all these instruments and all this instrumentation it doesn't translate well in stadiums. It's such a big, cavernous room you need one or two things to just dominate the sonic landscape. So he very much wanted us to hear how it sounded there.

What was your experience hearing it at MSG?

It was loud as hell. When I got there I was on the floor right next to Kanye, and it struck me as a really kind of cool, intimate moment. He played it from his laptop, and it was almost like he had a listening session as if you went to the studio with him, except for 20,000 people in Madison Square Garden. That night, we went back to the studio and made revisions based on hearing stuff in the stadium. And then the next night, Friday -- it's kind of a blur, because one day melded into another when you're living at the studio for a week-and-a-half straight -- Friday night was the night that he worked on it with Chance, and then Saturday he had the Saturday Night Live performance. Talk about packing it into one week, though. Seriously.

I was going to say -- the pressure must have been crazy with the goal of putting it out after the SNL performance.

Yeah, and it hit Tidal like, what, an hour after the SNL performance? Making sure to get "Waves" on it and getting the album re-sequenced to be able to fit that on the album was definitely something we were intensely doing on Saturday. (Laughs)

So how did it feel to finally wash your hands of the whole thing and be like, "Well, it's gone now"?

Well, especially because the day we finished (Sunday Feb. 14) I flew back out to L.A. and got out of the three degree weather, it was nice; I just sat at home on my back patio and listened to the birds and watched the wind and didn't do anything for about two hours. So it was like a decompression moment. For me, as far as listening to the album, it takes me some time for me to be able to appreciate or judge work that I've done because I'm so close to it and trying to deliver the best possible thing that I can do that I have to sort of sit back and wait a few months to approach it with fresh ears. Maybe later this spring I'll be able to be out and listen to it and reflect on it a little bit more. But right now I'm just kind of breathing again. (Laughs)​

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6882758/engineer-andrew-dawson-kanye-west-life-of-pablo

  

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248. "wow. sounds like hella work and a great time too"
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252. "Awesome!"
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257. "This is exactly how I imagined it going down. "
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I also imagined that because he has the ability to get really talented people in the same room, dope stuff was bound to pop off, with our without Kanye.




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264. "album art - cheap trick did it first"
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http://cheaptrickfan.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/cheap-trick-logo-white-on-black.jpg


werd.

  

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265. "LOL wut."
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266. "This dude does not make music that I like to hear anymore"
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Awful, awful music for the past few albums now. Shame...

  

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271. "anybody got a link to the outtakes and bootlegs?"
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please?

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272. "Please!"
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>please?


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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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273. "this big ghost review is everything."
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homie never disappoints.

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277. "and the funny thing about it, is that I mostly agree"
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(lol at that duck/"drake" reference, too)

like... this album on paper? is some BULLSHIT.

but actually listening to it, it's pretty enjoyable for me.

and I think a lot of it comes from that I kind of feel like this an honest reflection of Kanye.

I've always felt that way about his work. even the one I don't dig the most (for the record: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Porcelain Toilet, which I listened to again)

  

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278. "yep. i want to say that he's too tough on cyhi-"
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but, i can't.

it's true. esp. if he wrote the lines in question. and it seems like he did.

the lyrics are downright distracting at points.

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274. "CLOSEST THING TO EINSTEIN (rip link)"
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https://youtu.be/69_4BvHnCWA

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275. "oh & apparently new album this summer, too-"
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https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/702566224304152576

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276. "That a "Where I'm From" rip ?"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k20kuCUVzQ

(never knew til now that he made a video for that track)

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279. "indeed."
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i want a clear mix of it.

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280. "DJ Premier remixed 'I Love Kanye'? "
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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I love this
(y'all knuckleheads who chief the freeze dried pubes won't)

https://soundcloud.com/dj_premier/kanye-west-i-love-kanye-tlopreemix

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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281. "Hasn't had much replay value for me."
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I enjoyed the first couple listens.

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282. "RE: Hasn't had much replay value for me."
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I've had it in the car and have listened to little else while driving.

This is my own shortened, re-edited version, but still.

I was highly skeptical at first and now I am surprised how much I've been enjoying it.

  

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284. "with it being so hard to actually hear, i have no interest"
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I'm not jumping through any fucking hoops to hear anyone's album.

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285. "i wouldn't argue except to say"
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with Ye, it aint out til you can buy it

so i aint even treating this like its final yet