It’s only a matter of time. Now that Kanye West has established permanent residence on Twitter (@kanyewest), it’s safe to assume that his 411,000-plus followers are waiting with baited breath for the heavily-retweeted rapper/producer to announce the official title for his much-awaited fifth album. We here at XXL sure are, at least.
It wasn’t too long ago that we anticipated Good Ass Job, the expected fourth entry into his school-inspired album series, kicked off by his 2004 debut, College Dropout. But, back on July 28, West took to Twitter to reveal that he’s replacing the Good Ass Job title with an as-yet-disclosed one. As he put it, “I’m bouncing a couple of titles around now.”
With another high-profile album title, that of Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming debut, set to be revealed tonight at 6pm, we’ve racked our brains to come up with three album title pitches for Yeezy. Peep the possibilities and then vote for which of the three you’re feeling the most.
1. Suicide King:
Based off Kanye’s Twitter avatar (seen above), with the sword going through the king’s head (that looks conspicuously like West himself).
2. Master’s Degree:
Kanye may have scrapped the Good Ass Job title because the unemployment rate is so high. So instead of testing the waters in this murky job market, the Louis Vuitton Don decided to get his masters.
3. The Love That Hate Produced:
In 1959, Malcolm X caught national attention when he took part in The Hate That Hate Produced, a television documentary about the Nation of Islam. This album title would be a play on the reference to Spike Lee’s 1992 film Malcolm X heard on “Power” [“No man should have all that power”], as well as ’Ye’s love/hate relationship with the media, especially in the wake of last year’s Taylor Swift fiasco.
4. Good Ass Job:
You’d prefer it if Kanye stuck to his original script, right?
5. None of the above:
You may not dig any of the above three suggestions, which is fine by us. Let us know with your votes and then hit us with your own ideas in the comments section.