Everything You Need to Know About Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ So Far
Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 show and The Life of Pablo listening session is set to start today (Feb. 11) at 4 PM EST, and we've got a team at Madison Square Garden scoping out the details. We'll be updating this post constantly as more breaking details pour in, so keep it locked right here for all your T.L.O.P. info, and if you're not at MSG, stream the event from the comfort of your own home.
So far, Kanye has unveiled the album cover, which features a small photo of his family in the lower left-hand corner. It's designed by Peter De Potter, a Belgian artist, writer, and curator. You can view his digital photography work on his Tumblr and Instagram.
Kanye also tweeted a picture of the lyrics from "Father Stretch My Hands Parts 1 and 2" earlier today. The song seems to deal with personal issues throughout his life, including his mother, father, and car crash - "Up in the morning / miss you bad / Sorry that I ain’t call you back / The same problems my father had / All this time / All he had/All he had / In what what he dreamed / All his cash / Market crashed / Hurt him bad / People get divorced for that."
One Twitter user captured footage of people entering MSG and in the video you can hear brand new Kanye raps. "I been outta my mind a long time," raps Kanye. "I know, I know, I shouldn't even bother with all this gossip and no-pussy-getting bloggers."
Check out all the details we know so far below.
Some think the cover might be influenced by The Shining.
Lyrics to "Father Stretch My Hands Part 1 and 2"
Snippets of "Freestyle 4"
Chance The Rapper is on the first track "Ultra Light Beam"
The Weeknd and The-Dream are featured on "FML"
This song sounds different from anything Kanye's done before.
"Famous" samples Sister Nancy's classic "Bam Bam"
He drops it in a nice new way too.
Frank Ocean is on "Wolves"
Vic Mensa's part seems to have been removed from the track.
New G.O.O.D. Music signee Desiigner is on "Father Stretch My Hands Part 1 and 2" with production from Metro Boomin
Kanye announced Desiigner, behind the sudden hit single "Panda," has signed to G.O.O.D. Music at MSG today.
Kanye references Taylor Swift on "Famous"
"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous," says Kanye on "Famous."
Young Thug is featured on "Highlights"
Thug was a model for the Yeezy Season 3 show and will perform with Kanye on SNL this Saturday (Feb. 13).