Here’s What You Need to Know From Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ Album Listening Session
Kanye West's eighth solo studio album is almost here, with a listening session in Wyoming planned for tonight (May 31).
Yeezy, known as someone who will never hold his tongue, is just as talented as he is polarizing. Things pretty much took a turn once Kanye made his return to Twitter in April, where he shared a ton of thoughts, from innocent things like his advice for cherishing your mornings, to huge news, like the release dates of upcoming G.O.O.D. Music projects. None of these things were particularly out of the ordinary for 'Ye, until he publicly co-signed right-wing personality Candace Owens and President Trump.
Nonetheless, the music always prevails, so announcements that he would produce both Nas and Pusha-T's albums set the internet ablaze. He soon followed up with songs of his own "Lift Yourself" and "Ye Vs. The People," the latter a collaboration with the King of the South, T.I. Kanye then attempted to use a photo of the surgeon who was operating on his mother during her death as his album cover, and that became another story. A lengthy interview with Charlamagne Tha God soon followed, then, in May, Kanye made what may have been the most controversial statement of his career; he said slavery "sounds like" a choice.
’Ye dropped a verse on Travis Scott's latest single "Watch" (which also features Lil Uzi Vert) while deep in the process of working on his own solo album in Wyoming, scheduled to drop on June 1. The last two months of Kanye chaos all lead up to this moment: a communal listening session of his new album today (May 31)—straight from Wyoming. XXL is logged in and locked in, letting you know just what goes on during this special night once it begins. Check out everything you need to know from Kanye West's new album below.