Kanye West Ye Comment Party

Tonya Becker
June 2, 2018

True to his word, Kanye West has delivered his new studio album Ye tonight via a livestream event from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The album listening party of Ye was also live-streamed worldwide, giving fans the first taste of the rapper's latest project.

Artists featured on the album, the shortest in Kanye's catalogue, include Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi and Charlie Wilson. The rapper invited hundreds of musicians, journalists, and influencers out to Wyoming, where he's been holed up making new music intermittently over the past few years, to hear the debut of his new album, reportedly titled YE.

"Hip-hop is the first art form created by free Black men". He raps about his relationship with Kim Kardashian West, and how she almost left him after a recent string of controversial comments. No caller ID. [Kanye says], 'Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork.' And, 'I like this other artwork.

But no one was angrier than Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown. Wife calling screaming saying we're about to lose it all. The gratuitous Stormy Daniels reference on "All Mine", in particular, reminds me of the shittiest aspects of Twitter, with people desperately trying to co-opt trending topics regardless of whether they have anything to add-it nearly makes me feel sorry for peerless Chicago rapper and GOOD Music signee Valee, who's also on the track. "/ That's my superpower, n***a ain't no disability / I'm a superhero, I'm a superhero".

In that same song, West refers to Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, who's been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.

Ye is only 23 minutes long, which may disappoint fans of the 21-time Grammy victor, but that's what the replay button is there for.

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