Kanye West has returned with his eighth solo album. It’s titled simply, ye.
The album spans seven tracks and includes guests appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Ty Dolla Sign, Jeremih, Young Thug, and Charlie Wilson. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker reportedly contributed to the album’s production.
Kanye premiered the album during a listening event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Thursday night. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can now stream it in full below.
Kanye West took a couple of shots at people on his new album.
On his new album YE, the 40-year-old rapper addresses the scandal head-on — rapping in one song, “All these THOTs on Christian Mingle / That’s what almost got Tristan single / If you don’t ball like him or Kobe / Guarantee that bitch gon’ leave you.”
Tristan Thompson is Khloe Kardashian boyfriend. He was caught cheating on her right before she had their BABY girl. Khloe still hasn’t addressed Tristan Thompson cheating scandal publicly.
This line could also be taking a shot at Blac Chyna. Earlier this year, YBN Almighty Jay, Blac Chyna current boyfriend mentioned he met her on Christian Mingle.
Kanye also referenced to the rape and sexual-misconduct allegations made against Russell Simmons. He said, “Russell Simmons wanna pray for me too / I’ma pray for him ‘cause he got #MeToo’d / Thinkin’ what if that happened to me too / Then I’m on E! News” Russell Simmons and now Morgan Freeman are being accused of sexual misconduct from many women.
The album’s artwork features a photograph of Wyoming mountains along with the text, “I hate being Bi-Polar. it’s awesome.” According to Kim-Kardashian West, Kanye took the photograph on his iPhone on the way to the listening party.
ye follows 2016’s The Life of Pablo. It’s also the second in a series of five Kanye-produced albums that began last week with Pusha-T’s DAYTONA and continues next week Kanye and Kid Cudi’s collaborative album, Kids See Ghosts. New solo albums from Nas and Teyana Taylor follow on June 15th and 22nd, respectively.