Reading Kanye West’s Twitter feed is like going down a black hole. Fan or not, the artist/rapper/designer/producer has a whole lot to say and 140 characters is not enough. For weeks, he’s gone back and forth about the title of his album, the songs on the album, the look of the album, etc, etc. But instead of handling it behind the scenes, he’s made Twitter his virtual stream of consciousness.
Finally the album, The Life of Pablo (T.L.O.P.), is out.
West dropped the 18-track record immediately after his Saturday Night Live performance last night that included Kirk Franklin, Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price and The Dream. Promised to be a Gospel album, West somehow mashed the genre with Trap music making it a first of its kind.
Unfortunately, the album drop came with unnecessary commentary from the Chicago-bred rapper. “Please forgive the profanity and give hugs and blessings to my brother Kirk for standing by me… In a few hours the journey begins…,” he says. He also admits to being in serious financial debt.
Umm.. wow. Guess the good comes with the bad.
Nonethesless, the album is available on Tidal to stream. No word on when it will be on other downloading applications or in stores, but it’s out. And fans can finally take a sigh of relief and just listen.