Kanye Album Review (T.R.I. Style)
Over the last week social media has been in a frenzy in an attempt to get their hands on the new Kanye West album titled "Swish", no "Waves", oh yeah, not that either! West finally settled on the name TLOP (The Life of Pablo) for his 7th debut album. Some wondered where the title came from as if they've never heard of the big drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Even after finding out who he was others wondered, why even name the album that since Ye is not in the dope game and has never been there; clearly West see's himself as a boss or god in the rap game and one can only assume this is why he went with the album title.
Nevertheless, after searching the internet for days... I finally decided to subscribe to my free 30-day trial with Tidal to hear what all the controversy was about with this album and I must say it definitely satisfied my musical appetite. From Ultralight Beam featuring the likes of Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin and his chorus, this record couldn't be more motivational or influential to the Yeezy followers. I'd like to think of myself as reckless so I jumped halfway through the album to land on Track 9 titled "I Love Kanye" and in pure Kanye fashion he spits bars about what the media has said about him and what makes him stand out with lyrics like "I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye," he then added, "I thought I was Kanye, What if Kanye made a song about Kanye, Called I miss the old Kanye," and he ended the 44 second track by saying, "We still love Kanye, and I love you like Kanye loves Kanye!"
He finally tweeted that the album wouldn't be released until a week later but you could subscribe to Tidal to stream it immediately through Jay-Z's phone app, where he has exclusive rights to music and videos for artist such as: Beyoncé, Kanye, Rihanna and more!
Now I could break this whole album down to a science from my perspective but I'll leave you with this, if you're an artist and looking for inspiration in your everyday life to do everything that everyone said you couldn't, listen to TLOP and go with God, lol!
Features on The Life Of Pablo:
Track 1: Ultralight Beams ft. Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Chance the Rapper and The-Dream
Track 2: Father Stretch My Hands Ft. Kid Cudi
Track 3: Pt. 2 Kanye West ft. Desiigner
Track 4: Famous ft. Rihanna and Swizz Beatz
Track 5: Feedback
Track 6: Low Lights
Track 7: Highlights ft. Young Thug and The Dream
Track 8: Freestyle 4 ft. Desiigner
Track 9: I Love Kanye
Track 10: Waves ft. Chris Brown
Track 11: FML ft. The Weekend
Track 12: Real Friends ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Track 13: Wolves ft. Frank Ocean
Track 14: Silver Surfer Intermission ft. Max-B
Track 15: 30 Hours ft. Andre 3000
Track 16: No More Parties In L.A. ft. Kendrick Lamar
Track 17: Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
Track 18: Fade ft. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign
You're Welcome! Now go enjoy this masterpiece!