The album cover was not made public until the days before Pablo was released.
Just like the soul food on your dinner plate, loving or hating #KanyeWest is a political act. This is the man whose website features solely the-artist-formerly-known-as #MosDef rambling about the “World Passport” on his website and whose last album, “Yeezus,” was a genre-defying net positive for the music-history library.
On the release date, there was no sign of the album once-titled SWISH, then Waves, before West settled on The Life of Pablo. West tweeted around 9 a.m. PST day-of that the album was still being mastered. The album never dropped on its release date, and would not until one day later. (Jokes on Kanye, cause I didn’t buy the pre-sale.)
The album cover, which juxtaposes photos of a 1970s African-American family at a wedding and another of a big white booty set upon an orange background, was not made public until the days before Pablo was released. What’s on the album? Well, for one, #KimKardashian doesn’t care if West raps about having sex with #TaylorSwift. Also, “the beats are dope,” as West says.
Pablo combines the grounded efforts of the rapper’s early discography with the off-kilter production of Yeezus for a listenable, refreshing hip-hop album.
- Album: The Life of Pablo
- Artist: Kanye West
- Label: GOOD/Def Jam
- Songs: (1) Ultralight Beam (2) Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 (3) Pt. 2 (4) Famous (5) Feedback (6) Low Lights (7) Highlights (8) Freestyle 4 (9) I Love Kanye (10) Waves (11) FML (12) Real Friends (13) Wolves (14) Silver Surfer Intermission (15) 30 Hours (16) No More Parties In L.A. (17) Facts (Charlie Heat Version) (18) Fade