“June Eighteen”. Since then it’s been a roller coaster ride of hidden shows, videos on skyscrapers, and rumors. Without a single radio single, music video, or even a cover, here is Kanye West’s sixth studio album, Yeezus. It is a symbol of what Kanye has become and where he’s going. The album explores inequality, social status, and even West himself. Chopped down from 14 tracks to a simple 10, there isn’t one song out of place and they are all quality. Quality not quantity. Kanye’s confidence digs into undiscovered realms never before seen by any hip hop artist. His drive through not being satisfied brings in mind-fucking lyrics that match the world-ending production. The production in itself is aggressive and explosive. From what we can see on these 10 tracks, Daft Punk, Travi$ Scott, Rick Rubin, No ID, and more had a help in these dark lyrics and sounds that pull the whole album together. West calls upon artists Chief Keef, KiD CuDi, and Travi$ Scott instead of G.O.O.D. Music members like Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Common, & Pusha T because it isn’t like any of Kanye’s previous albums. It’s full of pain and thunder that Keef, CuDi, and Scott all bring with their voices as they almost sound like something from Satan’s gospel. He uses warped samples, screeches, screams, sirens, and gasps throughout the whole album that work as instruments as well as anything else. It isn’t until the last song, Bound 2, where Kanye seems to touch on his ‘college dropout’ roots a little with Charlie Wilson. It’s a perfect goodbye after a chaotic masterpiece. Overall, the album is a work of art that the world may cringe at at first, then later realize the genius behind the clear glass.
“On Site” by Kanye West [Prod. by Daft Punk]
“I Am a God” by Kanye West & God [Prod. by Daft Punk]
“Hold My Liquor” by Kanye West feat. Chief Keef & Justin Vernon
“Guilt Trip” by Kanye West feat. KiD CuDi
“Bound 2″ by Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson