As some of you may know, world famous Hip Hop superstar & fashion icon Kanye West is planning on dropping a new album some time this year. The wait for Ye’s new album has been long, with the wildly successful Yeezus dropping back in 2013. Waves, as the new album is being called (for now, the title has changed once already), is set to release February 11th. That same day “Yeezy Season 3” will be taking place at Madison Square Garden. The past two “Yeezy Season” events have been for introducing the Yeezy fashion lines, while this third one is said to be a streaming event for the new album Waves. The event, taking place at Madison Square Garden, will be streamed to over 20 countries in theaters around the world. For tickets to any of the streaming events, click here.
As far as the album itself goes, we already have a ton of information. Ye posted a track list to his twitter:
Famous (formerly titled “Nina Chop”)
Father Stretch My Hands (Pt. 1 – Pt. 2)
No More Parties in LA fear. Kendrick Lamar
Fade feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone
Real Friends feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Wolves feat. Sia and Vic Mensa
Ultra Light Beam
There are a few tracks rumored to be on the album that are not listed, “Only One”; “FourFiveSeconds”; “All Day”; “Feel Like That”; “Facts”.
Kanye has also released a track titled “Real Friends” to his Soundcloud a few days ago.
We also have a list of other artists who are rumored to be featured on the album, Earl Sweartshirt, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Post Malone, and Ty Dolla $ign.
We also have an extensive list of people who have worked on the album.
Andrew Dawson (who has worked on every Kanye album), Mike Dean (worked on Travis Scott’s Rodeo), Swizz Beats, Noah Goldstein (worked on Ye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), Charlie Heat (worked on All Day), Anthony Kilhoffer (work can be heard on Yeezus), Plain Pat (worked with Kanye in his earlier years), DJ Dodger Stadium (LA house music duo), Elon Rutenberg (writer/director who’s worked with Kanye on his 2012 Cruel Summer short film), The Social Experiment, and Vicious (co-executive producer of Yeezus).
With all of the information we have, we can only imagine what kind of groundbreaking album this is going to be. By working with producers and writers from his earlier works we can hope that there’s a track or two that is reminiscent of 2005’s Late Registration, or 2007’s Graduation, while also maintaining the trend setting style that we all loved in Yeezus. There’s only a couple weeks to go before the highly anticipated release breaks daylight, and it’s primed and ready to be well worth the three year wait.