After a few weeks of Kanye spewing his backwards rhetoric, Mr. West invited media outlets, friends and family to the middle of bum-fuck-nowhere, Wyoming and debuted his new album, 'ye'.
If you didn't downloaded the WAV app to watch the livestream, you didn't miss much. It was a few hours of watching logs burn and horses grazing in a pasture before Yeezy and Kim made their way to the center of an anxious mob who were eager to listen to what he's been cooking up in the lab. To my surprise, it was nothing like I thought it was going to be.
This was supposed to be his truth and it was made out to be the much needed explanation for his recent, ill-received antics. One thing I will give him, the album has some fire beats. Other than that, it's a fairly lackluster album. The opening track is titled 'I Thought About Killing You'. It started off very dark and heavy with lines like, "Today I seriously thought about killing you, pre-meditated murder..." and "I think about killing myself...". The majority of the they lyrics don't get much deeper than that.
Now, I understand that Ye has been going through some shit over the last year and mental illness isn't a joke, but damn! Written on the album's cover is "I hate being bi-polar, it's awesome." To me, that's a sign that his current state of mind may not be where is truest intentions reside. However, sick or not, it's hard to take back your words once they're out there. Saying slavery was a choice left a stain that's never coming out. His support of Ronald Grump has left an even worse taste in fan's mouths that isn't so easily washed away. His road to redemption is next to impossible.
Later on in the album, he even mentions that Kim called him screaming to ask what the hell he was thinking saying all the shit he's been saying and that he's going to fuck with their money. Nice to know where your priorities like, Kimberly. You're not fooling anyone with your trip to the White House, either.
Sadly, the Kardashian Klan has dug their claws into our Yeezy's soul and we're never getting him back. Whatever free thinking version of Kanye this is, they can keep him.
If you want to listen to 'ye', check out the 7-song album below.