Kanye’s new album ‘all about giving’
KANYE West says his new album is all about giving.
The multiplatinum rapper held a listening for Yeezus late ON Monday in New York City, where Beyonce was one of the few hundred attendees.
West said that his sixth effort will showcase his growth over the last two years and that “he had to learn about giving …this whole process is all about giving.”
“I feel like I know who I am,” said West, who turned 36 on Saturday. On Sunday, he debuted his darker, new material when he headlined New York’s Governors Ball composition festival, amid reports that he was driving Def Jam record executives .
Yeezus is out June 18. It has a dark, temperamental vibe that expands beyond his last two solo efforts, 2010’s My Gorgeous Dark Twisted Fantasy and 2008’s 808s & Heartbreak. It’s also a departure from his first three albums, which featured a plethora of radio hits.
West held the listening in the loading dock of Milk Studios in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The room was dark as lights burst onto the walls to show quaint visuals that helped the 10 songs the rapper played.
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip also attended the listening. West’s new album features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and rapper Chief Keef.
West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child.