It’s been a couple weeks now since Kanye West released his highly anticipated album, The Life of Pablo, and yes, it’s fire. After months of empty twitter promises and three name changes to the album, West partially streamed 10 of his new beats during the Yeezy season 3 event in New York City, which in all truth, was also fire.
The whole album is now available on Tidal, a streaming service owned by his buddy Jay Z, and which most of us had no idea existed until The Life of Pablo. Tidal charges $9.99 a month for unlimited access, but it offers a free month trial (perfect for broke college students) where you can listen to Kanye’s new album until it hopefully becomes available in other platforms.
The featured artists on this new album are superb. The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Rihanna, and Frank Ocean are just some of the collaborations he included. The Life of Pablo has more of a spiritual vibe than his previous albums, which reflects the recent interest Kanye has put into gospel music. This is better visible in tracks like “Ultralight Beam” and “Lowlights,” the latter one performed by a mysterious woman, who apparently is a Jamaican songwriter.
Since Kanye can’t stop being so Kanye, it was no surprise that some of his lyrics would spark some passionate debates on social media. The whole “Taylor-Kanye” conflict made headlines and is yet to be over, but at least we got some good tweets out of it, not to mention the epic shade Taylor Swift threw at Kanye during her Grammy speech.
If you haven’t already, stop what you’re doing and listen to The Life of Pablo. Chances are you too will end up saying “I Love Kanye.”