In The Que: "Ye" album review

"Ye" album review

June 5, 2018

USA Today

This guy needs no introduction. Your grandmother's, grandmother probably know Mr. Kanye West. He's back, to take over the world carrying 7 songs as his weapon. Many people say Kanye has lost his mind, but I say it's a thin line between genius and insane.

Kanye's 8th studio album titled Ye was released on June 1, 2018. This album is very unique for a couple of reasons. First, the fact that it features some well-known artists, but they all are uncredited. You can hear Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign, PartyNextDoor, Jeremih, Charlie Wilson and 070 Shake on the album. Second, the fact that Ye was recorded at a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That's just a little bit different. Third, the fact that Ye only has 7 songs. 

Here are a couple of notable songs on the album. Ye starts out with a song called I Thought About Killing You. I'm not really sure who Kanye is talking about in this song, but he definitely thought about killing that person. My personal opinion is that he's talking to his alter ego. Wouldn't Leave is track 4, and it's one of my favorites off Ye. This song features PartyNextDoor, Jeremih and Ty Dollar $ign. Kanye referenced a lot of things in this song like the classic Sway In The Morning interview, the slavery comments that got severe backlash and how his controversy actions took a toll on his wife. Also, check out track 5 titled No Mistakes featuring the legendary Charlie Wilson. It's my version of a grown man's love song. My favorite song on the album has to be track 6 titled Ghost Town. From the production, to blazing hot chorus from 070 Shake, this is dope. Plus, Ghost Town was finished only hours before the release of the album.

Production credits for Ye goes to Kanye West, Mike Dean, Apex Martin, Benny Blanco, Check Pope and Francis and the Lights.

I give Ye 4.5 flames. The tracklist is below.

1. "I Thought About Killing You" 

2. "Yikes"

3. "All Mine" 

4. "Wouldn't Leave" 

5. "No Mistakes" 

6. "Ghost Town" 

7. "Violent Crimes"