Today, ‘Ye raised them stakes, declaring that Swish would not, in fact, be something as basic as 2016’s album of the year. Instead, it will be generational: ‘This is album of the life’.
My life, your life, all our lives. That’s probably better than “best album of all time”. It certainly seems that way.
West’s promise tweets came hours after new details emerged over the February 11 release of his seventh studio album. The rapper will debut the LP with a full-album set at Madison Square Garden in New York City, a performance which will be broadcast that same day in movie theaters across the country. Pitchfork has more information on tickets for the NYC event; we’ll provide an update if any Boston-area theaters are getting in on the action.
In the meantime, get your life ready.
This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 26, 2016
And here’s that now-outdated promise — complete with alleged Swish track listing…
So happy to be finished with the best album of all time pic.twitter.com/JBWa8OWvqw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 25, 2016