Since the beginning of his career Kanye West He was known for a special sound that his fans came to know and love. That all changed with the release of his sixth studio album.
On June 18, 2013, Ye released his first experimental album. Yeezus Via Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. To this day, this work remains one of his most minimal yet intense projects in his discography. West recruited a number of hitmakers for the 10-track album. Travis Scott, daft punk, Hudson Mohawk, Charlie Wilson, Frank Ocean, chief keef, Kid Cudi, Rick Rubin more.
There are many genres that ooze from the LP’s overall sound, including elements of Chicago drill scene, acid house, industrial hip-hop, and trap music. At the same time, we also incorporated samples of music from around the world. He used a Hindi sample on “I Am A God” and a sample from Hungarian rock group Omega on “New Slaves.”he also sampled Nina Simone’s The 1965 version of “Strange Fruit” from “Blood on the Leaves”.
The release of this album was talked about for various reasons. At the time, this was Ye’s first project in three years since the critically acclaimed release of the project. my beautiful dark twisted fantasy. Instead of a traditional cover, Ye chose to use an empty CD case with one of hers with red tape on the edge. The album’s first singles, “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead,” garnered a lot of excitement from both artists and fans. Some critics believed he was raising the bar in music, while others thought the album was a complete departure from his previous catalog.
Another reason the album received so much attention was that Yeh faced off against several artists on the day of its release. J. Cole, mack miller and static selector. Despite Cole delaying the release date, born sinner Ye eventually came out on top after Yeezus debuted at No. 1 a week earlier on June 18. Although the album was a complete success, it marked the end of what fans knew as “Old Kanye.”
Relive Ye’s Yeezus Album below.
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