News: Kanye West's "Yeezus" Production & Guest Features Revealed?
Friday, Jun 7, 2013 11:55PM
A couple weeks after a bogus Yeezus tracklist hit the Internet, new buzz is circulating over the production and guest features for Kanye West's sixth solo album now sprouting.
Until proven otherwise, Ye's new LP will feature a variety of sounds courtesy of Chief Keef, Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean and more.
However, some product info has gone live on a couple of retailer sites in Australia, revealing some producers and guests who have contributed to the album. Since both sites are carrying the exact same description, we believe this info comes from a legitimate source like the label or the distributor. Here it is: [Yeezus is the 6th studio album by Kanye West. Recorded primarily in Paris, and featuring collaborations with No I.D., RZA, Thomas Bangalter of French electronic duo Daft Punk, Skrillex, Young Chop, Chief Keef, Travis Scott, King L, Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, John Legend, James Blake, and many more.] (HHNM)
Last week, fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced his appearance on the LP.
"Finally Rich in stores, iTunes," Keef said when asked if he has anything new going on. "And [I've been] working with Kanye. [Am I on the album?] Yeah, I think so. I did a song called, yeah, I'm on it. I forgot what the song's called. But it's a hot song." (Elite Money Empire)
Despite only a few weeks away from dropping, Yeezus is reportedly still being touched up.
Kanye West's new album "Yeezus" is due out June 18, but he's still in the studio putting the final touches on the track list. Chatter among music insiders is the rapper's scrambling to add some consumer-friendly singles to the album. The aggressive tracks he performed on "SNL," including "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead" received mixed reviews. But an insider tells us that West's reworking so close to the release date is "not in any response to any negative reaction." He's also bringing in extra marketing muscle to push "Yeezus" including Amy Thomson, who managed Swedish House Mafia and is working with West as a consultant. (NY Post)
Mr. West announced his new album's release date last month.
Apparently, his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, is also part of his marketing team. She posted a photo on Instagram Saturday night showing the album artwork for Yeezus alongside a pair of the rapper's Air Yeezy sneakers, which he designed for Nike. "#Yeezus #RedYeezy's #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18," she captioned the image. (USA Today)