Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has updated fans on the status of his upcoming solo album Waves and revealed the project is technically untitled.
Speaking to radio host Big Boy, Yeezy dished on the process of finding an album title.
“We don’t have a name yet,” Ye revealed. “I wanted to get people’s opinions on how they felt. What I’ve really come to realize about being a celebrity or musician or someone that’s on the other side of the Internet or the other side of the TV is everybody is our family. With family, if something bad happens, you’re going to hear about it – so we are everyone’s family and I feel like what’s really cool is people can tweet, chime in or say the vibrations they felt about something – [When it’s released, expect] ultra light beams. I’m trying to open up hearts, minds, ” (“Big Boy TV”)
Recently, producer Swizz Beatz dished on West’s upcoming solo album, Waves.
“I had the pleasure of working on a few tracks for the album. It’s one of the best albums I heard him produce in a while. It’s a sound that I think is very enjoyable. The sonics and the things that people are gonna hear — I think they should connect to it, like close their eyes [away] from all of the B.S. and think about the music when you listen to the album ‘cause it’s a lotta noise outta there. When you’re that popular, there’s gonna be a lot of noise but sometimes, we gotta put the headphones out, get away from that noise and really listen to the craft and I think that he has a great piece of work on his hands.” (Billboard)
Kanye said he views his new album as being comparable to projects released from hip-hop moguls like Jay Z, Q-Tip and Puff Daddy on Twitter Tuesday (February 2).
Earlier this week, Kanye’s celebrity wife Kim Kardashian West asked fans to choose his new album title on Twitter.