Featured artists: Ant Clemons, Ty Dolla $ign, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson, 070 Shake
Producers: Kanye West (also exec.), Mike Dean, Francis and the Lights, Ché Pope, Benny Blanco
“I love myself way more than I love you.” It’s the most Kanye West line you’ve ever heard, yet the line before it gives it a whole new dimension – “I think about killing myself”. It’s within this contrast that we find a summary of West’s latest project ye; a splintered vision, a genius torn between different ideologies and sounds, trying to find a happy medium. He can work on an album for two years, stick to a strict plan for seven songs, then ditch the entire album and re-record after a dodgy TMZ interview. It’s not the first time Kanye’s done this; 808s & Heartbreak was recorded in the space of three weeks, and The Life of Pablo was rebooted about three times before release. ye has a bit more to prove though, given Kanye’s activities outside of music, including his outspoken support of Donald Trump and his mental breakdown at the tail end of 2016.