Kanye West Is Stepping Backwards
The rapper is looking forward but reaching back with his new album...
Kanye Westis returning with a new album which apparently will be taking fans on a backwards journey, allowing them to revisit the mood of his debut, Q-Tip, who has worked with Yeezy on the new album, claims that he knows exactly what he’s doing.
He told XXL Mag: "This album is, in a good way, going backwards. He's such an artist. He knows exactly what he's doing. When he did with 808s & Heartbreak, that was such a departure from College Dropout.
"But now he's stepping backwards so this album will be more of a sonic extension of College Dropout and Graduation but he's doing it with a new attitude.
“He's looking forward but reaching back, which is interesting. It's a calculated toe in yesterday's water if that makes any sense at all.
"In July, 'Ye spoke about the inspiration behind the yet-untitled project. "Everyone says all great art comes from pain, but I think my greatest art comes from excitement and joy," he said. "It's a completely different perspective about being extremely excited about stuff that is only cool to me."
The LP, which is due out before Christmas, is set to feature additional production credits from DJ Premier, Pete Rock and No I.D.