The album features Pusha T and Yasiin Bey, references The Handmaid’s Tale, and samples Kurt Cobain
Kanye West and Kid Cudi have debuted their new collaborative album Kids See Ghosts. The album, like Kanye’s recent ye, was streamed live via the WAV app from a listening party in Los Angeles (because you can’t convince people to keep going out to Wyoming). The livestream got off to a rocky start, originally scheduled for 8pm PT but not launching for a couple of hours later.
Initial reaction on social media seems to be positive following last week’s middling ye. On the first track, Kanye references The Handmaid’s Tale, while the final track samples Kurt Cobain’s “Burn the Rain”, taken from the Montage of Heck compilation album.
The listening party was held in Santa Clarita, California, in an Old West, ghost town-style location, complete with an old saloon. Like in Wyoming, speakers were set up around a fire. Some of the figures at the listening event reportedly included Kim Kardashian West, Courtney Love, Ariana Grande, and YG. Also present was Takashi Murakami, who designed the album’s artwork and, previously, Kanye’s Graduation cover.
Kids See Ghosts is the third of five Kanye-produced records to be released this summer, following ye last week and Pusha T’s excellent Daytona the week before. Up next are new albums from Nas and Teyana Taylor, due June 15 and 22 respectively.
Listen to the album below via TIDAL.