Kanye West officially releases 'The Life Of Pablo'
Album features Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Young Thug and Chris Brown among guests
The album was released following West's appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (February 13) and is available to steam and download now. The album can be purchased and streamed via Tidal.
'The Life Of Pablo' has 18 tracks and features Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug, The-Dream, Kid Cudi, Kirk Franklin, Post Malone, Kelly Price, and more.
'Ultralight Beam' [ft. Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin]
'Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 '[ft. Kid Cudi]
'Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2' [ft. Desiigner]
'Famous' [ft. Rihanna]
'Highlights' [ft. Young Thug]
'Freestyle 4' [ft. Desiigner]
'I Love Kanye'
'Waves' [ft. Chris Brown]
'FML' [ft. The Weeknd]
'Real Friends' [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
'Wolves' [ft. Frank Ocean and Caroline Shaw]
'Silver Surfer Intermission'
'No More Parties in LA' [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
'Facts' (Charlie Heat Version)
'Fade' [ft. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign]
West launched his new album with a listening party and fashion show at New York's Madison Square Garden on Thursday night (February 11). The arena event marked the launch of West's Yeezy Season 3 range with Adidas and the première of his new album.
Earlier this week, West announced that his new album's current title bears the initials 'TLOP', revealing that the letters stand for 'The Life Of Pablo'. West has since explained that Pablo is a reference to St Paul The Apostle, sometimes referred to as Pablo.
Paul ... The most powerful messenger of the first century... Now we stand here 20 centuries later... Because he was a traveler...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
He was a learned man not of the original sect so he was able to take the message to the rest of the world...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
He was saved from persecution due to his Roman citizenship... I have the right to speak my voice...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
The album features a controversial lyric about Taylor Swift which the pop singer has condemned as "misogynistic". West has subsequently defended his lyrics and claimed that Swift approved the words on 'Famous' in advance.
West's seventh LP previously went by the names 'Waves', 'Swish' and 'So Help Me God'. Initially announced as 'So Help Me God' in March 2015, West then changed his album's title to 'Swish' a few months later in May 2015. Just a couple of weeks prior to the album's official release though, West changed the name again to 'Waves'. West took to Twitter to confirm the album's current title as 'The Life Of Pablo'.