Il puzzle sul nuovo disco di Kanye West, Yeezus, si sta lentamente componendo:
Il New York Post riporta che K West abbia continuato a lavorare al disco fino alla scorsa settimana─nonostante i mesi di registrazioni a Parigi─chiedendo l’aiuto di Rick Rubin come executive producer.
Pare che uno dei motivi della continuazione dei lavori sia stato il tentativo di campionare una traccia vocale di un coro giovanile di una chiesa di Chicago per il brano Onsite. Ne è stata registrata anche un’altra da un coro diverso nel caso in cui l’affare non fosse andato a buon fine. Si mormore che “Even by Kanye West standards, this is pushing it.”
Da inTouch, invece, trapela la notizia che Yeezy abbia diretto un video ispirato ad American Psycho, che vede coinvolto anche Scott Disick─fidanzato di Kourtney Kardashian─per promuovere Yeezus. Il video arriverà prima del 18, data d’uscita ufficiale.
“Kanye spent the weekend shooting an American Psycho-inspired video in Brooklyn with Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban; Jonathan actually gets killed in the end”.
Via Fader, invece, la notizia che il disco contiene 10 brani e che uno di questi─“Hold My Liquor”─ha rischiato di non entrare nel disco. La traccia vede il featuring di Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) e Chief Keef. Il ritornello recita: I can’t control my niggas, and my niggas they can’t control me.
Parlando sempre di collaborazioni, questo il video di HudMo che suona una nuova traccia dal disco che campiona Strange Fruit di Billie Holiday e R U Ready? dei TNGHT.
Qui, i vari artisti che hanno collaborato al disco raccolti da Billboard.
Questa la tracklist
1. On Site (Prod. Daft Punk)
2. Black Skin Head (Prod. Daft Punk)
3. I Am A God (Prod. Daft Punk)
4. New Slaves feat. Frank Ocean (samples ‘Gyöngyhajú lány’ by Omega)
5. Can’t Hold My Liquor feat. Chief Keef & Justin Vernon
6. I’m In It feat. Justin Vernon
7. Blood On The Leaves (samples ‘Strange Fruit’ by Billie Holiday) (Prod. Hudson Mohawke)
8. Guilt Trip feat. Travis Scott
9. Send It Up feat. King L
10. Bound feat. Charlie Wilson (samples ‘Bound” contains samples of ‘Bound’ by Ponderosa Twins Plus One and ‘Sweet Nothin’s’ by Brenda Lee)
“If you ever see somebody standing next to me, know that they’re better than me at something.
“We didn’t give a fuck about what nobody said from the outside looking in. We just wanted to make the best product possible and this is just the beginning of an entire new mentality about how to make music.
Creative directors: Matt Williams, Virgil Abloh, and the whole team, Don C, Ibn, all the Been Trill Family and RSVP family.
From Daft Punk working on like 3-4 joints on the album. The first joint, “Onsite,” “I Am a God,” “Black Skinhead.” Mike Dean, Travis Scott, working on the album. Hudson Mohawke, Arthur. Last, but not least that came and helped bring this whole shit together, that executive produced the album with me and the family, is Rick Rubin coming in and like finishing up the whole shit for us, which is legendary because everything we did on this project, everything I did, like when we released ‘Numbers on the Board,” from the video, to the no artwork, to the style of the song and everything, I was like ‘what would Rick Rubin do.’ What was his Def Jam shit that they would do because I remember Rick even saying, he said ‘when we did Def Jam we really wasn’t feeling like we was in competition with nobody body because our shit was so direct… ‘where we at right now?’ We in the middle of the city right now, open to the muthafuckin’ streets and nobody is shuttin’ down shit while we make real music.
So I had to go to the god Rick Rubin and play him my shit, ask him questions and allow him to take this project to an entirely new level. And he made a lot of great decisions at the end and pulled it to a new level.
I wanna explain something about the title Yeezus, simply put West was my slave name and Yeezus is my god name.”
Interessante anche il passaggio su Youtube e su i related video:
“I don’t wanna be in the context” è il messaggio. Chiedere alle persone di ascoltare altra musica dopo aver ascoltato la mia è come “Louis Vuitton selling another brand’s cheap goods in one of their boutiques“.
Da un’intervista al New York Times, invece, interessanti sono il passaggio sull’incidente Taylor Swift:
“…It’s such a strong thing, and people have such a strong feeling about it. Dark Fantasy was my long, backhanded apology. You know how people give a backhanded compliment? It was a backhanded apology. It was like, all these raps, all these sonic acrobatics. I was like: “Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. You want to have me on your shelves.”
sul suono di Yeezus
“This album is moments that I haven’t done before, like just my voice and drums. What people call a rant — but put it next to just a drumbeat, and it cuts to the level of, like, Run-D.M.C. or KRS-One. The last record I can remember — and I’m going to name records that you’ll think are cheesy — but like, J-Kwon, “Tipsy.” People would think that’s like a lower-quality, less intellectual form of hip-hop, but that’s always my No. 1. There’s no opera sounds on this new album, you know what I mean? It’s just like, super low-bit. I’m still, like, slightly a snob, but I completely removed my snob heaven songs; I just removed them altogether.”
“[…] it’s like trap and drill and house. I knew that I wanted to have a deep Chicago influence on this album, and I would listen to like, old Chicago house. I think that even “Black Skinhead” could border on house, “On Sight” sounds like acid house, and then “I Am a God” obviously sounds, like, super house.”
e sul suo posto nella storia
“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.
I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern”.
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