2 weeks ago
I was bored so I decided to do a remake of what couldʼve been of Kanyeʼs latest solo release if performed to its full potential.
Hereʼs my review for the actual project:
𝘺𝘦 is the eponymous eighth studio album by one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop, and a personal favorite of mine, Kanye West. Throughout the seven-track project, the artist discusses mental illness, relationships, and paternity, making this his most personal body of work to date.
Although it was considered one of the best releases of 2018, to me it seems like this wasnʼt even an attempt of delivering a top-notch addition to his impressive catalog, but instead, a brief response to all the backlash the artist was receiving at the time. The main concept was poorly developed and most of the songs couldʼve use a little more effort; the product as a whole feels like it was rushed and the very reason for it is that it actually was. West re-wrote and recorded the entire project in two weeks following a lot of controversy generated by his unpopular sociopolitical views, erratic behavior on media outlets, and public issues with former colleagues.
In the other hand, the production work was creative and well executed—as the artist has accustomed us to—and the guest features provided amazing contributions, even the ones that werenʼt directly credited in the titles.
The most remarkable tracks are “Wouldnʼt Leave,” “Ghost Town” and “Violent Crimes,” while my personal favorites may include “I Thought About Killing You” and “Yikes” as well.
If I were to rate the project, I would give it a 6.5 to 7 [out of 10] but I know how well Kanyeʼs projects tend to age so donʼt take my word for it.