Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kanye West listening party for 808s & Heartbreak in LA

40 models were walking/standing around nude only covered with faux lamb's wool masks….black girls in the front, white girls in the back

it's almost entirely sung by West, aside from one verse by Young Jeezy on "Amazing" and a duet with Lil Wayne; yes, it is sung almost entirely through Auto-Tune; yes, some people are not going to be sure what to make of it, but we applaud West's decision to step off a creative ledge wearing a jetpack that no one else is sure will actually work.

the album ended with "Coldest Winter"—the one song on the album about his mother, the rest of this breakup album is about "someone else"—

it took Kanye a week to complete the album

West delivered a monologue about how this album is about the freedom to do what you want to do and that he used Auto-Tune because it is the most fun thing ever. Then he said 808s & Heartbreak was about emotional nakedness. Then he said he'll have another album out next June.

Via Fader and Fake Shore Drive (thx Drew)

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