Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ finally drops

Kanye West’s ‘The Life of Pablo’ finally drops
We also now know who Pablo is.

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) After around 20 million people watched his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show and listening party on live stream alone, Kanye West has finally dropped The Life of Pablo on February 13, Saturday (February 14, Sunday in Manila)He officially announced it in an appearance on Saturday Night Live.


The much-anticipated record, which has gone through several name changes, is now available for exclusive streaming on Tidal and as a digital download on KanyeWest.com for a week before it is distributed through other retailers. (READ: Kanye West names album ‘The Life of Pablo’ – but who’s Pablo?)




Yeezus also finally reveals the identity of Pablo, and it’s not the artist Pablo Picasso nor infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. It’s the Apostle Paul, “which is in keeping with his claims that [The Life of Pablo] was conceived as a ‘gospel’ album,” as Hypebeast puts it. 





On February 12, Friday (February 13, Saturday in Manila), he posted a photo and a message on Twitter that more tracks (now 18 in total) had made the cut and that he would release on the same day. (READ: Kanye West unveils new album, Yeezy 3 line at NY fashion week)


He earlier posted a list that comprised of 10 tracks.


However, he later announced a delay on Twitter, blaming it on Chance the Rapper who co-wrote the track “Waves,” which features Chris Brown.


The new album features collaborations with Kanye’s contemporaries: Chance the Rapper (“Ultra Light Beams”); Kid Cudi and Desiinger (“Father Stretch My Hands”); Rihanna (“Famous”); Ty Dolla $ign,  The Weeknd, and Young Thug (“Real Friends”); Swizz Beatz and Metro Boomin.

Kanye West talked about his new album at the end of his Yeezy Season 3 show in Madison Square Garden, New York City, as quoted by Vanity Fair: “This album is really a gospel album. […] It couldn’t have happened without God holding me down […] It’s been a hard struggle, and I feel so happy and so blessed to be able to follow my dreams without people sh*tting on me.” – Rappler.com

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