And, amazingly, just five days before the beginning of “Yeezy Season,” the album hasn’t leaked, so the remaining question is: what songs made the cut?
As the countdown dwindles, an unconfirmed track list has surfaced that appears to conform to the news we know so far about the top-secret project executive produced by hip-hop legend Rick Rubin and previewed earlier this week at a New York listening party.
According to the reports, the album opens with “On Sight,” then comes “Black Skinhead” and “I Am a God,” with a feature from “God.” One of the songs ‘Ye has previewed live, “New Slaves,” has a feature from Frank Ocean, while, as previously reported, “Hold My Liquor” comes with help from fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef and Bon Iver singer Justin Vernon.
Track six of the 10-song album is “I’m In It,” with a sample of Kenny Lattimore’s “Lately according to what is apparently the leaked liner notes on the back of the art-less clear CD casing. “Blood On the Leaves” has a sample of Nina Simone singing Billie Holiday’s iconic “Strange Fruit” and “Guilt Trip” with Kid Cudi interpolates the Lord of the Underground’s “Chief Rocka.”
Chicago drill sergeant King L shows up on “Send It Up,” which appears to have a sample of dancehall king Beenie Man’s hit “Memories.” The whole thing comes to close with “Bound 2,” featuring Gap Band legend Charlie Wilson.
At press time a spokesperson for West had not returned requests for comment on the track listing.