Kanye West and Kid Cudi debuted their new collaborative album “Kids See Ghosts” at a listening party held on Thursday night in Los Angeles, with technical faults delaying the event by almost three hours.
The album, recorded in Wyoming as part of a five album splurge from West, comprises of seven tracks and includes guest vocals from Ty Dolla $ign and a Kurt Cobain sample on the title track.
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— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) June 6, 2018
Other track titles on the project include “Fourth Dimension” and “Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2).”
It is believed that Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who created the artwork for Kanye’s Graduation, designed the cover art.
The first track features a guest verse from Pusha-T. Track three opens with an early jazz sample. At one point on that song, Kanye made a reference to “The Handmaid’s Tale” character Offred.
On the fourth, both Kanye and Cudi say, “Nothing hurts me anymore, guess what baby, I feel free.” Track five is built around the words “keep moving forward.”
The sixth track opens with someone singing the words “kids see ghosts sometimes.” The seventh and final track opens with a prominent sample of Kurt Cobain’s “Burn the Rain” (from the Montage of Heck companion album). The official track titles and credits have yet to be confirmed.
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Kids See Ghosts arrives one week after Kanye’s ye, which he debuted at a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
West plans to continue his G.O.O.D. Music album rollout with projects from Teyana Taylor and Nas, both releasing in June.