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A review of Kanye West’s ‘ye’

Words by Bianca O'Neill

Give ’em Kanye’s best.

On ye, it’s clear that Kanye is clearing out his demons, and here he chooses to embrace his flaws, rather than atone for them.

Kanye is owning his well-documented rants. He tells us that it’s in fact what makes him stronger, rapping ‘that’s my bipolar shit, what / that’s my superpower / ain’t no disability / I’m a superhero’. And based on the amount of attention he courts from his outspoken and often erratic behaviour on Twitter, it’s probably not entirely untrue.

As an album, more importantly, the seven-track quickie is solid Kanye and well worth a spin. Unfortunately it doesn’t feel like a stand-alone offering, but instead like a side B lifted from the offcuts of The Life of Pablo. Although that’s not entirely a bad thing.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 180. You can read it here.

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