Reports are circulating that Kanye West is to release a three-hour spoken word album. According toContactmusic, the vinyl recording will include West addressing his fiancée Kim Kardashian, new daughter North, the environment, and more.
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“He has very strong views on everything from music and art to politics and the environment. He’s forever recording his opinions on tape,” a source told The Sun. “‘Kanye likes to push the boundaries and thinks this is very groundbreaking. He’s hoping it’ll win him a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.”
The Sun’s source adds that Kanye may take a page out of Pharrell William’s book by releasing 24 hours of his speeches for download. Pharrell posted a 24-hour music videofor his hit single “Happy” in 2013.
Whether the “New Slaves” rapper actually drops a record of his poetic musings is at a “wait-and-see” stage at this point, but several people close to Kanye have said publicly that he is working on the follow-up to 2013′s Yeezus album.
Ye’s tour DJ Million Dollar Mano tweeted earlier this month that Kanye’s next solo album will have a different sound than Yeezus, and producer Evian Christ has stated Kanye wants a sound “a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep” for the project.