[NEW RELEASES] Yeezus
The album is filled with scratchy synths and beats as if it’s mimicking the anxious heartbeat of West, who recently discussed the prejudice and social barriers he faced growing up. West’s rather heavy, husky voice and vicious lyrics (“Black Skinhead,” “I am a God”) chime in to give weight to the rhythm. The latter half of the album wraps up the album with stories on relationships, both personal (“Guilt Trip”, “Blood on the Leaves”) and lighthearted (“Hold My Liquor”).
The lineup for collaborating celebs is another noteworthy element for music fans. Artists like Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, King L, Justin Vernon, Chief Keef and Charlie Wilson have contributed to West’s moody storytelling
By Janet Lee, contributing writer
Genre: Hip hop