(AllHipHop News) Reports are circulating that Kanye West is to release a three-hour spoken word album. According to Contactmusic, the vinyl recording will include West addressing his fiancée Kim Kardashian, new daughter North, the environment, and more.
“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 video for 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.