(AllHipHop News) Kanye West has expressed his appreciation for the late, great Michael Jackson numerous times. The Chicago rhymer even referenced the King of Pop on tracks like "Slow Jamz" and "Don't Like."
According to Ye's frequent collaborator Tony Williams, West is working to see his next studio album compete with MJ's Thriller as one of the greatest albums of all time.
"We're just focusing on making great records, and when I say great records, I mean not records that are pigeonholed into a certain genre, a certain style," Williams told Complex. "We're out to make a new Thriller - on that magnitude. Actually like the greatest album of all times."
Kanye's catalogue already includes some of the best reviewed albums of the last decade. His career average Metacritic rating is currently 80/100. According to the site, his best reviewed album is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (94) followed by College Dropout (87) and Late Registration (85).
Jackson's Thriller has sold nearly 30 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album also won a record-breaking eight Grammys including the award for Album Of The Year - one of the most prestigious honors in the industry.
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