“Thank you Chance,” was the message Kanye shared on twitter with fans after his new album The Life of Pablo (previously known as So Help Me God, SWISH, and Waves) finally dropped exclusively on Tidal. The artist was referring to Chance the Rapper, of course, who appears on the album (and was apparently still working on something right up until the end) — along with Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kirk Franklin, the Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.
It’s been a busy week in the life of Kanye, who celebrated another fashion show, streamed the new album at an event in Madison Square Garden, brought back G.O.O.D. Fridays with new song “30 Hours,” and teased us on Twitter with an updated tracklist for Pablo. The album will be available on KanyeWest.com soon (for now, you can listen to voice messages from “Yasiin Bey” aka Mos Def, referencing his arrest for allegedly using a fake passport). The Tidal exclusive lasts for one week, and then Pablo will be available in stores and other streaming platforms.
Drake is credited as co-writer on songs “30 Hours” and “Facts (Charlie Heat Version),” while Pharrell shares a co-writing credit on “30 Hours.” Production credits belong to Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Mike Dean, Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, and Madlib to name a few.
The Life of Pablo:
01 Ultralight Beam [ft. Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin] 02 Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 [ft. Kid Cudi] 03 Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2 [ft. Desiigner] 04 Famous [ft. Rihanna] 05 Feedback 06 Low Lights 07 Highlights [ft. Young Thug] 08 Freestyle 4 [ft. Desiigner] 09 I Love Kanye 10 Waves [ft. Chris Brown] 11 FML [ft. The Weeknd] 12 Real Friends [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] 13 Wolves [ft. Frank Ocean and Caroline Shaw] 14 Silver Surfer Intermission [ft. Max B] 15 30 Hours [ft. André 3000] 16 No More Parties in LA [ft. Kendrick Lamar] 17 Facts (Charlie Heat Version) 18 Fade [ft. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign]