MusicJeremy Hodges

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MusicJeremy Hodges
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The world’s most talked-about rapper is bracingly honest about his mental health struggles – though his attitude towards women still needs work

Kanye West has released his eighth studio album, ye.

This time around at the listening party there was no Madison Square Garden grandeur as with The Life of Pablo, Kanye gathering friends, collaborators and press around a bonfire in rural Wyoming.

Is this a cry for help or an amazing album by a genius artist? His voice cracks and strains, he slurs and mumbles, and occasionally sounds either like he’s forgotten the lyrics or was never given any in the first place. The overall effect is simultaneously stirring and unsettling, compounded by the lyrical references to self-harming and opiate addiction.

You be the judge and take a listen yourself below: