We’ve been hearing for a long time about Kanye West’s mysterious new album, the follow-up to last year’s Yeezus, and a low-quality rip of rumored first single “All Day” even made the internet rounds last month. But now, we’re at least getting some indication that the album is done. The New York rapper Theophilus London recently posted a photo of himself and Kanye on Instagram and claimed that he’d been at a tiny listening party for the album in Paris last night, as RealTalkNY points out. Actually, this is how London put it: “So shortly after this picture I Only remember kanye playing his new album 3 times in a dark room of 20 people last night and moshing drunk with mad babes haha.” “Moshing drunk with mad babes” is an amazing turn of phrase. London also claims that he’s on the album’s first single. There is always a chance that London is full of shit, but we’ll take any scrap we can get on this new album.
Also of note, I suppose: Some dipshit prankster tackled Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian and tried to knock her down as she and her family were arriving at a Paris fashion week party today. Kanye was there, but he was on the other side of the car, and a vast scrum of terrible people separated him from her. TMZ has video, and I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would try to live in that papparazziverse.
Kanye west album isn't finish for all you Hypebeast bloggers out there writing for your magazine blogs
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) September 30, 2014