So Help Me God was the original name of Kanye West’s seventh album, but in May, he changed it to the decidedly less interesting title of SWISH. Now, just days before the album is set to hit stores on February 11th, Kanye has changed the title again. It’s now called Waves.
Waves is also the title of fellow Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins’s recent EP. Jenkins doesn’t seem too upset though.
Indie rockers Wavves have also chimed in.
As reported earlier today, Kanye’s Waves will be premiered during a February 11th event at Madison Square Garden, which will also be screened in movie theaters across the world.
Find the album’s tracklist below. Update – Tuesday, January 26th at 8:50 p.m. CT: Kanye has tweeted an updated tracklist, adding an 11th track called “Ultra Light Beam”, and revealing that the album is composed of three parts. Additionally, he’s hinted at appearances from ASAP Rocky, The-Dream, and Swizz Beatz. Update – Wednesday, January 27th at 11:15 a.m. CT: Chance the Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt’s also appear on Kanye’s notepad, suggesting they too will appear on the album. Update – Wednesday, January 27th at 12:45 p.m. CT: Kanye has tweeted his notepad again. Looks like “Nina Chop” has been renamed “Famous”. Also, producer Doug E. Fresh has signed his name.
01. Nina Chop
02. Father Stretch My Hands
04. High Lights
05. 30 Hours
06. No More Parties in LA (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
07. Fade (feat. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign)
09. Real Friends (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
10. Wolves (feat. Sia and Vic Mensa)
11. Ultra Light Beam