In 2016, Kanye West took over New York City’s Madison Square Garden for his album listening of The Life Of Pablo. Trumping your traditional release party, Ye’s efforts were grandiose; he held a fashion show for his Yeezy Season 3 presentation, called on his superstar friends Kid Cudi and Pusha T for a turn-up session in the venue’s DJ booth and invited the entire Kardashian clan for his soirée. Two years later, West attempted to defy the odds by holding an album listening for his new project Ye at a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
At 7:30 p.m, a phalanx of celebrities filled up the desolate ranch. Chris Rock, Jonah Hill, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Nas, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and more were spotted mingling with journalists, tastemakers, and Kanye enthusiasts. In between the ebullient conversations, attendees were spoiled with generous entrees of chicken wings, briskets, macaroni and cheese and alcohol. Outside of the ranch, fans gazed at the bevy of horses that pranced around in the open field, while on the opposite end, a sound team diligently built out the area catered to the live stream that was set to take place once Kanye’s listening session commenced.