On 'Everything Is Love,' her surprise collaborative album with JAY-Z, she continues to hone one of her secret weapons: rapping. It may never be her marquee trait, but she's slyly great at it — and can put her contemporaries on notice on a dime.
In the wake of some of the messiest months of his public life — aligning with President Trump, sharing divisive political missives online — West the Musician has failed where he previously has not. 'Ye' doesn't remedy West's recent statements, nor does it offset his tabloid exploits with a new musical narrative.
Kanye West's collaborative LP with Kid Cudi represents a potential creative breakthrough: For a decade, West and Cudi have played seminal roles in each other’s careers, elevating one another’s crafts, often in the face of personal and professional adversity. As they prepare to release their self-titled debut as Kids See Ghosts on June 8, both men desperately need a win.