Kanye West confirms Daft Punk, Bon Iver for ‘Yeezus’ album
The Huffington Post reports that the rapper made the announcement during an album listening party in New York yesterday, dishing that Daft Punk have worked on “three or four” tracks including ‘Black Skinhead,’ ‘On Site’ and ‘I Am A God.’
Adding yet more anticipation for the album, the rapper also confirmed that Justin Vernon, Kid Cudi, Chief Keef and King Louie will all be making appearances on ‘Yeezus,’ and we’ll also be hearing samples from the likes of C-Murder and Billie Holiday.
With the controversy surrounding the album title, Kanye also took the time to explain the reason behind the name – with Huff Post quoting him as saying: “I want to explain something about the album title. Simply put, ‘West’ was my slave name and ‘Yeezus’ is my god name.
“I had to learn about giving, this whole album is about giving – this whole process is about giving no f**ks at all.
“I have a new strategy, it's called ‘no strategy.’ I have a plan to sell more music, it's called ‘make better music,’” he added.
‘Yeezus’ is due for release worldwide on June 18, with InTouch reporting that the ‘All of the Lights’ hitmaker has been shooting an American Psycho-themed video in Brooklyn to promote the record.
— Lucy Slight