Looking Into the Brain Trust Behind Kanye’s ’T.L.O.P’

  /  02.11.2016

The life and times of Pablo will ring the eardrums of listeners today (February 11), once Kanye West officially unveils his seventh studio LP, T.L.O.P. But while we have a title, the meaning behind the title, a release time and “final” tracklist for ‘Ye’s latest sonic palette, the piece that remains a blur is the guest features.

According to the latest list, the Kendrick Lamar-featured “No Parties In L.A.” has been wiped from the album, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see a K. Dot feature on there. After all, remember when Kanye updated the previous G.O.O.D. Friday freebie “Devil In A New Dress” with a now-classic Rick Ross verse for MBDTF? Or when he slid Big Sean onto the Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson featured “See Me Now”? There’s a G.O.O.D. chance that surprises will be aplenty on the new LP. But in the meantime, we have to deal with the details that are currently available. And much of these details arrive courtesy of ‘Ye’s famous notepad, which features over 40 names.

As surprises remain in store, here’s a quick preview of the names that should be kept in mind once T.L.O.P. arrives.


Pablo Escobar

Pablo Picasso

2 Chainz

André 3000

A$AP Rocky


Earl Sweatshirt

CyHi the Prynce

Chance the Rapper

Swizz Beatz

Puff Daddy

Kid Cudi

Tyler, the Creator

Doug E. Fresh

El Debarge

Fonzworth Bentley

Kirk Franklin

Tom Krell (How to Dress Well)

Caroline Shaw

“The World Famous” Tony Williams


Andrew Dawson

Noah G. Kilhoffer

Plain Pat

Mike Dean

DJ Dodger Stadium

Noah Goldstein

Charlie Heat

Che Pope

Anthony Kilhoffer

Pharrell Williams

Notable Names

Kim Kardashian

Kylie Jenner

Khloe Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

Dion Watkins

Vanessa Beecroft

Fonzworth Bentley

Gee Roberson

David Moses (artist)

Tracey Mills

A$AP Bari

Abou “Bu” Thiam

Big Boy (Radio personality)

Elon Rutberg

J. Sakiya Sandifer


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