Looking Into the Brain Trust Behind Kanye’s ’T.L.O.P’
Inside the names featured on Ye’s approaching sonic palette.
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
CyHi the Prynce
Chance the Rapper
Tyler, the Creator
Doug E. Fresh
Tom Krell (How to Dress Well)
“The World Famous” Tony Williams
Noah G. Kilhoffer
DJ Dodger Stadium
David Moses (artist)
Abou “Bu” Thiam
Big Boy (Radio personality)
J. Sakiya Sandifer