- Rapper Kanye West released his shortest album yet on Friday, titled “Ye.”
- The album clocks in at just over 23 minutes. By comparison, West’s longest album is his first, “The College Dropout,” at 76 minutes long. His last album, “The Life of Pablo,” was over an hour.
- The chart below shows how short “Ye” is compared to his other albums, including eight solo albums and a collaborative album with Jay-Z.
Rapper Kanye West released his eighth studio album, titled “Ye,” on Friday. The album has only seven tracks and clocks in at just over 23 minutes in length, making it West’s shortest album yet.
It’s a sharp contrast to his past work. West’s last album, 2016’s “The Life of Pablo,” was over an hour long. His first album, “The College Dropout” in 2004, remains his longest at 76 minutes.
The Business Insider graph below shows the length of all of West’s albums, including his eight solo albums and his 2011 collaborative album with Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne.”
West announced a number of new projects in April, including this new solo album and a collaborative album with Kid Cudi that will be released June 8. But a number of controversies followed West’s announcement, including vocal support of President Trump and when he said that slavery sounded like a “choice” during an appearance on “TMZ Live” last month.
Despite the controversies, fans are reacting positively to “Ye.” West even addresses his slavery comments in the song “Wouldn’t Leave” (“Wife calling screaming saying we’re about to lose it all, I had to calm her down ‘cos she couldn’t breathe,” West raps).
At only seven tracks, the album is a quick listen for an artist known for having a lot of things to say.
The graph below shows how short “Ye” is compared to West’s past albums:
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