You read right: Kanye West is planning to release a spoken word album. He will reportedly make the three-hour recording available on vinyl, and it will feature everything from his views on the environment to life with fiancee Kim Kardashian and their 10-month-old daughter North.
A source says Kanye is excited by the ”groundbreaking” record and has set his sights on it winning awards. And for fans who are particularly enamored by the project, there will be a special 24-hour-long extended version of the album available for download.
Many have been saying that the idea doesn’t seem utterly out of the realm of possibility because Kanye loves the sound of his own voice, and this will be the ultimate in self-indulgence. What people haven’t been mentioning is that Kanye West actually has a history with spoken word. Just check out this video of young West on Def Poetry Jam, which featured impressive names like Dave Chappelle and Erykah Badu.
Having canceled upcoming tour dates to continue working on his next album, West has many people guessing as to what that album ultimately will hold. Only time will tell if these spoken word rumors are in fact true.