Your eyes do not betray you: Kanye West has, in fact, announced the title of his forthcoming album. Turbo Grafx 16 will be hitting stories (or Tidal) this summer. What feels like an April Fool’s joke hopefully holds true. The news arrived by way of a tweet, per usual, which is embedded below, along with a string of follow-up posts explaining the inspiration behind the name.
Several days ago, West said another project would arrive in the coming months—a statement perhaps validated by this development. Whether the title sticks is anyone’s guess, but talks of 40 tracks with Young Thug leave little doubt that there’s enough raw material to sharpen into a body of work—West’s would-be eighth as a solo artist.
As you listen to Pablo in anticipation, take a look at the making of “Ultralight Beam” and read our essay, “The Complicated Business of Defending Kanye West.”