Details about Kanye's new album "808's and Heartbreak" have now been unveiled. Kanye selected a few journalists and guests to attend a listening session, including getting Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft to set the stage for the guests. "After waiting in a loading area with an open bar and a DJ, we walked up a driveway illuminated by florescent lights to a darkened room where approximately forty nude women, most of them wearing face-obscuring masks seemingly made of faux lamb's wool, stood in the middle — black girls in the front, white girls in the back," a Fader journalist wrote. "Mos Def sat down front-and-center, Michael Rapaport talked excitedly to the security guards, Will.i.am watched from one end of the U the audience formed around the women, Rick Ross watched from the other end."
Fader says there are only a few guests on Kanye's album, incluing the only rap verses coming from Young Jeezy on "Amazing" and a duet with Lil Wayne. More importantly Fader says what the album "West delivered a monologue about how this album is about the freedom to do what you want to do and that he used Auto-Tune because it is the most fun thing ever."
Kanye said "If I wanna rap, I'll rap," he said. "If I wanna sing, I'll sing. I told Jay, L.A Reid and everyone at my label that I needed to put this out right now, I'll have another album in June, but this has to come out right now. The way these songs connect with you, God uses me as a vessel- he puts me through pain so that I can go through it, and create…"
The album was put together in three weeks in the area code of 808 (hence the title), it will hit stores on November 25th.