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Reports On New Kanye Album: It’s Dark and He’s Screaming

Some folks have heard portions of the upcoming Kanye West album.

Some folks have heard portions of the upcoming Kanye West album. According to reports from the Los Angeles Times, Def Jam label heads have called it "dark, but good." Pusha-T said it was "super, super dark." And apparently Daft Punk, in an interview with Rolling Stone had this to say: “It was very raw: He was rapping — kind of screaming primally, actually.”

Wait, what? Like, Ice-T on “Cop Killer” primal screaming? Insane Clown Posse screaming? Are we talking, like, Prince on “Beautiful Ones” screaming? Mos Def on “ The Beggar.” This is an ill development.

Maybe ‘Ye went to France and flipped his hig. Maybe, as he is wont to do, he’s going to deliver us more genre-bending, boundary-pushing pop music. Or he might cough up a dud. He’s been so incognito these days (other than concert rants) that you never know.

Super-super dark and primal screams, though, huh? Now his May 18 Saturday Night Live performance becomes that much more anticipated.