What really happened in Wyoming? A look into Kanye’s listening party
Kanye is known for showcasing his music in amazing ways. Who remembers when he dropped Watch The Throne with Jay-Z and was rapping on 50-foot digital shark tanks?
He then went on to blow everyone out of their seats with the Yeezus tour that completely turned the performance side of rap on its head with West’s use of props, set design and performers on stage with him.
Kanye would outdo himself again, debuting his 2016 album The Life of Pablo in an open to public listening party/fashion in NYC’s legendary MSG. And last night in Wyoming, he continued the trend with a celebration for his latest album, Ye, like none other.
With all the buzz surrounding Kanye over the last six months, it’s no surprise that an announcement was made that the listening party for his newest work would be hosted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where West spent his time making this album, as well as four others under G.O.O.D. Music.
Kanye has a brolic list of collaborators including Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla Sign, Jeremih, Young Thug, Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, and many other smaller contributors helped make this album what West wanted.
Kanye flew out journalists, celebrities, and industry moguls to listen to his latest work, from the likes of Nas to Chris Rock and internet personalities like YesJulz and Adam22 of No Jumper.
I never thought my first time staying in a log cabin would be on Kanye’s dime pic.twitter.com/PzOrDAbDKz
— adam22 (@adam22) May 31, 2018
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 1, 2018
The younger generation was in attendance too with the likes of Ian Connor, Lil Yachty, Luka Sabbat, A$AP Nast and many others pulling up together in a PJ.
Of course, the fit god himself Jonah Hill was in attendance and was with Kanye himself the entire night.
Kanye did not leave anyone out, except for Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97.1 who is clearly very salty about the situation.
Damn y’all really went out to Wyoming to hear an album
— Real Late 2 Soon Come (@Rosenbergradio) June 1, 2018
Kanye also live streamed the invitational listening party to millions of fans waiting for the album.
Kanye addressed many controversial topics including the Stormy Daniels Trump allegations, the allegations against Russell Simmons, the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, and his wave making “slavery was a choice” comment.
On top of commenting on the things he has said in public Kanye also has a retrospective moment with the album art, “I hate being Bi-polar, it’s awesome,” is had written in neon green over a surreal Wyoming landscape photograph that Kanye took on the way to the listening party.
Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party 😂🔥❤️🔥🙏🏼🔥
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) June 1, 2018
Alongside the album release, Kanye has launched a capsule collection all about Wyoming, consisting of 6 pieces adorn with ‘Wyoming’ and hand-drawn doodles of things Kanye must’ve taken inspiration from, including the solar system.
The Kanye West Album Listening Party in Wyoming Last Night💽 pic.twitter.com/ij8e0tgSIU
— Outlander Magazine (@StreetFashion01) June 1, 2018
His album is available to listen to on Spotify, Tidal and Apple music. Kanye created something great and we are very much so looking forward to what else Yeezus has in store for his fans.