Aside from the star studded event, that included A$AP Rocky and Kim K. of course, Hot 97’s Ebro Darden was among the celebrities who attended Kanye’s T.L.O.P listening party in New York last night. Today he shared some vaguely interesting thoughts on the album on his show today.
“There’s some soul, there’s some choir singing. There’s some soulful Kanye West… There’s some Chicago representatives on the album,” he said.
Ebro also reveals that there’s a playful jab toward Ray J.
“Kanye says to Ray J: ‘Me and Ray J would probably be friends if we wasn’t in love with the same bitch… you might have hit it first but I’m rich!’”…”No More Parties In L.A.” might be a good indication of what TLOP sounds like. “Notice how [on that track] he throws in samples but it almost feels like he’s throwing it in like a DJ? It doesn’t feel like the beat is made off the sample, the sample lives off the beat that he already put there. That’s a theme that kind of goes through the entire project.”
To sum everything up, Ebro says TLOP is definitely “rap-heavy,” but calls it “more melodic” than Yeezus. We can expect to hear the full project on February 11th.