After months of carefully crafting his new work of art, Kanye West has finally announced the release of a seventh studio album, entitled Swish. West shared the tracklist for his anticipated record, confirming collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign, and has confidently described the record as "the greatest album of all time".
Kanye West's Swish tracklist
1. Ninja Chop
2. Father Stretch My Hands
4. High Lights
5. 30 Hours
6. No More Parties In L.A. featuring Kendrick Lamar
7. Fade featuring Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign
9. Real Friends
With three weeks to go until its apparent release date, West, 38, has finally wrapped up the project and shared the good news via Twitter, telling his followers: "So happy to be finished with the best album of all time." Accompanying the message was a photo of the tracklist, handwritten on a piece of paper and signed by his sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, who wrote: "Kylie was here".
Spanning 10 songs, Swish features previously heard songs No More Parties In LA featuring Kendrick Lamar, and Wolves, which featured Sia and Vic Mensa when West performed the song on Saturday Night Live last year. Fans may be surprised to learn that All Day, which was released as a single and was well-received, and ballad Only One, written as a tribute to his late mother Donda West and daughter North, do not appear on the album.
As he put the finishing touches to his long-awaited project, West received moral support from Jenner, his wife Kim Kardashian and sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian, who shared selfies from the studio with the caption: "Studio hoes. #SWISH".
Despite having no musical experience, Kim, 35, previously revealed that West often calls on his wife and sisters-in-law for advice in the recording studio. The reality star told Cosmopolitan: "He really cares about our opinions... We're not artists, obviously, but he respects what we say so much. He is so passionate.
"He's like, every bit the meaning of an artist. He's so into his craft, and just to see him at work and see how much he respects our opinions, all of us sisters, he wants us all in the studio at different times. Thank God we all live a block away from each other."