It was the song that finally got the music world excited about Kanye West's new album, but the rapper's collaboration with Kendrick Lamar has been shockingly dropped from the final tracklist. Hours before he is due to debut The Life Of Pablo, West, 38, announced the songs confirmed to appear on the record – and Lamar's No More Parties In L.A. is nowhere to be seen.
The All Day rapper will perform his seventh album in its entirety at New York's Madison Square Garden on 11 February 2016, when he will also launch his new Yeezy season three collection for New York Fashion Week. Ahead of the anticipated event, which will be live-streamed on Tidal, West tweeted a photo of the handwritten tracklist while confirming the meaning of the T.L.O.P. acronym.
The 10-track record features previously heard songs Wolves and Real Friend,s but it appears the Grammy-winner decided to scrap his critically acclaimed collaboration with Compton rapper Lamar. While some of the songs featured on the previous tracklist, newly added numbers include Ultra Light Beams, a part two to Father Stretch My Hands, Freestyle 4, Famous and Feedback, while removed songs include Ninja Chop, Waves and 30 Hours.
The Life Of Pablo had previously been called So Help Me God, Swish and Waves, before West finally settled on the new moniker in the final hour. Although Lamar, 28, is yet to comment on No More Parties In LA getting dropped from TLOP, Travis Scott who features on Feedback has a lot to be thankful, writing to West on Twitter: "Thank u for putting feed back back on the album."
Although the album title may be confusing initially, West has compared himself to Spanish artist Pablo Picasso a number of times in the past, notably during a speech at the Oxford University Museum Of Natural History in March 2015. The rapper said: "My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater. That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone who has done so much, and that's a mentality that suppresses humanity."
West's fashion show will be streamed live on Tidal for all visitors to the website, even non-subscribers, while fans in the UK can also watch the event live at Cineworld cinemas.