T.L.O.P. or F.L.O.P. ?

T.L.O.P. or F.L.O.P. ?

Tracie-Lynn Lamoreux, Reporter


By now you’ve probably read more about him than you have about any curriculum available at Ames High. With his crazy outbursts, twitter feuds, and god complex, I’m sure you could guess who I am talking about. Kanye West released his album The Life of Pablo early February, garnering more media frenzy than any stunt he could pull.

T.L.O.P consists of 17 diverse and new sounding acoustics featuring popular artists like Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and the Weeknd. Most of the uproar occurred when Kanye refused to sell his album and only stream it on Tidal.

The tracks vary and each has a unique indie sound to them. T.L.O.P. is definitely a change from what most rap artists are striving for when it comes to style of music, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. Although the album is good, it’s not quite Picasso material.

In the track “Famous” Kanye West addresses Taylor Swift, an allusion to the time in 2009 when he interrupted Swift during her acceptance of the best female VMA. He claims the only reason Taylor is famous is because of the incident.

There are also rumors circulating the media whether or not Kanye is 53 million dollars in debt. Although as funny as it sounds, he is not in debt but he did spend 53 million of his own personal money on various projects ranging from the album itself to his clothing line.