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"ye" is the eighth studioalbum by American rapper and recording artist Kanye West, released on June 1, 2018, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. Following controversy surrounding West's political views, he redid all the work on the album and completed it over the course of just two weeks in his Wyomingite ranch. The album features guest vocals by Nicki Minaj and uncredited appearances by Kid CudiTy Dolla Sign, PARTYNEXTDOORJeremihCharlie Wilson, and 070 Shake. West produced the album in its entirety, with additional production by Mike Dean, who serves as a co-executive producer, as well as Francis and the Lights and Che Pope, among others.

ArtworkEdit

The artwork for Ye was taken by West on his iPhone on his way to his album listening party on May 31, 2018, hours before the release of the album. It features snowy mountains in Jackson Hole, the area where the album was recorded and produced, with the text reading "I hate being Bi-Polar / its awesome [sic]" scribbled on it in green.

Track ListingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 Thought About Killing You Kanye West, Mike Dean, Francis Starlite, Benny Blanco Kanye West, Mike Dean 04:34
2 Yikes Kanye West, Mike Dean, James Mbarack Achieng, Ayub Ogada Kanye West, Mike Dean, Pi'erre Bourne, Apex Martin 03:08
3 All Mine Kanye West, Mike Dean, Francis Starlite Kanye West, Mike Dean, Francis and the Lights 02:25
4 Wouldn't Leave Kanye West, Mike Dean, Reverend W.A. Donaldson Kanye West, Mike Dean 03:25
5 No Mistakes Kanye West, Mike Dean, Edwin Hawkins, Ricky Walters, Che Pope Kanye West, Che Pope, Mike Dean 02:03
6 Ghost Town Kanye West, Mike Dean, Trade Martin, Shirley Ann Lee Kanye West, Mike Dean, Francis and the Lights, Benny Blanco 04:31
7 Violent Crimes Kanye West Kanye West 03:35
Total Kanye West, Mike Dean, Francis Starlite, Benny Blanco, James Mbarack Achieng, Ayub Ogada, Reverend W.A. Donaldson, Edwin Hawkins, Ricky Walters, Che Pope, Trade Martin, Shirley Ann Lee Kanye West, Mike Dean, Pi'erre Bourne, Apex Martin, Francis and the Lights, Che Pope, Benny Blanco 23:41

Notes

Sample credits

  • "I Thought About Killing You" contains an uncredited sample from "Fr3sh", performed by Kareem Lotfy
  • "Yikes" contains a sample from "Kothbiro", performed by Black Savage.
  • "Wouldn't Leave" contains a sample from "Baptizing Scene", written and performed by Reverend W.A. Donaldson.
  • "No Mistakes" contains a sample from "Children (Get Together)", written by Edwin Hawkins, as performed by Edwin Hawkins Singers; and "Hey Young World", written and performed by Slick Rick
  • "Ghost Town" contain a sample from "Take Me for a Little While", written by Trade Martin, as performed by The Royal Jesters; and "Someday" written and performed by Shirley Ann Lee.