Even though we have no clue what T.L.O.P. stands for yet, Kanye West is still slated to drop his seventh studio album on February 11th via GOOD Music, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Recordings. Back in November 2013, Kanye began working on the album with a title of So Help Me God in mind. That changed back in May 2015 when he updated it to SWISH. On January 26, 2016, West posted the finalized track listing on his Twitter account, along with another tentative title of the album, WAVES. On February 4, 2016, West confirmed on Big Boy’s Neighborhood radio show, that he still hasn’t found a final album title. Finally, On February 9, 2016, West tweeted that the acronym of the album title was T.L.O.P.
Fast forward to days before it’s release, we still await the proper terminology of the acronym T.L.O.P. The updated track list on the infamous notepad mentioned a number of potential collaborators which included, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Tyler, the Creator, OFWGK†Δ, The World Famous Tony Williams, Diddy, A$AP Rocky, KiD CuDi and French Montana, as well as a return for previous production collaborators, Mike Dean, Hudson Mohawke, Noah Goldstein, Plain Pat and Vicious.
According to HDD, early projections of the album have been set to approximately 275k copies in it’s digital-only first week release. In the past, Yeezus debuted at #1 with 328k, his 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy debuted with 495k and has sold more than 1.5m RTD. His 2011 collaboration with Jay Z was also a #1 and has sold 1.7m RTD.
Take a look at the official track list below. Confirmed features include Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Vic Mensa and Sia.
Update: Kanye took to his Twitter to reveal the official title of T.L.O.P (The Life Of Pablo).
Final track list for The Life Of Pablo pic.twitter.com/PMH94MAAeJ
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 11, 2016
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) February 11, 2016
2. Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
4. High Lights
5. 30 Hours
6. No More Parties in LA (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
7. Fade (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Post Malone)
9. Real Friends (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
10. Wolves (Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia)
11. Ultra Light Beam