Who knows what the hell is holding up Kanye’s long-awaited SWISH album. In February, Kanye said it was 80% done. By August, Swish was complete when ‘Ye played it in Toronto for “everybody,” per Theophilus London. Now, here we are, four months and a few songs later, and still no album. What we do have is a new development by way of Pusha T.
The newly-appointed G.O.O.D. Music president told Rolling Stone that while he hasn’t worked on Swish, Kanye’s latest project will be completely different compared to what we’ve heard before. “I haven’t worked on it at all, Pusha Ton admitted. “But everything I’ve heard is phenomenal and it has nothing to do with any of the other records that were released before. That’s all I can really say about it. He’s super meticulous about the messaging about his album but you guys are in for a treat.”
Of course, the main topic of discussion was his upcoming album, Darkest Before Dawn, scheduled to release on December 18. According to Push, expect the worst, in a good way, of course. “There’s nothing low-key about it,” he said. “I feel like the album is very aggressive and very abrasive. It jumps out at you. Lyrically, I’m always one for clarity and I don’t think people will miss anything.”
He continued, “I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing. I feel like the lyrics on Darkest Before Dawn are uncompromised hip-hop and really speaking to my core fan base. Basically what’s been known in my discography the entire time. I feel like I’m the last rap superhero. I really do. I feel like everybody else, they seem to be a bit victimized and I don’t feel like that’s me.”
It’s also been three years since the G.O.O.D. gang got together and gave us Cruel Summer and also three years since there’s been talk of a sequel. Thankfully, the youngest Thornton brother says Cruel Winter is in the stars. “I’m totally on that and I’m going to make that happen,” he prophesied. “That is a goal of mine and I reach my goals.”
(via Rolling Stone)