Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s collaborative album features contributions from Andre 3000 and Yasiin Bey.
Following a delayed listening party in Los Angeles last night, Kanye West and Kid Cudi have released their collaborative project Kids See Ghosts. The seven-song release finds the two addressing their experiences with mental illness over production crafted by Plain Pat and Dot Da Genius, as well as West and Cudi themselves.
A glimpse at the credits for the album find contributions from Andre 3000 and Yasiin Bey (who’s credited under his full name Dante Smith) as well as the late Kurt Cobain (the Nirvana frontman is sampled on the project). Listen to Kids See Ghosts below via Tidal.
A number of critics and fans alike shared their first reactions to the highly-anticipated album on Twitter following the listening party that was streamed on WAV.
“Off one listen, Ye either rushed his own album or spent all his attention perfecting #KidsSeeGhosts,” wrote Eric Diep. “His raps are more focused and nuanced. He’s not spitting lines for clickbait. Substance, but still moments of emptiness.”
Kids See Ghosts is the third release of several albums to be produced by West. First was the release of Pusha T‘s Daytona which was followed by West’s Ye.