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Kanye West updates Ye album, removes uncleared sample

By | Published on Friday 9 November 2018

Kanye West

After his previous album, ‘The Life Of Pablo’, received various updates on streaming services before settling on its final version, Kanye West has seemingly now started making changes to his most recent effort, ‘Ye’.

Fans began pointing out changes to the seven track record earlier this week. The most noticeable is the removal of a sample in opening track ‘I Thought About Killing You’. Then studio engineer Adam Wolpert confirmed that the whole album has been remixed.

Responding to a fan tweet that ‘I Thought About Killing You’ appeared to have been updated to remove an uncleared sample, Wolpert simply replied “correct”. Meanwhile, he posted a link to the album on Apple Music saying “cleaned up mix”.

The sample now removed was taken from Kareem Lotfy’s ‘Fr3sh’. Speaking to Pitchfork in June, the boss of the Pan record label, which originally released that track, Bill Kouligas said: “It’s sadly another case of an artist who capitalises on culture without any original ideas and because culture trickles up, this means we are all basically working for him. Everything leads to him, he’s the ultimate narcissist”.

West has not yet commented on the updated album.



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