Album: Turbo Grafx 16
Release Date: TBA
"My next album is titled 'Turbo Grafx 16' as of now…" West tweeted in February, right after the release of The Life of Pablo. "Just on some super nerd vibes … one of my favorite gaming systems when I was a kid." This announcement could have been filed away as just one of many impulsive Kanye blurts until December, when old-school production giant Pete Rock posted an Instagram video with the caption "playing 45s in da lab with Kanye West." That clip revealed what looked like a track list for a new project named after that ill-fated, off-brand early Nineties game console, with each of the songs titled for a video game. What that portends is still unclear: Kanye projects have a tendency to change some before their release. Or, as his obsessive post-Pablo track-tweaking indicated, even after.