In the interest of restraint, the album artwork for Kanye West’s imminent solo album is just a regular ole clear CD case containing a blank disc – like the mixtape your bro burnt for you that one time, sealed with a bit of crappy orange duct tape on which is scrawled, in the crude hand of one yet to attain a Sharpie license, yEE2u> [Yeezus].
A representative for Def Jam has confirmed to Pitchfork that sadly, yes, this is the official album art for the follow-up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the cover art for which (an oil painting of West doing a sex with a phoenix) was later printed on fancy silk scarves and sold for a small fortune. There will probably be no scarf collection this time around; I guess you could always duct tape your neck? Failing that, if you go to West’s website and hover your cursor over his compact disk you can hear a snippet of a possible new song.
The Def Jam approved creative also appears to contradict the gilded album art Kim Kardashian revealed on Instagram two weeks ago, meaning someone at DONDA is out to make Kim look either like a) a Damn Fool or b) Very Exclusive. On that same day Mr. West performed the single ‘Black Skinhead’ on Saturday Night Live. Prior to that, he projected the visuals for new song ‘New Slaves’ on 66 buildings around the world.
Perhaps then this blank canvas is a call for you to project your own creativity back onto Yeezus; a symbiotic collaboration that says, ‘Do your own fkn album art for once, you insatiable ingrates. Yeezy out.’
Like a precious baby named KimyE!™, Yeezus is due June 18th.