Kanye West premieres ‘Yeezy Season 3’, plays new album ‘T.L.O.P’ in it’s entirety

Kanye West smiles as he looks up at the jumbotron during his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo courtey of  Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Kanye West smiles as he looks up at the jumbotron during his ‘Yeezy Season 3’ fashion show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo courtey of Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor

Praise Yeezus.

Madison Square Garden. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Welch/Highs Nobiety)
Madison Square Garden. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Welch/Highs Nobiety)

Kanye West sold-out Madison Square Garden in New York City on Feb. 11 as he premiered the new Yeezy Fall/Winter Season collection “Yeezy Season 3”, and played his new album “The Life of Pablo” in it’s entirety for attendees and everyone else watching the live stream worldwide on the music-streaming website Tidal.

Inspired by the likes of high-end fashion designers such as Raf Simons and Rick Owens, West presented the futuristic, dystopian world inspired  “Yeezy Season 3” collection with hundreds of models spread out on two raised platforms at the arena’s center.

The models included Naomi Campbell, Atlanta rapper Young Thug, internet fashion icon Ian Connor, and upcoming rapper Lil Yachty.

Ian Connor smokes a cigarette while serving as a model for the "Yeezy Season 3" show. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Welch/Highs Nobiety)
Ian Connor smokes a cigarette while serving as a model for the “Yeezy Season 3” show. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Welch/Highs Nobiety)

Although much of the clothes is similar to the past two seasons, “Season 3” featured a new model of the notable Adidas Yeezy 350 Boosts, woman’s high heels, and an upcoming 1050 Boost shoe.

In addition, West used the show to debut his long-awaited seventh studio album “The Life of Pablo” after months of adjusted track lists and scrapped album titles.

Originally titled “So Help Me God“, West would later change the album title twice from “SWISH” to “Waves“, before announcing on Twitter that his album would be titled “T.L.O.P.” and later translated to “The Life of Pablo“.

The album showcases West’s progression as an artist, both vocally and instrumentally, and sounds like a combination of his three past records “Yeezus“, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“, and “808’s and Heartbreak“.

The Life of Pablo“, which presumably references to either Pablo Escobar or Picasso, includes features from artists such as Chance the Rapper, Kid Cudi, Future, Frank Ocean, Young Thug, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Post Malone.

Kanye West walking into Madison Square Garden with fellow rappers Travis Scott and Pusha T. (Photo courtesy of Damon Winter/The New York Times)
Kanye West walking into Madison Square Garden with fellow rappers Travis Scott and Pusha T. (Photo courtesy of Damon Winter/The New York Times)

The album also includes production from producers such as Metro Boomin, Swizz Beats, and Cashmere Cat.

Notable celebrities and rappers were in attendance such as the Kardashian family, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Olivier Rousteing (creative director of Paris fashion house Balmain).

Below is the tracklist for “The Life of Pablo” as well as more photos from the show taken by Highs Nobiety photographer Thomas Welch.

 

 

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1. Ultra Light Beams (feat. Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin, and Kelly Price)

2. Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (feat. Kid Cudi, Future, and Desiigner)

3. Freestyle 4

4. Famous (feat. Rihanna)

5. Highlights (feat. Young Thug)

6. Feedback

7. Fade (feat. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign)

8. FML (feat. The Weeknd)

9. Real Friends (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

10. Wolves (feat. Frank Ocean)

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You can still stream the webcast of the show via Tidal at http://tidal.com/us/tidalxyeezy3-live