Jackson Hole, WY – Love him or hate him, Kanye West is hours away from releasing his first new solo album since 2016’s The Life Of Pablo. Ahead of its Friday (June 1) release, West is holding a two-hour listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he’s been piecing the project together over the last several months.
‘Ye announced the listening party will be streamed on the WAV app via Twitter on Thursday night (May 31).
“Download the @WAV_Media app to watch the livestream of my album listening tonight in Jackson hole, Wyoming,” he wrote.
Download the @WAV_Media app https://t.co/HxSvFHiSrY to watch the livestream of my album listening tonight in Jackson Hole, Wyoming 7PM MDT
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 1, 2018
According to several social media posts, a small group of journalists, DJs and producers — including Def Jam Recordings co-founder and frequent West collaborator Rick Rubin, Eminem’s manager and Def Jam Chairman/CEO Paul Rosenberg and Charlamagne Tha God — were flown to Jackson Hole to attend the exclusive, late-minute event.
Wyoming Listening Session today (Kanye’s new album) pic.twitter.com/wf2hX24Yl5
— KANYE SQUAD (@KanyeSquad) May 31, 2018
The listening party on the WAV App begins at 7 p.m. PST.