This shouldn’t be a surprise, but signs of Yeezy editing The Life of Pablo like it’s one big Facebook status are cropping up. Earlier Sunday, half a week after the rapper said he was still finalizing mixes on his latest album, an astute Redditor found changes on “Famous.” “Sounds like Nina Synomes [sic] vocals are layered under Rihanna’s,” JayElect wrote. “Rihanna’s vocals in general have a lot more reverb. Not as ear piercingly loud as she was before.” The user also noted transition and lyric tweaks. The more obvious is the latter, which has the original line “She be Puerto Rican Day Parade wavin’,” swapped out with, “She in school to be a real estate agent” (at around 1:23).
Vulture’s Lindsay Zoladz has called TLOP a brilliant work-in-progress, “a publicly broadcast quest to make a perfect album, a Sisyphean task that runs the risk of never ending.” It appears so. Kanye hasn’t addressed any of the changes yet, but he did fire off a flurry of entertaining tweets Sunday — just in time to distract you from TLOP and make your Monday more interesting. Here are some highlights, which are all of them:
For reference, this is the mascot, Chuck the Condor:
The team also has a semi-new logo. Ballmer seems down to meet ’Ye regardless:
Update: And here’s Kanye jamming to “What Do You Mean?” in his car, courtesy of your new favorite Snapchatter, Kim Kardashian.