Kanye West is naming his next album after his favorite video game console.
We’re just two weeks removed from Kanye West’s latest album The Life Of Pablo, and yet he’s already talking about its follow up. Expected to arrive this Summer, Kanye just took to twitter late Friday night to announce that his next album will be called Turbo Grafx 16.
On his “super nerd vibe,” the title was inspired by the old video game console from the late 80’s, which Kanye says was one of his favorite systems growing up as a kid. He even took as far as to reveal his favorite game “Blazing Lazers” in a following tweet.
Unfortunately, he didn’t reveal anything else about the upcoming album, but according to Tony Williams, Ye has withheld many records off The Life Of Pablo sessions for it.
Take note, we’re talking about Kanye West here, so the title Turbo Grafx 16 is nowhere near solidified or certain. In fact, he even put "as of now" after the title referring that another title is likely to come in play down the road.
We'll continue to keep you posted with any further updates as they become available. Stay tuned.
My next album is titled "Turbo Grafx 16" as of now…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016
just on some super nerd vibes… one of my favorite gaming systems when I was a kid…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016
Blazing Lazers was probably my favorite game on that console …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016
My boy Mali that I spoke about on the song Drive Slow actually had a Neo Geo in real life bro…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016