Kanye West's seminal record 808's and Heartbreak is going to be remastered and re-released.
Love it or hate it, Kanye's dark, auto-tuned record seems to be appreciated more with age, as it is now warmly regarded when it was once polarizing. Those who loved it are in for some good news as Universal Records is remastering and re-releasing the entire album, just one of the many classic re-releases Universal is planning, all apart of their Respect The Classic's campaign. According to their official site:
"Universal Music has announced that some of the major, Hip-Hop albums will be re-mastered and re-issued which will be a part of their Respect The Classics campaign. Leading the charge will be 50 Cent’s Diamond debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ which will receive a 10-year anniversary platinum vinyl edition on November 12th. Other albums include Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter and more. According to the label, the aim is to highlight “spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums” from the back catalogs of Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records imprints."
So, we have some big releases to look forward to. Although considering the long list of classics Kanye has released, do you agree with their particular choice of Kanye to flourish their campaign?