HUMBLE PIE: Kanye West
HE PROMISED that his new album would be "the best album of all time", but it would seem Kanye West has had a huge chunk of humble pie after admitting his next offering would be just one of them.
“Out of respect for Q-Tip, Puff, Hov, Lauren (Lauryn Hill), Pharcyde, Mary, Stevie, Michael, Jendrix, James, Pete Rock, Pac, Marvin… this new album is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest just one of…,” he tweeted last night (Feb 2).
The backtrack follows what appeared to be a grandiose declaration by the rapper that his forthcoming album, Waves (formerly known as Swish) would eclipse the efforts by any of his peers.
Late in January he released the full track-listing for the album on Twitter, posting a photo of a pad with 10 track titles under the label Swish.
He proudly captioned the snap: "So happy to be finished with the best album of all time.'
But in a week which has seen the rapper start and end a feud with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa (who has a son with his ex Amber Rose) and Amber herself, the rapper appeared to be in a more grounded mood.
He wrote: "So many musicians touch my life and made me who I am... I want to make something great to honour my idols," he said.