Kanye West Held An Impromptu Listening Party Last Night For His New Album

He previewed a Rihanna collaboration and then gave the most Kanye-like speech ever.

Kanye West was in rare form last night, treating a room full of radio and industry executives to an impromptu listening party and a 45-minute monologue, Billboard reports. At the event, which went down in Burbank, California at the iHeartRadio Theatre, 'Ye touched on everything from his "responsibility to innovate" and sparking a change in hip-hop with The College Dropout, Graduation, and 808s & Heartbreak to working with Paul McCartney on "Only One" (and making out with girls to the Beatles' "Come Together" and asking Macca "What was pussy like in the '60s?"). He also cleared up that comment he made at Governors Ball in 2013 about the radio—he was only kidding about not caring whether or not his songs got air play: "I was joking! Of course I want to be on the radio!" He sang a capella snippets of "Black Skinhead" and "Only One." And then he gave the crowd what they really wanted: a sample of his follow-up to Yeezus. According to Billboard that "featured acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook." Which is all to say, start checking iTunes and Twitter obsessively, because it seems like Kanye's seventh studio album might finally see the light of day soon.

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Kanye West Held An Impromptu Listening Party Last Night For His New Album