A Japanese Producer Created His Own Version Of ‘The Life Of Pablo’ (Without Ever Listening To It)
Even though Kanye West’s new album, The Life Of Pablo, had been streaming since February, many of the non-TIDAL users either found themselves forced to steal the music or out of the loop (it’s since been released on other platforms as of last Friday). With that said, Kyoto producer TOYOMU took an entirely different route to satisfy his appetite — he created his own version of Pablo without ever having listened to it.
How? The sample-heavy project’s credits were available via websites like WhoSampled (and lyrics via Genius); TOYOMU went to these sites to collect that information and birthed a creative project for folks to enjoy. It’s quite amazing, to say the least (especially in regards to tracks like ‘I Love Kanye’).
In Japan, we couldn’t listen to TLOP officially because of Tidal… Subscription services in Japan are too slow, most people are still using iTunes and buying CDs. I thought it might be a good idea to make the whole album without listening to it, [but] maybe it’s reverse thinking.
As of P&P’s post, he hadn’t yet listen to Kanye’s album, either — and we’re now very interested to hear his opinion on it.
In the meantime, you can enjoy TOYOMU’s re-imagining of The Life Of Pablo below.