Kanye West “Names” His “New” “Album” After An Old Video Game Console ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Christina Lee | February 27, 2016 11:09 am
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Kanye West‘s second album of 2016 — which of course we should totally believe will happen —has a title, at least based on what had to be a joke tweet from the rapper. Last night (February 26) on Twitter, West said that he is calling the project Turbo Grafx 16. That would be the 16-bit video game console from NEC, which was released in Japan in 1987 and France in 1989.

“Just on some super nerd vibes… one of my favorite gaming systems when I was a kid…” Kanye says. According to him, this was around the time that his friend Mali from Late Registration‘s “Drive Slow” owned the Nat Geo and play The Super Spy.

This working title comes after Kanye previewed his own video game at The Life of Pablo‘s mass listening party at Madison Square Garden. It features his late mother Donda West riding a Pegasus through the gates of heaven.

That wasn’t even the first video game that ‘Ye worked on personally. In the seventh grade, he designed one where the main character was a penis and the “ghosts were, like, vaginas.”

“Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming,” he said to Details in 2009. “You’d have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”

See Kanye West’s tweets detailing Turbo Grafx 16 below.

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