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Kanye's 'Yandhi' Album Discovered Inside Yeezy 700 'Geode'

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In terms of album launches, this is up there with the greats. When Nine Inch Nails released Year Zero in a video game it was cool for nerds, and Wu Tang dropping one single hardcopy of Once Upon a Time in the Shaolin was peak purism, but has just pulled off one of the best album launches — of all time.

A 15-year-old Calabasas resident named Braxtyn happened upon the album while pulling a stunt for Instagram engagement. Employing an age-old social media tactic of copying shit that other people do, Braxton’s yandhi_yeet account takes the product dissection popularised by and rehashes it with a bent. Hacking through proved no problem, but when he took his saw to the new he got more than he bargained for.

You might be wondering: why on Ye’s green earth was Yandhi tucked away in the latest Yeezy release? According to sources close to Kanye, he got the idea from Beaverton’s fash-tech merger, Nike+. His view that they copied his 700 design for the M2K Tekno led him to want to take something of theirs and revolutionise it. Apparently, the logistical problems with pulling this off were why Kanye missed the original September 29 launch date.

When asked how Yandhi sounded, he said, ‘It’s not quite “Sicko Mode” level’, but that ‘Pusha has dope fish scale bars’ in song two. The only other things Braxtyn would confirm were that Rick Rubin’s interlude links Yandhi to Kanye’s last 10-track album, Yeezus, and that the track list holds a hidden meaning.

More on this story as it unravels.

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