In addition to a cemented release date, we now also have the full slate of guests that will sit on the Throne: Kanye's favorite singer Bon Iver and La Roux's Ely Jackson appear on the previously leaked "That's My Bitch," Kid Cudi and Odd Future's Frank Ocean both contribute vocals to a few songs, brash dance duo LMFAO assist in the programming of "Lift Off," and of course Otis Redding is sampled on "Otis." Biggest surprise: Seal has apparently replaced the previously reported Bruno Mars on "Lift Off."
As for producers, the RZA, Swizz Beatz, Sak Pase, Mike Dean, Hit-Boy, Kanye himself and Q-Tip (who's responsible for last year's incredible "Chain Heavy") all have beats on the album. First single "H.A.M." has been relegated to deluxe edition status, along with the G.O.O.D. Friday track "The Joy" (the one that sampled Curtis Mayfield) and two more new cuts. Commence anticipation.
- Kanye West