What is real anymore?
Kanye West has announced via Twitter that his next album is tentatively titled “Turbo Grafx 16” after one of his “favorite gaming systems” from his childhood. The full text of the tweets are as follows:
“My next album is titled ‘Turbo Grafx 16’ as of now… just on some super nerd vibes… one of my favorite gaming systems when I was a kid… Blazing Lazers was probably my favorite game on that console … My boy Mali that I spoke about on the song Drive Slow actually had a Neo Geo in real life bro… We actually played Spy Hunter at my mom’s house!!!”
West is, of course, talking about the Turbo-Grax 16 which according to Wikipedia was the first console released in the 16-bit era in 1989, and was joint-developed by Hudson Soft and NEC. The console was best known for the Bonk series, as well as having one of the best Castlevania games, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
Kanye’s favorite game for the console, Blazing Lazers, was a pretty decent space shoot-’em-up that features some decent beats; beats that I hope we hear West spit over soon.
This announcement comes shortly after Kanye revealed the first footage of the game about his mother ascending to Heaven. I can’t make this shit up.
Kanye West [Twitter]