Short albums have become a fad among big hip hop names in 2018, strongly exemplified by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label summer run. Pusha T’s “DAYTONA” kick-started his infamous beef with rival Drake.
Additionally, Kanye West released both his solo album “ye” and his Kid Cudi collaboration “KIDS SEE GHOSTS,” an album which Anthony Fantano, a music critic, awarded a perfect 10. Each of these albums feature only seven songs and run under 30 minutes in length, yet they’ve rocked the music world.
Years before this fabled “G.O.O.D. Summer,” California’s up-and-comer Vince Staples from Ramona Park in North Long Beach, California, was doing the same thing. His seven-track debut “Hell Can Wait” came out in 2014, featuring his first hit single “Blue Suede.”