Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Key Track: "Heartless"

OK, so it took us a couple months to admit it, but at this point it's undeniable—'Ye went out on a serious limb with this one, replacing raps with sing-songy Auto-Tune blues and chopped soul with '80s pop synths. And it actually worked. Matter of fact, it was amazing.

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808s was recorded in Hawaii over one month during a break in the summer leg of the "Glow In the Dark" tour.