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Kanye West’s next album burrows name from 1980s gaming console

Singer Kanye West revealed the name of his next album, which is tentatively called Turbo Grafx 16, after a gaming console of 1980s.

music Updated: Mar 01, 2016 15:36 IST
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Turbo Grafx 16 is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2016. But the album will have a new name when it comes out, as was the case with The Life of Pablo, which too, had several name changes.(AP)

Rapper Kanye West revealed the name of his next album a couple of days back. Named after a video gaming console, popular in the 1980s, the album’s called ‘Turbo Grafx 16’, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“My next album is titled Turbo Grafx 16 as of now...,” West tweeted, adding that he was “just on some super nerd vibes” and that the Turbo Grafx 16, or TurboGrafx-16 as it is stylised, was one of his “favourite gaming systems” when he was a child.

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He even recalled memories he had with the gaming system, adding that “’Blazing Lazers’ was probably my favourite game on that console”.

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Turbo Grafx 16 is currently scheduled for release sometime this summer. The album will possibly have a new name when it comes out, though. West changed the title of his latest effort several times before he went with The Life of Pablo.