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Inside Kanye West's album-listening extravaganza in Wyoming

Inside Kanye West's album-listening extravaganza in Wyoming

"After all this," said one fellow traveler as we walked off of our unexpected Gulfstream G400 private jet to Wyoming for Kanye West's album-listening event, "we gonna HAVE to say the record is fire!"

While that doesn't begin to unpack the mixed feelings many people brought to this luxurious adventure, centered around an artist whose comments have made him highly controversial if not distasteful to some, it's also a useful framing device for Thursday's scenario: When you're flown out to a ranch in the middle of Wyoming, wined and dined and given plush accommodation while surrounded by a near-TMZ-level hitlist of celebrities, it's difficult to objectively assess an...

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