By now, you’ve probably downloaded “Yeezus” onto your Smartphone and are just beginning to savor the sandpapery crassness of Kanye West’s unsubtle—and often totally absurd—lyrics.
To wit: “When I park my Range Rover/slightly scratch your Carolla/OK, I smashed your Carolla.” Hey, at least the man is honest.
You may also be marveling at the sheer inventory of stuff that gets name-checked on the album—a thick swag miasma that envelops everything from Porsche to Louboutin to Alexander Wang.
For your benefit—and at at the risk of our own sanity—we pored over Kanye’s lyrics to come up with a comprehensive “Yeezus” shopping list (yes, we even sourced a replica Tron motorcycle and zip-front Chewbacca fur). Here, the ten essentials you’ll need to live like “a God,” as West refers to himself throughout the album.
"Spending everything on Alexander Wang": West has a well documented affection for Alex Wang's gothy streetwear, and even name checks the designer in the track "New Slaves." Cotton tees are a mainstay of the rapper's wardrobe, but if we were to pick likely pieces from the pre-fall '13 collection, they would include this leather bonded bomber. $1,195 at Mr.Porter.
"For my theme song/my leather black jeans": No self-respecting hip hop mogul's wardrobe would be complete without a pair of stovepipe leather jeans like the ones Kanye mentions in "Black Skinhead." Our top pick: Saint Laurent's low-rise leather trousers in carbon black. On sale for $2,905 at Ssense.com.
"I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on my sleeve": Auto enthusiasts the world over cringed when Kanye and Jay-Z took a blowtorch to a ritzy Maybach 57S in the Spike Jonze directed video for "Otis." New, the model retails for $350,000, but the gutted Zombie car sold at auction for a comparatively modest $60,000.
“F*** you and your Hampton house/I’ll f*** your Hampton spouse/Came on her Hampton blouse/And in her Hampton mouth": Kanye mentions the Hamptons in "New Slaves." Something tells us if he were to scoop up a property on the East End it would be this massive Sagaponack estate which features 8-bedrooms and its own exercise studio. $59,000,000 at Corcoran.
"Get the Porsche out of the goddamn garage/I am a God": West incorporates plenty of four-wheeled swag into his lyrics, but given that his own Porsche Panamera was hijacked and smashed into a Honolulu mansion two years ago, we wonder if he was exorcising his demons surrounding this particular luxury brand in "I Am a God." From $161,000 at Porsche.
"Maybe it's cause she into Leos/And I was into trios/plus all the trips to Rio": Last winter, Kanye and Kim jetted off to Rio to meet with the architect of their new LA mansion. The cost of round-trip first class airfare for two to Brazil's sunny shores? Approximately $20,000 on Kayak.
"My mind move like a Tron bike/Uh, pop a wheelie on the Zeitgeist": Kanye may be referencing fictional neon-lit motorcycles in "I'm In It," but we bet the rapper would be keen to order one of these limited-edition replicas, which features a Suzuki 996cc 4-stroke engine. $55,000, details at Collider.
"Star Wars fur, yeah I'm rockin' Chewbacca": Granted, Kanye is probably referencing actual furs in "Guilt Trip", but if you're determined to look like a real modern Chewbacca, this plush hoodie—which comes complete with bandoleer—is a safe bet. $79.95 at TV Store Online.
"Black Timbs all on your couch again": Perfect for your casual, everday high-roller, we're not surprised that classic black Timberlands made it into "Yeezus." $179 at Shoe Mall.
"In a French-ass restaurant/hurry up with the damn croissants": Who knew Kanye West shared our love for flaky French pastry? Add Yeezy swagger to your next brunch with a set of 24 of Williams Sonoma's finest handmade croissants. $39.95 at Williams Sonoma.