Kanye West Is Not On the ’12-12-12′ Album Because _______.

    Kanye West is the only performer not to appear on the ’12-12-12′ album and it’s not quite clear why. Billboard posed the question “Why Isn’t Kanye West on the ’12-12-12′ Concert Album?” and as of now, there is no official answer from West, his label or the concert organizers. 

    There is however, a good deal of speculation as to why Mr. West was not on the album.

    A) Kanye is a perfectionist and was not completely satisified with the finished product

    B) A 13-song medley does not make sense to include on any compilation album

    C) A 13-song medley requires a great deal of sample clearances and ultimately it was too big a task given the tight timeline

    D) None of the above

    Any other ideas Prefix readers? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief is estimated to sell between 125,000 – 150,000 records in its first week. View the track list that does not include West below.


    12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief  Track List:

    1. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- “Land of Hope and Dreams” 

    2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – “Wrecking Ball”

    3. Roger Waters – “Another Brick In The Atlantic Wall Part I, II & III”

    4. Roger Waters – “Us and Them”

    5. Roger Waters feat. Eddie Vedder- “Comfortably Numb”

    6. Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer – “Hallelujah (Sandy Relief Version)”

    7. Bon Jovi – “It’s My Life”

    8. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”

    9. Eric Clapton – “Got To Be Better In A Little While”

    10. Eric Clapton – “Crossroads”

    11. The Rolling Stones – “You Got Me Rocking”

    12. The Rolling Stones – “Jumpin Jack Flash”

    13. Alicia Keys – “No One”

    14. The Who – “Who Are You”

    15. The Who – “Baba O’Reilly”

    16. The Who – “Love Reign O’er Me”

    17. Billy Joel – “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)”

    18. Billy Joel – “Moving Out (Anthony’s Song)”

    19. Billy Joel – “You May Be Right”

    20. Chris Martin – “Viva La Vida

    21. Chris Martin feat. Michael Stipe – “Losing My Religion”

    22. Chris Martin – “Us Against The World”

    23. Paul McCartney – “Helter Skelter”

    24. Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”