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SCP-XXXX Album Art

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All digital copies of SCP-XXXX are to be stored on secure Foundation servers. Foundation web sweepers are to scan social media websites, music publications, and message boards for potential references to SCP-XXXX. Any unauthorized individual believed to know about SCP-XXXX is to be detained, questioned, and released with standard amnesiac protocol.

In the event of another mass information breach (see “Discovery”), Protocol Twisted Fantasy will be enacted.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a music album appearing to have been made by American hip-hop artist Kanye West. Its content diverges heavily from West's known discography in its sound, themes, and scope. SCP-XXXX has a runtime of over 1000 hours, making complete listens of the album by individuals infeasible. Digital copies of the album are timestamped with the release year 2007, and audiological analysis of vocals and production confirm the album to be sonically consistent with Kanye West albums released of that time period.

SCP-XXXX itself has no tangible anomalous properties; in its current containment, it is a standard collection of MP3 files. It poses no physical harm to persons listening to it or systems containing it, and audiological analysis of the files reveals no technical difference between SCP-XXXX and most other professionally released, non-anomalous music. SCP-XXXX is not a cognitohazard, but its content is highly distressing to most listeners, especially those who hold religious beliefs.1

The anomalous status of SCP-XXXX is apparent in the nature of its content,2 which is considered shocking and reprehensible by listeners, and whose apparent creator, Kanye West, denies any memory of making (see “Discovery” and “Interview-XXXX-A”).

In the most general sense, SCP-XXXX’s lyrical content is an argument for and description of the existence of a place of eternal torment after death (henceforth referred to as “Hell”). The album’s concept of Hell does not match that of any known religion, though the voice that appears as Kanye West’s (henceforth referred to as SCP-XXXX-1) compares and contrasts its concept of Hell to other human concepts of Hell throughout the album.