Let us catch you up to speed on all the latest in the world of Kanye.
You might have had your share of Mr. West for the day after live streaming his Yeezy Season 4 fashion show earlier this afternoon, but there’s plenty more in store.
First on the list is the Drake project. “We’re just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio,” he told Vogue. “We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon.”
The confirmation comes after West spilled the beans at his surprise performance at Drake’s OVO Fest last month. “I got one question for you. Is y’all ready for this album?”, Kanye asked the crowd. He proceeded to stop the band and clarify. “I wasn’t talking about Pablo,” he continued. “I wasn’t talking about Views. I wanna ask y’all right now… are y’all ready for this album?” That’s when he pointed at Drake, who walked out and pointed back. “Aight, we be dropping shit.”
Kanye is also working on another joint album, this one with with Travi$ Scott. It’s a followup to 2012’s Cruel Summer titled Cruel Winter and should drop next February.
“Cruel Winter, I’m going to be executive producing that album,” Scott told Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, Complex reports. “It’s coming very soon… I’m saying February.”
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) September 7, 2016
The two put forth a taste of the record with “Champions,” but since then worked on solo projects. As you can see, they’re extremely busy.
Next on the Kanye to-dos is to listen to his feature on Desiigner’s “Tiimmy Turner” Remix. “‘I’m the new Steve,” he rhymes via Rap-Up. “Mixed with Ali / ‘Bout to get free / I’m the new Walt / Man, fuck what you thought / Man fuck all of y’all.”
And finally, numbers aren’t everything, but Kanye should pat himself on the back for outselling the Pope. During Kanye’s September 5 show at Madison Square Garden, West reportedly sold $780,000 worth of tour merch. That outdoes Pope Francis, who originally set the record at $540,000 when he performed Mass at the famous New York City venue in 2015.