Listen to Madonna on Kanye West’s first cut of “Highlights.”


Madonna was originally meant to appear on The Life Of Pablo song “Highlights.”

A plethora of Kanye’s original “OG” material from his latest album leaked online yesterday (as did five Tinashe songs), including “Waves” with Chris Brown, “I Dont Like featuring Pusha T, Big Sean, Jadakiss and Chief Keef, The Mind is Powerful featuring Swizz Beats, Sin City, Only One featuring Caroline Shaw, Paul Mccartney Ty Dolla $ign, New Angels, I Miss The Old Kanye, “FML” featuring Travi$ Scott and The Weeknd, Fade featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Post Malone and the “All Day” Remix featuring Kendrick Lamar and Paul McCartney, Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London. One that didn’t leak until now? Madonna’s feature on “Highlights.” The version that surfaced had Young Thug on it (the original sees backup vocals by The-Dream, Kelly Price and El DeBarge), but fortunately for us… rapper Bobby James shared the original original version with Madge. Her vocals are processed so acutely she sounds like a ’80s synthesizer keyboard, but we’ll take what we can get.

My Bro King Mez got called in to work on Kanye's album "The Life of Pablo". He allowed me to come along and be a fly on the wall. While he was working on the project I had the opportunity to record vocals myself to a song called "Highlight" which at the time featured Madonna. Although my vocals didn't make it, it was a crazy experience none the less. Here is a video of us in the studio working/vibing to "Highlight" before its final stage.

Posted by Joel Miles on Sunday, February 14, 2016

West promised his catalogue of music will “never” land on Apple Music and remain a TIDAL exclusive, which prompted 500,000 plus illegal downloads of his album, claims TorrentFreak. In fact, West is so upset his album is no longer a TIDAL exclusive because of the digital age, he’s looking into suing torrent site The Pirate Bay, which offered his album to its users for free. “Kanye is going to meet with his legal team to discuss the possibilities of starting legal action against torrent site Pirate Bay,” a source told HollywoodLife. “He’s going to talk to his lawyers and see where he stands, and hopefully Tidal will partner up with him in any legal proceedings because it was supposed to be an exclusive release.”

Never say never… The New York Times is reporting he’s working on a deluxe physical edition of the album which could land on iTunes.

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