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Is Kanye West in the mountains of Wyoming working on a new album?

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According to TMZ? Yes. Yes, he is. Per this new report, Yeezus is “smack in the middle of the creative process” and his holed up in a studio — or crib — atop a mountain in Wyoming working on his follow up to Pablo. I kinda fux with that idea, to be honest. They speculate that’s why he deleted his Twitter and Insta. Maybe he’s getting back to his “Bound 2” video vibe? I can’t call it. Either way, the story has my attention. But that’s the point, no?

Kanye West is making a new album, and he’s holed up in a Wyoming retreat at the top of a mountain to find his inspiration.

We know exactly where he is but hey, we don’t want to ruin his mojo … we like his music, too. But we can tell you he’s been there a week and also went 2 weeks earlier, so he’s smack in the middle of the creative process.

This explains Kanye’s absence from some high-profile Kardashian events, including the Met Gala last week, where Kim went solo.

The last time we saw him on camera was during a Valentine’s dinner date with Kim. He didn’t even hit the stage at his own Yeezy fashion show. And, obviously, he hasn’t performed since his hospitalization in November.

Yeezy’s definitely trying to disconnect … he’s scrubbed his Instagram and Twitter profiles.
Multiple sources tell us this has nothing to do with problems at home or problems with his head … it’s all about creating music.

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Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo becomes the first-ever streaming-only album to go platinum

Congrats to Kanye West for breaking yet another record (he’s had quite a few in his illustrious career). Today’s feat? The Life of Pablo becoming the first-ever streaming-only album to go platinum. Finally. I know people thought Kanye was crazy for making this only available exclusively through streaming services, but Kanye is always about pushing forward, and he knew streaming was/is the future. Since its release in February of 2016, the album has been streamed over 3 billion times.

All seven of Kanye’s albums have gone platinum. Eight if you included Watch The Throne. 

From the Def Jam offices:

Visionary multi-disciplinary artist Kanye West – who has won 22 Grammy Awards®, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, and has twice been named to TIME magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People In The World” – today becomes the first artist to scale this era’s highest musical plateau, as his universally acclaimed master­work THE LIFE OF PABLO becomes the first streaming-only album ever to achieve RIAA platinum certification for consumption of over 1 million equivalent units. The album has been streamed over 3 billion times worldwide.

Hopefully, Chance’s Coloring Book is next streaming-only album to achieve this award.

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Listen to Mary J. Blige & Kanye West’s new collaboration “Love Yourself”

Pretty much gone are the days of random ass Kanye verses popping up, so we have to enjoy them while we can. This one appears on MJB’s new album, Strength of a Woman, on the track “Love Yourself.” The song itself flips the classic The SCLC Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir sample, which was famously used on Ghostface’s “Metal Lungies” and a number of other fire ass rap songs.

Anyhoo, this Kanye verse must’ve been in the can for a while, because it sounds a few years old. I’m sure she’s been sitting on it. Either way, listen to these two legends do their thing below.

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Listen to Kanye West’s “Bed Season 5” featuring The-Dream

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During his Yeezy Season 5 fashion show, Yeezus bucked the trend of premiering new music by playing a long-lost demo version of The-Dream performing J. Holiday’s 2007 hit, “Bed.” Dream co-wrote the record back in the mid-00s, before sliding it over to J, leading it to become a massive hit.

No one knows why Kanye chose to use this demo version of “Bed” during his fashion show, but Yeezy does whatever tf he wants, always. So this morning, Kanye took to Soundcloud to drop the song in its entirely, which clocks in at over 17-minutes long. Jump in “Bed” below.

Sorry y’all, no new Kanye vocals here.

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Kanye denies saying Drake’s music is overplayed on radio

Paps ran up on Kanye today, and of course pressed him about Drake’s recent interview with Semtex, where Drake vocalized his displeasure with Ye over his comments regarding “For Free” with Khaled getting overplayed on radio. Kanye’s response? A casual “I never said that.”

Now let’s put this one to bed. There’s still hope for a Drake and Kanye album, or nah?

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