There’s alot of news surrounding Kanye West at the moment – where do we begin?
To start with, ‘Yeezy Season’ has officially begun with the announcement that ‘Ye will be releasing new music every Friday for the foreseeable future. Wife Kim Kardashian tweeted early yesterday morning”Friiiiiiday!!!! New music!!!! #EveryFriday #Swish #RealFriends,”. This is reminiscent of his 2010 “G.O.O.D Friday” Twitter campaign, where he released every week ahead of the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy drop.
To honour this, Kanye dropped new track “Real Friends” via SoundCloud (after a slightly botched attempt at it first time round) featuring guest vocals from Ty Dolla Sign. This tracks is waaaay different from his overly gassed “FACTS” release last week (which we didn’t either bother blogging).
The release also includes a short snippet of his first ever collab with Kendrick Lamar, a funky jazz inspired track (prod. Madlib & Kanye) titled “No More Parties In L.A”. It is worth noting that this track was actually originally recorded during the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sessions – more about that here.
Finally, after a loooooooong delay, Kanye has also confirmed that the highly anticipated new album Swish will drop on Feb 11th! It is not currently confirmed whether any of the new tracks will feature on Swish.