Chicago rapper Chief Keef has confirmed his involvement on Kanye West‘s upcoming Yeezus solo album and said fans could expect him to appear on the long-awaited new LP.
While Keef could not recall their track’s title, he did reveal making Ye’s final cut.
“Finally Rich in stores, iTunes,” Keef said when asked if he has anything new going on. “And [I’ve been] working with Kanye. [Am I on the album?] Yeah, I think so. I did a song called, yeah, I’m on it. I forgot what the song’s called. But it’s a hot song.” (Elite Money Empire)
Back in mid-April, Keef revealed heading out overseas alongside Yeezy.
“On my way! To paris Wit @kanyewest ???? #Squad,” Keef tweeted April 14th.
“#ParisFinnaTurnUp????? http://instagram.com/p/YGLUacyQak/” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Last year, G.O.O.D Music’s Pusha T said Mr. West initially had no idea who the teen hip-hop artist was.
“Fast forward to I’m in New York finding beats for my album. Me and Ye are … everybody from Chicago happened to be in the room at this time. I was like, “Yo, what’s going on in the Chi man? Y’all ain’t f*cking with Keef?” They were like, “What? You like Keef?” Ye was like, “Who is Chief Keef?” I go to the computer, plug it up to the big speakers and he [Kanye] says, “Oh my God. This is incredible. This producer is incredible. I love it as a whole but this producer is incredible.” I was like, “Yo, for real, he’s a young kid from Chicago. We should probably just do a remix, throw him a bone.”” (Vulture)
According to recent reports, Ye started making last-minute changes to the new LP last month.
Kanye West’s new album “Yeezus” is due out June 18, but he’s still in the studio putting the final touches on the track list. Chatter among music insiders is the rapper’s scrambling to add some consumer-friendly singles to the album. The aggressive tracks he performed on “SNL,” including “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” received mixed reviews. But an insider tells us that West’s reworking so close to the release date is “not in any response to any negative reaction.” He’s also bringing in extra marketing muscle to push “Yeezus” including Amy Thomson, who managed Swedish House Mafia and is working with West as a consultant. (NY Post)
Check out Chief Keef’s interview: