Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is reportedly back in grind mode to place the finishing touches on his upcoming Yeezus follow-up album and is making one significant sacrifice.
While details are slim, Mr. West has delayed some touring dates to wrap-up his highly-anticipated LP.
In May, Kanye West was scheduled for a series of tour dates in Australia, but as Roc Nation points out, those dates have now been postponed until September. It’s reportedly due to “unexpected timing requirements” related to West finishing his next album. (Pitchfork)
Although brief with details, rap veteran Q-Tip broke the news of his involvement on Ye’s next LP last December.
When asked about his upcoming album, he was a little bit cagier. “It’s comin’ man, I’m excited about it,” he said about the project, titled Last Zulu. “I’m producing Kanye’s new album with Rick Rubin, I’m doin’ that, so that’s coming up.” “It’s hard to describe… definitely bars,” he continued about Last Zulu. “Bars is crazy, beats is crazy, it’s gonna be darker. It’s gonna be like the bad twin of Tribe, but not necessarily in terms of content, just musically.” (XXL Mag)
A few years ago, reports about the rap veteran working on a Kanye album hit the Internet.
“I just try to work with people who I admire or whom I think has got it,” he revealed in an interview. “So right now I’m working on Nas’ sh*t, about to work with Kanye on his sh*t. Just trying to keep up my momentum. I’m about to work with Talib [Kweli] on his project. I been trying to work with Hova for a while so hopefully he’ll realize the heat I got and come with it [laughs].” (Brooklyn Bodega)