Grammy-winning producer No I.D. has spilled the beans on Kanye West‘s plans to drop his follow-up to 2010’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy after G.O.O.D. Music’s upcoming Cruel Summer compilation.
Although he did not provide an exact date, No I.D. did confirm Ye plans to drop a sixth solo album.
G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summerhasn’t even hit the shelves yet, but there is a good chance fans can get a double dose of Kanye West this calendar year. Def Jam VP and multiplatinum Chicago producer No I.D. confirmed to MTV News that right after G.O.O.D. Music drop their compilation, Yeezy is looking to follow up with his sixth solo album. “He’s coming right after that,” No I.D. revealed. “I’m not working on that [Cruel Summer] album, I’m working on his album,” he said before cryptically telling us what’s to come on the upcoming G.O.O.D. LP. “This is Kanye. You know what to expect from the family. He hasn’t missed yet, so don’t expect him to miss.” (MTV)
Producer Detail revealed his involvement on Ye’s next LP last summer.
“I can tell you who I’m working with this year,” Detail said in an interview. “Kanye West, Drizzy Drake, obviously, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, T-Pain…[What am I doing with Kanye?] Great music. [For his next album?] Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely — I know when I get in with Kanye, everything’s going to go to a whole ‘nother level.” (Rap-Up TV)
In January 2011, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy reached platinum status.
Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received platinum certification. This gives him a handful of successful platinum LP’s, The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation and 808s & Heartbreak. Five straight certifications, with his collaboration project Watch The Throne with Jay-Z on the way. Hats off to Kanye West this album is a certified 5-mic as well! (The Source)
In 2010, G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T talked to SOHH about Ye’s album receiving a rare, perfect rating from XXL Magazine.
“Kanye is well-deserving of an XXL rating, whether he got it or not,” Pusha told SOHH. “Rapping? People aren’t f*cking with him rapping. Musically? People aren’t f*cking with him. This is like he’s pushing the bar. He’s doing all of this awesome sh*t and at the same time he’s keeping [a straight] face about it. That within itself says ‘I win.’ He wins, with the XXL rating and all of that, he wins.” (SOHH)