Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will reportedly be releasing his Good A** Job album this summer.
Based on new reports, the follow-up to 2008’s 808’s & Heartbreak is coming out in June.
Kanye West is ensconced in his Diamond Head, Hawaii home and recording studio, putting the final touches on his forthcoming album with guest rappers like Q-Tip, RZA and Pete Rock, numerous reports have confirmed. A source close to the project — which is tentatively titled “Good A** Job” according to G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean — says it will be released in June. (Billboard)
West’s artist, Big Sean, has shared his thoughts on the rapper’s upcoming album.
“I feel like Kanye’s albums are always groundbreaking and I’m sure he’s gonna do that with his next project,” he said in an interview. “It’s great. It’s hip-hop. I feel like Kanye always does a great job of reinventing himself and I want him to shock the world. People are going to love it.” (Rap-Up)
Q-Tip recently confirmed his involvement on West’s album behind the boards.
“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 [Jay-Z] for a while so hopefully he’ll realize the heat I got and come with it [laughs].” (Brooklyn Bodega)
Reports that West got production from Q-Tip and RZA began to circulate online last month.
Fuse TV’s, Toure had a conversation with an individual who received a sneak peek at the rapper’s new project and got wind of some DOPE information. According to Toure, RZA, Q-Tip and Pete Rock have all contributed to Yeezy’s new effort. I sincerely hope this means no more auto-tune. Auto-Tune on a Pete Rock would make my stomach turn upside down. It’s also been said that Pusha T from the Clipse and Drake have taken trips down to Hawaii (that’s where he’s creating the new album) to assist Ye with the new project. (BET’s Sound Off)
Rapper Drake recently said the project would be one of the best hip-hop releases in years.
The Canadian rapper-singer revealed to GQ magazine that he has been in Hawaii laying down tracks for both his and Mr. West’s albums. When asked how they divide time between the two projects, Drake joked, “More like we work on his album until he gets tired.” Little is known about West’s fifth studio effort, but the Young Money star offered his inside take. “His album is going to be one of the best hip-hop albums in the last 10 years,” he declared. (Rap-Up)
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