Hip-hop legend Kanye West is linking up with one of the greats. Ye has previewed a new collabo track with none other than Outkast’s André 3000.
While clocking in time in Germany, Mr. West previewed the new song in front of reporters. It’s titled “Life Of The Party” but any more details about the song are unknown at this time. However, the song was originally expected to have been on Kanye’s 10th studio album Donda.
Perhaps 3 Stacks’ verse wasn’t cleared, because the G.O.O.D. Music boss is feeling hot and possibly bothered. The hip-hop star has come through with the visual treatment to his “Come To Life” anthem off his newly released Donda album.
Less than a week since dropping Donda to the masses, Ye has blessed fans with a video from the project. Instead of opting for a closed set video, Ye actually used his third album listening event footage as the basis.
From Kanye actually setting himself on fire to reuniting with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, the video comes packed with stunning moments.
The Grammy-winning rapper can’t help but win, no matter how controversial he is. Whether he really put out Donda or Universal forced his hand, the project is expected to do ridiculous numbers in its opening week.
The LP is expected to do insane numbers in a day and time when digital streams reign supreme. The LP is slated to put out at least 300,000 audio listens by this time next week.
After one (partial) day, Kanye West’s Donda (G.O.O.D./Def Jam) is now trending at or above 300k for its first week. Given the album’s arrival on Sunday, typically the lowest streaming day of the week, there aren’t many, if any, models to project from. So call this one our best guess for now. Can Kanye beat J. Cole’s 308m first-week audio streams for the largest total of 2021 thus far? Kanye West (G.O.O.D./Def Jam): 300k-300k+ Halsey (Capitol): 95-115k total activity, 70-85k albums Lil Tecca (Galactic/Republic): 30-35k, 1-2k OneRepublic (Mosley/Interscope): 21-24k, 16-19k (HDD)
The huge estimates come following some heated words from Ye to his label Universal over the project reaching the masses without his official approval.
Unnamed sources have called Kanye’s claim about his 10th studio album, which dropped Sunday morning, “preposterous”. Universal representatives have not chimed in on the matter, but some people in the company have anonymously spoken about the matter.
Representatives for Universal had no comment on the allegation, but sources at the company called it “preposterous.” (Variety)