After successfully converting his trend-setting G.O.O.D. Friday single series into a five installment G.O.O.D. Friday album series, Kanye West seems intent on keeping the momentum going with another new set of projects.
Kanye revealed in an interview at his ye listening event in Wyoming that he wanted to release 52 records in 52 weeks. Since then, artists from Chance The Rapper to Ty Dolla $ign have hinted at or confirmed a project of their own with Yeezy on the boards. In that same interview, Kanye gave the impression that the music had been helping him deal with a traumatic year and a half, and his musical run has definitely kept him in the headlines more for his art and less for his political hot takes.
Catch up on the new album news surrounding Kanye below and stay posted for potential new announcements of more Kanye-produced albums.
Chance The Rapper
It’s no secret how much Chance admires Kanye and his influence. And now after working on several cuts off The Life Of Pablo, Chance is set to record a new seven-track album with Kanye this July. Chance also confirmed that he’s been working on the much-talked-about collaborative album with Childish Gambino.
CyHi The Prynce
Although CyHi is no longer a part of G.O.O.D. Music, he’d been building up hype around the idea of his own seven-track project with Kanye. Then in a new Instagram post from Friday (June 29), CyHi updated his fans about news of two new, completed albums and plans for more since “Ye said he wants to do another one.” It hasn’t been confirmed how much of the new CyHi music has been produced by Kanye.
Bump J & Sly Polaroid
Since his release from prison in April of 2017, Chicago OG Bump J has stayed active with new music, appearing on Young Chop’s King Chop 2, G Herbo’s Humble Beast, and a few singles of his own. He also released I Don’t Feel Rehabilitated earlier in June and made it public in an interview with FakeShoreDrive that Kanye will be producing a seven-track album for him and fellow Goon Squad member Sly Polaroid. Bump J added they’ll be working on that project in the coming weeks.
In the midst of the G.O.O.D. Music album rollout in June, Valee quoted a tweet mentioning a seven-track album between him and Kanye with a series of emojis. While it excited many of his fans, it’s unclear whether Valee has concrete plans for such a project or if he was trolling. Kanye already executive produced the Good Job You Found Me EP from the Chicago artist who signed to G.O.O.D. Music this past February.
Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign has been having an incredible 2018 with the release of the deluxe version of Beach House 3, a possible upcoming album with Jeremih, and fingerprints all over some of the biggest Hip Hop releases from artists including Kanye, Drake, and 2 Chainz.
Then earlier in June, Ty Dolla posted an Instagram video of Kanye praising him and the idea of a joint project. The caption was left as the clue, “U ready ?” And since Ty Dolla shares a mutual respect for Kanye, under the right circumstances the chances of a full-length from both of them are high.