Kanye West has joined forces with Al Be Back on an upcoming new track that his “Good Night” collaborator previewed on social media.
Al Be Back teased “Israel” earlier this week and posted a clip rapping along to Ye’s verse while getting hyped.
Kanye has been off the grid for much of 2023 but his rhymes find him touching on an encounter with the devil and attempting to free Larry Hoover.
“Tell me right now is it real/ Y’all be talking about the devil I seen a close-up/ Every night I could’ve told everything they told us/ They was talking about the style I said n-gga Moses/ Ain’t nobody pardon Hoover but we got the closest,” he raps.
The song is without a release date but appears to be coming soon — check out the clip below.
Albe Back previews "Israel" featuring Ye pic.twitter.com/OX6O8O5vmQ
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“Israel” — which is an ironic song title following Ye’s antisemitic remarks in the past — isn’t West’s lone feature on Al’s Dying Near A Charger album.
Kanye West will also reconnect with Fivio Foreign for “Concussion,” which was released by the Brooklyn rapper and pulled back earlier this year. Kanye’s contributions to the track appeared to be unfinished at the time.
“The idea that you died a brutal death should make us all not care about our phones funeral. Dying Near A Charger This album will mean something,” Al Be Back wrote to Instagram. “Turn to your neighbor and say God is alive enough for my phone not to be #AlbumMode #Ye24 @fivioforeign_8fs King of New York you bodied this record !!!”
Meanwhile, Kanye West pulled up to Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, County Laois to support Steve Lacy last week. During Lacy’s set, Ye was present in the audience and the two were even photographed hugging one another upon linking up.
According to Kurrco, Yeezy played some new music for Lacy during their time together. Only a brief clip of the song was recorded by an attendee who didn’t even point the camera up, so it seems like it wasn’t a part of Lacy’s performance.
Kanye and Al Be Back’s history dates back to Graduation when Al appeared on the 2007 album’s bonus track “Good Night” alongside Mos Def.