On Friday (November 17), Chicago radio station WPWX Power 92 shared “Vultures” live on air, making it the first complete preview of a Ye and Ty song since they announced their collaborative album.
The track was played by Ye’s longtime friend DJ Pharris, according to Variety. Pharris has known Kanye since 1996 and according to many, was the first DJ to play a Kanye West production on the radio.
In trying to keep things humorous regardless of the controversy surrounding him, he later adds, “This ain’t Jimmy Butler, but the heat got extensions,” alluding to the NBA forward’s bizarre media-day look from 2022.
But the song has created new controversies on top of old ones, with Ye rapping that he “just fucked Scooter’s bitch,” a reference to his former manager Scooter Braun, who the rapper publicly fired in 2018.
Check out the song below, premiered online by Andrew Barber of the noted Chicago music blog Fake Shore Drive:
FSD Premiere: Kanye West & Ty Dolla Sign feat. Lil Durk & Bump J “Vultures” [No DJ]
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) November 18, 2023
Ty Dolla $ign recently gave fans an update on the project with West after a listening event for it was abruptly canceled in October.
During a performance last week, the singer addressed his audience and said: “I just landed on a flight from Saudi Arabia. I’ve been out there recording a part of my album with my brother, Ye. And that’s coming real soon.”
The duo postponed the LP in early-November for the second time. As of now, its title and release date remain unclear.
The “Oh Nah” hitmaker cleared his Instagram page and posted a teaser for the yet-to-be-released collaboration a few weeks back. Without revealing too much, he shared a since-deleted image with the text: “¥$ multi stadium listening event November 3rd.”
Billboard then reported that the record launch had been cancelled. Though the pair never announced an official date to drop the record, fans assumed that it would go public after its broadcast at the now-aborted gathering
Prior to that, Ye and Ty were initially set to perform the project in front of upwards of 100,000 fans at a massive concert in Italy toward the end of October. Rumored to take place at the RCF Arena in Reggio Emilia, the show was then canceled after reportedly hitting a roadblock.
As for the album, it was recently reported that the duo are looking for a company to distribute their material.