Kanye West has been out of the spotlight recently due to a very tough 2016, to say the least. In his absence, many have been speculating what the 40-year-old rapper/producer is up to.
While there were many rumors these past months of the rapper to be working on new material, we now have a confirmation of it from a very reliable source.
Steve Bartles, the CEO of Def Jam has confirmed in a new interview with Variety that Mr. West is hard at work on his next project. When asked about it, Bartles had this to say.
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“When we talk we don’t really get down to the granular of where he’s going and how he’s flying there, we keep it much more on a broader level. Kanye is working, that’s been widely reported. He’s always very focused, and our relationship with him is that we always have great respect for him and when he’s ready to do something or talk about something, we’re there for him, we totally support his vision and his focus, and that’s where we leave it. I check in with him from time to time just to see how he’s doing. What’s great about our relationship is that I always know when it’s go time — because he wakes me up.”
So now that the cat is out of the bag with the music being confirmed, the only other question is when will it be released.
Bartels didn’t give a potential release date or window, but we can hope and cross our fingers for a 2017 release.
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