After setting the internet on fire this weekend with a on-stage rant targeting corporations, the Grammys, and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” Kanye West used another European performance to make more news last night.
While performing in Paris, West took a moment to tell the audience that he is working on “new sh*t.” He then went on to say that he will “be back in a couple of months.”
West wasn’t specific about exactly where this new material will land. There have been rumors for months that his G.O.O.D. Music clique will be releasing a follow-up to last year’s Cruel Summer compilation. Various G.O.O.D. associates like Big Sean, John Legend, and Malik Yusef have all stated that they have already recorded for a project that has been reported as Cruel Winter.
With winter drawing to a close in exactly three weeks, it seems that Kanye’s proclamation that he’s returning “in a couple of months” may suggest he’s not referring to G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Winter but rather his next solo album.
West hooked up with long time collaborator and mentor Jay-Z for the Watch The Throne joint album in 2011, but he has not released a solo LP since 2010′s critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Earlier this month rumors began circulating that Kanye’s sixth album will be called Rich Black American after a screenshot of an iTunes tracklist with the title and seven songs leaked online. The photo showed tracks featuring Frank Ocean, Pusha T, Beyoncé, Florence Welch, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Skrillex. The tracklist nor the title have been confirmed by Kanye West or Def Jam Records.
What has been confirmed is that Kanye West will headline the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City in June. The question still remains- will Kanye be performing brand new hits by the time the summer festival rolls around?
Watch footage of Kanye West in Paris talking about working on new material below.
- Kanye West Says “He’ll Be Back In A Couple of Months” With His “New S**t” (allhiphop.com)
- Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo – review (standard.co.uk)
- Sorry, But Kanye Is the GOAT (blogs.villagevoice.com)
- Kanye West Says “I Hate Business People” (stereogum.com)
- Big Sean Talks Cruel Winter & New Music With Jenny Boom Boom (hot937.cbslocal.com)