Full Rundown on Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s Vultures Album Before It Drops
Aswehiphop gives the news on Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s Vultures Album Before It Drop.
They are getting ready to drop their joint album, Vultures, this month. Several teases of new music have been made and multiple release dates have come and gone with no sign of the project. From the first rumors he was working on a new solo effort to the album release parties that included one of Kanye’s infamous rants, here’s everything we know about their new album.
Kanye West New Solo Album
Kanye West’s last officially released album, Donda, dropped over two years ago. In the time since, He has been marred in relationship drama and controversy. However, in August of 2023, reports emerged Ye was hard at work on new music. Chicago producer Orlando “Fya Man” Wilder conducted an AMA on Reddit where the Donda collaborator spilled some beans on kanye’s progress.
New Album Details Emerge
Later in August of 2023, more details emerged on the popular subreddit page, GoodAssSub. According to the Reddit account Insurge, a user known for leaking music, the album in progress was sounding like “a mix of The College Dropout and The Life of Pablo.” The user alleged the release would contain an “insane” list of guest appearances.
Jesus Is King 2 Leaks
On Sept. 25, 2023, Kanye and Dr. Dre’s Jesus Is King 2 album leaker. The 15-track release features several songs from the original album over new Dre beats and contains guest, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Travis Scott, Pusha T and more. It is unclear how the album made its way to the internet. However, there is a possibility the vaulted tracks were purposefully leaked in order to garner buzz for Kanye’s upcoming album.
Ye & Dr Dre’s remix album ‘Jesus is King II’ has leaked in its entirety. The album has 10 tracks with new verses from Ye and a stack of features including A$AP Ferg, Anderson .Paak, Thurz, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign & Eminem #kanyewest #drdre #jesusisking pic.twitter.com/QseNn8V6nd
— kanyewestaurant (@kanyewestau) September 26, 2023
Ty Dolla $ign Is Involved in New Album
Two days after the Jesus Is King 2 leak, Aswehiphop reported on Sept. 27, 2023, that kanye west was in the lab working feverishly on the new album with Ty Dolla $ign.
Kanye West Postpones New Album With Ty Dolla $ign
According to a Billboard report published on Oct. 13, 2023, Kanye West briefly slowed the release of his new album with Ty Dolla $ign as they looked for a partner to distribute the project. A collaborative album between the two was initially set to be released that day, but apparently, Kanye west was struggling to find someone to help distribute the project. On Oct. 23, 2023, Ty Dolla $ign announced on Instagramthat he and kanye would host a multi-stadium listening event the following month. “Multi-stadium listening event November 3,” the post read, which also featured the yen and dollar signs symbol.
However, shortly after Ty’s announcement, a Billboard report published on Nov. 1 confirmed the event was postponed. The newly formed duo’s new album would not drop on that date either.
Video circulating on Nov. 12, 2023, showed Ty Dolla $ign pausing a recent concert to update his fans on the status of the project.
“I just landed on a flight from Saudi Arabia,” Ty Dolla said. “I’ve been out there recording a part of my album with my brother Ye. And that’s coming real soon.”
Ty Dolla Sign says his collab album with Kanye West is coming “real soon” 👀
“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.” pic.twitter.com/gWi04GOGYT
— Kurrco (@Kurrco) November 12, 2023
Sources Confirm Kanye West Is Recording New Album in Saudi Arabia
After Ty Dolla $ign’s update, Instagram user @__nrda shared an Instagram post on Nov. 10, 2023 that purports to show Ye’s current living conditions while he works on the new album. The photos show luxury tents set in the desert, while another photo shows an open laptop next to speakers and a keyboard. The photos were reportedly taken at Named Ashar Tented Resort in Alula, Saudi Arabia.
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign Drop New Song “Vultures” Without Lil Durk Verse
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign officially dropped their new song “Vultures” on Nov. 22, 2023. Fans were upset when the final version didn’t include a verse from Durkio. The song instead features the rapper Bump J.
Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign and Bump J Perform “Vultures” for the First Time
On Nov. 27, 2023, Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign and Bump J performed “Vultures” for the first time together while in Dubai. The surprise performance went down during Lil Durk’s show at the nightclub Blu Dubai. Durkio’s verse was then added to the studio version of “Vultures” on streaming services.
Ty Dolla $ign Shares Handwritten Tracklist and Kanye Previews New Song
Ty Dolla $ign posted a handwritten tracklist for Vultures on his Instagram page on Dec. 8, 2023. The tracklist was shortly followed by a social media clip of Ye standing with his back to the camera, as a rendition of The Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody” can be heard in the background. Fans put two and two together and noted this was likely the opening track for Vultures since “Everybody” appears as the first song on the tracklist Ty shared. Fans also pointed out that a song called “New Body,” which features Nicki Minaj, and was initially part of Kanye’s unreleased 2018 project Yandhi, was now included on the tracklist
Kanye West Previews New Music With Future and Young Thug at Art Basel
During Miami’s Art Basel weekend in December of 2023, Kanye West was filmed on video previewing a batch of unreleased music inside a Jamaican restaurant. He ran through “Everybody,” as well as two new songs featuring Future and Young Thug.
Kanye West Announces Vultures Rave to Celebrate Album
Shortly after the impromptu listening session during Art Basel weekend, Playboi Carti posted a screenshot on his Instagram Story on Dec. 9, 2023. The screenshot showed a text sent by Ye inviting him to a rave in Miami on Dec. 12.
Kanye West Wears Black KKK Mask During Miami Album Listening Event
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign’s Miami rave went down as promised on Dec. 12, 2023. Their joint album, Vultures, was officially scheduled for release on Dec. 15. However, during Ye’s eventful listening party, he made headlines for donning a black KKK mask while previewing new music.
The event took place at the Wynwood Marketplace in Miami, and included Lil Durk, Offset, Kodak Black, Freddie Gibbs and Chris Brown, among others, supporting Ye and Ty, who were both in attendance. Video captured from the event also showed Kanye west performing the album’s title track while wearing a black Ku Klux Klan-inspired hood. Fans noted the hood was actually a prop from 2013, where Ye put the garment on three Black men in the video for his single “Black Skinhead.”
North West Previews New Song on Vultures
Ye’s Miami listening party was also eventful because during the event, North West previewed some new bars she had on her father’s Vulture’s album.
“It’s your bestie/Miss Miss Westie/Don’t try to test me/It’s gonna get messy/It’s gonna get messy/Just, just bless me,” North West can be heard rapping in a clip from the event.
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign Announce Second Vultures Rave Event
Shortly after the first rave, social media personality YesJulz confirmed that a second Vultures rave would take place in the Las Vegas desert at 11 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2023. However, YesJulz then reported early on Dec. 15 that the rave was shut out down by police.
The rave was able to resume despite this setback. Videos captured from the event, in which each ticket cost over $2,000, show Ye and TY$ in tow with multiple rappers including Quavo, Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti, Lil Durk and more. Ye premiered new music off Vultures and again ran through previously unreleased songs that he premiered at the Vultures Miami rave event on Dec. 12.
The rave was ultimately relocated to what appeared to be a hotel room, and YesJulz continued to livestream the whole event.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi Reunite at Vultures Rave Event
During the Las Vegas rave event, Kid Cudi and Ye were notably seen reuniting and hugging it out on Dec. 15, 2023. The close collaborators had experienced a massive falling out over Cudder’s lyrics being cut from Ye’s Donda 2 album. Issues between the pair also arose after Cudi stood by his friendship with Pete Davidson, who was dating Ye’s now-ex-wife back then.
Another video of the heartwarming moment confirmed Ye’s new song, “Gun to My Head,” actually features Cudi.
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign Release Vultures Merch
Also on Dec. 15, 2023, as fans waited patiently for Vultures to drop, Ty $ and Ye stoked the fire by unveiling merch to support the album on Kanye’s Yeezy website. Bandanas, shirts, shorts and the $200 YZY Pod sock shoes were all included, as well as a pre-order link for the Vultures album. The pre-order link merely claimed the album would ship “in 2024.”
Kanye West Goes on Heated Rant, and the Album Doesn’t Drop
In the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2023, Kanye closed out his second Vultures listening event by going on a lengthy rant. Ye called out Drake, Jay-Z and a slew of others for not supporting him over the past year and criticized Adidas as well. Ye also called out the “Jewish n***as” who would simply brush off his rant as another “episode.” The rapper even said he wanted to “slap the s**t out of Mike Rubin.”
The rant was captured via YesJulz’s livestream on Instagram.
“Y’all ain’t stop that Adidas s**t,” Ye said. “Y’all n***as let Adidas crash the richest n***a of all time. I put up one tweet and then Ari Emanuel put, ‘Oh we gotta drop this n***a,’ and all n***as just watched. The only n***a that had the Trump hat. Who went and got them billions. The only one that break through all kinds of ideas in fashion. I’ve been called a f**got so many times for tight jeans. I got n***as from Chicago that I take care of that still try to sell me.”
and more was said. To make matters worse, Vultures never hit streaming services on Dec. 15.
Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign Push Vultures Back to New Year’s Eve
A rep for Kanye and Ty$ confirmed with Aswehiphop that Vultures was delayed until Dec. 31, 2023. And Vultures didn’t drop as planned once again. The album was then pushed back to Jan. 12, 2024. Ty Dolla $ign ushered in the new year with a Vultures neck tattoo, giving hope that the album could still eventually see the light of day.