Kanye West has been spotted working in the studio with LA rapper Blueface ahead of the reported sequel to last year’s ‘DONDA’.
The pair, who have not previously worked together, were all smiles in a pic that has been circulating on social media. You can see the snap below.
What Ye and Blueface were working on is yet to be determined, but it was reported earlier this month that the former is busy working on ‘DONDA 2’, less than six months after the release of part one.
In a statement to Complex Magazine, Steven Victor – who worked with West as COO of his label, G.O.O.D Music – claimed that West was working on what he described as “his new masterpiece”.
West later confirmed Victor’s statement in a text message conversation with Moneybagg Yo. “I got to lock in with you on Donda 2,” West texted the Memphis rapper. “Money in front of us. Bullshit behind us.”
Kanye And Blueface pic.twitter.com/vrEOY1rSK4
— Rap301 (@_Rap301) January 13, 2022
The news of West working on new music comes under a week after footage surfaced of him in the studio with rapper Scarface. West was also said to be in the studio with both Post Malone and Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes this past September.
West revealed this week that he’s planning to release a new song soon – one that is likely to feature Pusha T, The Game and DJ Premier.
The rapper and producer, who is now legally known as Ye, spoke about the plans during a recorded phone call with Premier earlier this week, which has since surfaced online.
West released the original ‘DONDA’ on August 29, after multiple delays throughout the month and several changes to the album itself. The progress of the album was charted through several listening parties, where West would make changes to it following each one.
In a three-star review, NME‘s Rhian Daly described ‘DONDA’ as “incredibly – and unnecessarily – long”.
“There are plenty of seeds of what could be good ideas here, and some legit great tracks, but had he taken a little more time to edit things, this could have been a classic,” the review added.