Chicago beatmaker and entrepreneur Kanye West recently previewed some of his new singles ahead of the release of his collaborative album with Ty Dollar $ign, one of which featured Young Thug and Future.
West took to the DJ decks at Art Basel in Miami over the weekend, where he proceeded to play some snippets of new music, starting an impromptu listening session. Clips of the party have begun circulating social media.
As well as a track featuring Future and Young Thug, Ye also previewed a song that samples the Backstreet Boys’ 1997 hit ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).’ During the track, West raps about Young Thug’s RICO case, rapping, “This one here for YSL, I ain’t talking Saint Lauren, Free Larry [Hoover], free Young Thug / While we at it, free [Big] Meech.”
The newly released footage arrived shortly after Ty Dolla $ign uploaded a photo of a handwritten tracklist for his and Kanye West’s upcoming joint project. The release date has not yet been announced.
The body of work has an 18-song tracklist, which includes the recently released single ‘Vultures,’ which features Lil Durk and Bump J. It also boasts the long-awaited single ‘New Body,’ a 2018 cut set to feature Nicki Minaj.
Other tracks listed in the photo include ‘Fuk Sumn,’ ‘Beg Forgiveness,’ ‘Drunk,’ ‘Gun to My Head’ and ‘Timbo Freestyle,’ which Timbaland has confirmed he produced. Although there is no release date, the two MCs are looking for a distributor for the project.
According to Billboard magazine, several major labels have declined to work with West due to his 2022 end-of-year antisemitic tirades. However, smaller companies like Too Lost, Distrokid and Tunecore were said to be in consideration.