Tyler, the Creator has weighed into the discussion on Kanye West’s new album Donda and has hailed Ye’s verse on the unreleased André 3000 collab ‘Life Of The Party’.
Although West has previewed the track in an interview with the German outlet Bild, he’s yet to share the full version of the song. On the other hand, Drake, who has recently reignited his long-standing feud with Kanye West, made headlines last weekend when he leaked it on SiriusXM.
This latest back and forth came as both rappers were seemingly looking at a chart rivalry with their records released so close together.
Drake appeared on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 programme as a guest DJ celebrating the release of Certified Lover Boy. ‘Life Of The Party’ not only features OutKast’s André 3000 but also a soundbite from a video of late rapper DMX and his daughter on a slingshot ride. Last week, 3000 released a statement regarding his collaboration with West.
Speaking of ‘Life Of The Party’ and the tensions between Drake and Kanye, 3000 said: “The track I received and wrote to didn’t have the diss verse on it, and we were hoping to make a more focused offering for the Donda album but I guess things happen like they are supposed to.
“It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way, and two artists that I love are going back and forth. I wanted to be on Certified Lover Boy too. I just want to work with people that inspire me. Hopefully, I can work with Kendrick on his album. I’d love to work with Lil’ Baby, Tyler and Jay-Z. I respect them all.”
Now, Tyler has revealed that he has heard the original version of the song without Kanye’s alleged disses aimed at Drake. “Man i heard life of the party a few months back and lost my mind,” Tyler wrote on Twitter. “Song is beautiful man i want to eat it. Very anita baker styled progression. Original verse was so warm and true. Pretty.”
In what has been a busy period for Tyler, he released his sixth studio album Call Me If You Get Lost back in June and earlier this week joined Texan rapper Maxo Kream on the anthemic new track, ‘Big Persona’.
Listen to ‘Big Persona’, below.