Kanye West begins work on ‘Turbo Grafx 16’ and shares studio image on Instagram

Rapper reveals that work has begun on "Nerdy" follow up to 'The Life of Pablo'

Kanye West has today revealed that work on his next studio album, ‘Turbo Grafx 16’, has officially begun.

West’s friend, Ibn Jasper, uploaded a picture of the album’s studio sessions on Sunday (February 28), which showed West seemingly collaborating and laying down tracks with Mike Dean and Plain Pat, as well as artist Kid Cudi. West release The Life of Pablo, his seventh studio album earlier this month (February 2015).

“TURBO GRAFX 16 day 1#PABLo #MikeDean #CUDi #PlainPat,” read the caption. View the Instagram post below.

TURBO GRAFX 16 day 1 #PABLo #MikeDean #CUDi #PlainPat

A photo posted by @ibnjasper on


According to Billboard, West also revealed that he’s got other tracks with Drake, Future and Young Thug in the stash. He also previewed the Jay Z-sampling track ‘Closest Thing To Einstein’ at a VIP party in Los Angeles’ 1OAK club.

Over the weekend, Kanye West revealed the title for his next album (27 February), which he claims is going to drop later this summer.

Taking to Twitter, the rapper revealed the “nerdy” album title is a homage to his favourite games console from when he was a kid.



Ye originally announced the news of his next album in the middle of a long Twitter rant about the Grammys.



You might remember that ‘Life Of Pablo’, which Kanye released earlier this month, went through more than a few different titles, including ‘Waves’, ‘Swish’ and ‘So Help Me God’, so there’s no telling how long this one could stick around for.

Kanye’s current album has only been released on Tidal and hasn’t received an official chart position, as the streaming service doesn’t want to release figures.

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