Rapper is expected to release a new album shortly
Kanye West reportedly played new music to fans at a radio event in California earlier this week (January 21).
As Billboard reports, the rapper gave a talk at the iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank on Wednesday night, taking the opportunity to preview music from his upcoming seventh album, as well as singing an a cappella rendition of his recent single ‘Only One’.
The event saw West preview an untitled collaboration with both Paul McCartney (who also features on the aforementioned ‘Only One’) and Rihanna, with the song in question thought to be West’s next release.
Rapper Ty Dolla $ign recently discussed details of the collaboration in an interview, stating: “Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul got a song about to drop as well… It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy so just be looking out for [it].”
Ty Dolla $ign recorded a number of tracks with West in Mexico last year, stating that they made between seven and nine songs in the first 24 hours.
Billboard report that West sang ‘Only One’ a cappella to a room where “you could hear a pin drop” and also told the audience a story of asking former Beatle Paul McCartney “What was pussy like in the ’60s?”.
Meanwhile, video footage recently emerged of a 12 year-old Kanye West reciting a poem dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.
The video was shot in 1990 when a pre-teen West was in middle school and originally found its way online in 2012. However, Kim Kardashian recently re-circulated the clip via her Twitter page.
West’s upcoming new album will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Yeezus’ and is expected to surface shortly.