According to U.S. publication Page Six, the rapper is holed up in a studio in Japan with Cudi to work on his first major project since releasing The Life Of Pablo together.
A source said: “They’re going to drop some crazy collaboration out of the blue. They’re going to drop some surprise project on everybody. They’re recording it now. Nobody knows what it is — or what it sounds like . . . There are no professionals in the room. It’s just Cudi, Kanye and an engineer. They’re recording together in Japan.”
Cudi was previously considered Kanye’s protege after he signed to G.O.O.D Music, but they fell out after Cudi branded him “fake” and accused him of making “corny shit”.
In response, Kanye later told a crowd at his St Pablo tour: “I birthed you… I’m so hurt. I feel so disrespected. Kid Cudi, we’re two black men in a racist world.”
But there were later signs that the pair had settled their differences, after Cudi claimed that Kanye was the “most influential artist” of the last 10 years.
The rumours of a possible collaboration were also fuelled last week when Japanese artist Takashi Murakami shared a photo of the two visiting his studio in Los Angeles.