After setting the internet on fire this weekend with a on-stage rant targeting corporations, the Grammys, and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” Kanye West used another European performance to make more news last night.
While performing in Paris, West took a moment to tell the audience that he is working on “new sh*t.” He then went on to say that he will “back in a couple of months.”
West wasn’t specific about exactly where this new material will land. There have been rumors for months that his G.O.O.D. Music clique will be releasing a follow-up to last year’s Cruel Summer compilation. Various G.O.O.D. associates like Big Sean, John Legend, and Malik Yusef have all stated that they have already recorded for a project that has been reported as Cruel Winter.
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With winter drawing to a close in exactly three weeks, it seems that Kanye’s proclamation that he’s returning “in a couple of months” may suggest he’s not referring to G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Winter but rather his next solo album.
West hooked up with long time collaborator and mentor Jay-Z for the Watch The Throne joint album in 2011, but he has not released a solo LP since 2010′s critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Earlier this month rumors began circulating that Kanye’s sixth album will be called Rich Black American after a screenshot of an iTunes tracklist with the title and seven songs leaked online. The photo showed tracks featuring Frank Ocean, Pusha T, Beyoncé, Florence Welch, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Skrillex. The tracklist nor the title have been confirmed by Kanye West or Def Jam Records.
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What has been confirmed is that Kanye West will headline the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City in June. The question still remains- will Kanye be performing brand new hits by the time the summer festival rolls around?