The Drake / Kanye collaboration album is reaching almost mythic status, but we basically have confirmation that a) it exists and b) it’s coming.
A quick recap of the events so far:
When Drake released ‘Views‘ back in April, he teased a potential Ye collab. “We had plans,” he said. “We were supposed to do a mixtape together or an album together. Maybe we’ll get that done.”
Then four months later at his annual summer OVO Fest in Toronto, Drizzy brought Yeezy on stage and ALL BUT CONFIRMED the album was coming. “Toronto I got one question for you,” Ye said to the crowd. “Are y’all ready for this album?”
And now, TODAY.
A billboard has appeared in Calabasas, California with the G.O.O.D. Music (Kanye) and OVO (Drake) logos, first posted to /r/hiphopheads and then tweeted by the official G.O.O.D. Music account.
— G.O.O.D. MUSIC (@GOODMUSIC) August 28, 2016
And we all know that Drake’s a fan of billboards atm.
There’s also this Instagram from @whos_tristan from two days ago, which is captioned: “Just chopped it up with #yeezy back stage for a good 45mins. He showed me the new video to #fade which premiers at #nyfw. He also completed 11 tracks with #drake and a life size #famous sculpture unveils in #LA tomorrow.”
He was right on the Famous sculpture, so that’s 1/3 so far.
Just chopped it up with #yeezy back stage for a good 45mins. he showed me the new video to #fade which premiers at #nyfw ?????? he also completed 11 tracks with #drake and a life size #famous sculpture unveils in #LA tomorrow. Big shout out to my boy #fonzworthbentley and my sis @keishanicole for making my visit to Indiana the best #nopicturesplease #nohashtags #yeezyvoice
The countdown to the MTA Video Music Awards is down to mere hours, and Kanye has been given four minutes of airtime to do whatever he wants – and nobody knows what that is.
A source close to production told TMZ that he’s got four minutes to “do with as he pleases. He can rap, sing, dance or even just stay silent… and we’re told show producers are totally clueless which door he’ll pick.”
Something is brewing…
Photo: Instagram / Champagne Papi; Getty / Dimitrios Kambouris.