Neither Kanye West nor Drake have any trouble selling albums on their own, but they’ll soon join forces and give each other a boost. West confirmed in a recent Vogue interview that the two rappers have a collaborative album in the works. It seems they’ve heard the many fan pleas for just that over the years.
Speculation about a joint project abounded after a billboard was unveiled in Los Angeles in late August showing their music company logos alongside one another, accompanied by the cryptic message, “Calabasas is the new Abu Dhabi.” West’s company G.O.O.D. tweeted out an image of the sign at the time, sending fans into a tizzy over the possibilities.
— G.O.O.D. MUSIC (@GOODMUSIC) August 28, 2016
West took things a step further when he actually confirmed that he and Drake have gotten started on the long-hoped-for album.
“We’re just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio,” he told Vogue. “We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon.”
Exciting, indeed. The hip-hop icons have worked together in the past — Drake got West to join him on the track Pop Style off his April album, Views, and then he repaid the favor by co-writing 30 Hours for West’s most recent album, The Life of Pablo — but the upcoming album will be a much bigger project.
While West wouldn’t say when we can expect the collaborative album to drop, it is certainly promising that he said “soon.” Whenever it is released, the final product is bound to be huge. A whole album can be greater than the sum of its parts, and Kanye West and Drake are some pretty big parts.
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