Kanye West has had a rough time since he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs back in September, but like most artists, when they hit a rough patch, they throw themselves into their art. That’s what Kanye is doing.
While he’s been M.I.A. as of late, the rapper-producer is reportedly back in the studio, making new music.
According to DigitalSpy.com, West has been in the studio working on new material for his fifth studio album. Collaborator A-Trak says he straying from the limelight, but still working.
“Kanye’s taking a bit of time away from the limelight. But he keeps telling me all these ideas he has for songs and fashion bits,” A-Trak told the Daily Star.
“It’s really amazing just how many ideas he has.”
One collaborator that is expected to show up on the upcoming album is Soulja Boy. The young rapper revealed that the pair have been working together, via a recent interview with XXL. Soulja Boy says is “one of the greatest to do it.”
“I produced some tracks [for him],” the rapper said. “We got in the studio like two weeks ago and just really just I think Kanye … I work with a lot of artists but out of all of the artists I worked with I think that’s the only artist that try to push my talent to the next level, like it wasn’t easy working with him.
“Other artists, they might want a beat or want me to write a song or hook for them, or just do a verse for them, Kanye came in like, ‘This the sample, I want you to use this sample and I want you to blah blah blah.’ You just gotta keep redoing it until it’s perfect, but I know that 100 percent, whoever spit on them, even if Kanye decide to give ’em to somebody else, whoever spit on them they guaranteed smash chart toppers,” Soulja Boy continued.
According to Soulja Boy, fans can also expect a collabo track with himself, Kanye, and Drake in the near future. He says it’s “gonna be stuuupid.”
Kanye West has been keeping to himself since September. The backlash he received for the Taylor Swift incident affected him so much, he canceled his much anticipated Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga.