Kanye West and Drake’s long-rumored collaborative album is “coming up soon.” Kanye discussed the project in a new interview with Vogue, noting that he and Drake are “just working on music, working on a bunch of music together, just having fun going into the studio. We’re working on an album, so there’s some exciting things coming up soon.”
Kanye has long expressed a desire to make an album with Drake. In fact, The Life of Pablo track “Wolves” was originally intended for such a project, as Kanye revealed in a 2015 interview with the Breakfast Club. “The ‘Wolves’ song came from a conversation that me and Drake had, when was gonna do an album together, and the album was called Wolves,” he explained.
Last month, a mysterious billboard popped up in Los Angeles featuring the logos for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and Drake’s OVO Sound along the phrase, “Calabasas is the new Abu Dhabi.” It’s unclear if the billboard has any connection to this collaborative album.
According to Vogue, Kanye declined to give a release date for the album.
Elsewhere in the interview — which came ahead of the Season 4 debut of his Yeezy fashion line — Kanye confirmed that his first brick and mortar adidas store will soon open in California “since that’s where I stay now. I can go by there most often, check in, get the vibe. But I want to do 200 stores in the next year,” he added. “That’s just me saying what I want. I’m not saying what can definitely happen but you might as well just state out loud what you want. That’ll put you one step closer to getting it.”
He also addressed the controversy stemming from his open casting call for “multiracial women” to model Yeezy Season 4. “The ten thousand people that showed up didn’t have a problem with it,” he countered. Even so, Kanye said his intention was not to exclude anyone. “How do you word the idea that you want all variations of black? How do you word that exactly?”
Lastly, Kanye revealed his intention to design children’s clothing. “We’ve had to make all these clothes from scratch for [his children] North and for Saint,” he said. “And in the process it was just inevitable that we make kids’ clothes. With me and my wife, we have a different perspective on the way that kids swag out. And it’s all just slowly coming together.” Already, Kanye is releasing a toddler version of the Yeezy shoes.