Kanye West Discusses New Album & Jay Z
(AllHipHop News) For the last several months producers, collaborators, club goers, and others have all commented about Kanye West's upcoming studio album, and now the man himself is speaking out about the project. During an interview with GQ, Ye provides some details about the follow-up to Yeezus.
I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called "All Day," that usually Jay would say, but Jay's not on there. So I say, 'All day, n***a, it's Ye, n***a. Shopping for the winter, it's just May, n***a. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, n***a. You ain't getting money unless you got eight figures.' Right? Jay would have said that. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. People definitely weren't getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, "Keep fighting." But also, you know, you can't win every single fight. It's a long war, and if you're out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won't win the war.
Kanye also shares he originally thought the album was likely to drop in September, but he has not decided on an exact month for its release yet. He does plan to unleash the first single in the next few weeks.
And for all the rumors about Ye being upset with Jay Z for not showing up to his wedding, the usually brutally honest Mr. West stated that is not the case. He even praises his Watch The Throne collaborator's long stay as a relevant entertainer.
That's what I like about Jay. He has longevity. He's still at the top of relevancy from the way he moves, the way he interacts with people, his ability to brush things off of his shoulder and just win at life. He's the poster child of winning. And I think I was the poster child of, like, fighting and winning. But you always saw the fight. And with Jay, you always saw the win.