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Kanye West planning to release new album YANDHI next week

by WENN September 19th, 2018, 4:00 am

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Kanye West is hoping for a third hit album in 2018 after hinting he’s ready to release his follow-up to ye, which topped charts in June.

The rapper followed that success by dropping his Kid Cudi collaboration, Kids See Ghosts, and now it appears his third release of the year will be titled YANDHI.

West teased fans on social media on Monday by posting two captionless photos – one showcased the line-up for the season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live, which will feature Kanye as the musical guest, while the second displayed artwork for a nameless CD.

He later revealed a screenshot conversation that included the same CD cover he posted on Twitter, but this time he added the message “YANDHI 9.29.18”.

He’s also planning a major collaboration with fellow Chicago, Illinois emcee Chance the Rapper, which he announced at Chance’s OpenMike event in the city on Monday night.

According to Kanye, the joint project will be titled Good A** Job.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, West also teased fans with the possibility of a sequel to the album Watch the Throne, his smash hit collaboration with JAY-Z.

“throne2 coming soon,” he tweeted.

The original Watch the Throne spent 62 weeks in the U.S. charts following its release in 2011, and the duo launched a world tour to ride the success.

News of the proposed sequel comes after a tough few years for JAY-Z and Kanye’s relationship – the two rappers fell out after JAY-Z failed to make it to Kanye’s 2014 wedding to Kim Kardashian in Italy, and West took aim at his old friend onstage during his controversial Saint Pablo Tour in 2016.

Jay addressed their feud on the track Kill JAY-Z, which featured on his 4:44 album, rapping: “You dropped outta school, you lost your principles/I know people backstab you, I feel bad too/But this f**k everybody attitude ain’t natural.”

The pair ended its feud last year, with Jay admitting in an interview: “I love Kanye… It’s a complicated relationship with us.”

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