With Kanye West’s production prowess and Drake’s chart success, is this a partnership made in heaven?
When news of a collab album drops there is an overwhelming feeling of “why the hell did this not already exist?" From those anxiously waiting for Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole’s possible musical alliance to the forever grateful Jay-Z and Kanye Watch the Throne enthusiasts, when two lyrical heavyweights combine music fans are doubly happy.
On the seventh OVO Fest, a yearly concert held in Canada in connection with Drake’s OVO record label, the “One Dance” rapper invited Kanye to the stage. “Is y’all ready for this album? I wasn't talking about Pablo. I wasn't talking about Views,” Kanye said the crowd during his performance before pointing at Drake. “I wanna ask y’all right now: Are y’all ready for this album?”
This isn’t the first time news has slipped out of a Kany-ake collabo. In April, Drake told Zane Lowe that he and the controversial rapper “were supposed to do a mixtape together” in previous years and hinted that they might start working on one again.
After Drake’s latest album Views was released exclusively on Apple Music rather than Kanye’s beloved Tidal, this might be one way to end the streaming wars and, in Kanye’s words, “Let the kids have the music”. Expect an eclectic mix of sensitive lyrics about ex-girlfriends and controversial quips to fan the flames of already existing feuds.