Kanye West fans who waited around on Saturday night for the release of his new album Yandhi were disappointed to discover that the project never materialized. Now, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian announced that the album has been pushed back by two months. It’s set to drop on Friday, November 23. In the U.S., this is referred to as “Black Friday” because of the post-Thanksgiving sales that mark the beginning of holiday shopping season.
Soon afterwards, Kanye told TMZ that he was delaying the album so that he could travel to record in Africa. “I felt this energy when I was in Chicago, I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go and even find out what it’s really called,” he said. “And just grab the soil and cook food. Five meals a day so the metabolism stays up. And have my kids in the studio and have the mic in the open so you can hear nature while we’re recording.”
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Kanye previously announced the release date just two weeks ago, and later revealed that the project is set to feature 6ix9ine, XXXTENTACION, and Ty Dolla $ign. During a recent visit to The FADER he previewed tracks that were not complete, just a few days before the album’s planned release date, and said he was still reaching out to Rihanna for a feature.
Kanye West Yandhi Album Tracklist
- Slave Name
- Don’t Let Me Down (80 Degrees)* (Ft. G Herbo)
- We Got Love (Remix) by Teyana Taylor (Ft. Kanye West)