Its no hidden truth that Kanye West has been teasing his Yandhi album for months now. The album supposed to drop on Black Friday last year but didn’t because Kanye needed to do more work on it. It seems that the album is in a healthy state because Virgil Abloh recently gave an update of it via an interview. “He’s dedicated his life to sort of finding the melting pot but he does it with his eyes closed,” Abloh told Gilles Peterson about Kanye’s power of collaboration. “It’s an amazing sonic thing. … You know, he’s a producer, he produces clothing, he’s a designer, he’s an artist. But from someone that was so close to those albums in the past, it’s intense.” Virgil Abloh then expressed how the tape “is absolutely insane production wise.”
“You know, jaw dropped from the very first thing I heard all the way to the end,” he added. “You know, a guy like Kanye West, you know, he’s . . . a better artist because he’s able to make it through [being where he’s not supposed to be].”
Listen to the full interview below.