Amid Miami’s bustling Art Basel festivities, Kanye West, now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla Sign unveiled their latest collaborative project, Vultures, through a live-streamed rave event.
Kanye West previews ‘Vultures’ album at Miami rave – Watch live stream here
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The anticipation built on social media and Ye’s website culminated in a midnight event at Wynwood Marketplace in Miami, FL.
Fans who were ready to splurge could buy tickets online for $200 general admission or $600 VIP. The event was more than just an album debut; it was a fusion of music and community, described as a “subversive event” in an impromptu press release that did the rounds on Monday.
Watch the live stream below:
The album Vultures, co-created with Ty Dolla Sign, not only showcased Kanye’s latest musical direction but also featured a lineup of renowned artists.
Lil Durk and Chris Brown were slated to perform, adding to the event’s allure. Clips shared across social media before the event hinted at the involvement of Young Thug, Playboi Carti, and Future in the album.
One track, potentially named River, gained particular attention for its call to free Young Thug from jail, amid his ongoing YSL RICO trial, and mentions of Larry Hoover.
Kanye’s public appearance and the album’s debut come after a year marred by antisemitic remarks and controversies that significantly impacted his public image.
However, the release of Vultures marks a new chapter, with Ye redirecting focus back to his music and collaborations. The project teased amidst the vibrant backdrop of Art Basel, was eagerly awaited by fans, curious to see how Ye’s recent experiences would influence his musical expression.
The rumour mill has it that the album will officially drop on Friday, 15 December 2023, albeit true Kanye West fans know true and well not to take heed to release date murmurs until