After being hospitalized last month for reported exhaustion, Kanye West returned home in late November, his condition improving as he rests. In an altogether unsurprising but nonetheless encouraging turn of events, TMZ is now reporting that West has begun to record music as part of his rehabilitation and recovery process.

Sources close to the artist say that since returning home, West has been more relaxed and focused. He has reportedly built a temporary studio in his Bel-Air home to work on new music.

After releasing The Life of Pablo in February, Kanye quickly announced his intentions to release a follow-up album titled Turbo Grafx 16. In May, Quavo posted a photo of himself, West, Big Sean, Lil Yachty, Vic Mensa and the rest of the Migos to Instagram, simply writing "TURBO." Then there is the G.O.O.D. Music group album, Cruel Winter, for which "Champions" was supposed to be the lead single. This is all to say, should Kanye seek works in progress during his recovery, he has them by the pair.

Upon his hospitalization, word broke that Kanye requested studio equipment in his room so he could record in bed. As J. Cole potentially suggested on his new song "False Prophets," Kanye may have strayed from some of the principles that first endeared him to fans, though throughout his life, tragedy, from personal loss to injury, has been a massive creative influence. We'll have to wait and see what's to come from Kanye moving forward.

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