Kanye West Hits the Studio With Swizz Beatz, Kendrick Lamar and CyHi the Prynce
In case there was any doubt that music is presently Kanye West's highest priority, a pair of photos posted by Swizz Beatz onto Instagram late Thursday night (Jan. 21) show the rapper in the studio, Yeezus hoodie and all, with the producer as well as G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi the Prynce.
He even shared an image of himself and his "No More Parties in L.A." collaborator Kendrick Lamar sitting on a couch. "We just wanna thank Madlib for these 6 beat CDs he sent over
#scary," Yeezy tweeted.
While Kanye's upcoming album Swish is slated for a Feb. 11 release date, the photos themselves and the hashtags Swizz deploys, #zone #swish, suggest that the project remains incomplete. If the studio session was yielding new tracks, then it would add to the already existing problem of too much music, which Khloe Kardashian said was the case with Swish earlier this month.
The other alternative is that the session was used for upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday tracks, of which Kanye has released two, "Real Friends" and "No More Parties in L.A." Both Swizz and CyHi were heavily involved in the first G.O.O.D. Friday run, appearing on "Lord, Lord, Lord," "So Appalled," "Take One for the Team," "Looking for Trouble" and "Christmas in Harlem."
In addition to the Instagram posts, Kanye went a little Twitter crazy last night, posting a series of photos showing his and hers Maybachs, Swizz in the studio and a few members of Kanye's squad, as he labeled them. Among them, his publicist Gabe Tesoriero and Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels.
Check out all of the Kanye-related social media happenings below and be on the look out for that next G.O.O.D. Fridays track later today. Though a delay is always possible, the studio photos are an encouraging sign that Kanye is working on keeping things on schedule.
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