Kanye West is pondering around an idea that is possibly impossible if you want to do it right that is. Just last week, the New York Times published an interview where the Chicago native spills details about the overall journey of his eighth studio album, Ye. Pop music critic, Jon Caramanica, who spent three days with West after the album’s debut, revealed in an episode of Popcast that the notable producer wants to craft 52 records over the course of 52 weeks.
“[Kanye] said he wants to get a place in Wyoming and he thinks he wants to spend more time there. [Kanye] told me at one point he wants to make 52 records in 52 weeks. Take that for what you will,” Caramanica revealed.
Well, the best way to take that would be the calculate it. 52 weeks is equal to one year. While Ye did not commit to such a pledge, it is obvious that such a make would result in a possible new album. And of course, not all of these records have to be Kanye West tracks. Talks of how these 52 records may accumulate have already been thrown into speculation.
In a recent episode of Complex’s Open Late with Peter Rosenberg, Chance the Rapper revealed he was currently working on a seven-track album with Kanye that is set to be released in July and also a 14-track joint album with Childish Gambino, “I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish. I’m going to do a seven-track with Ye,” said Chance.
Yesterday, G.O.O.D. music emcee CyHi the Prynce confirmed on Instagram, while sharing his “first selfie of the year” that he has already completed two albums and will start working on a third one off of the strength of Kanye West.
The contestable producer has not made any formal commitment to the challenge, but there is no secret he has been project hopping in recent times. With the release of five albums over the past month, Ye, his collab with Kid Cudi Kids See Ghost, Pusha T’s Daytona, Nas’ Nasir, and Teyana Taylor’s Keep That Same Energy, it is apparent that he has already been on some type of roll towards this 52/52 goal.