November 15, 2023
Kanye West Recording New Music In Tranquil Saudi Arabia Desert
New image stills give a peek inside Kanye West’s serene studio set-up in the quiet desert of Saudi Arabia.
Kanye is getting back to the music after experiencing a huge drop in his net worth due to his antisemitic rants online and in the press. In recent months, Kanye has traveled the world with his current muse, Bianca Censori, and has been spotted in the studio with Ty Dolla Sign working on their collaboration.
On Nov. 13, new images surfaced online showing where Kanye has been hard at work on his upcoming music: the mini-tent community in Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia, that Kanye turned into a recording studio.
Kanye West's current studio setup in Al-'Ula, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 pic.twitter.com/pD9A37RXOq— Kurrco (@Kurrco) November 13, 2023
Ty Dolla Sign recently performed for fans and gave a huge update on his highly-anticipated collaboration album with him. “I just landed on a flight from Saudi Arabia,” Ty said in a video captured by Akademiks. “I’ve been out there recording a part of my album with my brother, Ye, and that’s coming real soon.”
Last month, Billboard announced a “multi-stadium listening event” with the pair that was scheduled for Nov. 3 but never happened. The announcement came a few weeks after sources revealed Kanye was shopping the joint album around to distributors and would “make a decision soon.”
The album will be Kanye’s first musical release since his fall from grace. In addition to losing his deals with Adidas, Gap, and Balenciaga, Def Jam’s parent company, Universal Music Group, also distanced itself from the artist.
“Def Jam’s relationship with Ye as a recording artist, Def Jam’s partnership with the GOOD Music label venture, and Ye’s merchandise agreement with Bravado all ended in 2021,” the label said at the time.
Ultimately, Kanye went from billionaire status back to a multi-millionaire in the blink of an eye. Since then, Kanye has taken an absence from social media and doing interviews and has seemingly been back at work on his music and fashion.
In October, Kanye made a bold move by filing a trademark for the name “YEWS” where he sought exclusive rights to the term in sectors like finance and fashion.