Kanye West Looking For New Distributors For First Album Since Anti-Semitic Controversy
Kanye West is currently on the hunt for distributors to help with the release of his upcoming unnamed album, reportedly a collaborative effort with Ty Dolla $ign, after his anti-Semetic antics.
According to Billboard, the project was supposed to be released Oct. 13, but has since been delayed for reasons shielded from the public. However, the news outlet reports that West and Ty Dolla $ign have been in discussions with several companies.
However, West’s scandal regarding remarks deemed anti-Semitic is as prevalent as ever given the recent outbreak of violence between Palestine and Israel. With this in mind, some companies are weighing the anticipated backlash in this current climate for working with West.
West’s former distributor, Def Jam, owned by Universal Music Group, dropped West in 2021 after his negative comments. This termination has led to West seeking a new partnership, including from some smaller distributors that view the opportunity to work with West as outweighing the cons that come from the association, Billboard reported.
Those who have listened to the Grammy winner’s latest work call it some of his best. This is not West’s first time working with Ty Dolla $ign, as the two have been collaborators since 2014. Both have featured on one another’s work, such as $ign’s inclusion on the Donda album and West’s addition to the 41-year-old’s song “Ego Death.”
West has kept a relatively low-profile, at least in speaking publicly, after being condemned for his comments. However, the volatile rapper has garnered some headlines for his relationship with newly official wife, Bianca Censori, and their public displays of affection that have veered into inappropriate territory. However, as the rapper rolls out a new album, fans are sure to hear what he now has to say.