Earlier this month, it was revealed that Kanye West had recently relocated to the mountains of Wyoming to get some space to work on what presumably might be his next album. Apparently, he hasn’t been roughing it out in the wilderness alone. According to Page Six, Yeezy’s frequent collaborator and the man he made President of his G.O.O.D. Music label, Pusha T, joined him out in the least populous state in the Union to give him a helping hand.
“He inspires Kanye to write,” a source told Page Six. “Kanye’s trying to find his creative voice again, and he has people there to help him get, and stay, on track. He’s still a little off and is trying to get himself back.”
If Kanye is indeed looking for someone to help him find his creative voice again, he could do a lot worse than King Push. The two men have a long history of working together in the studio, from West’s grandiose album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which was created in the far-flung confines of Hawaii, to Pusha’s first solo album, My Name Is My Name, which Kanye helmed as as executive producer.
6 yrs ago today I was apart of one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. You invited me to Hawaii and said "pick whatever tracks you love and write to all of them." I got greedy, I stopped going to play basketball with you every morning and proceeded to write to 8 songs on your album. U kept me on 2, "Runaway" which was your platinum single, and "So Appalled" which put me on a song with you, Hov, Cyhi, Swizz, and produced by Rza. Thinking back on it, it really was all a set up. You were setting me up to be the solo artist I never saw myself as. So on the 6th anniversary of MBDTF and as the President of your label G.O.O.D. music I wanna say thanx for the endless opportunities you have brought to me. P.S. I think it's time we all head back to Hawaii @kanyewest ::whenever you ready:: #GOOD
Who knows if these sessions will turn out to be fruitful or not? That being said, it definitely feels like a positive step, and hopefully yields some new music sooner rather than later.