Rare good news alert.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi are reportedly working on a "top-secret project" together. At least, that's what this report from Page Six would have us believe. In an article that confusingly refuses to name Cudi in the headline (opting instead for "ex-protégé"), sources let loose what they (allegedly!) know about the collaboration.
"[Kanye West and Kid Cudi are] going to drop some crazy collaboration out of the blue," one source claimed. "They're going to drop some surprise project on everybody. They're recording it now." According to an insider, "nobody knows what it is" and the artists are keeping the creative process minimal. The alleged recording setup is just West, Cudi, and an engineer.
The report adds that sessions have taken place in Japan, where the two were spotted earlier this month paying Graduation cover artist Takashi Murakami a visit at his studio.
Takashi previously teased a "project that I can not say yet" with an Instagrammed photo gallery. The mystery project was teased with images of nude art, a guitar case, and a Marshall half stack:
Fans have been sharing photos of the 808s & Heartbreak collaborators out and about in Tokyo:
West and Cudi were also seen last month at a Los Angeles-area recording studio with Plain Pat, a name any self-respecting fan will know means something great is almost certainly afoot.
Cudi surprised us all this week with the announcement of his Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin' Tour. The 25-date trek, which includes a spot on Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles, kicks off Sept. 30 at Philadelphia's Skyline Stage at the Mann.
In a perfect world, West would pop in during the Flog Gnaw set to run through this underrated collab: