Kanye West, as has been widely reported and speculated on for months, is definitely working on something. Through vague quotes from G.O.O.D. Music affiliates and even some promising words from Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels, we've been assured that something musical is going down in UniverseCity.

Partynextdoor recently teased that he had new music on the way with West, just two weeks after West was spotted in the studio with Migos. West was also seen late last month in L.A. with none other than Kid Cudi and Plain Pat, which brings us to today. West and Cudi recently paid a visit to the studio of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

 

first met w Kanye looks over 10years ago.

A post shared by Takashi Murakami (@takashipom) on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:12am PDT

Takashi Murakami, of course, is the same guy behind the Graduation cover art and the animated video for West's "Good Morning" featuring the dropout bear making his way through a futuristic city.

In another photo of the recent Takashi meeting from director Coodie Simmons (who helmed West's "Through the Wire" video as part of the Coodie & Chike duo), a date of Dec. 31 was provided:

 

Coming Dec 31st! #EVERYBODYWINS #GODisGREAT

A post shared by Coodie (@coodierock) on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:58am PDT

Coodie has shared several West-related photos in recent weeks and was spotted (with Chike) by TMZ at a BET Awards afterparty back in June.

Just one day prior to sharing the photo of the Cudi x West meeting, Takashi shared images from an upcoming mystery project. The photo set features two nude drawings, a guitar case, and a Marshall amp. Takashi noted that he wasn't currently able to reveal the nature of the project.

 

A project that I can not say yet!

A post shared by Takashi Murakami (@takashipom) on Aug 10, 2017 at 4:16pm PDT

You can speculate amongst yourselves as to what we should expect Dec. 31. In the meantime, I'm going to rewatch our chat with Takashi about the creation of the iconic Graduation art: