We already knew Kanye West was handling the production on Pusha T's long-awaited King Push album. The G.O.O.D. Music president said earlier this year that West's production would be found on every track "top to bottom," which is—to put it mildly—great fucking news. In a new interview with the Grass Routes Podcast crew, frequent West collaborator and fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi the Prynce confirmed West was also handling production on forthcoming albums from "all" artists on the roster, as well as a new one from Kid Cudi, who left G.O.O.D. Music back in 2013.
"I got a project I’m doing with 'Ye that’s all produced by him. He’s doing it for every artist on the label," CyHi explained at the 34:25 mark in the video above. "[Big] Sean’s got one that will be executive produced by him. Pusha [T]’s next album is strictly produced by him. Teyana [Taylor’s next project], strictly [produced by Kanye]. Kid Cudi’s, strictly [produced by Kanye]. He does, like, 10 beats a day."
CyHi has pretty much confirmed the rumors that 'Ye and Cudi are working on a "top-secret project" about a year after their brief beef (if you can even call it that). Speculation of the project was fueled back in August, when the rappers were spotted together at a music studio in Los Angeles as well as Takashi Murakami’s art studio in Japan.
"[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.
Greg "Olskool Ice-Gre" Lewis, the first and former G.O.O.D. Music A&R, posted an image of 'Ye and Cudi’s visit to Murakami’s studio, with a caption that read: "Coming Dec 31st #EverybodyWins | My Squad: #Coodie #KanyeWest #KidCudi."
It's unclear what "coming Dec. 31" will entail, but now that we have confirmation of a Kanye-produced Cudi project, hopes are definitely high.
You can check out CyHi's full interview with the Grass Routes Podcast above.