Kanye West is reportedly working on new music at his Bel-Air mansion after being released from the hospital last month. West has built a "temporary studio" so he can write and record new material, TMZ reported Thursday. The TMZ report even goes so far as to say "a new album" could be in the works, noting that West's ongoing recovery process has inspired a new flow of creativity.
West has been “relaxed and focused" since returning home, building the alleged temporary studio to both ensure the privacy he needs to return to full health and to have a necessary creative outlet. Sources Thursday said West was comparing the 8-day hospital stay to the previous tragedies that inspired what he feels is some of his best work, the 2003 single "Through the Wire" and his 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak.
West's most recent album, this year’s critically acclaimed The Life of Pablo, which predictably debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in February. The album took many forms, as West continued to update many of the tracks even after its official release. Though it scored Grammy nominations for Best Rap Song ("Famous" and "Ultralight Beam"), Best Rap Album, and more, the album was somehow robbed of a well-earned Album of the Year nomination.
Surrounding The Life of Pablo's release, West teased that his eighth studio album (might) be entitled TurboGrafx-16. That title, of course, is an awesome nod to the extremely rare late '80s console. "Just on some super nerd vibes," West tweeted at the time. "Blazing Lazers was probably my favorite game on that console." Wednesday night, shots of what could possibly be some sort of a tracklist surfaced. Of course, these could also just be a list of potential samples for the alleged album:
Now, a couple additional video clips from Pete Rock's private Instagram have surfaced online. Check out the clips below and look out for more to come.