Kanye West and Kid Cudi fans who went to the official Kids See Ghosts Spotify page today were shocked today to see a second project listed. Of course, the duo’s first project was released June 8 as part of G.O.O.D. Music’s stream of releases. However, on Friday, their Spotify page showed an entry in the “More by Kids See Ghosts” section: a 2018 project titled “Jamin Hero.”
A Kids See Ghosts surprise release wouldn’t be impossible to believe: After all, the two have been pictured in the studio since last year, and artists love dropping projects with little warning these days. All the other G.O.O.D. Music releases were announced well in advance by Kanye himself, but on Thursday, Chicago rapper Bump J revealed that Kanye would be working with him and and fellow Goon Squad member Sly Polaroid on yet another seven-track project.
However, a closer look reveals the whole thing to be a mistake on the streaming platform’s part. The mistake comes from the fact that the album, which comes from an artist named Jamin Hero, is titled Kids See Ghosts. It features tracks called titled “Squeezing Baby, Pt. 2,” “Squeezing Sara,” and “Dance of the Champ, Pt. 2.” It’s difficult to know whether the identical album title was an accident or a clever trick designed to increase streaming numbers for fans who aren’t paying attention when they hit play.
Of course, listeners would immediately realize their mistake, since Jamin Hero’s music doesn’t sound like the work Kanye and Kid Cudi put out. Vulture described the music as “the imaginary soundtrack for an old Playstation RPG and also sometimes digital polka.”