In what is surely another good omen, the three were recently spotted doing presumably iconic things in Los Angeles together. Check it:
So, what's the occasion? Turbo Grafx 16 sessions? Man on the Moon 3? Just a hangout? Only West, Cudi, and Pat know for sure. Upon closer inspection, however, details in the photos above—namely the windows and parking lot—would suggest this is the same Los Angeles-area studio where West was recently spotted vibing all the way out to a mystery Migos project.
In fact, it would appear that West has been spending quite a bit of time here in recent weeks:
Pat, of course, has history with Cudi and West as both a manager and a producer. Most recently, Pat bagged multiple production credits on West's The Life of Pablo and Cudi's Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin'. Shortly after Pablo's release, noted West associate Ibn Jasper shared a photo of Pat in the studio with Cudi and Mike Dean. The caption? "TURBO GRAFX 16 day 1." Hmmm.
As a West fan, it's important to refrain from jumping to any kind of conclusion about this stuff. Whatever Pat, Cudi, and West were theoretically working is just as likely to be scrapped entirely as it is to end up on anyone's forthcoming album. At the very least, we do have confirmation from Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels that West is indeed "working" on something."
"I check in with him from time to time just to see how he's doing," Bartels toldVariety last month. "What's great about our relationship is that I always know when it's go time — because he wakes me up." Let's hope Bartels gets a late-night call from West soon.