UPDATED 12/12, 2:45 a.m. ET: The original stream has ended and a new one was uploaded. Then, after a brief disturbance in the crowd, another streaming link was added.
UPDATED 12/12, 12:12 a.m. ET: The stream is now live on YouTube, though the DJ hasn't played anything new yet.
Tune in below.
UPDATED 12/11, 9:20 p.m. ET: Things are heating up quickly. A press release confirms the word floating around on social media and yeezy.com: an event is going down at midnight in Miami.
“¥ $ Host A Rave Live Streamed From Miami Design Week To Debut Their Collaborative Album ‘Vultures,’” reads a press release provided to Complex by a representative. “Joined By Lil Durk Chris Brown To Perform.”
The statement says Wynwood Marketplace is the venue, and concludes, “¥ $ Bring Music And Unite Communities For A Subversive Event.”
Tickets are currently available online, though they’ll run you $200 for general admission and $600 for VIP.
Tap in at midnight to see what happens (or don't).
Clips shared across social media showed Ye, who gave his public image its most dramatic plummet yet with last year’s string of anti-Semitic remarks and related controversies, teasing a number of tracks that may or may not wind up on his and Ty Dolla Sign’s upcoming project, tentatively titled Vultures.
Carti, meanwhile, recently shared a screenshot of an apparent conversation with Ye in which a possible album release event, billed as a "rave," was teased with a date of Dec. 12. However, an official announcement had not been made at the time of this writing. The Whole Lotta Red artist also has a new album of his own on the horizon.
Another track teased by Ye that received attention from fans on social media over the weekend is one built around a sample, or at the very least an interpolation (hard to tell from the clips), of Backstreet Boys’ 1997 single “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
In November, Ye and Ty shared a track titled “Vultures,” multiple versions of which were ultimately pushed to streamers, including one with Lil Durk. Amid updates about the joint project, a logo has been utilized by Ye and Ty that some have linked to either the Albania flag or a similar two-headed eagle symbol used by Nazis. As previously reported, Ye closed out 2022 by praising Hitler in an interview with Alex Jones. Of note when it comes to the Albania theory, of course, is that Drake was recently seen wearing a similar symbol.
Ye’s Miami visit also resulted in a performance at LIV during which he ran through some back catalog cuts, a Pumpless "I Love It” among them. Per TMZ, the appearance came during DJ Khaled's set at the club on Sunday.
As for a possible Vultures release date, footage from Miami this weekend points to a possible Friday rollout. The project was also teased during what's been reported as a FaceTime call with a fan.