Kanye West

Kanye West Shares Video for North West-Featuring 'Vultures' Track

Author: TRACE WILLIAM COWEN Source: Complex
February 7, 2024 at 15:18

The first part of the three-volume 'Vultures' project is expected to drop later this week.


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The artist formerly known as Kanye West has shared another Vultures update.

North West stars in the video for Ye and Ty Dolla Sign’s “TALKING / ONCE AGAIN” collab, released Wednesday.

Ye first shared the video to Instagram, noting that direction was handled by Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo (a.k.a. the D'Innocenzo Brothers), while cinematography comes from Matteo Cocco. The North-featuring portion of the two-part, James Blake-featuring track, tentatively titled “TALKING,” was previously teased at a Vultures event and sees North rapping, “It’s your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie.”

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The D'Innocenzo Brothers-helmed video also made its way to Ye's account on Twitter, a site I refuse to refer to as X. Fans will note that Ye shared footage of North, 10, detailing her own video treatment last month.

Vultures, the first entry in a planned three-volume collection, is slated for release this Friday, Feb. 9. Subsequent volumes were previously announced to be arriving on March 8 and April 5. This Thursday, Ye and Ty are staging an event at the United Center in Chicago. A press release describes Thursday night’s event as an “album release party and listening experience” not unlike the series of performance art-centered Donda events Ye staged in 2021.

The "TALKING / ONCE AGAIN" video also features Ty's daughter, Jailynn. While the "TALKING" title did indeed appear on a recent tracklist shirt worn by North, "ONCE AGAIN" did not. However, it's unclear if "ONCE AGAIN" will exist as its own track at some point across the three volumes of Vultures or if it's intended to serve as a two-part song.

Late last year, Ye issued a statement regarding a series of remarks he made in 2022 that were widely called out as anti-Semitic.

"I sincerely apologize to the Jewish community for any unintended outburst caused by my words or actions, it was not my intention to hurt or disrespect, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused," Ye said in an IG-shared apology ahead of the Vultures release. The statement, however, was later the subject of A.I. speculation.

More recently, Ye was seen wearing a Burzum shirt during a link-up with JPEGMAFIA.

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