Ty Dolla $ign Announces Listening Event For Album With Kanye West

Ty Dolla $ign and Kanye West are on the brink of delighting their fans with an exciting listening event for their highly-anticipated joint album. In an Instagram announcement, Ty Dolla $ign shared the plan for a “multi-stadium listening event” scheduled for 3rd November. 

Speculations about their collaborative album had been swirling earlier this month when it was revealed that the dynamic duo was seeking a partner to distribute the album. Originally, there was talk of an October release, but, as is often the case with Kanye, deadlines tend to be more of a suggestion than a commitment.

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Ty Dolla $ign’s Instagram post doesn’t offer many specifics, featuring only the Japanese Yen symbol alongside his signature dollar sign, hinting at Ye’s involvement. 

Their last collaboration was on the track ‘Junya Pt.2’ on Kanye’s 2021 album, ‘Donda.’ Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his solo single ‘Motion’ in June and can also be heard on Serpentwithfeet’s latest release, ‘Damn Gloves.’

Beyond the excitement surrounding the listening event, there’s still the matter of finding a distributor for their joint album. They reportedly have several options to choose from, including Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Kanye’s longstanding partnership with Def Jam came to an end following the release of Donda in 2021, as the label quickly distanced itself from him due to his controversial remarks last year.

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At one point, there were plans for a performance of songs from the album at Italy’s RCF Arena in Reggio Emilia on 27th October, which was rescheduled from 20th October. However, these plans fell through due to local opposition. Many residents of Reggio Emilia, including World War II veterans who fought against the Nazis, and various organizations in the region objected to a Kanye concert in light of his comments praising Adolf Hitler.

Albertina Soliani, Vice President of ANPI, the National Association of Italian Partisans, voiced their concerns, stating, “It’s time to say enough to these people who believe they can say what they want. Someone can be a fantastic singer, but then they are also judged by what they say. West has made some inhumane declarations, and with what’s happening in the world today, we cannot accept this concert.”

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Ye is known for hosting grand listening events for his previous albums, with his Donda sessions in 2021 taking place in stadiums, including two in Atlanta and one in his hometown, Chicago. These events were grand spectacles, much like his music, and they left a lasting impact on fans and the music industry.

As for Ty Dolla $ign, he’s no stranger to crafting chart-topping hits and delivering memorable performances. His distinctive style and musical versatility make him a perfect match for Kanye West, who has a penchant for working with artists who bring unique qualities to the table. So, we’re excited to see what their upcoming album will bring. Stay tuned for more updates!

–Britney Jones