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Kanye West

Album: TBA
Release Date: TBA
Aside from the usual tabloid noise surrounding the Kardashian family, 2017 was a suspiciously quiet year for the most influential hip-hop artist of the decade. Yes, there was the much-derided Trump Tower photo op, and news of a lawsuit against Jay-Z's Tidal service over royalties for his controversial, widely acclaimed The Life of Pablo. Musically, West made a handful of cameos with Mary J Blige, Drake, Cyhi Da Prynce and Tyga, and reportedly decamped to Wyoming to spark inspiration. "He's far from Hollywood and is very isolated right now. He wants to get back into his creative groove,” an anonymous source told PageSix.com, adding that longtime consigliere Pusha T participated in the sessions. (Later, a Def Jam rep threw cold water on rumors that West is entering a Twin Peaks phase.) However, Kanye's silence may soon end. On January 5th, various members of his DONDA team suggested that new music is imminent.

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