Published Feb 19, 2010Since his overblown Taylor Swift attack at the 2009 VMAs, Kanye West has mostly been out of the public spotlight. Whether or not that was an intentional way to shake the media, West's retreat from the paparazzi has given him time to do what he does best: spend long hours in the studio and prepare his fifth album.
West has allegedly been hard at work in his Hawaii studio on a new album, and thanks to some leaked information from his friends, we can report some details. In a recent interview with GQ [via Nah Right], Drake mentioned that the album is called Good Ass Job, a working title that has been thrown around for a while. Drake added he's lending a hand on the record and that it "is going to be one of the best hip-hop albums in the last ten years."
Rapper Big Sean corroborated that information with a tweet, confirming that he had been working with Kanye and NO ID on the album. A-Trak tweeted that he had been helping with the recording as well, and upcoming Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj also said she might be adding some vocals.
In the meantime, a music video for the 808s & Heartbreak track "Coldest Winter" will be dropping next week.