Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign have a new collaborative album ready to go and are currently looking for a distributor to get the release to market, according to sources who have spoken to Billboard.
Last year, pretty much all of West's business partners cut their ties with the rapper as he made that series of racist and anti-Semitic statements. And his former partner on the recordings side - Universal Music's Def Jam - stressed at the time that its alliance with West and his GOOD Music label venture had already concluded at the end of 2021.
Many music companies will still be nervous about working with West, even though sources stress that the lyrics on his new tracks are in no way controversial. But who knows what controversial and offensive remarks West could make in the future, especially given the escalating conflict in Gaza.
As a result, it's no surprise to hear that some labels have passed on the opportunity to work on his new release.
However, according to Billboard, five distributors have made an offer and West is expected to make a decision on who to work with soon, with plans to release the new record at some point in the next few weeks.