Virgil Abloh Reacts to Kanye's Unreleased Album

Virgil Abloh Reacts to Kanye's Unreleased Album

Kanye's highly anticipated album 'Yandhi' already counts Virgil Abloh as a major fan.

Kanye's highly anticipated album 'Yandhi' already counts Virgil Abloh as a major fan.

Text: Harshvardhan Shah

Kanye West's highly anticipated album 'Yandhi' has been delayed for a while now. That said, Virgil Abloh's reaction to the new music proves it will be worth the long wait. The Louis Vuitton men's designergot an exclusive listen to the yet-to-be-released album, as one of West's greatest confidantes and creative advisors. "His new record—without being sort of too, you know, speaking about another artist’s work—the new one is absolutely insane production-wise. You know, jaw dropped from the very first thing I heard all the way to the end," Virgil chimed when asked about the initial reactions to hearing the album.

Virgil continued to applaud Kanye and spoke about how Kanye has continued to give importance to the power of collaboration. "He's dedicated his life to sort of finding the melting pot but he does it with his eyes closed. It's an amazing sonic thing. ... You know, he's a producer, he produces clothing, he's a designer, he's an artist. But from someone that was so close to those albums in the past, it's intense," he gushed.

At this point, there is no official release date for 'Yandhi', as previous release dates were pushed back. According to West, he needed more time to bring the album to complete perfection. That said, we're hoping for a 2019 release date. The artist is also nominated for the 'Producer of The Year' Award at the 2019 Grammy's, for his work on multiple projects throughout 2018.

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