Kanye West yesterday went on Ellen to talk about many topics ranging from his new album, his deal with Adidas, family and even his daughter North West. After the down to earth interview, Kanye was nice enough to showcase his latest video for his Paul McCartney assisted single “Only One” The video can be viewed here on Ellen’s website or below if the link holds up throughout the day. The video is Kanye basically walking through a field with his daughter while the song is playing in the back ground. This seems to be the happiest Kanye has been in awhile and we can’t wait to hear his new album. In the meantime check out the video below and enjoy!
After the sneak release of “Only One,” featuring Paul Mccartney, it looks as though Kanye has a lot more in store for us this year. Ty Dolla $ign recently sat down with Billboard and talked about Kanye’s upcoming album. You can check out the interview below. Ty said that Rihanna, Paul McCartney and himself will be featured on the project.
How did you end up working with Kanye West?
One day my homie Ricky Anderson [Kanye’s cousin] hit me up and was like, ‘Kanye wants you to come work with him in Mexico,’ so I came out there [and] we did like nine songs in one day; one of them happened to be ‘Only One.’
Did you know he was going to drop “Only One” on New Year’s Eve, or were you surprised like everybody else?
Nah, they called me before and told me. Atlantic [Records] called and asked me to clear it and everything. I didn’t know what song ‘Only One’ was at first, then the other homie called me and played me the song [to refresh my memory]. It came out, everybody’s going crazy. They playing it on the radio, every city, every state, every country, so shit, I’m happy!
How did it feel to wake up and hear your voice on “Only One”?
It’s like running track and getting a gold medal. Constant gold medals!
What was the recording process like?
It was like 24 hours, seven songs or nine songs that day. I was like, ‘I’m here with Kanye, I’m not gonna waste my time.’ They really wanted me to stay for like a week, but I only had like two days, ’cause I was about to start the [Under the Influence of Music] tour.
He was open to my input, like, ‘do whatever you want to do. Here’s your mic. Do you need anything?’ I’m like ‘Awesome! Let’s get it!’
[We were] in Mexico, at this big house. The back of the house had no walls and no doors; it was just open [and facing] the ocean. You would think he would want the mic enclosed and all that but we just had the doors open, and it came out perfect. That inspired me to record like that at the crib.
Everybody [on his team] is into all the dope shit that’s out and they said that my [Beach House] project was one of them.
What did you learn from working with ‘Ye?
Just take my time and really examine what’s dope and what’s not. He reminds me of myself a lot. [He has] all the homies around, everybody being like ‘yes’ or ‘no’ [about a song]. Also, be real critical about what you do, [and] not just let anything go out there.
At first, I was wondering what he was gonna’ think and all that shit, but I was like ‘I’ma just do this like I’m doing it for myself’ and everybody fucked with it. I gave that nervous shit up a couple years back and that’s when I was able to get it pippin.’ At first, I ain’t gon’ lie, I used to be a little nervous about what people were gon’ think about my music but once I let that go, then everything started happening.
What can you tell me about the other songs you worked on with ‘Ye?
Me, Rihanna, ‘Ye and Paul [Mc Cartney] got a song about to drop as well…
It’s featured on ‘Ye’s album?
Yeah. It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy so just be looking out for [it].
Right now I’m focussing on — since we got all his stuff done — I’m trying to get him on my album [laughs]. I’m just waiting for that date that he’s like, “Yeah cool, let’s do it.” I’m finishing up my album right now, and I definitely want to get that ‘Ye joint on there.
Do you know how many of your features made the album’s final cut?
I’m not sure which ones are gonna make the final [cut], but there’s a couple for sure.
I don’t want to talk about his album, I want him to present it how he wants to present it. I wouldn’t want nobody talking about my shit either, so I’ma respect that.
Turns out the rumors that Paul McCartney and Kanye West were working together are actually true. Tonight we get a special song from Mr. West titled “Only One.” The song is sung, by West, from the perspective of his late mother Donda West. Listen to the whole thing below, it’s different.