There might be a whole scrapped Kanye West rap album out now. Last year, Kanye was talking up his return to populist rap dominance, and a shitty leak of the early single “All Day” found Kanye in full strut mode. But this year, Kanye has released two Paul McCartney collabs, “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds,” that show him in a much mellower, more contemplative place. He’s not even rapping anymore. So it seems like whatever rap albums he’s been working on — the one he rapped to Seth Rogen in that van, the one he moshed to in Paris at an impromptu listening party — might be on hold. In any case, a better-quality version of that “All Day” leak emerged last night, though it still basically sounds like trash. At least this time, you can get a better sense that you’re hearing what would be a very good rap song if it had a proper mastering job. Travi$ Scott shows up on this newer version, and you can hear it below.
Don’t hold your breath for an official release on this one. This might be the best version we get.