Today (Feb. 7), Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign unveiled a new visual for “Talking / Once Again.” Produced by Ye and James Blake, the track begins with a confident rap verse from North West.
“I love it here, we gonna take over the year for another year, it’s your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie, don’t try to test me, it’s gonna get messy, it’s gonna get messy, just, just bless me, bless me, it’s your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie, just tryna bless me, just bless me, bless me…”
North also appears alongside her father in the first half of the clip, which was directed by Italian film directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo. In addition to sharing intimate moments with Ye, the 10-year-old can also be seen getting her hair braided by a group of stylists. In the second half of the video, Ty Dolla $ign performs his verse next to his daughter, Jailynn Griffin, making it a beautiful family affair for both artists.
This Friday (Feb. 9), Ye and Ty Dolla $ign are expected to release their long-awaited Vultures LP following a series of highly publicized delays. As revealed on merch worn by North during a recent outing, the album consists of 18 songs with additional contributions from Freddie Gibbs, Playboi Carti, Chris Brown, Future, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Charlie Wilson and more.
On Thursday (Feb. 8), the hit-making duo will hold a listening session at Chicago‘s United Center. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Ye revealed that he’d been having trouble finding other venues to host similar events.
“We just sold out the United Center in seven minutes, and I just wanted to express to everybody out there to see if anybody can help with this,” West said. “It’s the only arena I had access to in the past year. And when I call, people say there’s no [availability] for me, and you know why that is. If there’s anybody out there that can help with this, please do.” Ye also wrote that not being able to perform feels like “the Elvis Presley movie.”