Following a difficult couple of months, rapper Kanye West took to a Wyoming mountaintop retreat a few weeks ago for a peaceful and inspirational break in order to write some new tracks. Now West’s good friend and collaborator Pusha T has reportedly joined him at the top of the mountain to help West find his creativity.
West and Pusha T have collaborated before, the results being the smash hit track ‘Runaway’ which they performed together onstage at Lollapalooza in 2011. A source has reported that, “[Pusha T] inspires Kanye to write. Kanye’s trying to find his creative voice again, and he has people there to help him get, and stay, on track”.
It’s not the first time that West has travelled to a far-flung place for album-writing. For his 2010 album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, he lived in a Hawaiian mansion for the entire writing and recording process, joined by the album’s collaborating artists. ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ was an instant hit with fans and critics and remains some of West’s best work.
With a familiar friendly face and an inspirational mountainous surrounding, fans are no doubt breathlessly waiting to hear what Kanye West comes out with next.