It may be only a matter of days before Kanye West releases his new album, though no official word has emerged as to its street date just yet. The project is set to feature a number of high-profile collaborators, including the rapper’s own daughter.
On Tuesday (December 12), West was previewing his new full-length Vultures at a “rave” in a club in Miami, with many fans in attendance. Also present were some of the top names in the hip-hop space, and even West’s eldest daughter, North. The rapper has four children with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. North wasn’t only there to support her father but to show the world that she’s a musician as well.
North has at least one verse on Vultures. The 10-year-old sing/raps several lines over a beat that includes a sample from Grammy winner James Blake.
On her song, North sounds adorable as she raps lines like: “It’s your bestie / Miss, Miss Westie / Don’t tryna test me / It’s gonna get messy / It’s gonna get messy / Just, just bless me / Bless me.” Her lines are very age-appropriate, and delivered in such a way that those in attendance and the internet are applauding the young rising artist.
For the moment, there’s no word on whether North appears on more than one tune featured on Vultures, or if she has any plans to make music on her own. Her feature might have been just for fun, or she may have a real passion for music, like her father.
West’s new album is being watched very carefully by many, especially in the hip-hop space. The rapper’s career was nearly destroyed more than a year ago after he spouted several antisemitic conspiracies, ones which lost him his brand deals and decreased his net worth by hundreds of millions of dollars. Since then, he has remained fairly quiet, and the music industry has been waiting to see what his next move will be.
Alongside frequent collaborator Ty Dolla $ign, West has formed a superduo named ¥$. The two have reportedly finished their album Vultures, with the lead single and title track emerging in November. That song didn’t perform well, but expectations–and interest–in the full-length are still high…though it’s tough to predict how it will do once it actually arrives.