Why Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign's "Vultures" Album Didn't Drop and How Fans Reacted

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The highly anticipated joint album "Vultures" by Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign was expected to grace our ears on December 15, 2023. However, the day came and went without a trace of the album on any streaming platforms or online stores, leaving fans bewildered and frustrated.

Kanye West, known for his unpredictable and perfectionist approach to music, has a history of altering or delaying album releases.

The “Bound 2 Love” rapper revealed intentions to drop two 2020 albums, "God's Country" and "Donda: With Child," both still awaiting release.

Consistent delays have marked Ye’s discography, with the 2021 release of "Donda" pushed back by a month. Notably, "Jesus is King" took over a year to materialize after its initial announcement.

The legendary "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," initially set for 14 September 2010, experienced several setbacks, shifting its release to 12 October and eventually landing on 22 November.

Kanye Wes and Ty Dollar Sign had stoked excitement with listening parties in Miami and social media teasers. Despite the buildup, fans were left in the dark about the album's fate.

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Some fans expressed anger and disappointment, accusing Kanye of disrespecting them and wasting Ty Dolla Sign's time and talent. Social media buzzed with demands for explanations and apologies. 

Others, however, were more understanding, recognizing the artists' right to take their time and perfect their craft. They praised the duo's creativity and innovation, expressing hope for the album's eventual release.

Below are some reactions from fans

As of now, no official statement from Kanye West or Ty Dolla Sign has clarified the status of "Vultures." Fans remain in anticipation, eager for a glimpse into the creative minds of these hip-hop maestros. The uncertainty surrounding the album's future only adds to the emotions within the fanbase.

But why was the album delayed? Is it because Nicki Minaj did not clear “New Body”? Or just Kanye West being Kanye West?

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