Kanye West is back to the Midwest, apparently for good


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Kanye West posing at performance during the Yeezus tour.

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2018 has been a huge year for Kanye West. And that was before announcing “Yeezus 2” and a collaboration with Chance the Rapper.

Following the sudden cancellation of 2016’s Saint Pablo Tour and subsequent hospitalization, West all but disappeared from the public eye. Earlier this year West made his return to Twitter, to find himself instantly surrounded by controversy over the his public support of President Donald Trump.

Despite his infamous public persona, West has somehow managed to have a stellar year. Pusha T’s “Daytona,” produced by West, received critical acclaim.

This was immediately followed up by “Ye,” an album he allegedly completely re-recorded in the month before release. Without a doubt, West’s greatest work this year was his collaboration with Kid Cudi for “Kids See Ghosts,” an album full of energy and reflective of the artists’ creative peaks.

Even after releasing two albums, West isn’t ready to let go of 2018 yet. On Sept. 17, West began tweeting out cryptic images – as he is prone to do – hinting at the release of a new project.

Fans speculated over whether this hinted at a sequel to West’s previous album “Yeezus,” implied by the similarity of the image to the album’s cover. The new project, “Yandhi,” is expected to drop Saturday, Sept. 29.

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West was also made a surprise appearance at Chance the Rapper’s OpenMike on Sept. 17, where he revealed that the pair were working together on a project, “Good A** Job.”

“I moved back to Chicago, and I’m never leaving again,” said Kanye at the OpenMike event.