Kanye West and Paul McCartney Collaboration Is One of Many

Kanye West, Paul McCartney

Kanye West and Paul McCartney Collaboration Is One of Many

Yeezy and the Beatles' singer had a "prolific" session going into the New Year.

Published January 2, 2015

Kanye West, the self-proclaimed Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, and Michaelangelo of the design world has more on deck from his studio time with the Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney.

"Only One," the song he delivered to ring in the New Year, is just the first listen of "a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists," a rep for the rapper announced.

The ballad, dedicated to his daughter and sung from the perspective of West's mother, came from "a simple brainstorming session between the two," at an intimate bungalow in L.A., reports Complex, "with McCartney improvising on the keyboards and Kanye vocally sketching and shaping ideas in a stream-of-consciousness riff."

"I cry every time I hear this song," West's wife, Kim Kardashian, tweeted after he dropped "Only One" along with images of the song's handwritten lyrics on his site and via iTunes.

Their daughter, Nori, was present during one of the playbacks, sitting on his lap, when Ye realized, "in that moment that his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, confidant, and best friend, had spoken through him that day."

"My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter," he said.

No word yet on where the track, or the other collaborations between Ye and McCartney, will land. Kanye is expected to release a follow up to his critically acclaimed Yeezus this year.

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Written by BET-Staff


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