Tuesday, Ye confirmed that the repeatedly delayed Vultures project will roll out its initial volume on Feb. 9. From there, two more volumes will be made available on March 8 and April 5, respectively. The trailer, available above, is soundtracked by a reworked version of the previously released title track.
The latest news from Ye’s camp comes on the heels of the artist apologizing for his string of anti-Semitic controversies. In December 2022, Ye made an appearance on Alex Jones’ show which saw him saying he sees “good things about Hitler.” In the same interview, he also said, “I like Hitler,” among other remarks that were widely condemned. Ye’s apology was met with scrutiny, as well as some AI-focused speculation.
Also announced on Tuesday was that Ye is sticking with the Burzum-inspired cover art for all three volumes. While the font choice has been linked to convicted murderer and neo-Nazi Varg Vikernes (a.k.a. Burzum), the image featured on the cover is derived from the work of Caspar David Friedrich. The painter, whose work was co-opted by Nazis nearly a century after his death, has been discussed as a possible Ye inspiration in the past, including during the Yeezus era.
Gosha Rubchinskiy, recently named Head of Design at Yeezy, shared all three versions of the cover art to IG on Tuesday, as seen below.
Ye’s most recent studio album, Donda, arrived back in 2021. The beginnings of a sequel were released via the Stem Player the following year, though that album, titled Donda 2, was never formally finished.
This article was originally published on Complex.com.