We’re finally getting the Kanye West album, Good Ass Job.
Last night, Chance the Rapper brought West onstage at Open Mike Chicago, one of the many open mike sessions he organizes for high schoolers in the Windy City. It was there that Ye confirmed, to screams and cheers, that the album they had been working on was, indeed, Good Ass Job—something Chance himself had teased with an Instagram post a few days ago.
This album has been a hell of a long time coming: In 2003, West announced that he would wrap up his ‘higher education’ series of albums—College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation—with one titled Good Ass Job.
But as we all know, West went on to release 808s & Heartbreak. Nevertheless, over the years Ye and his collaborators hinted here and there at the possibility of Good Ass Job, as DJBooth chronicles in its timeline of the ‘lost’ album.
All the while, Ye fans never lost hope—and Chano was one of those fans. In his own capacity as a rapper, he tried to usher the album towards existence (the line “Let’s do a good ass job with Chance 3” on “Ultralight Beam” was no coincidence). In a 2016 Beats 1 interview, he talked about his experiences working with West: “The main thing we want to connect on is this project called Good Ass Job.” And now it seems that has finally come to fruition.
Now all that’s left to wait for is a release date. In the meantime, watch the video of West announcing Good Ass Job below:
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 18, 2018