Kanye West "Vultures:" Backstreet Boys Never Gave Full Permission For "Everybody Sample"

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Surface Magazine's DesignDialogues No. 6 With Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kanye West And Jacques Herzog
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 05: Kanye West speaks at Surface Magazine's DesignDialogues No. 6 With Hans Ulrich Obrist, Kanye West And Jacques Herzog at Moore Building on December 5, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine)
Ye might have some work to do.

Kanye West is previewing his new album with Ty Dolla Sign right now. Overall, the album is called Vultures and it promises to be a huge release right as the year comes to a close. In fact, it is supposed to come out on Friday, December 15th. This is an ambitious release date given the fact that Ye is known for delaying his albums. However, last night, he held the listening party for the album, and there were a ton of huge features. For instance, we heard tracks from Lil Baby, Freddie Gibbs, and yes, North West.

One of the songs that seems to be getting a lot of attention is the intro track "Everybody." This is a song that contains a pretty obvious sample of "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys. Since debuting the song, many fans have thought about just how expensive this sample must have been. Well, it turns out that Kanye doesn't even know. According to TMZ, Ye was never given full clearance for the sample. Simply put, he probably will not be able to release this by Friday.

Kanye West - "Everybody"

Overall, things could absolutely change by then. However, it is going to take a lot of convincing to get this cleared. After all, it is an iconic sample, and Ye is not someone that a lot of people want to be associated with. Moreover, with the album dropping in just three days, the pressure is on. It could very well be a situation where Ye just scraps the song entirely. Ultimately, this would be a huge detriment to his album and a significant portion of its marketing. Only time will tell whether or not Kanye will eventually get that stamp of approval.

Let us know what you think of the Kanye West album so far, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will always keep you informed on your favorite artists. Not to mention, we will keep bringing you new songs, daily.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.