Kanye West Hits The Studio With Young Moose Amidst Lawsuit Drama

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Kanye West is seen on May 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Moose is one of Ye's favorite rappers.

Kanye West is not pessimistic about the future of music. He's been vocal in his encouragement of younger artists, and made a point of collaborating with them numerous times over the years. He's the antithesis of the "old head" trope in this way. West is ready to change with the times, and give flowers to whoever he views as the next hot artist. This is why it wasn't altogether surprising to see the icon hit the studio with up-and-coming Baltimore rapper Young Moose.

Young Moose posted a photo of him and Kanye West working together on June 4. The Instagram post saw both artists decked out in all white and standing in front of a table with some bizarre drawings on it. (Seriously, take a closer look). Moose also praised West in the caption, calling the "Carnival" rapper one of his heroes. "@ye Thanks For Changing My Life," he wrote. "It’s Up! [earth emoji] Da BIGGEST That Did It!!! [earth emoji] Now Watch This! #HistoryMade." Young Moose may not be a household name, but fans who watch Kanye West interviews may already be familiar with him.

Kanye West Dubbed Moose One Of His Favorite Rappers

Ye claimed Young Moose was one of his favorite rappers on The Download Podcast. Justin Laboy, the host, asked the rapper who he thinks is pushing things forward, and Moose was one of the first names mentioned. "It changes, it switches... 21 [Savage]," West noted. "Also Kodak [Black]. There’s this new rapper out of Baltimore named [Young] Moose who we’re working with." He gave these artists flowers, then curiously added that he didn't have time to listen to new music. "But I told y’all, I don’t even listen to music," he stated. "I’m too busy getting money. I really, really, really am too busy getting money to listen to too much music."

Kanye West's is also busy dealing with lawsuits. The rapper was recently accused of sexual harassment by a former employee of his, Lauren Pisciotta. The employee, who worked as an assistant then a Chief of Staff, claimed that West send her inappropriate text messages and would often pleasure himself during calls. Pisciotta is suing for breach of contract, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and hostile work environment. A representative for the rapper dismissed Pisciotta's accusations. The rep claimed that the claims are "baseless," and that Kanye West will be countersuing.

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Elias is a music writer at HotNewHipHop. He joined the site in 2024, and covers a wide range of topics, including pop culture, film, sports, and of course, hip-hop. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Friday, especially when it comes to the coverage of new albums and singles. His favorite artists are Andre 3000, MF Doom, pre-808s Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator. He loves L.A. hip-hop but not L.A. sports teams. The first album he ever bought was Big Willie Style by Will Smith, which he maintains is still a pretty good listen.