Earlier this year, fans cropped up a theory that Kanye West and Kid Cudi were planning to drop a joint album on December 31st, 2017. The conspiracies began with two reports from August. Speculation arose with posts on a number Instagram accounts, including director Coodie Simmons, showing Kanye and Cudi meeting with Takashi Murakami, the Japanese artist behind the iconic Graduation cover art. Coodie’s post used the hashtag #EverybodyWins as well as the words “Coming Dec 31st!” (the date was later deleted). About a week later, PageSix reported that the two artists were indeed working on a collaborative project in Japan. It was said to be “top secret,” and kept between Kanye, Cudi, and their engineer. The report stated that the two artists were planning a surprise release for the album.
Now that December 31st has arrived, fans are praying for the project to surface. There has been talk a SoundCloud account recently opened under the name GOOD Music, though it has not been confirmed that it is ficial. Some have also pointed to a clock on the GOOD Music site, but others claim the clock is in no way new. It displays the current time. While many are expecting a Kanye and Cudi project called Everybody Wins, others speculate another GOOD Music-related release (Cruel Winter?), though there’s not much consensus.
Kanye has been known to release new music on New Year’s Eve. On December 31st 2014, he shared “Only One,” and on December 31st, 2015, he shared “FACTS.”
Read some tweets from eager fans below. Do you think Kanye has something planned for tonight? Let us know your theories in the comments.