North West Announces Debut Album ‘Elementary School Dropout,’ Inspired By Kanye West’s Debut

“The apple doesn’t fall from the tree,” as the old saying goes. North West recently announced her forthcoming debut album and the title directly references her father Kanye West‘s debut LP.

“I’ve been working on an album and it is called Elementary School Dropout,” the 10-year-old announced at the Vultures 2 listening event in Phoenix on Sunday (March 10) while Ye stood by her. If the album were to drop this year, it would be 20 years since the Chicago producer’s breakthrough album The College Dropout.

North’s musical acumen has been a topic of discussion for the last few months after she made her music debut with a feature on West and Ty Dolla $ign’sTalking” from Vultures 1. Her catchy, endearing verse has captured the hearts of many.

“I love it here/ We’re gonna take over another year/ It’s your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie/ Don’t try to test me/ It’s gonna get messy/ Just, just bless me, bless me/ It’s your bestie, Miss, Miss Westie,” North West raps.

North’s announcement was one of the many major moments at the Vultures 2 listening event. Ye also previewed songs from the forthcoming project featuring Future, Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Project Pat, 070 Shake, and Don Toliver.

For those planning to listen to the second edition of the Vultures trilogy, there is a chance that it may not be uploaded to streaming platforms. Instead, Ye is considering selling it directly to fans for $20 via his website.

“We sell albums on I got 20 million instagram followers,” Ye said in a message thread to fan account YeFanatics. “When 5% of my followers buy an album [t]hat’s 1 million albums sold[.] That’s 300k more than the biggest album last year. We sold 1 million items on on Super Bowl Sunday so we know it’s possible. How do you feel about us not streaming and only selling the album digitally[?]”

Time will tell what the polarizing artist decides to do, but if history has shown us anything, the Vultures 2 release won’t come without some form of chaos.