Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign prepare fans for the release of The Vultures, Volume One with a new video for “Vultures (Havoc Version)”. The rap duo released the visual for the song, directed by Jon Rafman, and featuring verses from Lil Durk and Bump J on Thursday.
The eerie video includes sepia-colored clips showing owls, running wolves, a smiling clown, men in black cloaks holding guns and buildings collapsing into smoke.
The Jon Rafman-directed trailer for the full-length LP returned in January, which ended with the announcement of release dates for three different volumes of the album. Volume 1 is released on February 9, volume 2 on March 8, and volume 3 on April 5.
West also released a “Vultures (Juice Version)” created by himself, Aus and Onda on Wednesday, featuring him rapping in the spotlight, his shadow appearing like wings.
West released the song after premiering it on Power 92 Chicago in late November. He faced controversy for rapping, “Since I'm anti-Semitic, I just fucked a Jewish bitch,” referring to his remarks about Jewish people over the past year. West was widely condemned in October 2022 when he wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that he was “going to death with 3 against the JEWISH PEOPLE.”
He has since apologized for his anti-Semitic remarks. “I did not intend to offend or demean, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” West said in an Instagram post written in Hebrew in December. “I am committed to starting with myself and learning from this experience to ensure greater sensitivity and understanding in the future. Your forgiveness is important to me and I am committed to making amends and promoting unity.
West created the joint album, Vultures, during a party in Miami during Art Basel in December; he also launched a mobile-only platform called Yews, a portmanteau of Yeezy and News, for which he reportedly asked to have filed in October.