Kanye West is reportedly planning a solo David Bowie tribute album to continue the late singer’s legacy. The rapper is said to have been getting to work in the studio putting his own spin on classic hits like Changes, Heroes and Rebel, Rebel.
According to the Daily Star, a source said:
“Some are straightforward cover versions with Kanye actually singing. On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music.
He is determined to carry on David’s work as a musical innovator. He says that the torch has been passed to him.”
The report claims that Kanye sees himself as a successor to Bowie in terms of musical innovation. But did Bowie agree? The Mirror tells us about a prophecy…
On the 6th June 1972 David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The album cover, photographed near Regents Street in London, also famously featured the exterior sign. That sign was for a furrier was called K.West. There’s a plaque there, if you want to go and have a look, the sign itself is long gone.
Coincidence? Maybe. But if you delve further into the album things get spooky. The first track on the album? Five Years. The songs says that there are five years left until the end of the world begins.
“We’ve got five years, that’s all we’ve got”
Five years and two days after the album came out a young man Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia. So, it’s his birthright he MUST fulfill –like Damien in The Omen?