Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign are prepping fans for the release of 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 of owls, wolves running, a grinning clown, men in black cloaks holding guns, and buildings collapsing in smoke.
The Jon Rafman-directed trailer for the long-teased LP dropped back in January, which ended with the announcement of release dates for three different volumes of the album. Volume 1 drops Feb. 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 under a spotlight, his shadow appearing as wings.
West released the song after premiering it on Power 92 Chicago in late November. He faced controversy for rapping, “How I’m antisemitic, I just fucked a Jewish bitch,” referring to his remarks about Jewish people over the last year. West was widely condemned in October 2022 when he wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that he was “going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.”
He has since apologized for his antisemitic comments. “It was not my intention to offend or demean, and I deeply regret any pain I may have caused,” West said in a December Instagram post written in Hebrew. “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 premiered the joint album, Vultures, at a party in Miami during Art Basel in December; he also launched a mobile-only platform called Yews, a portmanteau of Yeezy and News, which he reportedly applied to have trademarked in October.