2018 was a busy year for Kanye West.
Last spring, the multi-hyphenate announced he would deliver a handful of seven-track projects, four of which were under the G.O.O.D. Music banner. In addition to recording his eighth solo studio album (Ye) and a collaborative album with Kid Cudi (Kids See Ghosts), Kanye also executive produced projects by Pusha-T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor—all of which were released over five consecutive weeks.
In order to pull this off, Kanye needed to maximize his focus and minimize his distractions; so, the rapper decided to pack his bags and head to Jackon Hole, Wyoming, where he would conduct weeks-long recording sessions with some of the biggest names in the game. Ricky Anderson, Kanye’s cousin and the head of A&R at G.O.O.D. Music, described the Wyoming Sessions as a “unique” experience, and suggested Kanye was headed back to the Cowboy State.