First announced in a tweet back in July 2020, the very first release from said imprint has been released. Abstract Mindstate, which consists of E.P Da Hellcat and Olskool Ice-Gre, will release their album Dreams Still Inspire on August 6. A backstory: Chicago natives E.P. and Olskool met when they were students at Jackson State University, ultimately releasing the first album We Paid Let Us In! in 2001. Ultimately a casualty of the music industry, the pair went their separate ways. However, in 2018 West reached out to Olskool to assist him in the 2018 rollouts for Pusha T‘s Daytona, Teyana Taylor‘s K.T.S.E., Kids See Ghosts‘ debut LP, and his own solo effort ye, and eventually convinced him and E.P to reunite for a new album
Their first album in 20 years, Kanye will handle all of the production on Dreams Still Inspire. They’ve also released the album’s first single, “A Wise Tale,” which can be heard below.