On their first-ever collaboration, “TRUE LOVE” sees the late XXXTENTACION and Kanye West join forces to delve into the complexity of love. The record is produced by Mike Dean, Ojivolta, Ye, and former X collaborator John Cunningham.
“TRUE LOVE” was originally performed on February 22nd during Ye’s Miami listening party for his eleventh studio album, DONDA 2. The track later came out exclusively on West’s $200 Stem Player platform alongside the rest of the project. However, now fans alike can hear the song on streaming platforms as it will serve as the lead single to XXXTENTACION’s forthcoming posthumous album LOOK AT ME: THE ALBUM.
In the lone verse of the record, Kanye makes a reference to the 2015 “What Are Those” meme, “Wait, who got the kids in those “What are those?” / Wait, why they can’t wear Yeezys with the cargos?” Later in the song, he calls back to the initial lines of the verse, talking about the way his kids are being dressed since his separation from Kim Kardashian: “Y’all know Nike don’t like me, y’all take it too far, though / At least have ’em in some Mike’s, he played for Chicago.”
Kanye West recently appeared on “KEEP IT BURNIN” from Future’s new album I NEVER LIKED YOU, as well as Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry, which notably sees Ye collaborating with Kid Cudi for one final time. Meanwhile, this will be among some of the first official posthumous music from X following his 2019 album Bad Vibes.
Listen to “TRUE LOVE” below.