Kanye - Bowie

Well, you can’t really say that this rumour is a surprising one. Apparently, KANYE WEST is thinking about recording his own DAVID BOWIE tribute LP. DailyStar and Mirror report about a mysterious source who states that the rapper is working on a cover album with the greatest hits by the British artist.

The source states about the covers: ‘Some are straightforward cover versions with Kanye actually singing. On others he is rapping with his own lyrics over Bowie’s music.’ According to the Mirror the source furthermore states: ‘He is determined to carry on David’s work as a musical innovator. He says that the torch has been passed to him.’

Please note that this is currently nothing more than just a rumour and those British papers aren’t the most reliable ones when it comes to ‘serious’ news. Still, it would be interesting to see what KANYE WEST‘s take on Heroes and Space Oddity would actually sound like, right? Read our editorial tribute to Ziggy Stardust right here again.

UPDATE – January 20: As a representative of Mr. WEST now told TMZ the rumours are not true and the rapper is not planning a BOWIE tribute record.