Kanye West has a tab open for dishing out co-signs where he sees fit, i.e. KiD CuDi, Azealia Banks (at one point), and Hit-Boy.
Now enter Raury, an 18-year-old rising Atlanta singer/songwriter, whose style MissInfo TV describes as "the middle ground somewhere between Andre 3000 and Kid Cudi," has been rubbing elbows with 'Ye, according to a new photo posted on the Internet forum KanyeToThe.
Raury's rep recently gave Complex the story behind the shot. "The photo was taken shortly after Kanye West saw the "God's Whisper" video. 'Ye personally flew Raury out and expressed that he was inspired by the visual," the rep said. "The two played each others album and just kicked it. However, West is working on his next album and they plan to hit the studio very soon."
The buzz comes at the perfect time as Raury's debut EP Indigo Child flies in this Monday (Aug. 25). He'll also be taking the stage as a handpicked opener (alongside CuDi and Childish Gambino) at OutKast's ATLast show in Atlanta on Sept. 27.
See the visual that impressed Yeezy below.