Can U Be

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"Can U Be" is an unreleased song by Kanye West intended for the scrapped album So Help Me God.

While commonly referred to by fans as Can U Be, producer Keyon Christ has called it "Waves".

Premiered before West’s set [1] at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2015, the track has gained notoriety from fans of West, with its high energy vocals and instrumental receiving high praise. About two weeks later, a four second snippet was posted to Instagram of Travis Scott dancing to the song.

In June 2017, a high quality snippet of the track was posted by Music Mafia, a hacker group who sold the music of many high profile artists on its site. The track was put up for the high price of two bitcoin, worth roughly $6,000 USD at the time. Can U Be was never sold and the track is still highly sought after by fans of West.

Mitus, one of the producers for the track, uploaded a song titled "Forever" to his SoundCloud in January 2018. He later stated on Twitter that it was a reworked version of Can U Be's outro. The instrumental for this track was posted in October 2019.

A fan who went to the listening party for West's Ye album in May 2018 asked West about the status of Can U Be. West simply replied that it wouldn't be released because he "wasn't really feelin' it".

Unreleased Versions[edit]

Title Length Version Additional info
Can U Be 0:36 Snippet Leaked and tagged by Music Mafia in 2017, more finished version
Can U Be Demo Played at Glastonbury after party in June 2015, unfinished vocals