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Kanye West ‘Recording David Bowie Tribute Album': ‘The Torch Has Been Passed To Him'

19/01/2016 07:41 GMT | Updated 19/01/2016 09:59 GMT

Kanye West is reportedly in the process of recording an album of David Bowie’s music.

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According to reports, the US rapper hit the studio following the music icon’s death last week at the age of 69.

The album is set to feature a mixture of straight up cover versions of some of Bowie’s biggest hits as well as original songs featuring samples of the British star’s music.

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A source told the Daily Star: "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 newspaper, ‘Changes’, ‘Heroes’, and ‘Rebel, Rebel’ are among the tracks he has produced for the project.

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The source added: "He is determined to carry on David's work as a musical innovator.

"He says that the torch has been passed to him."

Following his death, the ‘Gold Digger’ hitmaker paid tribute to David on Twitter, describing him as one of his biggest inspirations.

"David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime,” he tweeted.

As well as the Bowie-themed album, Kanye is also set to release his seventh studio album next month.

‘Swish’ will include ‘All Day’, ‘Real Friends’ and ‘No More Parties In LA’, his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar.

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