Who is Vory? Rapper and singer's career explored as Kanye West collab drops

Amber Peake July 23, 2021
Who is Vory? Rapper and singer's career explored as Kanye West collab drops
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As Kanye West’s highly anticipated Donda is set to be released some are curious to know more about collaborations on the new album, including rapper Vory, who features on multiple tracks.

Who is rapper Vory?

Vory, who was previously known as King Vory, rose to popularity in 2015 after featuring on Bryson Tiller’s Don’t and Break Bread.

The following year he went on to release his first mixtape, Overdose, which was followed by his EP Lucky Me in 2018. Last year Vory signed with rapper Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers Records and also dropped his own self-titled EP.

The rapper and singer’s music style has been compared to that of The Weeknd and Drake.

Talking of the artists he has been compared to, he told XXL magazine: “I think tone-wise they always say when I rap, they say Drake, but when I’m singing, they say The Weeknd.”

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Vory features on Donda

Kanye West debuted his tenth studio album Donda yesterday (Thursday, 22 July) at a listening party held at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Atlanta.

The album, which is named after his late mother, featured many well-known names, including Travis Scott, Jay-Z and Lil Baby.

Rapper Vory also collaborated with Kanye on the album and featured on multiple tracks, including No Child Left Behind and Shoulder To Lean On.

Ahead of the listening party, the artist teased the release of No Child Left Behind on Wednesday (21 July) with his 236,000 followers on Instagram.

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What other artists has Vory collaborated with?

Vory has featured on tracks by many big names over the years although he is most known for appearing alongside Meek Mill. Their most popular tracks include Middle Of It, Ain’t It Funny and Think It’s A Game.

Vory previously opened up on working alongside Meek Mill and other well-known artists such as Drake and admitted he stays true to himself.

While chatting to Billboard in June he explained: “Even though I am ready to be a student while around them, I still walk in with my head up, knowing who I am and what I can do.”

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.