Kanye West Announces Album Release Date

Yeezy eyes June release for new project.

Posted: 05/02/2013 12:40 PM EDT
Kanye West

Kanye West's forthcoming album officially has a release date. West is set to unveil his new project on June 18 which also happens to be 10 days after his birthday.

In true Yeezy fashion, the Chicago MC tweeted "June Eighteen" early this morning, with no further explanation. The post sent his more than 9 million followers into a tailspin of speculation, until Rap Radar confirmed with Def Jam that the album will indeed drop next month.

West has been locked away in Paris letting his creative juices flow for the last several months. The 35-year-old has tapped the likes of Chief Keef for new music, but details around the album remain a mystery.

Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg spilled the beans on a listening session at Def Jam, which gave clues as to how the album sounds. "I just heard that Def Jam had a listening [session] last week and everyone at the label listened to the album and loved it," he said on-air Monday (April 29). "I heard it's dark but really good. I like when Kanye goes to that place."

Rumor has it that Ye will debut the album's first single when he performs on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, May 18.

 

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