Kanye West's Yeezus Won't Be Up for Pre-Order

G.O.O.D. Music founder continues creative roll-out of new album.

Posted: 05/29/2013 01:29 PM EDT
Kanye West

Kanye West doesn't do anything by the book, and the Yeezus release will be no different. No pre-orders will be available for the 35-year-old's sixth project.

Fans will just have to wait until the June 18 drop date to get a copy.

In the same odd way that he has rolled out much of the scarce details surrounding the album, 'Ye didn't actually announce the news. That task was left up to comrade and A.P.C. clothing founder Jean Touitou, who tweeted a flyer with an image of the album cover with the words, "NO PRE ORDER PLEASE PURCHASE JUNE 18."

The Grammy winner spent much of his time recording overseas, flying in the likes of Chief Keef for a reported collaboration.

Since making his way back to the states this month, he's done a handful of shows and appearances, and took time to shoot a cameo in the highly anticipated Anchorman 2 film, out later this year.

With less than a month before its release, West's new project remains as mysterious as the marketing schemes surrounding it. So far, two tracks, "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead," have been unveiled. Both expose traces of West's battle to deal with living between his artistry and celebrity, a status of which has all but exploded since hooking up with reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

June 18 will prove to be an interesting day. J. Cole plans to go up against West, dropping his Born Sinner effort on the same date.

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