The official artwork for West's upcoming album, 'Yeezus,' has arrived. (Photo : Flickr)
The king of hip-hop, as some choose to call him, is making his return to music sometime during the next few scorching weeks of June. There has been plenty of hype surrounding his new album, Yeezus, although West's initial planned release date is becoming less realistic by the day. West previously targeted a June 18 debut, however now that June has arrived and the rapper remains unsure of the album, that target seems less and less probable. West did release the album cover for the upcoming album yesterday, but recent reports now claim that he is still playing around with the tracklist.
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West has been spending plenty of time in his Paris studio these past months working on Yeezus, and despite the rapidly approaching June 18, he's still tinkering with the tracklist, according to Telegraph.
"Chatter among music insiders is the rapper's scrambling to add some consumer-friendly singles to the album," says New York Post.
This may be disconcerting for anxious fans, however an insider close to the rapper affirms that he's working hard to hit the June 18 target. "Kanye's reworking so close to the release date is not in any response to any negative reaction," the source said.
West performed his new songs "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" on "Saturday Night Live" last month during the season finale, but the tracks received subpar reviews. Although he may be searching for more crowd friendly tunes, he has no worries as to how Yeezus will be received.
The album will serve as a follow-up to 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and is said to feature a slew of guest artists including Daft Punk, Skrillex, Chief Keef, Young Chop, TNGHT and Odd Future.
We're now a couple weeks away from West's Yeezus, hopefully, so prepare yourselves, the king is on his way.