Kanye West, who's grown accustomed to seeing his face on tabloid covers with his socialite partner Kim Kardashian, is gearing up for a return to center stage in the international music scene with a new studio album, "Yeezus," due out June 18. Over the past few days, rumors and conjectures have given way to some specifics divulged on TV shows and on social networks.
Three years after "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," the rapper will be putting out his latest brainchild, christened "Yeezus," on June 18. His sixth studio album to date, "Yeezus" comprises 15 tracks and features guest artists Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, DJ Skrillex and the American alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.
West has just divulged the album title and release date on Twitter. The CD cover has already been designed and has been previewed on Kim Kardashian's Instagram account.
The prolific recording artist, whose new album is one of the most eagerly awaited music releases of the year, has displayed marked prowess in seizing public attention using a whole armada of communication tools, particularly by posting information on several different social networks. This past weekend he made a splash with live performances of two titles, "New Slave" and "Black Skinhead," on American TV show "Saturday Night Live." From Friday to Sunday, the clip to his single "New Slave" was projected onto the facades of 66 buildings in ten major cities around the world, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin and Paris. The locations were listed on West's official website.
Kanye West, "Yeezus," release date: June 18, Def Jam Recordings.