Kanye West has been very generous with the music from his new album, but other than the two singles he’s released so far, “Power” and “Runaway,” ‘Ye hasn’t really given us much information on the disc.
We still don’t have the album’s official title, but Kanye did peel back one layer of his musical onion on Monday (October 4), when he confirmed that he’ll be dropping the disc on November 22. Given West’s proclivity for doing things his own way — including swathing the “Saturday Night Live” stage in all white sheets on Saturday — the off-cycle Monday release is not surprising.
“L.A. Reid who’s doing a great job at Def Jam. We gone Kill it again on November 22nd!!!!!!!!!! Even with the leaks fam,” Kanye tweeted on Monday.
With most albums hitting stores on Tuesdays, the one-day jump will also give ‘Ye a head start on a rush of holiday albums slated to hit stores that Tuesday, including Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale, My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Flo Rida’s The Only One and the “Tron Legacy” soundtrack from Daft Punk.
A spokesperson for West’s label could not be reached for confirmation on the album’s release date.
After receiving rave reviews for his “SNL” performance, West was feeling the love, doling out props to his whole crew for making it a must-see night. “Saturday night live… The team effort! I couldn’t do these things without a team of people with the same goal. To make performance art,” he tweeted.
He offered up love to his publicist for “talking me into doing the performance in the first place,” his Prague-based choreographer — who helped him with his in-progress film and his VMA performance — as well as his styling team and the whole “SNL” cast.