Kanye West Is Working on a New Album
Kanye West has been through a lot in the last few years since he released his more mainstream hits like “Gold Digger” and “Touch the Sky.” His mother Donda died due to complications from plastic surgery, he’s had famous “what was he thinking?” moments (just think of poor Taylor Swift’s mortified face when he interrupted her acceptance speech) and now he’s dating Kim Kardashian and has been named by her husband as a potential reason for their split.
There’s a lot of inspiration there, so the fact that Kanye West is working on a new album is a good thing. It will be interesting to see if any of this translates into something that people will actually enjoy and relate to.
West’s last album was My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which was released about 18 months ago and this upcoming project is not to be confused with his GOOD Music compilation, Cruel Summer.
No I.D. (yes, that is a name), the Def Jam Executive VP who is also a producer revealed that he has already started working on the album but clarified "I'm not working on ['Cruel Summer']. I'm working on his album."
When commenting on what flavor we can expect from this album, No I.D. simply said: "He hasn't missed yet. It's what you expect, and everything you don't expect. It's gonna be great."
If you are waiting for Cruel Summer, it drops on August 7, 2012 but there is no release date yet for this untitled project.