Kanye West

Kanye West Stirs Album Speculation with ‘June 18’ Tweet

Kanye West has the Internet abuzz after tweeting what appears to be a release date for his album.

“June Eighteen,” tweeted the G.O.O.D. Music chief on Thursday morning. He also deleted all of his previous tweets.

He didn’t provide any more information, but there is speculation that his sixth solo album will arrive that day. The date falls on a Tuesday when albums are typically released in the U.S. However, Kanye’s label Def Jam has not confirmed anything.

All signs are pointing towards new music. The hip-hop mogul has been in Paris recording the follow-up to his 2010 solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He will also perform on the May 18 season finale of “SNL.”

During a trip to New York last month, the father-to-be stopped by his label to play music. Hot 97 host Peter Rosenberg claims the album is done and has a “dark” tone. “Everyone at the label listened to the album and loved it,” he said. “I heard it’s dark, but really good.”

Details surrounding his recording sessions remain under wraps, but he has been in the studio with Daft Punk, who programmed drums for the project. “It was very raw: he was rapping—kind of screaming primally, actually,” Thomas Bangalter of the French duo told Rolling Stone. “Kanye doesn’t give a fuck.”

June is shaping up to be a big month for Kanye. His girlfriend Kim Kardashian is also expected to give birth to their first child.

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