Sources Say That Kanye West’s New Album Is Finished, ‘Dark, And Really Good’


Just the other day we got confirmation on Kanye West’s upcoming live performance. The rapper will take the stage on Saturday Night Live’s season finale, and it’s sparking rumors about the arrival of new music. Kanye did come out back in February to say that he’d be releasing new music in a few months, so things could definitely be about to pop off. Peter Rosenberg at Hot 97 recently revealed that folks over at Def Jam have heard the new album, and they’re loving it. Click inside to learn more!

Hypetrak has the story:

Will Kanye West be promoting a new album when he takes the stage to soon perform on the Saturday Night Live finale? It just may be so, as Peter Rosenberg recently disclosed that Def Jam has had a listening session for Ye’s new album, which is of course reportedly done, and was said by attendees that the sixth solo effort is dark and gritty. If this is true, expect comparisons with Kanye’s 2010 drop of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, as it was indeed a more haunting affair. In addition to the news on the upcoming album, the gang also discusses his new child with Kim Kardashian, that is expected to arrive this summer. You can hear it all now below and be sure to check back with us for more concrete info on the new Kanye West project.


Here’s the recording from Hot 97:

I’m pretty friggen psyched for this album. We’ve had a lot of awesome new music this year, but nobody does it like Yeezy. PITNBr nicole, I’m hoping you’re right and that we’ll hear a new track during his performance. But we’ll have to wait until May 18th to find out.


  • nicole

    first the news of the release date of Eminems new album, now this! so excited! he has to perform a new song on SNL..has too. i wont accept anything else lol. – but i wouldnt be surprised if a few days before his SNL performance he releases an official single.

  • Emily

    “Dark and gritty” … So his pregnant girlfriend inspired the album? Hello!