Kanye West finishes recording 'dark' new album

The follow-up to 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is reportedly in the bag

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Kanye West has finished recording his new album, according to reports.

Stateside hip-hop radio station Hot97 – via The Line Of Best Fit - have stated that West has completed work on the follow-up to 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

The station revealed that West's label Def Jam recently hosted a listening event for the album, the rapper's sixth solo offering.

DJ Paul Rosenberg said: "Everyone at the label that listened to the album loved it. I've heard it's dark, but really good."

Daft Punk have worked on tracks on the new Kanye West album.

The French duo recently revealed in Rolling Stone that they have made two songs with the rapper, who was "screaming primally" on his vocal takes.

"It was very raw: he was rapping – kind of screaming primally, actually," Thomas Bangalter told the US magazine with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo adding. "Kanye doesn't give a fuck."

Film director Michel Gondry also said that he has heard two songs from the new album sessions, saying: "One of them, I told him it sounded solid and powerful – I envisioned a cube when I heard it. He told me, Chris Cunningham's already directing the video!"

Kanye West previously claimed that he would release new music "in a couple of months" during a gig in March. "I wanna tell y'all that I'm working on some new shit," he told the crowd at his show at Zénith in Paris. "It's gonna be out in a couple of months."

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