Kanye West to release new music on June 18?

Rapper posts date on Twitter as fans begin to speculate

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Kanye West has posted a mysterious tweet this afternoon which reads: "June Eighteen."

The rapper updated his Twitter account with the message, and it is the only tweet registered to @KanyeWest, earlier today (May 1). Though it is far from confirmation of any release date, fans are speculating that June 18 could see the rapper release new material in the form of an album or a single. Earlier this week it was reported that Kanye has finished recording his new album, the follow-up to 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

Hot 97 revealed that West's label Def Jam recently hosted a listening event for the album, the rapper's sixth solo offering, with DJ Paul Rosenberg saying: "Everyone at the label that listened to the album loved it. I've heard it's dark, but really good."




It has also been reported that Daft Punk have worked on tracks on the new
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."

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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