Kanye West to release new music on June 18?

Rapper posts date on Twitter as fans begin to speculate

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kanye West

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."

Read More On This Artist

Kanye West Merchandise
More News
Interpol cancel another show, but make it to hotel after 60 hours on tour bus trapped in snow
X Factor overtakes Band Aid as favourite for Christmas Number One
New Beyoncé tracks '7/11' and 'Ring Off' revealed – listen
Wilko Johnson discusses cancer recovery: 'I shouldn't be here at all'
Dave Grohl on Arctic Monkeys: 'Please don't let them self-destruct'
Noel Gallagher on Russell Brand: 'His revolution might be as short-lived as his acting...
Singer Ty Herndon comes out, making him the first openly gay country chart-topper
The Vaccines say they have something 'coming soon' in cryptic Facebook update
Morrissey leaves Warsaw stage after being heckled by fan – watch
Biffy Clyro promise their Relentless Live gig will be 'spicy'
Iggy Azalea hits back at Eminem rape lyrics: 'Women in music have bigger balls'
AC/DC: 'We are going to go on tour. Nothing is going to stop us'
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in Lana Del Rey 'rape' video
Full length version of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' demo revealed – listen
Noel Gallagher on Glastonbury rumours: 'I'm available that weekend'
Arcade Fire's Will Butler to release debut solo album in March
The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono team up to cover 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' – Listen
Squarepusher announces special London show for March 2015
Lykke Li shares acoustic cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home' – watch
She and Him release video for 'Stay Awhile' – watch
Jamie T postpones European tour dates following medical advice
Father John Misty shares video trailer for new album – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM