Kanye West’s Album Name ‘Yeezus’ and June 18 Release Date Confirmed

Kanye West will follow up 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with his sixth studio LP titled Yeezus.

Kanye West performed two tracks from his upcoming new album on SNL. Photo: Dagoberto RodrÃguez/Flickr

Kanye West has some more news to share with the music-listening community.

Kanye West’s sixth solo album will be titled “Yeezus” and released on June 18, according to a Rap-Up report on Saturday.

The title has yet to be confirmed by the rapper but West hinted on the release date last month when he posted a mysterious tweet which read “June Eighteen”.

With this post he recently turned Twitter into a guessing game. There were different guesses that the date could refer to the day his and pregnant Kim Kardashian’s baby is due, or possibly the day West releases a new album.

If West does drop a new album on June 18, it would be his first solo album since 2010’s critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, says Mashable.

West’s label, Def Jam, has not responded to e-mailed requests for comment on the album title and release date.

Odd Future and Skrillex are both rumoured to feature on the forthcoming new “Yeezus” album with members of Odd Future  producer Skrillex having recently joined West in the studio alongside MC Chief Keef and John Legend.

Other Known collaborators for the rapper’s followup to 2010’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” kinclude Daft Punk, The-Dream, Skrillex, John Legend, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, among others, reports Billboard.

This isn’t the first time “Yeezus” has been tossed around. Kid Cudi (formerly signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label) coined the term well over a year ago.

Kanye West is also debuting a new song in the form of videos simultaneously displayed on the exterior walls of more than five dozen buildings — just in time for his May 18 performance gig on Saturday Night Live.

On Friday night (May 17), West premiered “New Slaves” by projecting the video on buildings across the world. The promo was screened in 10 cities including Sydney, London, Paris, Berlin and numerous locations in North America.

The simple black and white image of West’s face provided a striking context for the rapper’s searing lyrics on race and materialism, which includes the refrain “I know that we’re the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves.”

He announced the stunt to his 9.4 million followers on Twitter: New Song and Visual from My New Album Being Projected Tonight across the Globe on 66 Buildings, Locations @ http://KANYEWEST.COM

West is due to perform two songs on “Saturday Night Live,” and sources connected with the matter said that he’ll debut a previously unheard song as part of the show.

On Wednesday he performed two new tracks, including the auto tune-heavy “Awesome,” during a corporate gig for the Adult Swim network.The rapper previously played a brand new song called “I Am A God” at the Met Gala in New York on May 6.

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram and posted a photo that appeared to confirm Kanye’s album name, release date and CD packaging. “#Yeezus #RedYeezy’s #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18,” she wrote, captioning a flick of the new red Air Yeezy IIs and the Yeezus album’s packaging.

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