Kanye West Keeps Fans Waiting W/ Delayed Album Release

Kanye West will keep rap fans waiting longer as new reports suggest his upcoming untitled album will be postponed.

Initially slated to drop November 16th, the project has been moved back a week.

After a summer full of tweets and free music, Kanye is finally giving fans what they've been waiting for. The platinum-selling rapper has selected an official release date for his much-anticipated new album. Rap-Up.com has learned that Yeezy will drop his still untitled fifth effort on November 22. This is typically one of the biggest release weeks of the year and the Monday before Black Friday when U.S. shoppers flock to stores to get a head start on their holiday shopping. (Rap-Up)

During a Ustream session last month, West said plans for a September album release were nixed.

Kanye West is taking full advantage of all that technology has to offer. The rapper, who recently joined Twitter, hosted his firstUstream chat today (Aug. 6) from Korea and revealed that his new album will be out "sometime in November." West also said that his next single -- the follow-up to "Power" -- will drop in about 20 days, and it's a toss-up between a track called "Lost in The World" and "All of The Lights." He played a short snippet of the latter, which features big horns and double-speed drums. (Billboard)

In mid-August, it was announced West's new offering would be November 16th.

November 16. That's the date that Kanye West's eagerly awaited new album will hit shelves. Sure, he has taken to the social networking sites to promote himself and his activities. But this is a nice, hard piece of info. November 16. Know it. Live it. Circle it with a Sharpie. Kanye West is back. (Artist Direct)

While album details are still scarce, rap veteran Q-Tip recently announced his involvement on West's 808s & Heartbreak follow-up.

"This album is, in a good way, going backwards. He's such an artist. He knows exactly what he's doing. When he did [808s & Heartbreaks] that was such a departure from College Dropout. But now he's stepping backwards so this album will be more of a sonic extension of College Dropout and Graduation but he's doing it with a new attitude. He's looking forward but reaching back, which is interesting. It's a calculated toe in yesterday's water if that makes any sense at all (laughs)." (XXL Mag)

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