News: Kanye's "808s & Heartbreak" Leaks

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008 4:07PM

Written by Nandie Taylor


Kanye West

With almost two weeks left until the official release date, Kanye West's fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak has leaked to the internet.

Following the leaks of album cuts like "Robocop" and "Anyway," Kanye West's entire album has popped up on file sharing sites today.

As SOHH previously reported, 808s and Heartbreak, which features guest appearances by Young Jeezy, Lil' Wayne and Kid Cudi, chronicles the heartache that Kanye has suffered since the unexpected death of his mother, Donda West.

"This album has been like basically based off the devastation and the hurt that I've felt within the past year of all the losses that I've went through," Kanye said during a conference call.  "What's good is its therapeutic for me.  It's like a better option than suicide to keep on putting out music and art."

In order to tell his story, Kanye created a new sound which he calls heartbreak.

"It's like a mixed drink," he explained. "It's like auto-tune meets distortion with a bit of delay on it and a whole bunch of f*cked up life."

808s & Heartbreak
is scheduled for release on Monday, November 24th.

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