News: Kanye West's New Record Will "Shock Everybody", DJ Semtex Says
Saturday, May 22, 2010 2:00PM
Radio personality DJ Semtex has reportedly shared his thoughts on Kanye West's upcoming new single and called it shocking.
According to Semtex, the album will, in fact, drop this fall.
"The album is coming in September. Okay, so I've heard the first Kanye West joint. I was sworn to secrecy. All I can say is it is banging. If that's a taste of what's coming on the album, he has smacked it. Lyrically....he is saying things like, 'Wow, he said that?' It is going to shock everybody, the first record." (Miss LS)
Recent reports suggested the project's release date was moved from June to September.
Our faithful HHU source attended the Island Def Jam Grammy U. event yesterday in Santa Monica and he learned a few things. First and foremost, it was said that Kanye West's album is currently slated to drop SOME TIME in September. No more specifics were given, but it obviously isn't gonna drop in June as previously stated. Aside from that, Jay-Z's greatest hits package will be released on June 29th with a brand new track from Jay-Z and Rihanna. Ne-Yo's album is TBR in September. And last, rapper Y.G. will be a focus of Def Jam in the near future. (The Hip Hop Update)
Chicago rapper Common recently shared his feelings on Ye's upcoming project.
"I been around Kanye for what he's been working on but I haven't worked on it. He can produce, write, he does it all so he doesn't need much help. I like when we're around each other creating because I think we inspire each other. Kanye is definitely going to come with something powerful." (VIBE)
DJ Premier talked about the sound of Ye's upcoming album in a recent interview.
"Well, first of all, if you look at all of Kanye West's output, he actually did a lot to bring back sampling and make it cool again, even though he's more of a mainstream artist" Premier explained. "But his new album is strictly hard beats and rhyme. He's totally done with electro. You're gonna be surprised what you hear." (Amajanese)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a past DJ Semtex interview with Kanye West below: