News: Kanye West's New Album Promo Pics Leak Online [Photos]
Monday, Aug 9, 2010 5:26PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's upcoming album, Dark Twisted Fantasy, looks to be taking form as new promo photos for the project have landed on the Internet.
The photos hit the Internet Monday (August 9) afternoon, however, the photographer has not yet been revealed.
Based on five new album promo photos, Grammy-winning artist Kanye West is featured in each shot by himself and dressed with a sports jacket. In four of the shots, West is shown with a tie while another photo shows the rapper with an open shirt. Notably, West is seen posed with sun glasses on in each image with a low-cut hair style and closed lips. (Hip Hop N More)
During a UStream session last week, West said plans for a September 14th G.O.O.D. Music Day were nixed.
Kanye West is taking full advantage of all that technology has to offer. The rapper, who recently joined Twitter, hosted his first Ustream 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)
Earlier this month, West talked about wanting his new LP to be filled with joy.
"Everyone says all great art comes from pain but I think my greatest art comes from excitement and joy. It's a completely different perspective about being extremely excited about stuff that is only cool to me," West said in a recent Rolling Stone office visit. "Like, when I tweeted, 'What's your credenza game?' I was very excited about that credenza...It was important to not be limited by the art form of rap but to have rap bring it to another level. Is it rap or is it poetry? Is it spoken word? Is it [a] speech?" (MTV)
According to the rapper's "Power" director, Marco Brambilla, the new album is currently titled Dark Twisted Fantasy.
"That's exactly what I like about his music. It's the anti-Tiger Woods moment, you know? This ['Power' video] is really about that. The new album is very personal, too, and the various tracks on the album suggest things that have happened to him. This is the most epic track. It was a really great opportunity to show a moment of defiance and a moment of self-awareness. It's that combination that he has as an artist that's very peculiar...I've heard [Dark Twisted Fantasy] is the latest name. I would say not locked-in, and it would probably not get locked until closer to the time of the album release." (New York Mag)
Check out a couple of the new photos down below: