Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has decided to cancel this week’s G.O.O.D. Friday music release in light of his music being leaked online.
Writing on Twitter, West blamed a hacker for disrupting his weekly free music distribution.
“Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I’ve decided to pass of Good Fridays this week,” West tweeted Wednesday (September 29) night.
“It’s messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone… I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them …”
“to you guys in there most completed form…”
“It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak…”
“unfinished songs from my real album…”
“I’m in the studio or editing suite every night to 3am finishing the film and the album or practicing for my SNL performance”
“We’ve got 4 engineers mixing the album to finish it as soon as possible”
“In the lab with Soulja Boy and Cudi… 2 of my favorite most genius artist. Even in my disappointment about the leaks I feel blessed” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
The decision was prompted due to the unauthorized online leak of his new song, “Lost in the World”.
A third track from Kanye West’s forthcoming album, tentatively due November 22, leaked online Wednesday morning (September 29). The haunting “Lost in the World” samples Bon Iver‘s “Woods” and includes lyrics the rapper recited during a visit to Rolling Stone magazine that was posted on YouTube. “Lost in the World” follows “Power” and “Runaway.” The latter was also recited by West at the RS offices and premiered during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Like the previous two tracks, “Lost in the World” features weightier lyrics from ‘Ye than the material he’s been releasing weekly as part of the G.O.O.D. Fridays series on his blog. (MTV)
West previously spoke of “Lost In The World: with high regard.
“I called [Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon] and we ended up becoming like really good friends, playing basketball together everyday, and going into the back studio to record his parts,” West said. “He’s similar to me, like where he just does sh*t just so people would be like, ‘Oh sh*t, how did you do that? How did that happen?’ He’s just a really cool guy to be around.” In an August webchat, Kanye mentioned that “Lost in the World” was the frontrunner to become his new album’s second single (after “Power”) and that it would arrive in about “20 days.” West, however, opted for “Runaway” as his second single. (Rolling Stone)
Aside from the leaked record, West has also revealed his untitled album does not yet have a confirmed release date.
“I’m still contemplating my album date… I’m finished with it but when should I drop?,” West tweeted Wednesday (September 29). (Kanye West’s Twitter)
Check out Kanye West’s “Lost in the World” down below: