Kanye West's 2014 Album Details Revealed By Billboard Source

A source tells Billboard that the project features "mostly a mixture of soul samples and tamed Yeezus-esque darkness."

Kanye West's 2014 album is slated to be a 12-song project that features "mostly a mixture of soul samples and tamed Yeezus-esque darkness," according to a Billboard report that quotes an anonymous source who's heard half the album. The source also says there is "nothing abrasive" on this effort. 

The sound of Yeezus was praised by some, including HipHopDX, which awarded the effort with a 4.5 out of 5 in its review. However, it was criticized by many, also. 50 Cent, for example, said the following of the project“It doesn’t feel like Hip-Hop to me," he said. "It feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff. It’s just him being an artist, you don’t have to agree with everything an artist does.

The Billboard report, titled "Kanye West's 2014 Album: Everything We Know So Far," also notes that several producers and artists have been tapped for the set, which has reportedly been recorded in Los Angeles, California in the States and Florence, Italy. Mike WiLL Made-It, Rick Rubin, Q-Tip, French Montana, Young Chop, Young Thug, James Blake, DJ Mustard and Tyga are among the acts potentially set to contribute to the album. 

In December 23, Kanye West spoke about his next album to Rolling Stone.

I think my next album is going to be eight songs," West said. "It's just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People say a design is the point where you can't take anything else away. [Yeezus] was very, very designed. I took a departure from radio and popular music in order to get this seat here. If I hadn't made Yeezus, I wouldn't be sitting here with this cool font at Basel right here."

RELATED: 50 Cent Says Kanye West's "Yeezus" Album "Doesn't Feel Like Hip Hop"


  • Mek

    Kanye is my dude, but this sounds like its the end of his career. When a rapper like Ye has to go to the likes of Mike WiLL Made-it, Young Thug, Young Chop, French Montana, Tyga, DJ Mustard you know their career is going down. I smell desperation and see conformity and its a shame. Hopefully Ye doesn't do it though.

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  • wasd

    im gonna release a wack album and get as many sluts pregnant as possible while im hot then fucking bail it to bahrain or some shit

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  • bevis n butt head mask

    ah man left em left em. by self now getting outta here mann. hey wats going onnnnn..]]come on timber lake think faaccker fucker.]]] tinberland wer u come from.. did u see it too. an other weird shit mann'' hey woaa nooo noo heyy crazy things mannnnn;;]] i see the stufff..]]]falling on bushesssss what is the shit. hey man whats that over their heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy no mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnndg5rdg6ur7h6tu hey u noo woaaaa mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnf6hfhygfh7grh67hf7

  • Anonymous

    Oh god, no fucking thank you to Tyga and French Montana. Fuck that shit.

  • WWYD?

    KanYeezy > Nas, Biggie, and Pac

  • Wads

    Girls I fucked and creampied to the sound of Kanye West Albums College Dropout 4 Late Registration 15 Graduation 2 808s 20 Beautiful Dark Fantasy 8 Watch The Throne 3 Yeezus 7 High hopes for this new one. Hoping for a resurgence of the 808 performance numbers.

    • Wasd

      WTT numbers is low as well cuz I was recovering from valium addiction due to listening to Relapse and Recovery by Eminem.

    • Wasd

      Graduation numbers is so low cuz I was listening to the 50 Cent album.

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  • Words with Marks on em' everywhere

    Fuck what you say or heard, Yeezus is a dope album. Mark my words, the album will be revisited in a few years and declared a slept on classic.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye West is the next Malcolm X!

  • Anonymous

    More faggot music for faggots and fake gangstas

  • Not Impressed

    I'm not interested in another "dark" album, the last two were enough for me. I'm still waiting on that 'Good Ass Job' album that he was supposed to put out after Graduation. He needs to go back to making more upbeat sounding music. I'm not impressed

  • Anonymous

    What a fucking queer

  • Anonymous

    We don't want that Yeezus garbage anymore, nigga. That's why you got so many mixed reviews/scores off that album. Return to the old Kanye West. That European, techno faggot shit ain't working for you

    • wtf

      you dumb ass faggot you stuck in the hood bumpin the old shit. me and the yeezus himself bumping the new one looking down at you peasants. eat our dicks

    • Anonymous

      Pfft rave reviews my ass LOL. Yeah, I'm sure the white folks over @ New York Times and Huffington Post was bumping that shit in their fancy Subarus. Niggas in the hood was NOT FEELING THAT YEEZUS SHIT. IT WAS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

    • wtf

      Yeezus had rave reviews you dumb ass nigga

  • yeaaahh

    Kanye's a visionary in the studio so I'll always trust his process. He hasn't let me down yet. I just hope he doesn't let the backlash from annoying-ass purists about Yeezus stop him from continuing to push the boundaries.

  • dentaldamboy

    Pre-orders for Carter V are rolling in. This album looks like it will open with a 1.2 million sold first week.

  • Jet

    Kanye is NO GENIUS .... He's an Art Collector, has all the hottest artists right now working on the project. I'm nervous when I see Young Thug and DJ mustard having input....

  • Anonymous

    This will be the album where he comes out to the world as a gay fish.

  • tha OG

    Only 8 tracks????WTF I'm done with this dumb ass nigga yo last good album was graduation yo music sucks now

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