Kanye West’s Album Reportedly Gets a Release Date
Kanye is rumored to target Black Friday for his album release date, pitting him against Nicki Minaj and Lloyd Banks for a holiday sales battle.
After releasing seven exclusive tracks as part of his G.O.O.D. Fridays series, Rap-Up.com reports Kanye West will release his fifth album on November 22. While the titles, Good Ass Job and Dark Twisted Fantasy have been thrown around, there is still no official title for the album. If the November 22 date remains firm, it will place West right on the cusp of “Black Friday,” the largest consumer shopping day in America.
To date, West has logged studio time with Jay-Z, Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., John Legend and a host of other artists. According to some reports, over $3 million has been spent on the album, including a 40 minute accompanying short film, which was shot in Prague. Additionally, no information has been given on how the album’s proposed release date would impact the five-song collaborative EP West is planning to release with Jay-Z.
As labels ramp up promotions to increase their fourth quarter sales, West will likely find himself vying for additional shelf space along recent collaborators Nicki Minaj and Lloyd Banks, who both plan to release albums on November 23.
Excerpt from HipHopDx.com