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Report: Kanye West Wants To Release Next Album As A Surprise

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West is currently working to complete his 7th studio album, and according to reports the G.O.O.D. Music boss is looking to follow in the footsteps of his “little sister” Beyoncé. The Sun cites a source claiming Ye will drop the follow-up to Yeezus without any promotion similar to how Bey released her 2013 self-titled LP.

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“Kanye has been working hard on the album for a lot of this year, but he’s known for cutting deadlines so it’s better if he can just put it out at the last minute,” said the source.

There were reports earlier this year that Kanye was “annoyed” and “feeling defeated” that Beyoncé’s “visual album” was so successful, because he had the idea of releasing videos and songs all at once first.

“He wanted to do a visual album for his ‘Dark Twisted Fantasies’ album, but everyone around him convinced him it wouldn’t work,” an insider told Radar Online. “That’s why he ended up doing one long movie to go with it [the 35-minute short film, 'Runaway'].”

The connection between Kanye’s upcoming album and the Knowles-Carter family extends beyond the possibility of an overnight release. West recently told GQ he has bars on the project that he felt could have been spit by Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z.

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