New Kanye West album 808s & Heartbreak now set for November release

    Fresh from recording a pilot show for Comedy Central, Kanye West has announced that his new album is being brought forward to a November release. West was expected to release 808s & Heartbreak on December 16 (Amazon still lists that as the release date), but a blog post on his website says otherwise:

    “I CHANGED MY ALBUM TO NOVEMBER SOMETHING CAUSE I FINISHED THE ALBUM AND I FELT LIKE IT.. I WANT YALL TO HEAR IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.”

    Could this mean the album, which was originally rumored to be titled Good Ass Job, is about to leak? Few details about 808s & Heartbreak are forthcoming, although as Pitchfork points out, it looks like Young Jeezy will be involved. You can hear the first officially released track from the album, “Love Lockdown,” here.