Kanye West Is Reportedly Dropping A New Album Soon Following A Rumored Listening Event

Since 2019’s Jesus Is King, there have been rumors upon rumors of new Kanye West albums that are set to drop at some point. Well, it’s time for another West album rumor: Over the weekend, West reportedly hosted a listening party for a new project that’s set to drop soon (as NME notes).

Over the weekend, internet personality Justin Laboy tweeted, “Kanye played his new album for me & [Kevin Durant] last night in Vegas. Man listen! The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back.” He then shared a photo from the supposed listening session and added, “ALBUM OF THE YEAR. DONT @ ME.”

Kanye played his new album for me & @KDTrey5 last night in Vegas. Man listen! The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back #Respectfully

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 18, 2021

ALBUM OF THE YEAR. DONT @ ME pic.twitter.com/baaL9fHKOv

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 19, 2021

He later added that the album is coming out this week, writing, “Kanye West album is really done. When it drops this week, we probably not going to listen to anything else for a while.. Let me go enjoy all the current artist I’m listening to until then. God bless.” As Laboy’s tweets made the rounds, photos from outside of a supposed listening party surfaced.

Kanye West album is really done. When it drops this week, we probably not going to listen to anything else for a while.. Let me go enjoy all the current artist I’m listening to until then. God bless #Respectfully

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 18, 2021

Doors are almost open for @KanyeWest’s album listening party in Vegas tonight!

(: @_ovoeric & @dondasplace) pic.twitter.com/bnqjF3aOLM

— Photos Of Kanye West (@PhotosOfKanye) July 19, 2021

This news comes days after a video of West and Tyler The Creator working on something together surfaced.