In addition to crafting tracks for Jay-Z’s upcoming album, “Blueprint III,” Kanye West is plotting the release of his own as-yet-untitled Def Jam album, according to his management.
West initially named his fourth album “Good Ass Job” several years ago, to follow the thread of “College Dropout,” “Late Registration” and “Graduation,” however, an official title has yet to be confirmed.
Still, the disc may well hit shelves in the fourth quarter and management says West is seriously contemplating that timeline. Most recently, the MC has been performing a new track called “Love Lockdown,” which is rumored to be his first single and to be hitting iTunes in a matter of days.
There’s speculation West will perform the song Sunday (Sept. 7) on the MTV Video Music Awards, to which he was added today.
“Graduation,” released in September 2007, has sold 2.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Def Jam was unavailable for comment at deadline.