For the fourth time, Kanye West‘s still untitled fifth studio album has a release date, though this particular one looks to be concrete. After hinting at a September 14th release before delaying it to October 12th and then November 16th, the Chicago MC has now confirmed a November 22nd drop date for the followup to 2008’s 808s & Heartbreak.
West made the announcement via his Twitter account, where we wrote, “L.A. Ried who’s doing a great job at Def Jam. We gone kill it again November 22nd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even with the leaks fam.” For those who need translation, the record will be released through Def Jam Records (which is led by the still not fired LA Reid) and will drop the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, despite the influx of recent, authorized leaks.
While you’re waiting, click here to watch West’s appearance on Saturday Night Live this past Saturday. You can also downloaded his latest G.O.O.D. Friday offering, “Christian Dior Denim Flow”, here. Finally, the album’s second single, “Runaway” was officially released on iTunes today and you can download it here.