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Kanye West's Label

Hunting Down Album Leaker

6/15/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0614-kanye-west-yeezus-tmzKanye West's record label Def Jam is on MAJOR damage control right now -- after the rapper's new "Yeezus" album leaked online -- but here's a shocker ... we've learned Kanye's completely unfazed that his album dropped early.

Sources close to Def Jam tell TMZ, leaks like this aren't uncommon -- especially in the digital age -- in fact, the record company has a special leaks division that deals with problems just like this.

"Yeezus" was scheduled to drop June 18, but the entire album has already surfaced on the web.

According to sources, the leaks division employs various methods to track down the source of a leak ... as well as to put a stop to any further illicit file sharing. We're told the record company already has a lead on who's behind the leak and plans to take swift punitive action.

As for Kanye -- we're told he's cool as a cucumber.

Sources close to the rapper say Yeezy feels it's almost inevitable for a highly anticipated album to leak ... especially with so many cooks in the kitchen.

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16.

D-Ray Vision    

I took a leak this morning.... and it sounded better than anything KANWAYOVERATED has ever produced....

464 days ago
17.

Cold Azz Honkey    

I leaked the album because no one should have to pay for this garbage.

464 days ago
18.

withlat    

I would be more than happy to take my leak all over this album.

464 days ago
19.

vegas-mom-    

Who cares

464 days ago
20.

Bobby    

He's happy because now he can blame the weak sales on the leak, rather than the album sucks.

464 days ago
21.

static    

The Kardadhian high drama influence has taken hold.

464 days ago
22.

ABB    

I should download it, record it on a CD and never listening to it smash it with a sledgehammer and burn it.

464 days ago
23.

Gargamel    

Who is going to pay money for this bullsh*t album anyway?

464 days ago
24.

notta    

0% interest in it. I didn't even know he had one coming out.

464 days ago
25.

tellinghistruth    

All part of the ongoing Drama just to get more attention for him and his Baby momma!!!! Enough already

464 days ago
26.

baby    

he prolly took a page from the kartrashian playbook, and leaked it himself to the media then thru his drama queen fit! who wants to buy his crappy music?

464 days ago
27.

TJ    

More "crumbs" from TMZ. Where are real stories/photos on KIM? Didn't he abandon her once again, to run around Europe? Instead of caring about the baby,she is posting old bikini photos of herself and longing for her youth & titillating appearance.Incorrigible, goddess of self.

464 days ago
28.

exmar    

i listened to it and it really sucks. the beats are not that good, synths sound cheap and corny at times like when local kids start producing, and he raps about ordering people "hurry up with my massage, hurry up with my croissants in a french restaurant", compares himself with God, hence the name Yeezus, basically its mostly about his now lavish lifestyle and how great he is. only ok track is ruined by overuse of auto tune. this is far from good hip hop, and this guy seem really disconnected from reality. leak is most likely staged, cuz there is more quality stuff coming out soon that will probably out sell kanye.

464 days ago
29.

Michael    

Who cares what the gay fish does?

464 days ago
30.

fynewyne52    

If Kanye really wants to find the person who leaked his album, he should look in the mirror!

464 days ago
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