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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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Toilethead    

Why would anybody buy anything that douchebag put out?

406 days ago
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spader    

Well it's a headline on TMZ and he's now a Kardashian - you work it out.

405 days ago
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bud cherry    

Taylor Swift did it to get even, for stealing the mike

405 days ago
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rli111    

It's funny how so

405 days ago
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rli111    

Funny how so many people say they have no interest ,but u read the article knowing it's about him,then comment... Like your all typical haters.seems

405 days ago
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notalawyer    

It is so easy to find pics with dumb look on his face...

405 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

record companies are natorious for leaking albums online themselves for publicity.i bet that is what happened here.also how can they seek punitive damages? they have no way to show how much money would have been lost.this always irks me when they sue a small guy just for pirating.its like the people who dl the album or movie werent going to buy it to begin with.hence why they searched for it online for free

405 days ago
38.

Nikki    

hurr durr.

405 days ago
39.

You Wish    

KRIS JENNER has leaked a sex tape before, my money is on her as the leak.....

405 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

If this individual, or his "record-label", truly believe that they can mock The Most Holy and Victorious King of Kings Christ Yeshua, and his Father, The God of My Fathers, The God of Israel, The and True and Living Yahweh, without consequence, they truly have been blinded by their own ignorance. Yee_ _, Jay-Hova, and
"I'am God"? The House of David will not spare
The Rod/Of correction, you neglected, the Respect
that is due/now you must answer to, the tried and true/Royal Blue-blessed One-man Crew...."


The Declaration of 2008:
www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahweh
The Final Declaration (2009)
www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
HRH Prince Michael of The House of David:
www.flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08

405 days ago
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spicy    

not listening to it anyway

405 days ago
42.

TJ    

EXCLUSIVE! According to Dailymail.com, Kim Kardashian has been taken to a Los Angeles hospital, and is LABOR!! TMZ- misses another one!
Figures!

405 days ago
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arale norimaki    

“Leak " smell like bull chit to me" like when kris jenner leaked kim xxx video?”

405 days ago
44.

Sandy    

And the obvious answer is Kris Jenner "leaked" it

405 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

The person who leaked this album is named West Yeezee Kanye.

405 days ago
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