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Kanye West's Label

Hunting Down Album Leaker

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

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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Why would anybody buy anything that douchebag put out?

492 days ago


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

492 days ago

bud cherry    

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

492 days ago


It's funny how so

492 days ago


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

492 days ago


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

492 days ago


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

492 days ago


hurr durr.

492 days ago

You Wish    

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

492 days ago

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:
The Final Declaration (2009)
HRH Prince Michael of The House of David:

492 days ago


not listening to it anyway

492 days ago


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

492 days ago

arale norimaki    

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

492 days ago


And the obvious answer is Kris Jenner "leaked" it

492 days ago


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

492 days ago
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