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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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46.

Sandra82    

He's sickening

405 days ago
47.

Keyser Söze    

Thank you, TMZ, for letting me know it is now out.

Gonna hunt down a 320kbps version right now.

405 days ago
48.

small asian penis    

fish *****

405 days ago
49.

spader    

The leak really was coming from KK after all.

405 days ago
50.

tonymelasa    

People still gonna buy the cd when it comes out, R they?

405 days ago
51.

Truth    

The labels "leak" album themselves for publicity purposes, you tards. They know the amount of publicity they get far outweigh any loss of sales.

405 days ago
52.

cakies    

Yuck

405 days ago
53.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Lion_Woods: Lion? Lyin' COWARD, yes, you said it and The True and Living Yahweh, SAW IT.

Now junior, eartly this Monday moring...RUN to the local free clinic and DEMAND your blood-work to done. After all, with Today's treatment, it MIGHT not be to late. Monday afternoon, you'll be on your ashy knees....only this time, praying.
Chumpster.

405 days ago
54.

jo69    

i seriously wish he would just drop off the face of the earth!

405 days ago
55.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

Canine, hunt down your talent, too.

405 days ago
56.

Sandra     

This guys is a has been in America!!!!

405 days ago
57.

@DanTMolloy    

all u *** guzzling haters wish y'all had money and talent like Ye

405 days ago
58.

HRH    

I've not a Kanye hater and liked some of his past work but this new song they played on Power 106 yesterday was the worst Kanye record I've ever heard. Congratulations though on the birth of your new baby girl.

405 days ago
59.

Dontyouwish*    

He has to support kims baby, I have a feeling she was pregers b4 being with this kanye dude...supposably the baby was born early..umm?? or She has no vaginal ssupport...lol

405 days ago
60.

Rich     

and I care why???? Another piece of unartistic crap

405 days ago
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