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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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Exclusive    

he better hope his fans will listen to it for free. Because the parts I heard are not going to bring in any sales.

434 days ago
62.

Kardashian Ass    

Ray J "leaked" the album.

434 days ago
63.

Yak    

Even if you paid me, I wouldn't download his crappola. Dude should HOPE people download it illegally, just so it will get some ear time. Bloated ego + no talent = fill in the blank.

434 days ago
64.

jarly    

yea i wouldnt even buy or download any of his song

434 days ago
65.

Marie    

I think your energy and time can be spent on more important things than to find out who leaked the cd. Like....I don't know-helping an old lady cross the street, donating to charity, etc.

433 days ago
66.

laffnbear    

Who could possibly want anything of his so badly they would boot leg it early?

433 days ago
67.

theonly12nv    

The album suck a$$...I am a GOD??? Really you are a NOONE

432 days ago
68.

Sapphiegirl    

"Kanye's completely unfazed that his album dropped early." WHO DO YOU THINK LEAKED IT ONLINE? KANYUCKY DID THAT'S WHO!

432 days ago
69.

Craig    

Aww Yeezus may not "stack the millions". Maybe the public is over him and he can retire into the shadows of obscurity. Wait, momanger will want her cut now...dam West, your screwed!

432 days ago
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FrankOtheMountain    

I did it, and I'd do it again. No talent B.

432 days ago
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F*ckAMERICA    

Yeezus bout to go hard

432 days ago
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