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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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IvryBlak    

Tmz... Ima let you finish but... Mediatakeout has the best Kanye 'news' reporting of all time.... OF ALL TIME. *Hands Mic Back* *Walks off stage* J/K o_o

459 days ago
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Jordan    

Def Jam you are so scary i am shacking in my shoes.

459 days ago
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kitty    

crickets...

459 days ago
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Marilyn    

It's a piece of sh-t!

459 days ago
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msteve    

That's the only way I would listen to this guy, no way would I pay for his music. I'm so over this guy. Hooking up with Kim K has ruined him.

459 days ago
6.

L    

Whomever leaked this album should be burned at the stake. However, anyone preventing it's official release should become an instant national hero for their contribution to the betterment of the human race.

459 days ago
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verlinda    

Kim K. Leaked it

459 days ago
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stu    

i wish some1 would hunt that loser down. He's so angry ever since the hairdresser killed his mama.

459 days ago
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Rhubino    

More like so many "crooks" in the kitchen.

459 days ago
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popo    

he did it himself because ye knew mac miller and j.cole will sell wayyyyyyyyy more then him and his bitch ass ego cant take it

459 days ago
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Dab710    

It's been leaked alot earlier than today....try last week

459 days ago
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Azi    

I smell publicity stunt. Trying to create a frenzy to promote and sell Yeesus. I mean Jesus, whose going to buy it ? NOT ME !

459 days ago
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Hank    

This guy is such a loser who cares? Ungreatful talentless moron should be living under a bridge. I wish he would just disappear what a prick!!!!!!!!!!!!

459 days ago
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Laura    

If this arrogant ass Kanye is God, like he says he is, he should be able to figure this out on his own. I'm still trying to understand why "God" picked Kim K. to be his baby mama!

459 days ago
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PG    

It's obvious Gay Fish is being managed by POS Pimp Momma.

459 days ago
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