If you were skeptical of the “Is this Kanye’s official artwork for Yeezus“ headlines that showed an illustrated image of the rapper nailed to a cross, your reluctance, and mine and were correct.
The actual album cover was released today via his website and it’s quite simple: a clear plastic jewel case and orange tape with album’s title written in black sharpie.
Set to release on June 18th, Kanye will not make the album available for pre-order. Rumored appearances on the set include Odd Future, Daft Punk and Skrillex, Chief Keef, and John Legend.
Though no official singles have been confirmed, he has employed some guerrilla marketing to promote the controversial “New Slaves,” which he recently performed on SNL along with “Black Skinhead.”
The projection/promo of “New Slaves” was shut down in several Texas locations, which amusingly gives more publicity to the song and album.
On his site, he previews a new song titled “Bound,” which samples the Ponderosa Twins Plus One‘s 1971 single of the same name, and Brenda Lee‘s 1960 hit “Sweet Nothin’s.”
Listen below and watch his SNL performances in case you missed them.
Listen: Kanye – Bound (Snippet)
Watch: Kanye West – Black Skinhead (Live on SNL)
Watch: Kanye West – New Slaves (Live on SNL)
[spotted via hypetrak.com]