New Kanye West album coming this year?

Kanye West can’t lift a finger without the media world taking notice, so his work on what will be his sixth studio LP has hardly been secret. Collaborators, both confirmed and rumored, include Justice, Diplo, LMFAO, James Blake, and M.I.A.. Essentially, word is that this will be a much more danceable affair, perhaps inspired by the raucous, and let’s be real, more simplistic energy of Watch the Throne.

Still, as producer No I.D. notes, it’d be foolhardy to bet against West. The beatsmith, who has long been a mentor to Ye, revealed that, despite the approach of West’s collective G.O.O.D. Music LP, his own album is hardly on the back burner, saying, “I’m not working on [Cruel Summer], I’m working on his album.” He went on, declaring, “This is Kanye. You know what to expect from the family. He hasn’t missed yet, so don’t expect him to miss. It’s what you expect and everything you don’t expect.”

Look out for the label collaborative effort, Cruel Summer, come August 7th, and stay tuned for more regarding Mr. West’s follow up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.