MUSIC: Def Jam Upset Over Kayne West Album Leak, But Artist Remains Unfazed

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    As anyone would expect, Def Jam is none too pleased about the leaking of Kanye West’s “Yeezus” — and the record label is on the hunt for the guilty party.

    But perhaps as equally unsurprising, West himself is reportedly carefree about the news of the leak, which sparked a firestorm on Twitter and across the Internet upon its outbreak Friday afternoon. The term #Yeezus is still a trending term as of Saturday morning.

    Sources reportedly tell TMZ that special procedures are in place so Def Jam can track down the sources of leaks when they occur. The label says it already has a lead on the suspect and will seek appropriate consequences.

    West, on the other hand, remains unfazed, saying he was well aware this may happen, given the album’s buzz. His reactions are aligned with comments he made at the beginning of the week during the “Yeezus” listening party in New York City.

    “I have a new strategy, it’s called ‘no strategy.’ I have a plan to sell more music — it’s called ‘make better music,'” he said. “I had to learn about giving, this whole album is about giving — this whole process is about giving … no f–ks at all.”

    Still, West must realize the leak could impact his album sales come Tuesday, even if his current mantra indicates he is unconcerned with such statistics. Prior to the leak, industry insiders predicted a 500,000-copy debut. That figure is just slightly higher than the number “Watch the Throne” — an album that managed to avoid a leak — saw when it bowed in 2011.

    SOURCE: HuffingtonPost.com

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