Kanye West finally lets fans know the title to his next project, and goes with minimalist cover art.
The mystery is finally over: Kanye West's sixth solo album will be titled Yeezus.
The rumored album name, which had been circulating for a number of weeks, was confirmed on Ye's own website, KanyeWest.com.
West had been building anticipation for several weeks, performing the songs "New Slaves" and "Black Skinhead" on "Saturday Night Live," as well as having the "New Slaves" video projected onto dozens of buildings in various cities accross the United States simultaneously.
Kanye also released the cover art for the project:
It's not entirely clear whether the cover art is an image of a clear case with red tape, or whether the project actually will be released in a clear case. The move calls to mind Yasiin Bey's (then Mos Def's) 2006 album True Magic, which was released in a clear plastic case without a booklet, cover art, lyrics, or credits.
Another similarity between the two releases is the lack of promotion. While Yeezus certainly has garnered attention due to the projections and the "SNL" performances, it currently has no single on the radio, and reportedly will not be available for preorder.
Yeezus is set to hit stores June 18th.