Kanye West Is Ready To Drop

Grammy-winning rapper/producer Kanye West has decided to announce the new release date of his forthcoming follow-up to 2008's 808s & Heartbreak.

Writing via Twitter, West confirmed speculation that the project had been moved back a week from November 16th.

"L.A. Reid who's doing a great job at Def Jam. We gone Kill it again on November 22nd!!!!!!!!!! Even with the leaks fam.," West tweeted Monday (October 4). (Kanye West's Twitter)

Last week, initial reports claimed the project would be released on November 22nd.

After a summer full of tweets and free music, Kanye West is finally giving fans what they've been waiting for. The platinum-selling rapper has selected an official release date for his much-anticipated new album. Rap-Up.com has learned that Yeezy will drop his still untitled fifth effort on November 22. This is typically one of the biggest release weeks of the year and the Monday before Black Friday when U.S. shoppers flock to stores to get a head start on their holiday shopping. (Rap-Up)

The following day, West said he was still undecided with a release date.

"I'm still contemplating my album date... I'm finished with it but when should I drop?," West tweeted Wednesday (September 29). (Kanye West's Twitter)

In mid-August, it was announced West's new offering would arrive November 16th.

November 16. That's the date that Kanye West's eagerly awaited new album will hit shelves. Sure, he has taken to the social networking sites to promote himself and his activities. But this is a nice, hard piece of info. November 16. Know it. Live it. Circle it with a Sharpie. Kanye West is back. (Artist Direct)