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Kanye West to release two new albums seven days apart

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West

KANYE WEST has shocked fans by announcing plans to release two new albums a week apart this summer.

One will be a collaborative project with Kid Cudi, while the other, other seven-track album will hit the market onJune 1.

Reports of the album activity first emerged on Thursday morning Apr 19) following rumours Kanye had previewed his new project for Power 105.1 radio host Charlamagne Tha God in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and West has now confirmed the news via Twitter.

"My album is 7 songs," he wrote, before announcing the release date and then revealing his joint project with Kid Cudi will be available a week later, on 8 June.

"Me and Cudi album June 8th," he tweeted. "It's called Kids See Ghost. That's the name of our group."

Kanye and Cudi last teamed up on The Life of Pablo track Father Stretch My Hands Pt 2.

West has been tweeting up a storm this week, as he also shared excerpts from his new philosophy book.

The rap star announced plans to release a book of deep thinking about the world's photography culture last week, and in a series of tweets, posted on Wednesday (Apr 18), West urged creative people to stay away from social media and email when they wake up in the morning in order to be more productive.

He wrote: "When you first wake up don't hop right on the phone or the internet or even speak to anyone for even up to an hour if possible. Just be still and enjoy your own imagination. It's better than any movie."

He also urged followers to trust their gut, stating, "Other people's opinions are usually more distractive than informative. Follow your own vision... Do things you love and if you don't absolutely love something stop doing it as soon as you can."

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