Last year, Kanye West was putting the finishing touches on his new album. The album was a return to rap after West decided to try his hand at R&B. He proved that he could leave the top of the rap game and take the crown in the R&B game. Following the release of his last album, West said to expect the next album in 2009.
Following his appearance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, West was supposed to begin promoting his new album. The album was supposed to be released in December. However, his run-in with Taylor Swift derailed those plans. One comment almost ended his entire career, so West decided to take a break.
Initially, Kanye West announced that his album, Good Ass Job, a return to rap, would be released before the end of 2010. But, a producer from the album stated that it would likely come out sometime in mid-2011. Recently, though, Def Jam revealed that the album will likely come out in September.