August 23, 2010 / 6:23 PM / 8 years ago

Kanye West to release new songs weekly

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Although his fifth album is due to drop November 16, Kanye West is tirelessly working to give his fans some weekly fun through the holidays.

Kanye West poses for a portrait in New York, May 22, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The rapper has announced on Twitter that he plans to release a new song “every weekend until Xmas”.

“I’m calling it good Fridays. Yall know every Friday yall gone have a new joint from our family. We look at the game completely different now,” West tweeted.

The rapper said that the new songs could be one of his own tracks or “it may be a new Jay song, etc.” West is currently working on new tunes for several other artists, including Raekwon, Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell and Clipse’s Pusha T.

“Swizz looked at me the other night and said man are you getting sleep and I told him I can’t sleep... My people need this new music,” West tweeted.

The rapper recently finished work on a remix of Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” with Raekwon. West also released the remix of “Power,” featuring Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz, on Friday and premiered “See Me Now,” a new track with Beyonce and Charlie Wilson, earlier this month.

“It’s about the fans. No more holding back,” said West. “That’s why I dropped ‘See Me Now’... It wasn’t about me it was about the Summer the BBQs etc.”

West is set to perform at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12 after infamously interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last year’s ceremony. He also tweeted a vague update on Monday that he is “working on the Movie... Unicorns and Rza beats yo.”

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