Kanye West "Graduates" This September
Though Ye's camp has been extremely tight lipped about who will be in attendance at the Graduation, the CD is rumored to feature Coldplay's Chris Martin on the title track, as well as Late Registration collaborator Jon Brion.
A snippet for the DJ Toomp-assisted track "Can't Tell Me Nothing" recently leaked to the internet in which the Windy City MC rhymes, "I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven / When I woke I spent that on a necklace / I told God I'd be back in a second / Man, it's so hard not to act reckless."
Besides readying his new album, West has also been busy lending his talents behind the boards to Common's latest set, Finding Forever. Like Com's first project on G.O.O.D., Ye will be producing a majority of the album.
West is also gearing up to perform several spot dates including performing alongside Akon, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Rihanna and Ludacris at this year's Live Earth concert at New Jersey's Giants Stadium in July. The concert will promote action to combat global climate change.
The self-proclaimed college dropout will also make several over seas appearances including a July 2 show in Manchester, England and a performance at the U.K.'s V Festival on August 18 and 19.