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Kanye West Promises "High End Rap Music," Bassoons On New Album

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 24, 2011 8:40PM

Kanye West Rules Britain's Mobo Awards Just when you thought it was safe to check your Tweetstream again: Kanye's back. While the Bears were inspiring feelings of rage — some unfounded, some not — in their loyal fanbase, West went on a Twitter tear Sunday. Only instead of apologizing to Taylor Swift, or going off on beer-flavored pineapples, the former Fatburger backer gave some music-related news: A new album by summertime; a video for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy standout cut "All of The Lights"; and more hype for his collaborative LP with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne.

In quick succession, West tweeted out news about a forthcoming sixth album, the new video, and Watch The Throne, which is coming in March. But lest you wonder how West can top its perfect 10.0 scoring platinum predecessor, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, West has got it all figured out. One word: Woodwinds.

High end rap music indeed.