Def Jam Records Has Reportedly Spent $3 Million On Kanye West's New Album

posted Friday September 17 ,2010 at 04:11PM CDT | 86 comments

Def Jam Records Has Reportedly Spent $3 Million On Kanye West's New Album

With recording sessions in a mansion in Hawaii, as well as Jimi Hendrix' New York studio, the guest-filled "Dark Twisted Fantasy" was expensive to make.

Kanye West's fifth album, reportedly now titled Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the most anticipated releases of 2010. The Def Jam Records release has featured extensive recording sessions in a Hawaii mansion as well as Jimi Hendrix' Electric Lady Studios in Lower Manhattan. Still recording, has reported that they've learned that the release's expenses exceed three million dollars.

With invited guests to the work ranging between Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Raekwon, Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, S-1, Mike Dean and Pusha T, this may be one of Rap's most expensive albums in the Recession era. Morever, Vlad has learned that West reportedly employed two private chefs, who traveled with the superstar throughout his album-making process.

Earlier this week, Kanye West spoke about a 40 minute short film he made to song "Runaway" .

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  • ErrolBarnes
    The probably spent half of that money on sample clearance alone lol.
  • to hiphopdx
    Get this stupid pig off my website.
    • Anonymous
      if if was your website you could take him off yourself
  • MonkeyHunter
    lol @ comment below me hahaaaa got to admit if anyone else woulda came out with a song like this people would have shitted on them if you tired of the bullshit simpleton lyrics with no depth or character at all check this new guy out
    pusha t looked retarded
  • odb
    No rza ?
  • Nick Casey
    you guys think he meant the auto tune to sound so bad on mtv performance as if to say its shit and he was a "douchebag" for using it?
  • K.O
    People still buy CDs dickheads. Just coz your torrent only broke-ass doesn`t, doesn`t mean people who enjoy GOOD music wont`t go and buy. I`m happy for Ye the single`s good that album will probably do well better than your struggling ass. I was tired of that whole "I got shot" bullshit time for some real music.
    • wack ass ko
      dude that's total bullshit. nobody buys cd's and people could give a fuck about downloading anyway. Download what? nothin but fuckin trash out there. stuff the torrent up your ass
  • Devin Williams
    Dam Ye it betta be good
  • Joshpwill Incorp
    wow.. ive never seen so many haters in one spot. these comments are just hating ass comments. ye gon do his thang, just as he has been.. ANYWHO, CHECK ME OUT. I PROMISE GREAT MUSIC. IT'S A PROMISE!