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Kanye West Re-Records "Love Lockdown" With New Vox, Drums

September 16, 2008 9:00 AM ET

Only a week after Kanye West streamed his new single "Love Lockdown" on his website, the rapper returned to his blog to report that he has already re-recorded the track. "Your prayers have been answered!! There's a new version of love Love Lockdown coming. We used new taiko drums and I re-sung it... it's being Mastered now....," West says in a post. The artwork for the single has also been modified with "perfected type 4" font to appease all the "design snobs, lol" West adds, "Sidebar... if you don't like autotune... too bad cause I love it and have been using it since the College Dropout!!!" Despite all the exclamation points and ellipses, 'Ye refrains from actually posting the song, but we expect it'll drop sooner than later [UPDATE: The answer was "sooner"]. West's next album, possibly titled 808's & Heartbreak, may or may not be released on December 16th.

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