NEW YORK (AP) - Kanye West says his new album is all about giving.
The multiplatinum rapper held a listening for "Yeezus" late Monday in New York City, where Beyonce was one of the few hundred attendees.
West says his sixth effort will showcase his growth over the last two years and that "he had to learn about giving."
Adds West: "I feel like I know who I am."
"Yeezus" is out June 18. It has a dark, moody vibe that expands beyond his last two solo efforts, 2010's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and 2008's "808s & Heartbreak." It's also a departure from his first three albums, which featured a plethora of radio hits.
West turned 36 on Saturday. He and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child.
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