Kanye West is basically the only major star who has figured out how to keep his music from leaking to the internet.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne is the only major album of the past few years to NOT leak. If anyone can keep a highly anticipated album from leaking, it's Kanye.
West's camp figured out how to prevent leaks after assessing the leak of a few tracks from his previous album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in 2010.
Kanye's camp stopped sending versions of tracks to each other by email or any other online service.
"During Dark Twisted, we realized that no one's email was secure, whether it was Gmail or .mac or iDisk," Anthony Kilhofer, one of the engineers on Watch the Throne, told Billboard.
He also stopped working in regular recording studios, choosing to instead set up small studios in hotel rooms and other locations where he could keep out anyone besides trusted inner circle collaborators.
West used the same methods in recording Yeezus.
Kanye keeps works-in-progress tracks on password-protected external hard drives that were locked away in Pelican briefcases, never on laptop hard drives.
On top of that, the external hard drives can only be accessed by biometric fingerprint readers.