1.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.
2.Kanye's camp stopped sending versions of tracks to each other by email or any other online service.
3.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.
4.Kanye keeps works-in-progress tracks on password-protected external hard drives that are locked away in Pelican briefcases, never on laptop hard drives.
5.West had both Watch the Throne and Yeezus mastered only a week before release to keep the window for final recordings to fall into the wrong hands as brief as possible.
6.Many albums are leaked around the time CDs are manufactured or shipped, but West made sure Watch the Throne was sent to a secured CD plant after its digital release.
7.Unlike Watch the Throne, Yeezus will be out on CD the same day it's being released digitally. There's a good chance that someone could leak it in this stage, but big box chains make it difficult for this to happen.