Beyonce at Kanye West's album event
The Gold Digger rapper, whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian is expecting their first baby, unveiled Yeezus at a listening at Milk Studios in Manhattan.
The crowd of a few hundred people were entertained with 10 songs from the record, which Kanye said was "all about giving".
The star said his sixth effort would showcase his growth over the last two years and that "he had to learn about giving... this whole process is all about giving".
"I feel like I know who I am," added the 36-year-old.
Yeezus will be released this month, and follows Kanye's 2010 offering My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.