It looks like Kanye West is gearing up for a comeback ... not that he actually went anywhere. The producer/rapper made a surprise appearance at New York's Knitting Factory last night where he performed the new track, 'Love Lockdown,' which West sang at the close of the MTV Video Music Awards.

As we previously reported, the new song will reportedly be featured on the rapper's upcoming album, '808's & Heartbreak,' which is due in stores on December 16. According to sources, West will take a break from rhyming and sing on every track of his forthcoming project. In addition to 'Love Lockdown,' West performed 'Swagger Like Us,' minus Jay-Z, T.I. and Lil Wayne, 'Flashing Lights' and 'Put On.'

Kanye West Pictures

    Leslie Mann, Kanye West and Producer Judd Apatow at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express" on July 31, 2008 at Mann Village Theatre, CA..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express".Mann Villate Theatre .Westwood, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941869), contact WireImage.com

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    Leslie Mann, Kanye West and Producer Judd Apatow at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express" on July 31, 2008 at Mann Village Theatre, CA..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express".Mann Villate Theatre .Westwood, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941868), contact WireImage.com

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    Leslie Mann, Kanye West and Producer Judd Apatow at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express" on July 31, 2008 at Mann Village Theatre, CA..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express".Mann Villate Theatre .Westwood, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941736), contact WireImage.com

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    Leslie Mann, Kanye West and Producer Judd Apatow at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express" on July 31, 2008 at Mann Village Theatre, CA..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Pineapple Express".Mann Villate Theatre .Westwood, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941704), contact WireImage.com

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    Rapper Kanye West arrives to the premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Red Carpet and After Party.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941046), contact WireImage.com

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    Rapper Kanye West arrives to the premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Red Carpet and After Party.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941045), contact WireImage.com

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    Rapper Kanye West arrives to the premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Red Carpet and After Party.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com..To license this image (15941043), contact WireImage.com

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    Kanye West arrives at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at the Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Arrivals.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com..To license this image (15940839), contact WireImage.com

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    Kanye West arrives at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at the Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Arrivals.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com..To license this image (15940836), contact WireImage.com

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    Kanye West arrives at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at the Mann Village Theater on July 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California..The Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" - Arrivals.Mann Village Theater.Los Angeles, CA United States.July 31, 2008.Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com..To license this image (15940835), contact WireImage.com

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