The Huffington Post has written a well thought out article detailing the rise Kanye West, how he has become the most "egotistical" man in music, the lyrical messages behind "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves" and more. If you've got a spare ten minutes, I highly suggest giving this a read.
And for as miserable as his wealth has made him by this point (see "Hit the mall, pick up some Gucci/ Now ain't nothing new but your shoes" from 2011's "Murder to Excellence"), he anticipated this back in 2003 in the College Dropout days. Despite being more narratively framed and mildly worded, "All Falls Down" is very thematically similar to "New Slaves" a decade prior: "Shine because they hate us/...
Pre-orders for Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, were accidentally placed online earlier today and shortly taken down thereafter. But people were quick to grab a shot of the album artwork which you can find in the replies.
Kanye West projected video footage of a new song titled "New Slaves" at 66 locations across the world tonight. You can see a few video clips of the projections here. Be sure to catch him on SNL tomorrow night where he will presumably be premiering new material.
Update: You can now view a video of the full song here, and in the replies.
Here's some news to brighten your Monday: there's a new Kanye West album finished. According to Consequence of Sound, a NYC radio DJ recently spilled the beans about the record, saying Def Jam recently held a listening party for the record and it's "dark." Stay tuned.
According to SPIN, at a show in Paris last night Kanye West made what seems to be a vague reference to his much-anticipated follow-up to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, saying "I've been working on my new shit. I'll be back in a couple of months." Whether that is all talk or rooted in reality remains to be seen, but jump to the replies for a video clip of the statement taken by a fan.
Update: Looks like this was all an elaborate hoax. Shame, could have really used a new Kanye album to make up for the mediocrity that is Cruel Summer. - DB
Rumors are flying on the Internet that Kanye Westmay be releasing a new album on October 23 (of this year). The website BlackAmericanPsycho.com appears to be registered to Def Jam Records and have Kanye's name on it. Whatever "Black American Psycho" is, the image in the replies suggests that it will be out on October 23. Do you think it's a new album? A single, maybe?
In the replies you can peep the new video for Kanye West and DJ Khaled two collaborations tracks "I Wish You Would" and "Cold." The video features Rick Ross as well as Yeezy's "perfect bitch" Kim Kardashian.