Kanye West Projected His New Song On 66 Buildings Last Night
As some of us got ready for the weekend on Friday, Kanye West got to work and released his new song in one of the most creative ways to hit the music world.
“NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS, LOCATIONS @ http://KANYEWEST.COM,” Yeezy wrote on Twitter.
That’s right, 66 buildings, including nine in New York City, six in Sydney and other locations that included Toronto, Paris and London, hosted projections as West’s new song played out.
Several spectators and videos posted to YouTube are concluding the song is called “New Slaves.”
“My mama was raised in the era when / clean water was only served to the fairer skin / threw on clothes, you would’ve thought I had help but they wasn’t satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself,” West raps in the beginning of the track.
In true Kanye West Twitter fashion, Friday’s tweet is the account’s only tweet as of Saturday morning. On May 2, the rapper posted a date, “June Eighteen,” and deleted his entire Twitter history, as fans and the equally curious began the guessing game: Kim Kardashian’s due date? The release date for his sixth studio album? (That tweet is gone now).
West’s fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has sold more than 1.25 million copies since his 2010 release. In between his solo work, the 35-year-old released the highly successful Watch the Throne with Jay-Z in 2011, and the compilation Cruel Summer with his crew from G.O.O.D. Music.
West’s big weekend is not over yet: he’s due in Studio 8H for the Saturday Night Live season finale tonight, with host Ben Affleck.
Listen/watch Kanye West’s new song, below. [Note: song contains NSFW lyrics.]