Kanye West Unveils New Song With Sampha, Addresses Twitter Controversy, Taylor Swift, Debt
Kanye West may have just released a new 18-track album, The Life of Pablo, but he isn't done sharing new music. At Yo Gotti's album release party for The Art Of Hustle last night at 1Oak in Los Angeles, the "Famous" rapper took over controls for a brief moment to unveil a brand new untitled song reportedly featuring UK singer, songwriter and producer Sampha and address some of his recent headlines including debt, twitter tirades, Taylor Swift, TIDAL and more.
The track is being dubbed "Closest Thing To Einstein" because of the line that Kanye repeats before the hook from Sampha. "I know I'm the most influential/ That TIME cover was just confirmation/ This generation's closest thing to Einstein/ But don't worry about me, I'm fine," West raps.
He addresses his debt, which he has claimed is up to $53 million in a different line, "I can't say no to nobody/ At this rate we gon' both die broke/ Got friends that ask me for money knowing I'm in debt/ And like my wife said, I still didn't say no."
"Never listen to Hollywood producers/ Don't stare at money too long, it's Medusa," he warns.
Ever since he came back to social media, Twitter specifically, Kanye has been on fire with some amazing Tweets, going after everyone and anyone. He does not shy away from this as well, rapping, "People try to say I'm going crazy on Twitter/ My friends' best advice was to stay low ... The media said he's way out of control/ I just feel like I'm the only one not pretending I'm not out of control."
The song is soulful and quite long as heard below in the live clip, which gives a good impression of what the track sounds like.
Not to let go of the spotlight, he also decided to rant about TIDAL and Taylor Swift. He claimed again that Taylor Swift said "ooh Kanye I like that line" referring to the now infamous bar in "Famous."
Speaking on Jay Z and TIDAL, "Do you know what Hov had to go through to make music for y'all...Y'all have Blueprint 1 but y'all act like Tidal wack. That man fought to buy a streaming company."
Watch the video below via Pitchfork.
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