You have to give it to Kanye West, anytime he releases material he finds a dope and refreshing way to supply it to the masses. Late Friday evening (May 17), many of his fans were delighted to see his tweet announcing the release of new music.
The 35 year-old is currently finalizing his upcoming sixth studio album and premiered a very raw and real video across 10 cities internationally. The video, which featured only a black and white close up shot of Kanye reciting lyrics, was displayed and projected on over 60+ buildings in the select cities.
Fans in NYC, Toronto, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris and Sydney tweeted and instagramed the images across their social media channels. The song, reportedly titled “New Slaves” depicts a story of a person tired of being a puppet and also speaks on racism, materialism and greed. Check out the full lyrics below and the fan made video above.
My mama was raised in an era when clean water was only served to the fairer skin. Doing clothes you would have thought I had help. But they wouldn’t be satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself. You see its broke nigga racism. That’s that “don’t touch anything in the store”. And there’s rich nigga racism. That’s that “come in, please buy more”. What you want a Bentley, fur coat and diamond chain? All you blacks want all the same things. Used to only be nigga. Now everybody playin’. Spending everything on that Alexander Wang. New Slaves.
You see it’s leaders and it’s followers, but I’d rather be a dick than a swallower. You see it’s leaders and it’s followers, but I’d rather be a dick than a swallower.
I throw these Maybach keys. I wear my heart on the sleeve. I know that we the new slaves. I see the blood on the leaves. I see the blood on the leaves. I see the blood on the leaves. I know that we the new slaves. I see the blood on the leaves. They throwing hate at me. Want me to stay at ease. Fuck you and your corporation. Y’all niggas can’t control me. I know that we the new slaves. I know that we the new slaves.
I’m about to wild the fuck out. I’m going Bobby Boucher. I know that pussy ain’t free. You niggas pussy ain’t me. Y’all throwing contracts at me. You know that niggas can’t read. Throw him some Maybach keys. Fuck it, c’est la vie. I know that we the new slaves. Y’all niggas can’t fuck with me. Y’all niggas can’t fuck with Ye. Y’all niggas can’t fuck with Ye. I move my family out the country, so you can’t see where I stay. So go and grab the reporters. So I can smash their recorders. Yeah they confuse us with bullshit, like the New World Order. Meanwhile the DEA. Teamed up with the CCA. They tryna lock niggas up. They tryna make new slaves. See that’s that private-owned prison. Get your piece today. They prolly all in the Hamptons, braggin’ ’bout they maid. Fuck you and your Hampton house. I’ll fuck your Hampton spouse. Came on her Hampton blouse. And in her Hampton mouth. Y’all ’bout to turn shit up. I’m ’bout to tear shit down. I’m ’bout to air shit out. Now what the fuck they gon’ say now?
Kanye will be the musical guest on SNL tonight (May 18), where he will probably perform the song for the first time live. Should be interesting to see..