Music May, 18 2013

    Kanye West Premieres “New Slaves” with Video Projections Around the World

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    On Friday, May 17, Kanye West premiered the first official track off of his upcoming sixth studio album; expected June 18. “New Slaves” was projected on various buildings across the globe, alongside the simple black and white visual of West’s face. The video was projected on 66 buildings in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin. West has been unveiling new tracks during his most recent sets, including his Met Gala performance and a surprise show at Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday night. West will be taking the stage on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest tonight, in case you weren’t aware. Read the lyrics after the jump.

    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 here 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 niggas /Now everybody play me
    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

    [Verse 2]
    I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on my 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?