Here is Kanye West’s set at the 2014 World AIDS Day concert, which took place tonight at Times Square in New York.
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Pusha just dropped a new Kanye West-produced track out of nowhere.
UPDATED: A CDQ, tag free stream has been added.
Big Sean’s “IDFWU” video is here featuring E-40 and Coach Kanye with a cameo.
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When Kanye debuted “New Slaves” last Spring, he brought it directly to the public in spectacular fashion, projecting a looped video on to the walls of buildings across the world. Both the song and the roll-out where like nothing we had ever heard or seen from ‘Ye before and they were harbingers of the completely new sound and creative direction that he’d be aspiring to on the Yeezus album.
Now Benjamin Bronfman, musician and son of media executive Edgar Bronfman Jr., has liberated the original instrumental that he sent Kanye for the track. He had worked with ‘Ye on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on the song “Monster” and Kanye had asked him to send over some new music for a new project he had in the works back during the Fall of 2012.
During an interview with DJBoothTV at the A3C ProAudio conference, producer S1 reveals that the Yeezus track “Guilt Trip” was originally intended for the Watch The Throne album and Jay even recorded part of a verse for it. So that’s floating around somewhere in the worl. And you know the old internet maxim: if it exists, it will eventually leak.
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It’s YEEZY ALBUM SEASON and Kanye is being as Kanye as he can possibly be about the new project, revealing very little and letting the speculation machine do his marketing for him. There is a small group of human beings (VIPs if you will) spread across the globe (I’m assuming) that have heard a preliminary version of the album, but nobody is really talking about it. And so the internet is left to disect passing comments and tidbits from people in the know, because that’s just what the internet does.
Longtime collaborator, G.O.O.D. Music co-architect and ‘Ye muse Malik Yusef recently offered some insight into the new album to Rolling Stone. He likened to a pair of boots:
“This album is different. It’s like a pair of Timberlands; like how Timberlands are not quite leather and not quite suede. It’s not the smooth, slick Chicago music sound we have right now and it’s not the ruggedness of just ‘hip-hop hip-hop hip-hop.’ We’re still working like a motherfucker. We’ve been all around the world [recording].”
He went on to say that although he and Kanye didn’t exactly see eye to eye on the creative direction of Yeezus, they’re getting along swimmingly during these new sessions and confirmed that ‘Ye does have about 20 songs finished.
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