After performing on SNL last night, Kanye’s album went up for pre-sale on his website (it might be down right now) and it’ll be in stores on June 18th. A copy of the album, along with a new red colorway of the Air Yeezy II’s, appeared on Kim’s Instagram last night.
Here’s the first of 2 new songs Kanye is debuting tonight on SNL: “Black Skinhead.”
UPDATED: The other track he did was “New Slaves”, hit the jump for the video.
Kanye’s sixth solo album will be titled Yeezus and is dropping on June 18th, confirms Rap-Up. The rapper, who I think dropped something last night, hinted at the release date on Twitter earlier this month.
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) May 18, 2013
Yeezy Season is in full-swing. Catch Kanye as the “musical guest” on SNL tonight.
CD teaser and Red on Red Yeezy 2 pic via Virgil Abloh
The Prada store on 5th Avenue in NYC was one of the locations where Kanye’s “New Slaves” video debuted last night, here’s some footage.
According to the video description by uploader Preston Norales:
After 2 no shows. One on 27th & 6th & another a F.I.T. andddddd missing the premiere at Columbus Circle. I met 2 cool dudes waiting at FIT & decided to split the cab fare 3 Ways & made it JUST in time for the last showing. We watched the premiere & was advised to wait 15 minutes for the truck come around. “It would be worth wait we were told” While speculating I asked some folks what they thought was going to happen. The truck pulls around for another encore & we’re expecting Kanye to perform…. The video plays….. It Finishes. And nothing happens…. Kanye was on the corner of 5th Ave…. Watching us as we’re watching him on the wall & gracefully disappears into the city in his Maybach….. EPIC!
UPDATED: Footage of the debut at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto added above
Kanye is currently debuting a new track and video called “New Slaves” via giant projections on 66 buildings across the globe. Complex is at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn location and they captured this preview.
Footage from the debut at Wrigley Field in Chicago after the jump.
Yeezus will be the special musical guest on Saturday’s season finale episode of SNL. Tune in.
Kanye West gave a special performance at the Adult Swim Upfront event in New York. He previewed 2 new tracks and went on to rant about the paparazzi.
More clips below.
Here’s a pretty great fan-made “documentary” on the rise of Kanye West by James Workman. We’ve seen much of this footage before in one place or another, but the art is in the editing. Workman pieced together 45 minutes worth of rare and mostly unseen footage, camera phone clips, interviews, audio and commentary to create a profile of one of the most polarizing artists in the history of Rap music. Well worth a watch.
Previously: Kanye Walks Into a Pole, Flips on Paparazzi
While trying to duck paparazzi and sneak into a Beverly Hills restaurant with Kim, Kanye walks straight into a sign. A short while later he comes out of the restaurant and goes absolutely ape shit on a photographer.
If you were on Rap Twitter last night or this morning there’s a good chance you have come across the three or four 7 second Vine clips of Kanye’s performance at the Met Gala last night. In the first clip, tweeted out by A-Trak at around 11:00 p.m., Kanye is seen screaming “I Am (A) God”, which of course has long been rumored to be the title of one of his much speculated upon new songs from the as yet untitled new album everybody expects to drop on June 18th.
Well it turns out that at some point this week, Hudson Mohawke, one half of the duo TNGHT, previewed a couple of new Kanye joints during a DJ set he was playing at an unidentified location. Here are two clips from that set that weigh in at a about a minute each. The sound on both is utter shit, but you can still get the gist of both tracks.
Previously: Kanye West Has Something Planned for June 18th