Amid ongoing backlash for his antisemitic conduct, Kanye West launched his first new tune since his empire started to crumble in latest months.
On Wednesday, the 45-year-old rapper, who now goes by Ye, shared the brand new tune on his Instagram and Fb accounts. (His Twitter account stays suspended as of Wednesday night.)
Disgraced conspiracy theorist Alex Jones additionally shared the tune completely Wednesday on his InfoWars web site with the notice: “Ye sent this to Alex Jones and asked him to post it for the world to hear. Enjoy!”
In two separate Instagram posts — one video and one image — West launched clips of his tune, which samples Donny Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free.” (Fellow rapper and onetime West collaborator Jay-Z additionally sampled the 1973 tune on his 2017 observe “Legacy.”)
The Instagram video options artwork of a person strolling round a crater underneath a shiny pink solar (or moon), whereas the opposite put up included the tune’s lyrics.
Additionally titled “Someday We’ll All Be Free,” West’s new tune makes a number of references to his religion and nods to his rising listing of controversies. Earlier this yr, the Grammy winner confronted backlash for his antisemitic feedback and his “White Lives Matter” apparel at Paris Trend Week.
“And no drip till Paris,” he raps.
“Tweeted deathcon / Now we past three,” he later says, a transparent reference to the Twitter put up that resulted in his suspension from the social media platform in October.
West additionally raps, “I know it’s cause the headlines / why [you] wanna leave,” a attainable nod to his divorce from actuality TV star Kim Kardashian, with whom he shares 4 younger youngsters.
The tune tapers off by sampling West’s latest dialog with Jones, whereby the rapper praised Nazi chief Adolf Hitler.
“Can we just kind of say you like the uniforms, but that’s about it?” Jones requested West.
“There’s a lot of things that I love,” the rapper replied. Repeated and distorted, West’s response brings his new tune to an in depth.
In contrast to West’s earlier initiatives, “Someday We’ll All Be Free” had a quiet launch with little publicity and fanfare. As of Wednesday night, it was not obtainable on standard music platforms Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.
Earlier than the brand new tune, the rapper’s most up-to-date single was “Hot S—” with Cardi B and Lil Durk, which dropped in June.
Since then, West has unleashed a tirade of antisemitic views on social media, information exhibits and podcasts. Consequently, manufacturers comparable to Adidas, Hole and Balenciaga have terminated their partnerships with the rapper. West was additionally dropped by company CAA and report label Def Jam, amongst various different penalties.
“I lost my f— family. I lost my kids. I lost my best friend in fashion. I lost the Black community,” he stated in a latest podcast interview with MIT analysis scientist Lex Fridman. “People said I lost my mind. … I lost my reputation.”