Kanye West debuts “New Slaves” [Video+Lyrics] | New Music

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Innovative Hip-Hop star Kanye West premieres his latest track “New Slaves” in unique fashion through a series of audiovisual projections on buildings at 66 locations around the globe.

A close-up projection of Kanye, literally standing head and shoulders above the rest, shines in the dark staring sternly to camera as he raps an incensed critique of corporate and cultural racism. “They throwing hate at me/ Want me to stay at ease/ Fuck you and your corporation/ Y’all n—as can’t control me – I know that we the new slaves…” the Chicago native commands on the fearless, loaded single over a sparse, atmospheric beat with bang.

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?

Below watch and listen to his Brooklyn debut, unveiled on a wall on Friday night (May 17) in Williamsburg, whilst his official website offers a full map of action locations.

http://youtu.be/DMd-4XTcVJU
Photo and video courtesy of MissInfo

Lyrics

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 n—a racism/That’s that don’t touch anything in the store
And there’s rich n—a 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 n—as /Now everybody play me
Spending everything on that Alexander Wang/New Slaves

[Hook]
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 n—as 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 n—as pussy, ain’t me
Y’all throwing contracts at me/You know that n—as can’t read
Throw him some Maybach keys/Fuck it, c’est la vie
I know that we the new slaves/Y’all n—as can’t fuck with me
Y’all n—as can’t fuck with Ye/Y’all n—as 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 n—as 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?