After speaking on Kanye West’s “New Slaves,” Kendrick Lamar converses with Sway about Molly. If you watched Kendrick’s music video for “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” all the way until the end, you’ll remember the black screen with white letters that spelled out “Death to Molly” that appeared. Sway asked the Compton emcee what he meant by it. K-Dot explained he’s aiming to “keep hip hop original and push away the corniness.” & from his perspective the bad trend of complacency it has set on hip hop.
J.Cole paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform his Miguel-powered single “Power Trip.” The North Carolina rhymesayer received some great instrumental and vocal assistance by the legendary Roots crew. In case you haven’t heard so far, Jermaine’s sophomore album Born Sinner coincides with Kanye West’s sixth solo album Yeezus on June 18.
It looks like J. Cole also recently had an interview with The Juice, where he discussed moving his album date up, and here’s what he had to say:
Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date.
I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought.
At the same time, let’s not forget this is Kanye West. He bets 100, 1,000, whatever the perfect is. His track record is flawless. I’m only expecting an incredible album from him. But I know what I have.
Following his world premiering tactics used to unveil his single “New Slaves” and performing on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Kanye West now shares the official artwork for his upcoming album, Yeezus. While we got our first preview of the cover art courtesy of Kim Kardashian’s Instagram, we now get fuller view of the artwork. Following his SNL performance, Yeezus was made available for pre-orders through KanyeWest.com, along with the feature cover art, but the pre-orders have since been taken down. While the image remains available for all our viewing pleasure, we all will just have to wait until June 18, when full LP hit shelves. Feel free to let us know your thoughts down below.
Kanye West just premiered his brand new video for “New Slaves” in Brooklyn, and its coming to 66 more buildings across the globe. The US locations are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, and New York. Click here for specifics on all of the 66 locations. The song is called “New Slaves” and we already have footage of the music video airing in Brooklyn, which you can view up above. We’ll keep you up to date as better footage is provided, and also don’t forget that tomorrow Kanye will be performing live on SNL.
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?
Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring film, which is based on the true story of a group of kids who robbed the homes of Los Angeles celebrities, will be making its way to theaters. Scored by Daniel Lopatin (also known as Oneohtrix Point Never), the musical accompaniment highlights some impressive guests, from the likes of Kanye West to Frank Ocean to M.I.A. to Azealia Banks and many more. You can check out the entire tracklisting below, as the soundtrack lands on June 11 and the movie on the 14th
01 Sleigh Bells: ” Crown On The Ground”
02 Rick Ross [ft. Lil Wayne]: “9 Piece”
03 Rye Rye [ft. M.I.A.]: “Sunshine”
04 Azealia Banks: “212”
05 Oneohtrix Point Never: “Ouroboros”
06 2 Chainz: “Money Machine”
07 M.I.A.: “Bad Girls”
08 Kanye West: “All of the Lights”
09 Ester Dean [ft. Chris Brown]: “Drop It Low”
10 Reema Major: “Gucci Bag”
11 Can: “Halleluwah”
12 Kanye West: “Power”
13 Klaus Schulze: “Freeze”
14 deadmau5: “FML”
15 Brian Reitzell and Daniel Lopatin: “Bling Ring Suite”
16 Phoenix: “Bankrupt!”
17 Frank Ocean [ft. Earl Sweatshirt]: “Super Rich Kids”
“I ain’t no muthafuckin celebrity… There’s one thing about me, I’m a terrible, terrible terrible celebrity. I don’t know if you really know there’s one thing about me but I’m the worst kind of, the worst kind of celebrity. All I do is make real music. All I do is sit in the studio and make real shit. And that’s it. And that’s muthafuckin it. That’s muthafuckin it!
So I don’t want no people runnin’ up on me with cameras, trying to like sell pictures and shit to magazines, asking me dumb ass questions, throwin’ me off my focus and shit. Harrasin’ you all muthafuckin day. I ain’t no muthafuckain celebrity.
It’s so funny. Somebody asked me, ‘when you do SNL, are you going to do a skit about the paparazzi and shit. And like humanize yourself? I ain’t hear to apologize to no muthafuckas man. It ain’t about me humanizing myself. At one point did I become un-human where I had to turn myself back. Or maybe I was demonized, or maybe I was treated inhumane and not human in that type of situation. I ain’t no muthafuckin celebrity. I ain’t runnin’ for office. I ain’t kissin’ nobody’s muthafuckin babies. I drop your baby and you muthafuckain sue me and shit. I’m trying to make some music that inspires people to be the best that they can be. And I don’t want nobody else to ask anything of me! Don’t ask nothing else of me.
Muthafuckas chasin you down, about to make you crash and shit. And all they want is for a nigga to laugh and shit. Hell nah, I ain’t doin no muthafuckin SNL skits. This is my Goddamn life. This ain’t no muthafuckin joke.
A fan named carl christian put together an inspiring 45 minute compilation of footage documenting the rise of Kanye West.It creates a comprehensive viewing of Mr. West’s always expanding artistic vision. So sit back and witness the journey Yeezy has embarked on thus far, while we wait for the saga to continue on June 18.
In this latest Absolut/Refinery29-branded set of visuals Solange showcases one of the tracks from her latest EP, True. The song of choice is the bubbly songstress’ “Locked In Closets” number, with the on-hand, short visual highlighting the younger Knowles out and about and of course the new Absolut beverage.