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Pre-Order Kanye West's New Album, Which Is Seriously Called Yeezus

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 19, 2013 6:30PM


Talk on Kanye West's solo follow-up to his justly lauded 2010 masterwork My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy reached a fever pitch's fervor pitch late Friday when West announced he was debuting a new solo song in the only way he knows how: by projecting a video of the track across 66 buildings around the world, including seven buildings across the greater Chicago area.

The track, "New Slaves," was a stark, minimalist anti-corporate anthem that contrasted greatly against the opulent likes of Watch The Throne, Kanye West's 2011 collaborative album with Jay-Z. West also played "New Slaves" on his Saturday Night Live appearance, along with another new song, "Black Skinhead," which continues "Slaves" minimalist, political anti-corporate bent. It also references Chief Keef and apparently samples both Marilyn Manson and Gary Glitter. Watch video of his performances here:

("Black Skinhead")

("New Slaves")

(Video via Consequence of Sound)

West's activity of course raised a key question: What is West's forthcoming album actually called?


In all seriousness, it's called Yeezus.

Apparently "Ye'ing of "Ye'ings" was too unwieldy.

You can pre-order Yeezus, which may or may not feature the sound of Kanye throwing the moneychangers out of his studio, or possibly has West turning 50 Cent's vitamin water into wine, right now through West's Website. An MP3 download is $9.99, while a CD, should you actually want to buy one of those, will cost you $14.99.

Yeezus ascends to the heavenly kingdom on June 18.