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Kanye West – “New Slaves” [VIDEO]


Kanye West just may be a marketing genius. Last night, Yeezy sent out a rare tweet, revealing his new video for a song called “New Slaves” would be shown across the world. However, the clip wasn’t premiered via YouTube or Vevo, but projected on the sides of buildings.

“NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS, LOCATIONS @ http://KANYEWEST.COM,” read West’s tweet. His website provided addresses and times for when the video would be projected.

Stateside, the video appeared in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami. Other locales included Toronto, Sydney, Berlin and, of course, Paris

Plenty of Vines of the projection came in but the homie Mike Fresh nabbed the full clip. Watch below before it gets yanked off the net. Peep the lyrics after.

Tonight, Kanye West will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, which starts at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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

You see it’s leaders and it’s followers/But I’d rather be a d-ck than a swallower
You see it’s leaders and it’s followers/But I’d rather be a d-ck 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
F-ck 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 f-ck 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/F-ck it, c’est la vie
I know that we the new slaves/Y’all n—as can’t f-ck with me
Y’all n—as can’t f-ck with Ye/Y’all n—as can’t f-ck 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 bullsh-t/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
F-ck you and your Hampton house/I’ll f-ck your Hampton spouse
Came on her Hampton blouse/And in her Hampton mouth
Y’all ’bout to turn sh-t up/I’m ’bout to tear sh-t down
I’m ’bout to air sh-t out/Now what the f-ck they gon’ say now?

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  • Yup_23

    He couldn’t even make it edited while he’s playing it out on the street?

  • justsaying

    Kanye is such a hypocrite! You can’t live black and sleep white. In othe words, you can’ pretend be black when it’s convenient so you can make money, then spend the money on white folks and live white. Black folks need to wake up, and stop supporting these coons like Kanye.

    • Teddy8

      Snaps fingers.. He is right but can you kill the ninja word dude….and what does that say of his situation with Ms. swollen feet

      • mo

        For real, how can he justify her ?

      • What is there to justify?

      • cutitout

        What does one thing have to do with the other? Get off that, Funny how black folks flip out over any hint of racism from other races but the truth is we are the ones locking ourselves and each other in chains.

    • then who would you like to support cheif keef, gucci man or rick ross? there’s a message in this song and your so caught up trying to size up his life u missed it!!!

      • dddooonnnttt

        Um, no one should support rape accepting, women hating, black on black crime promoting, drug dealing glorifying musicians.

      • You’re an idiot if you think Kanye has ever glorified any of these things with his albums. He hasn’t, not even close.

      • dddooonnnttt

        I was referring to the artists mentioned in the comment I responded to, how could you possibly misunderstand that?

      • You’re right, i was wrong.

      • Name

        Odell David was being sarcastic…..i thought that was obvious

      • dddooonnnttt

        You missed my point, which I thought was obvious.

      • biafra

        Ahhhh atlast ….some sense. thx Odell.

      • MarkAssBustahs

        the message in the song would stick IF i came from someone who was adhering to the things he was preaching.

    • Jacqxz

      You see the problem?? Shooting the messenger and forgetting all about the dang message…

      • saraphina

        thats right!!! its doesnt matter if he dates the “so called enemy” and lives a questionable lifestyle.

        All that matters is that his message is true! got it?

      • Snafu

        Is he dating the enemy? From what I gather she is not Caucasian! But regardless he is correct in what he is saying, its just that most sheep will criticize him without understanding the message. Typical of dumba$%$$ folks

      • mica

        Actually, she is Armenian. Armenians are one of the ethnic groups (and Armenia is one of the countries) that are the origin of the term “Caucasian”. It means from the Caucasus region and has come to apply to all light skinned for whatever reason.

      • chris

        so the enemy is caucasion? just a question.

    • Alyaz

      Live black and sleep white?

      Yeah, THAT’S not an ignorant statement.

    • Dennis P.

      i hear you.

  • I laugh at people who use terms like “act white, ” or “act black” I’m not sure how you are genetically born to act a certain way. Here I am thinking our surroundings mold our characteristics…silly me 🙁

    • I think acting black is when you are on your cell phones everywhere and talking at the top of ones lungs. I ONLY see black people do that. mostly black women. Maybe not all black people do that but the ones that do make all black people look bad.

      • Sir Puddington

        You’re missing the point that QuickJiggs is trying to make.

      • Hmmdiddlydo

        That is funny. I experience the exact opposite. There is always white people talking loudly on cell phones, especially when in the store. Usually, it’s older white men or young white women. I’ve heard so many of them tell all their business in public it’s ashame.

      • MarkAssBustahs

        not to start a racial debate & while this is only a point. i see mostly middle aged italian women yammering away on the phone with no regard just like i’ve seen black women do the same.

  • Tee

    This dude is exposing the prison industrial complex. He’s good with me!

  • nicci

    Figures, he’s such an idiot !!!

  • Asar

    If his life was a representation of his words, they would weld more power. Walk the Walk, talk is cheap.

    • Truth is not even MLK s actiins always matched his message…..its called being human

  • Dont you all see? Its about he’s being control by the mk ultra. There’s no goverment, only corperation! Kill illuminati!!!

    • Preston

      Ugh I hope that’s not you in the pic. Cause that chick looks to good to type something that stupid

      You can’t kill the Illuminati. That’s the fallen angels, the old gods, the men of renown. They are spiritual beings, and unless you’re Sam or Dean Winchester you don’t know how to kill them. The elite (members of secret societies who worship the Illuminati) are the real problem. And we, the people, need our asses kicked for being “new slaves” to this New World Order

  • Name

    might be an @$$hole but hes not just rapping about Drugs, Rims, Guns, and, “hoes”. I listen to the message of this song and I dont get caught up in him living “black” or “white”

  • jim

    he’s a loser him and kim make a great pair both sickos money hungry and I bet they made this kid just for more money

  • socratic329



    Kanye has officially jumped the shark….Bye Bye Baby…

    • Snafu

      Really, maybe your comprehension skills are lacking because he is saying the truth. If more people would say fawk the corporation then these a$$Hats would not have so much power. He is right about the new slaves because I see them every day and watch them post shyt like what you posted. Keep sleeping!!

  • Eric Santana

    Tupac kept it real….Kanye quit trying to divide people, America is better than it was 40 years ago. My parents came to America from Mexico and made better lives for themselves and me. They aren’t complaining like you about America and the white man.

  • Dude

    This man is out to do one thing, make money. If you think he is trying to spread a message or open your eye’s, you are sorrowfully mistaken. He makes money off spouting off the disparity of white vs black, the man holding him and others down, and the government not doing enough to help. Guess what, its 2013 and no one really cares anymore. If they do, they are ignorant and an empty shell of a human. Don’t waste your time worrying about what others are doing to stop you, power through, carry on, and be awesome.

    • TheOracle

      Him making money off of a positive message is irrelevant and not the worst thing that can happen. I can’t be mad at anyone making a living off of delivering words that actually mean something. It doesn’t hurt my pockets or take food off my table. I rather him use his position and platform to speak on positive/conscious subjects to open up dialogues and discussions amongst young people. I rather hear young people having a debate about racism, capitalism and sexism than to hear a debate about Molly and b*tches. It’s fine if you don’t agree with what he is saying but at least we are discussing it. It’s 2013 and guess what? His message in this song is a reality…ignorance exists. And you know why ignorance still exists because there are people who choose to ignore it and do nothing. They only worry about themselves. They choose not to see racism and sexism because it isn’t affecting them directly. But one community’s issues is all of our issue. We need more artists using their art to educate and spark healthy debates so we can all work together towards a solution.

      • Nazaire

        Beautifully said. 100% true. Also, I can relate to the angst throughout the song and wanting to ‘air it out’ because it NEEDS to be discussed. But people love sticking to their blissful ignorance.

  • sadie

    Kanye is so stupid and Kim is even stupider!! He is so ridiculous!! Kanye and Kim need to sit their asses down somewhere!! They’re only wanting attention!! They need to move on out of the country!! GOOD RIDANCE!!!!!

    • zaijame

      blatant example of missing the point. here we are debating issues that actually matter and here you and a bunch of other people turning it into a gossip column. talk about brainwashed. and i’m no conspiracy theorists, but if all you can comment about his topic is something about kanye and kim’s relationship then its a job well done by illuminati, the”man” or whatever you want to call the things pulling wool over the populations eyes. mission accomplished. fyi “stupider” is not a word. *drops mic*

      • Preston


        *Claps And Begs For Encore*

  • jujubabe

    just a bunch of black neck noise. foul mouthed profanity;

    • Preston

      Shut de Foque /|

  • Out of the hundreds of white people I know only one is a racist, out of the 30 people i know of a different color 20 of them are racist. dipshits like this guy keep racism alive

    • BlackThought

      you clearly don’t understand white supremacy then…

  • Donald

    That was tight! I’m definitely buying the album. You bastards can hate if you want but who the hell even comes close to being as new and innovative as this n*gga? Ya’ll playin’ with yaselves – go’head and buy the album and listen to it all quiet in your cars and at home where nobody can see you. Ya’ll on some bull if you can’t feel this sh*t

  • Space Lion

    Skrew Kanye’s life and his choices, dont be distracted by that, Private Prisons <– Pay attention

  • todddrcm

    You Nidiots created this stereotype yourselves (AND IT IS TRUE)…..Dumba$$.s

  • opra

    He should be picking cotton on the Taylor Swift concert shirt plantation

  • todddrcm

    Thank Kanye, I mean God, for slavery. Otherwise you would just be some poor starving kid, with h.i.v dying, in Africa, right? Then you would not be so stressed out about having Maybachs, but could still would have fur, after you hunted it down with a spear.

    • If this is your present perception of daily life in Africa, you are ignorant.

      • todddrcm

        Nope, I went there to help people out several years ago, and this old lady told me she was his great grandmother, and he knew her, and told her that he was the one who suffered. I gave her ten bucks to piss on her daughter..

  • Now you all know why I didn’t watch SNL last night. that dude is such a racist.. anyone who puts him on their show, is as dumb as he is.. this kid talks so much crap…. i won’t even listen to any of his music..

  • Mike

    The fact that some of you are even having an argument on this video about blacks and whites prove that Kanye isn’t talking about bs.

  • NY

    Wow,i was walking and then all of a sudden in Times Sqaures you see it go dark and theres kanye west

  • shaggy

    ok,everyone keeps saying pay attention to the message in this is the message?all i can get from this is he is saying don’t buy into the rich and famous lifestyle and being controlled by corporations and media while he is living that lifestyle and being controlled by the corporations and media himself.if that is the message he is trying to get across here then maybe he should practice what he preaches and quit taking their money and promoting them by attending their events and doing their shows.

    • Preston

      Ruh Row, Raggy

      WTF are you talking about. There is a message, if you’d get the sperm out your ear you’d hear it. He is an artist and his music is his job. He does some things that are cray but most of the time they aren’t. I.E. Kanye recently bumped his head on a pole because he was trying to get away from Paparazzi. He then snapped. To me that’s wanting privacy. And he earned his money the right way, he didn’t inherit it nor was it easily given to him. He deserves to treat himself, as you should or would if you had the money.

  • Ghostchild

    another crap rap track, with the usual dumb lyrics. Who the hell is this?

  • ddub

    on the cool I really don’t like kanyae I didn’t read nor look at the video I just saw the name and I thought I would make I absolute disgust for ole boy known…… and anyone who wants to reply and fuss at me for disliking kanyae and spelling his name wrong can go play in traffic

  • ddub

    on the cool I really don’t like kanyae I didn’t read nor look at the video I just saw the name and I thought I would make it known my absolute disgust for ole boy known…… and anyone who wants to reply and fuss at me for disliking kanyae and spelling his name wrong can go play in traffic