Streaming at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BKGp1XqddM.
Kanye West swiped the mic from Taylor Swift in 2009, and he’s not giving it back.
The hip-hop provocateur premiered his new song, New Slaves, on Friday by projecting a stark black-and-white video on 66 buildings in cities around the world, including in Toronto on the Royal Ontario Museum.
West’s stern, rapping face delivered scathing and coarse remarks on themes he has addressed previously: racism, materialism and other sticky subjects we shan’t mention.
The flow is direct and menacing, with commentary on minority-filled private prisons and African American retribution.
On the weekend, West performed New Slaves (along with an equally intense Black Skinhead) on Saturday Night Live.
This is Django Unchained, rhymed, urban and modern. This is a superstar in fury and at unrest.