It’s impossible to describe the roll-out of Madonna’s forthcoming record, Rebel Heart, as anything but completely ridiculous. First the record leaked, then Madonna caught heavy flak on the web for regramming fan-made art that depicted black civil rights leaders’ faces in the style of her album cover, and a few weeks ago we learned that Mike Tyson and Chance The Rapper would appear on the album. Tyson did an interview with Rolling Stone in which he discussed the inspiration behind his spoken-word piece, claiming that he took some of his inspiration from Benito Mussolini’s enigmatic stage presence. “Iconic” is at best a song about taking control of your life and letting your inner fire burn, at worst it’s a re-working of Katy Perry’s “Firework” with all of the added benefits that come with including a cameo by Chance The Rapper. Decide for yourself, and check out “Veni Vidi Vici,” which features Nas, below.
“Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
“Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
(via Direct Lyrics)