Kanye West - "Devil In A New Dress"

Here’s the change-up from Ye’s Bon Iver-packing, spitfire face-smacker “Monster,” the next in the series of tracks @kanyewest’s promised to tweet every Friday from now until Xmas, from his forthcoming Good Ass Job Dark Twisted Fantasy LP. It’s a throwback track production wise, Bink!’s production centered on a soulful R&B sample, pitch-shifted up, a balladic backdrop for Kanye to play with Jesus talks and their attendant metaphors while sliding into come-ons (“Put your hands to the constellations / the way you look should be a sin you’re my sensation”) and ego trips (“Hood phenomenon, the LeBron of rhyme / Hard to be humble when you’re stunting on a Jumbotron”). Downloadable:

(via Kanye)

Album’s due 11/16. And in case you missed Kanye’s two hour Twitter rant Saturday morning, Gizmodo’s formatted it into graphs for easier parsing. An excerpt:

Man I love Twitter.

I’ve always been at the mercy of the press, but no more… The media tried to demonize me. They wanted y’all to believe I was a monster in real life so you guys wouldn’t listen or buy my music anymore. I feel like they were waiting for the opportunity to go in all the way on me, and when it came, they beat me to a pulp. Even now a lot of articles start their first two paragraphs about how much of an asshole I am.

I accept the idea (ideal) that perception is reality. When I say perception is reality I mean whatever you think is the truth is your truth. Some people’s truth is Kanye is racist—It’s not my truth, but I do believe it’s my Karma… walk with me…

With the help of strong will, a lack of empathy, a li’l alcohol, and extremely distasteful and bad timing, I became George Bush over night. How deep is the scar? I bled hard. Cancelled [a] tour with the number one pop star in the world. Closed the doors of my clothing office. Had to let employees go.

For the first time, I felt the impact of my brash actions. People booed when I would go to concerts and the performer mentioned my name. Remember in Anchor Man when Ron Burgandy cursed on air, and the entire city turned on him? But this wasn’t a joke. This was and is my real life.

Much more (“Who’s seen the play Wicked? I’ve seen it 4 times!”) here.

Comments (5)
  1. “maybe I should call Mase so he can pray for us”

  2. album isn’t called dark twisted fantasy.

    it hasn’t been decided yet. dark twisted fantasy is the name of the short film that will be released alongside the album.

  3. Thanks for keeping the hype going Perez Hilton(Stereogum).

  4. Love Kanye and pretty much every track he’s ever touched. This one is no different. We actually just dropped the “Kanye and The Masters of The Universe” mixtape: http://bit.ly/av5JPH

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