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Kanye West premieres 'New Slaves' video with projections around the world

RollingStone.com

Kanye West gave the world its first official taste of his new album on Friday night by projecting the new song, "New Slaves," along with visuals on buildings across the globe.

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The video was projected at various times throughout the night on 66 buildings in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin. In West's hometown of Chicago, it was projected on a wall of Wrigley Field; in Toronto, on the Royal Ontario Museum; and in New York, Kanye's face appeared on the wall of a 5th Avenue Prada store, among other locations.

The simple black and white image of West's face provided a striking context for the rapper's searing lyrics on race and materialism, which includes the refrain "I know that we're the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves."

The projections mark the launch of West's sixth studio album, which is rumored to be due out on June 18th. West has been unveiling new tracks in live performances lately, including the Met Gala and a surprise show at Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday night. He'll be hitting Saturday Night Live as musical guest tonight.

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115Comments
May 20, 2013 11:13AM
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Thank GOD not all black men are racist pigs!!!
May 20, 2013 7:21AM
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"there are leaders, there are followers...but I'd rather be a d%#* than a swallower"! the album is worth the investment for that line alone...when he used the "N" word it applied not just to black folk but all artists and people struggling...this dude is the miles davis of hip hop...bat crazy and genius all in the same breath...don't like the art...don't look at the painting...don't like the sound, don't listen...drink your own urine, don't pi$$ on someone else...
May 20, 2013 6:45AM
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How in the hell can he comment about 'New Slaves' and he is dating 'Kim' and got her 'pregnant'? Does that make any sense! 
May 20, 2013 6:43AM
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Well here we go again, this sucker has no talent and should be put in chains back to Africa, with his Nigga Loving Bitch
May 20, 2013 6:18AM
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How in the hell does this no talent squirt even have a recording contract, he is AWFUL.  I saw him on SNL Saturday night, before I turned the sound off.  He is so arrogant and off putting in everything he does.  I noticed for the first time he's a very little man, obviously with a short mans complex. Ms. Garner is taller than him, even tiny Seth Myers towers over him.  Now I know why he has a chip on his shoulder, he got short changed in the man department. 
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