Kanye’s upcoming single, snippet leaks

June 21, 2014

Last week, Sean May summarized the facts and rumors surrounding the upcoming Kanye album. In a new interview with GQ, Kanye spills the beans on where his at with the new album.


What about the new record? How far away is that? I don’t know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I’m like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.

He also talks about a new single, which might get a release very soon.


But you have a lot of the first single already? Yeah. This time three years ago, here at the Mercer, working on “Niggas in Paris,” at this time in early June, it was apparent it was still not finished. I had the “married at the mall” line, we had “that shit cray,” Jay had his verse… Jay finished his verse. He always finishes, and my shit is always kind of open. Like, “Okay, now I’ve got the Will Ferrell sample, so I need to say something that finishes the verse. But people have to not know what it means.” [laughs] So it’s like problem-solving to get to the point where you’re saying, “going gorillas.” It’s difficult sometimes.
But now, for the new album, one new thing could change everything. I had an idea of the way I wanted to do the album. And then I got a new song that’s so good that the album has to be balanced against it. This song is a song that can be in the club like “Don’t Like” or “Niggas in Paris.” Whereas before I was working on the album and I had these beautiful songs, they were just more songs. They weren’t saying, “Okay, tuck your whole summer in.” They were just saying, “Hey, I’m a great musician, I make these beautiful songs, and they have all this meaning, and nobody can make anything that means this much.”


And now to the most interesting part, according to a member of Reddit, a snippet of the single has already leaked. Allegedly, a Kanye to the insider posted a snippet of a new Kanye track three weeks ago during the Algeria World Cup game. Since there’s a lot of fake material floating around, it was quickly brushed off as fake and it kinda sounds like B.O.B. but the lyrics match up to what Ye says in the interview. You can listen to the short clip here and judge for yourself. But it is most likely real according to reports.

More news on Kanye’s seventh album as we get them.