Kanye West has claimed that the second verse of ‘Yeezus’ track ‘New Slaves’ is the “best rap verse of all time”.
The track, which reference the track ‘Strange Fruit’ – a song about racist lynchings in 1930s America, Nina Simone’s version of which is sampled on West’s ‘Blood on the Leaves’ – features on his latest album ‘Yeezus’, which was released on June 18.
Writing on Twitter over the weekend, West put: “I open the debate…The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD.”
Earlier today (July 22) Kanye West revealed the finished version of the interactive video for ‘Black Skinhead’. An unfinished version of the promo was posted online earlier this month, much to West’s dismay. However, the finished version of the promo, which is directed Nick Knight, can be seen on Kanye West’s website.
Meanwhile, Pusha T recently reiterated that there will be no follow up to the GOOD Music album ‘Cruel Summer’ earlier this month. It has long been rumoured that the hip-hop collective, which features West alongside Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, would release a second album following their 2012 debut. However, Pusha T has said that the individual members of the group are too busy with their own projects to work on anything together at the moment.