Kanye West rants against radio, debuts 'Black Skinhead' and more songs at Governors Ball 2013
The annual Governors Ball music festival on Randall Island in New York City got a treat over the weekend when Kanye West debuted new tracks off his upcoming sixth album, titled "Yeezus" and due out June 18.
The AP reports West's Sunday night (June 9) set started with the song "Black Skinhead" and later featured the song "New Slaves," both new songs with a darker vibe than West's previous material. The crowd was appreciative of the new music, though not nearly as raucous for his classic hits.
West also went on a bit of a rant at one point (video below, warning: profanity):
This is the part of the show where I start complaining about s*** ... you know how it is. I'm just happy to be making music, happy to be performing for you all. You know with this album, we ain't drop no single to radio. We ain't got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. We ain't even got no cover.
We just made some real music. Back when I used to make albums and s*** like a couple years ago, three years ago, four years ago, we'd go away and work on an album for like five month sor something. And then we'd always have to hold the album til like August or September or til the perfect moment and shit. ... But honestly, at this point, when I listen to radio, that ain't what I wanna be no more.
At this point, I could give a f*** about selling a million records ... at this point, I don't really give a f*** bout outside opinions. All I give a f*** about is my click click click.
"Yeezus" is West's first album in two and a half years. He reportedly worked with artists ranging from John Legend to Frank Ocean to Skrillex on the record. Other track titles released so far include "I Am a God," "On Site" and "Hold My Liquor."
Are you excited for "Yeezus"?