Jun 14


Presumed Album Cover

Kanye West is preparing to shock the world yet again with the release of his new album Yeezus, reportedly releasing a month earlier than expected. In spite of the fact that last minute changes have put West’s label Execs on edge, Yeezus is slated to be a huge success. The final version of the album has yet to be released to the public, but an unverified leak appeared online earlier today.

In honor of the forthcoming Kanye-mania, we thought we would kick off the weekend with a special playlist: composed of the original songs currently cited as samples and inspirations for Kanye’s new album. We will embed a direct stream of the album as soon as one is available. For now, you can stream the album here, and feast your ears on the delicious samples below:

Track 1: “On Sight”
“On Sight” contains interpolations of “He’ll Give Us What We Really Need”, performed by Holy Name of Mary Choral Family

Track 2: “Black Skinhead”
No samples cited.

Track 3: “I Am a God”
“I Am a God” contains samples of “Forward Inna Dem Clothes”, written by Clifton Bailey III and H. Hart, and performed by Capleton; and samples of “Are Zindagi Hai Khel”, written by Anand Bakshi and Rahul Burman, and performed by Burman, Manna Dey, and Asha Bhosle.


Track 4: “New Slaves”
“New Slaves” contains samples of “Gyöngyhajú lány”, written by Gábor Presser and Anna Adamis, and performed by Omega.

Track 5: “Hold My Liquor”
No samples cited.

Track 6: “I’m in It”
“I’m in It” contains samples of “Lately”, written by Vidal Davis, Carvin Haggins, Andre Harris, Kenny Lattimore, and Jill Scott, and performed by Lattimore.

Track 7: “Blood on the Leaves”
“Blood on the Leaves” contains samples of “Strange Fruit”, written by Lewis Allan, and performed by Nina Simone; and samples of “R U Ready”, written by Ross Birchard and Lunice Pierre, and performed by TNGHT.


Track 8: “Guilt Trip”
“Guilt Trip” contains interpolations of “Chief Rocka”, written by Keith Elam, Kevin Hansford, Dupre Kelly, Christopher Martin, Alterick Wardrick and Marlon Williams, and performed by Lords of the Underground; and samples of “Blocka”, written by Terrence Thornton and Tyree Pittman, and performed by Pusha T featuring Travis Scott and Popcaan.


Track 9: “Send It Up”
“Send It Up” contains samples of “Memories”, written by Anthony Moses Davis, Collin York and Lowell Dunbar, and performed by Beenie Man.

Track 10: “Bound 2”
“Bound 2” contains samples of “Aeroplane”, written by Norman Whiteside, and performed by Wee; samples of “Bound”, written by Bobby Massey and B. Duke, and performed by Ponderosa Twins Plus One; and samples of “Sweet Nothin’s”, performed by Brenda Lee.



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