A week after Kanye West shocked the world with a global unveiling of his “New Slaves” Yeezus anthem, the Def Jam star is reportedly set to pull off the same stunt Friday (May 24) night.
According to reports, Ye will not premiere a new track and instead use the opportunity to push his “New Slaves” anthem even more.
Last Friday, Kanye West debuted his new song “New Slaves” by projecting its video on 66 buildings across the world. Now, seven days later, an updated map has gone live on the rapper’s website with a new set of locations and times not included in the first premiere. The first projection is set to take place in Europe later this evening. It’s unclear whether Kanye will be projecting “New Slaves” or a brand new song/video. Update: According to Def Jam France, Kanye will again be projecting “New Slaves”. (Consequence of Sound)
Much like last week, Ye hopped onto his Twitter page to break the news.
“NEW PROJECTION LOCATIONS TONIGHT http://WWW.KANYEWEST.COM,” he tweeted May 24th. (J. Cole’s Twitter)
A detailed listing of what cities “New Slaves” will appear in is currently circulating online.
The Locations this time around: North America San Diego Phoenix Tucson San Antonio Austin Houston Atlanta Savannah Jacksonville Miami Baltimore Philadelphia Europe Glasgow Birmingham Manchester Oslo Copenhagen Ghent Zurich Milan Cannes Barcelona Also, it will appear in Auckland, New Zealand. (Complex)
Last week, Mr. West shocked the world with his “New Slaves” global premiere.
Tonight Kanye West premiered “New Slaves,” the first single from his forthcoming LP, by projecting a video on buildings across the world. His site includes a map of times and locations for those projections, 66 in all. It’s the same song Hudson Mohawke spun in Poland recently. Earlier this month, the rapper previewed new material at the Met Ball and Adult Swim’s upfront, but decent recordings from those events have been scarce. Tonight’s launch was better documented. (Stereo Gum)