Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has kept his word and released a new song, “See Me Now,” which features singers Beyonce and Charlie Wilson.
Produced by himself, No I.D. and Lex Luger, West premiered his new record live on New York radio host Angie Martinez‘s Hot 97 show Wednesday afternoon.
Though he’s been working on the track for over two years, West told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that he literally completed “See Me Now” this morning. In fact, West said that one of the song’s guest contributors, Ms. Beyonce Knowles, finished her vocals at 5 am. Joining Beyonce on the track is R&B singer Charlie Wilson. West, No I.D., and Lex Luger handled production. West did not note whether the song will make its way on his still untitled upcoming album, which is now due for release in November. However, he chose to release it now because “life is too short to be holding on to it.” He also added that it’s “something my mom would be proud off.” (Consequence of Sound)
Following the premiere, West shared his reaction to the song being released.
“I’m feeling like I’m about to crash the Internet,” West told radio host Martinez. “My raps are very crazy and I’m very happy people could hear it and to hear it so instantly. Beyonce finished those vocals at 5 a.m. this morning. I had to bring it to my people. Y’all had to have that.” (Hot 97)
Writing via his Twitter page, West exclaimed his excitement over the new track this morning.
“This sh*t I got in studio now don’t make no sense Ima leak this sh*t 2mrw !!! Ima go up to Angie’s!! I’m extremely serious!!!,” he wrote early Wednesday (August 11) morning.
“God is good all the time… I know my Mama woulda loved this one!” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
During a UStream session last week, West said plans for a September 14th G.O.O.D. Music Day were nixed.
Kanye West is taking full advantage of all that technology has to offer. The rapper, who recently joined Twitter, hosted his first Ustream chat today (Aug. 6) from Korea and revealed that his new album will be out “sometime in November.” West also said that his next single — the follow-up to “Power” — will drop in about 20 days, and it’s a toss-up between a track called “Lost in The World” and “All of The Lights.” He played a short snippet of the latter, which features big horns and double-speed drums. (Billboard)
Listen to the new track down below: