Posted in comedy | hiphop | music on May 19, 2013

Kanye on 'SNL'
Kanye SNL

Kanye West has had a busy weekend. On Thursday (5/16), he played a private show at Roseland for Adult Swim where he performed a few new songs. He also, as is his wont, let loose one of his stream-of-conscious rants, this time mostly about celebrity culture. You can watch video of that below.

One of the songs Kanye performed at Roseland was new track "New Slaves." A video for that song made its debut on Friday night (5/17), projected at, according to maps on Kanye's website, 66 locations around the world. Nine of them were in NYC, including two in Williamsburg: one being outside the Bedford Ave L stop, and the second on the Wythe Hotel, and there's video of the former below.

The song, which features a sample of 1969 single "Gyöngyhajú lány" by Hungarian rock band Omega and vocals from Frank Ocean, will feature on Kanye's follow-up to 2010's My Dark Twisted Fantasy which is, according to Pitchfork, titled Yeezus and has appearances from Daft Punk, Skrillex and more.

This activity was all centered around Kanye's appearance on Saturday Night Live's season finale hosted by Ben Afleck. (The teaser videos are below.) He performed "New Slaves" and debuted another new song, "Black Skinhead," and video of those, along with the other clips mentioned in this post, are below.

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Kanye West rant @ Roseland

Kanye West SNL Teaser

"Black Skinhead" on 'SNL'


"New Slaves" on 'SNL'

Kanye Projections in Williamsburg

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Comments (23)

what racist ignorant bigot misogynistic cunt

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 1:52 PM

SNL (Saturday Night Live) stinks.

Posted by HollaMan | May 19, 2013 1:52 PM

weird.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 1:52 PM

fire

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:01 PM

dude is a legit freak

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:18 PM

Fred Armisen's Ian Rubbish song at the end of the episode was way better than either Kanye song.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:26 PM

Is Ian Rubbish supposed to be humorous or is he supposed to be musically engaging? Cause its neither.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:30 PM

Love it

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:40 PM

1:52 is only saying that because he's black.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:43 PM

Ian Rubbish thing at end was best SNL moment of year. J Mascis, Kim Gordon, Amy Mann etc. -- a fitting end to the season.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:48 PM

Ian Rubbish ruled it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 2:53 PM

1:52

hey, some of my best friends are black skinheads

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:06 PM

Yes...the cameos were great but please let's not try and pretend that Ian Rubbish song was actually good. Both it and Kanye's two songs all sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 3:26 PM

i bet anyone a million dollars there's gonna be a fucking super shitty kanye / cold cave collab in the next 6 months. it'll be really important

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 5:24 PM

Armisen goes out as he came in, unfunny until the end.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 5:59 PM

i always thought kanye's music sucked. but that was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 8:58 PM

"There's leaders and there's followers, but I'd rather be a prick than a swallower"

^You did hear those words, right? You did actually listen to the clip above, right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2013 9:47 PM

great songs

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 12:02 AM

Seriously there was nothing great about that, Kane sucks

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:05 AM

WHY IS KANYE CONSIDERED GOOD AGAIN? THAT WAS AWFUL

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:14 AM

better than foxygen

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 9:17 AM

total crap

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2013 10:38 AM

Fucking pathetic... Can someone get this guy in touch with some serious psychiatric help? His fucking music sucks a bag of dicks and his attitude and personality are actually worse, if that's possible... Tupac and Biggie get shot yet this talentless ass clown still draws breath. What a world... DEEP BREATH

Posted by Ananomouse | May 22, 2013 10:35 PM

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