Perhaps you’ve heard that Kanye West’s sixth solo album, Yeezus, is due next Tuesday?
EW did get a chance to listen to a version of the record Monday night in New York City at a star-packed, last-minute listening event hosted by Yeezy himself. But for all the bananas quotes he dropped in that New York Times piece, we’ve still seen very few of the hallmarks typical for a release from a star this big – no real single, no music video, and not even a real confirmed track listing.
What we have so far: Daft Punk is on it, and there are appearances by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, and, via sample, Billie Holiday. And we know that tracks like “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves” are pretty aggro.
Now there’s a video teaser for Yeezus, featuring some a cappella recording and the oft-prostrate Rick Rubin. Check it out below.
What do you think of Kanye’s “no promotion” promotion techniques? And more importantly, will you be picking up Yeezus next week without being able to preview it first? Sound off in the comments.
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