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President Kanye West Drops "I Feel It (Enslaved)" - Where's the Album Though?

It took a fashion show for us to get new Kanye music, what the hell is going on?

Kanye West is a busy man. Between focusing on fashion, launching a political career and focusing on fashion some more, it's now been more than six months since we heard any actual music from Yeezy. So perhaps it's fitting that the first new song we've heard from (future) President Kanye West in months, the eye-raisingly titled "I Feel It (Enslaved)," was during his fashion show in New York City today, which is being described as "war ravaged homeland" chic. 

It's hard to go in-depth on a song recorded during a live event, but my gut reaction is that "I Feel Enslaved" sounds very 808s & Heartbreaks-ish, built around a live jazz bass and absolutely drowning in auto-tune. Speaking of which...



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A couple weeks ago, August 25 to be exact, I was scheduled to interview Post Malone, but he cancelled at the last minute because he was "in the studio with Kanye," a fact I was asked to keep quiet about. Truth be told I half-doubted if that was true but whatever, interviews come and interviews go, I shrugged and we ended up interviewing Post later. Well, it looks like Post was telling the truth, White Iverson's incredible rise continues with a feature on a Kanye West song, even though I frankly can't actually hear him anywhere on it. Kanye, Ty Dolla $ign and Post's vocals all just blend together into this auto-tuned soup. 

So ultimately it's hard to take "I Feel It" too seriously, at least right now. It could be the new single, or just a one-time song made specifically for a fashion show, but Kanye's given us so few clues about his new album it's hard not to speculate. Is this what the new album's going to sound like? Is the album still titled SWISH? Remember at the beginning of the year, when Kanye was dropping all these big singles ("Only One," "All Day") and then tumbleweeds? Is "Wolves" a thing that still exists? Is there even a new album at all, or did he scrap it after that leak and we're headed into Detox territory? WE NEED ANSWERS KANYE!!!

But until the answers come I guess I'll just have to be content with these questions and "I Feel It," which frankly doesn't feel like much. Oh well, it's still Kanye for President all day. Get it? All day? Nevermind...

[By Nathan S, the managing editor of DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter. Image via Instagram.]



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