Daft Punk Revealed To Have Composed Kanye Track
2013 is fast becoming the year of the hotly anticipated album. Daft Punk, James Holden, James Blake and co. have been whipping fans into a media driven frenzy with snippets, free tracks and rumours of collaborations and other original concepts being the contents of their new LP’s and then self professed “voice of a generation” Kanye West has threw his hat into the ring with a cryptic tweet letting us know a new album is on the way.
“June 18” read the tweet that sent the ever modest rappers hordes of fans into overdrive and quickly led to intense speculation as to who would be set to appear on the new release. Said to be ‘darker’ than his previous works, internet chatter suggested that seminal French duo Daft Punk and bass impresario and grammy collector Skrillex were set to feature.
Indeed it is well known that Daft Punk allowed Kanye to butcher, we mean “sample” their iconic track “Better Harder Faster” for a release and in a recent interview Thomas Bangalter revealed that they had been in the studio with Kanye stating “It was very raw. He was rapping – kind of primally screaming”.
Well now we know a few more details about the upcoming album. Entitled Yeezus we now know the track referred to by Daft Punk in their interview was Kanye’s new track ‘Black Skinhead’ in which the rapper vociferously spits lyrics over a sample of Marilyn Mansons’s ‘The Beautiful People’ as after his live performance of the song on Saturday Night Live the end credits list Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo as ‘composers’. It’s a lot rockier than we anticipated but then again when do the Punks ever deliver what we expect?
Check out Kanye’s live performance of ‘Black Skinhead’ below