Audio Video Web Conferencing : Kanye West Premieres "New Slaves" at Prada Fifth Ave.

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  1. PurpleMoons

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    The New Slaves? What is your opinion of this?
     
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    Sister Purple ... thanks for sharing ... :love:

    When i started listening, i couldn't be sure about the lyrics ... so i went and got 'em ... :wink:

    [Verse 1]
    My momma was raised in an era when
    Clean water was only served to the fairer skin
    Doing clothes you would have thought I had help
    But they wasn't satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself
    You see its broke ***** racism
    That's that "Don't touch anything in the store"
    And this rich ***** racism
    That's that "Come here, please buy more"
    What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?
    All you blacks want all the same things
    Used to only be ****** now everybody playin
    Spending everything on Alexander Wang
    New Slaves

    We used to be only ******

    [Bridge x2]
    You see it's leaders and there's followers
    But I'd rather be a dick than a swallower

    [Verse 2]
    I throw these Maybach keys
    I wear my heart on the sleeve
    I know that we the new slaves
    I see the blood on the leaves
    I see the blood on the leaves
    I see the blood on the leaves
    I know that we the new slaves
    I see the blood on the leaves
    They throwing hate at me
    Want me to stay at ease
    **** you and your corporation
    Y'all ****** can't control me
    I know that we the new slaves
    I know that we the new slaves
    I'm about to wild the **** out
    I'm going Bobby Boucher
    I know that ***** ain't free
    You ****** *****, ain't me
    Y'all throwing contracts at me
    You know that ****** can't read
    Throw on some Maybach keys
    **** it, c'est la vie
    I know that we the new slaves
    Y'all ****** can't **** with me
    Y'all ****** can't **** with Ye
    Y'all ****** can't **** with Ye
    I'll move my family out the country
    So you can't see where I stay
    So go and grab the reporters
    So I can smash their recorders
    See they'll confuse us with some ********
    Like the New World Order
    Meanwhile the DEA
    Teamed up with the CCA
    They tryna lock ****** up
    They tryna make new slaves
    See that's that private owned prison
    Get your piece today
    Prolly all in the Hamptons
    Braggin' 'bout their maid
    **** you and your Hampton house
    I'll **** your Hampton spouse
    Came on her Hampton blouse
    And in her Hampton mouth
    Y'all 'bout to turn **** up
    I'm 'bout to tear **** down
    I'm 'bout to air **** out
    Now what the **** they gon' say now?

    [Outro: Frank Ocean]
    I can't get too high, get too high then
    So long, so long, so long
    Cannot find faith, [?] baby
    I can't do it
    I can't [?] another love and
    I won't believe in the [?]
    Think you can't get too high, get too high
    Too high again
    Too high


    I'll move my family out the country
    So you can't see where I stay
    So go and grab the reporters
    So I can smash their recorders


    The 4 lines above are especially interesting, considering he's da baby daddy to one of the most reported on, recorded, fairer skinnededed chicks of all time ... :rofl:

    hmmmm ... i heard too ... that he and his baby's momma dun already had the discussion about the cameras and stuff ... that he aint wit it like she is ... :nails:

    another thing i heard / saw ... was his baby momma hiring a private detective to follow her brother-in-law ... with it all done on television and stuff ... talk'n 'bout she hires private detectives to give her the 411 on any and every bodee ... :lol: ... i just shook my head ... Kanye Kanye Kanye ... what ya doin Bruh Man?!

    As far as the video goes, the song, the lyrics ... interesting ... to say the least ... :nails:

    Thanks again for sharing Sister!

    Love You!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    OK...but isnt he singing about being against themes, he himself got rich by propagating to Black youth?
     
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    In the same vein..


     
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    Diamonds from Sierra Leone.

     
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    I think it can be used as a catapult to a more conscious way of thinking for many young people. I would even go as far as to say, preparing young people for revolution against martial law. I think it may even start a chain for more artist to rap about how the really feel about the government/industries that they work for. I mean who knows.?. If this song pulls in alot of revenue for MR. West, i can envision a more conscious style of lyrics for future rap artists.

    :heart:
     
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    Yes, his message seems contradictory when you consider his actions. But its also shows the state of mind we (as a people) are in. We hate how the government treats and uses us, yet we still bend to collect the resources and benefits. Not always because we want to but because we don't have our own. Its a very conflicting situation we are in, and Mr. West, along with his actions show cases that. I even think he may be troubled by the relations with his fairer skinned lover, but the damage is done now, so he has to be responsible for that.

    I dunno Sister. To be honest, when i first heard the lyrics, i didn't even consider the messenger. I was hoping the message would bring a larger awareness and a possible change in our actions and the music we listen too. But when you think about it, there have been many people who spread the message of our demise, yet here we are, willingly putting the shackles on our minds and soul.

    :heart:
     
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    the ish is wack....
    and the blatant hypocrisy is the cherry on top...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    Not really much of a rap fan but to be honest I had to wait for the responses of others, and to be honest after studying advertizing back in the 70s , that bit about the Chinese designer, while this was flashed on Prada, not the Pink Houses or Cypress or any other PJ in the hood, made me go ...hmmmmmmmm, wassup with that? That designers customers are called the new slaves or us?
     
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